Much effort on reading and math but would like to see more with science and technology since it's a STEM school. Staff is friendly and nice community, effective communication needs to be in place. Totally agree with others of the PTO, lack of ability to be effective or inclusive.
Since becoming a STEM school, I have seen amazing progress at Witt. I had a child go through Lukes, and while the teachers were great, the principal was terrible and most of the parents were dismissive, and not very friendly. At Witt, the parents are welcoming, and the teachers are embracing STEM.
Our experience with 3rd grade was wonderful. Mrs. Beck is fantastic and Mrs. Hays wonderful! Very open and willing to work with needs and concerns. The PBL at this school is working well but the STEM program is yet to be truly implemented which seems to be due to funding and experience, this should come with a new principal that has direct experience. Agree with other reviews on the PTO, no real direction, and lacking leadership just judgement of others.
The PTO at this school seems to be a mess. Hosting events and asking for money but no idea where it goes after the money is raised. An example: Our kids enjoyed going to (what they call a dance) but horrifying if you were there as a parent. Kids running the prerecorded music, with no control. Announcements on the mic that couldn't be heard. No idea if any money was raised and what it would have been for.
4th grade will be at a disadvantage. 50% chance of getting a decent teacher to now 0%. Placing a "teacher" that causes conflict while president of the "Partners" parents group as a teacher is just calling for more controversy. Good luck 4th grade families you'll need it!