Excellent school! The principal is on top of things and every teacher my daughter had (she is in 3rd grade) was caring and dedicated. We looked at private schools before she started kindergarten but decided to give Hayes a try. It has been a good experience so far.
This is the 1st yr for my kid at Hayes elementary school. She's really excited to go to school everyday. Her teacher is the best Mr. Kauffman.
My daughter and I love this school. Mrs. Borello and Mrs. Cameron are fabulous teachers and my daughter really loves them! The principle rocks and I will miss this school so very much.
I Heart Hayes! My oldest attended 3-6, and my middle and youngest are still attending. My kids love, love, love the school - if they're happy, I'm happy :) This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and great support/office staff. The principle is caring with students, staff and parents. Outside looking in, there is a real team spirit here. Go Huskies!
I love the new principal, she is doing a great job with this school, the staff is great.
I had two boys go to Hayes each from K-6. I have found the teachers to be excellent and caring. We were always extremely pleased with the entire school. My boys enjoyed all their years at Hayes.
Mt daughter goes to Hayes and she is in first grade. The schools is so community oriented and her teacher Ms. Rubbo is so friendly and concerned for the well being of the kids.The other teachers are just as friendly and helpful.I cannot wait for my son to go there next year.Its a great school!!!
My son goes to hayes and is in kinder. He has learned so much. I really like this school...
My son and I love this school and his Teacher Mr. Kouffman. I have had 2 of my kids in Hayes.
Oh please... this school continues to go down hill. Test scores get lower, class sizes bigger, my child has 36 kids in the class, they are like sardines in there, the school is looking run down, it seems no one cares, you go there you see kids jackets left on the playground for days, buildings need to be fixed and painted, all in all its getting worse.
The new principal is very involved and has raised the level of acceptance.Parent participation is madated and teacher appearance has been addressed.A profesional environment generates learning.As a longtime Hayes parent, I have seen the changes over the past 3 years,and they are moving in the right direction.Hayes Elementary is as good a school.
Hayes has a new principal this year and things are looking great. She has a great handle on thngs and the problems of the past have pretty much disappeared. We have a great home and school club that is extrememly active. They sponsored a walk-a-thon last year to help the school purchase new computers for our classrooms. They are currently working on afterschool activities. An afterschool program for students needing extra help is . Playground staff is in full force & programs are in place to enhance the students play time while keeping them safe. We have a new website to help teachers, parents and the community stay up to date. There is a Yahoo Parent Connection that gets the word out to parents who enroll about school events and volunteer opportunities. There are parents who volunteer their time on crossing guard duty so each child makes it school safe.
I am very disappointed with the fact that there is no one available to help kids who need the extra help. Kids are falling behind. There is homework center 1 day a week. How helpfull is that? It's not. The school needs to pay more attention the the kids who need help. Help them come up to the level they need to be at. The strive on knowing they are a great school academically but what good is that if the kids have no idea what is going on.
At Hayes school we have found the teachers and the quality of education to be excellent for grades K-3. Grades 4-6 seem to lack the same quality of teachers as the lower grade has. The princial has listened to my concerns but supports the teachers in their roles as they already perform them. We have received almost no communication home from the teachers in the upper grades without asking for it and the only way to know if your child is succeeding is to meet with the teacher at your request (other than at standard conference time). There are a variety afterschool programs available through various outside groups. Parents are always encouraged to become involved with the school programs. Overall, we believe that Hayes is a good school but could benefit from a stronger principal and better communication pathways.
The school has recently gone through remodeling and looks great. The teachers have been busy unpacking and setting up for the new school year. There are a lot of hardworking teachers at Hayes with creative ideas.
This is a beautifully kept up school with good teachers. It is also a magnet school for children with autism. There are a lot of fundraisers which provide money for great field trips.
Programs for special ed children K-1 were exceptional. Grade 2-3 was less productive and not apt to mainstream children even with one to one aides.
Hayes is a great school. I have had some issues with the principal not being supportive of the victim of a bully situation. The speech and language dept is awesome, the secretary and health clerks are great! The field trip that are planned are educational and pertinent.
Excellent school for both regular and special education--particularly for autistic students.
Lack of quality leadership is leading several parents and staff members to leave our beloved school. I am worried by the trend that has been apparent in the past several weeks. Something needs to be done and someone needs to take control in order to halt this negative trend. District administrators please take charge!
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