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Warder Elementary School5
Posted January 16, 2015
- a parent
I love Warder! The staff spends a lot of time and energy investing it into the students! They take time to teach the students life lessons, such as solving problems. Everyone there is friendly and has a smile. I enjoy volunteering and seeing what the staff does for the students. They truly care for each and every kid in the school. I have had 5 years poured into this wonderful school and haven't been disappointed yet.
Zero tolerance policy is virtually non existent here. My child comes home everyday upset that she is being bullied and she doesn't feel like she can approach the teachers about it, because they tell her to deal with it herself. She is told her problems are too small for them to deal with. This is what causes suicides in school, what can trigger behavioral issues and children that become shut down and feel like no one can help them. Those are the children that often do something drastic and this school is just a proponent to unhappy, depressed, children. The homework load is ridiculous and the teachers comp[lain that they don't have enough time to do things, so they are constantly enlisting the help of parents. This was never an issue when I was in elementary school. HUGELY dissatisfied with this school. It wasn't nearly as bad last year!
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!
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!