June 25, 2015
Hoover has been a fantastic experience for both of our children. Initially we felt intimidated that the school has a very high Asian population, and that our kids may not fit in. This is quite the opposite. Our kids are flourishing at Hoover, they have many friends from various cultural backgrounds, and having moved into the district a few years ago, this is the best decision that we have made for our kids.
Our children are thriving and building a passion for learning and discovering new things; they are confident readers and writers, as well as they use math through simple everyday problem solving. When asked what do they enjoy the most at Hoover, my son says recess, where he practices his comedy skills and plays dodgeball and tag frequently. My daughter loves that she can express herself through art and writing. They both enjoy being with their friends, and are building lasting friendships.
I marvel at my children and how respectful they are. I can't give all the credit to Hoover, but Hoover has done a fantastic job of encouraging kids to be respectful to others, the environment, and to continue to exhibit safe and friendly play, with everyone.
We know that all Palo Alto school are great, and we even briefly experienced our neighborhood school, but at Hoover, there is no need to micro manage the process. The teachers are incredibly competent and committed to being the best; the principal is focused on creating a caring, engaged and inclusive environment for all stakeholders; the entire staff is onboard with creating a wonderful learning experience for the children.
We are grateful for all the programs at Hoover: the ABC Readers, Project Cornerstone, Social Climate committee, noon time sports, After-School program, Girl Scout, Boy Scout, among so many other programs - some school sponsored, some parents sponsored.
Hoover has a robust community of parent volunteers, who are committed to helping the school community grow. With a dedicated PTA involvement, that sponsor lots of events, projects and programs, Hoover kids are very fortunate. We as parents are extremely blessed for this experience for our children, and we hope that they will continue to blossom as they continue on life's journey.
Thank you Hoover!
- submitted by a parent