New principal rocks! All the staff I've had the pleasure of knowing are committed to student excellence, collaborative with parents, and very responsive. The front office staff are fantastic - super kind and always helpful. Aside from the core curriculum, the kids are taught problem solving techniques and character education. The PTA is great and committed to the continuous improvement of the school and the community. My children love this school...I feel fortunate to have found it!
NO. We moved to Arvada mid-school year this year. My daughter started and the people in the office were amazingly helpful and kind. I thought this was going to be a great school. MUCH to my dismay it was NOT...we literally ripped her out after 2 days and began homeschooling instead. Her teacher seemed very manipulative (forcing children to hug/high five or shake her hand in order to leave the classroom), her teacher also rolled her eyes at the children, was incredibly snotty and seemed very immature. Parents were standing on school grounds smoking cigarettes while students wandered around. Bass was blasting from the parking lots. My daughter complained about the teacher yelling at children for things as simple as SNEEZING. The quality of the school seemed insanely poor from where we were in the DPS district. We are praying to God we get into one of the four other schools we're trying to choice into for the fall. If we had actually thought the school was worth it..we would've tried to put her in the other teacher's class. The school was gross. ANYWHERE but Warder!!
While the teachers , staff, and principal are very caring and responsive, the academics do not provide enough challenge for bright students. There is virtually no homework, no spelling tests, no enrichment activities.
We have been so pleased with the staff at Warder. They are welcoming, professional dedicated and caring. The principal is excellent. She goes the extra mile to listen to parents and address needs of the kids. She expects good behavior and respect from the students for their peers and the staff, as well as respect for the school property. She focuses on addressing positive behavior when she sees it. The staff are receptive to input and communicate well with parents. Our son has had behavior issues which have been addressed in a proper manner at school, and the staff has provided him the support he needs to succeed. The teachers and support staff volunteer their time to create extra programs for the kids, outside of school hours. The PTA is strong, active and committed to continually improving the school environment. Warder is a great school!
I love Warder Elementary because it is a place where all of my children feel comfortable and cozy. There is a great sense of family when you walk in knowing all of the teachers. The academics are taught in a way that interests childrem from many different learning levels. I couldn't speak higher about Becky Nelson, the principal and staff. They can name any child by name and family and show interest to make families and children want to recommend and continue going to this wonderful school. This is more that I could say,but this could go on forever!
As an involved but not local grandparent, I recently spent two days at Warder Elementary visiting the classrooms of my two grandsons who attend K and 4th grade at Warder Elementary School. I was treated with great respect and warmth by everyone - administrators, teachers, staff and students! What a gratifying experience you will have visiting at Warder; I highly recommend it!
Warder is a good school for students who are average. They are not equipt nor effective for any student with learning needs 'out ofthe box' - whether is be LD or G/T.
Warder has an outstanding and totally committed PTA. The recent Career Fair, organized and presented by the PTA, was stellar, with 29 speakers from interesting professions giving the kids a look into what could be in their futures. The Warder PTA put forth a monumental effort to make this really wonderful event day happen. As with many PTAs, however, they struggle to get parent participation in much needed fundraisers. The kids are into it, the teachers and principal are into it, and the PTA works tirelessly at it - now the parents need to step up to the plate to support the effort and make things happen for this terrific school!
Fantastic principal and teaching staff - unbelievably committed, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personal. I have two kids at this school who were both identified as gifted in kindergarden without any clue from us. While more available services for them (ie: more accelerated learning tracks) would be nice, their teachers have spontaneously tried to meet their needs with a degree of effort and enthusiasm that is just astounding to me. These people care. And the school's behavioral programs are just top-notch. If your kids get to go to Warder, you're lucky. I'm certainly grateful.
Warder Elementary staff has taken to heart the phrase 'No child left behind'. My oldest child is in the Gifted and Talented track at the Middle School because of the dedication the staff has provided with education. If parents of special needs kids could see the extra effort staff is providing for their children as well. I don't believe they could help but be glad that the educators care about their kids as much or unfortunately at times more. An A+ school.
Warder is fine for an average, well behaved student. It severly lacks the resources to help either a gifted or learning disabled student.
My son has attended Warder for the past 4 years.I have found that Warder has provided an awesome learning experience for my son. The teachers are top notch in their field. The leadership provided by the Principal is priceless. The sense of family is everywhere in this school and I am very grateful I found this home for my son's elementary education.
This is a very friendly school. The kids are nice, and so are the teachers. It's just an ordinary, middle-class sort of school, not terribly fancy, but a happy and calm place. The playground and field next to it are very large. My son really enjoyed his recesses there, with all that room to play. The principal is a very nice lady, and the office staff are helpful and kind. My son has learning disabilities and needed speech therapy, and this school is really set up for that. They have wonderful teachers, especially for those with Special Ed needs. We really had a good experience with this school.
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