**** 6th grade families****This summers reading assignment of the novel A corner of the Universe .I know our children are exposed to situations that they may not comprehend, without our guidance and explanation. Our words may help them grasp or absorb the meaning of circumstances that are good or bad. I feel parents should read this book with their student due to the content ( adult) of the novel.******* This book is an insightful look into the lives of Hattie, a girl who feels that she is an outsider who tends not to have many friends her own age, and her young Uncle Adam, whose unusual mental difficulties have caused her family to keep his existence a secret from Hattie until the summer that she turns twelve. Hattie learns a lot about being more open and accepting during this summer because of her uncle, and figures out that life is about "changing what's handed to you, about poking around a little, lifting the corners, seeing what's underneath, all sounds fine and dandy Actually there is a lot more to it.
I have an 8th grader and a 6th grader at this school. They have had absolutely the best middle school experience I could have hoped.for. They feel safe and happy, and are excited about going to school every day. The arts program has really helped my kids blossom and develop confidence in themselves and the academic rigor has challenged them consistently. I was worried about middle school and bullying since both my kids are small for their age but instead they have developed friendships and feel included. I recommend the school to everyone.
The bulling in the school is out of control. My daughter was getting bullied and my daughter defended herself. My daughter was suspended and the bully was not punished. The faulty does nothing to stop it. When I told the principal my daughter was not going to attend the following yr due to the bulling, he asked if he could speak with her and nothing happened. They seem to promote bulling instead of stopping it.
I am an 8th grader at Progress Village and I must say, I absolutely love this school. When I first found out about the school I didn't want to go because of where it was located. I thought it would be a school with bad kids and fights, ect. In all honesty, I was completely wrong. I love going to school everyday. This school is like my second home. I met my best friends here and the teachers are amazing too. They care about us students as if we are their own children. Also, the arts part of the school is great. I am in the band program and I feel like part of a big, loving and caring family being in band. Progress Village is definitely a good school.
This is a wonderful school. My daughter has attended this school for sixth and seventh grade and it has been such a positive experience for her. There is a climate of high expectations for both behavior and academics. The teachers are very dedicated. The students are involved in meaningful activities, which leaves little time for misbehavior. My daughter loves all the choices for electives and the academic courses are also very challenging.
For every 5th grader who loves the arts and wants a good education, attend Progress Village. The teachers and staff are amazing, and they offer all kinds of opportunities here to help everybody succeed in both academics and the arts.
This school is an amazing school. My sister used to go to progress village and she loved it. And I'm starting as a 6th grader and I'm Overwhelmed with excitement. I've gotten so much compliment and good thing said about progress village middle magnet school. I will be attending in P.E and Culinary arts in this school and everybody is telling me I will have the best time at this school. In 7th grade I would be glad to join the yearbook/ Journalism Committee for my third elective. People have also told me you make a lot of new friends and they soon to become best friends and they would be from a school you have never heard about. But I would Definitely recommend this school
I heard this is a great school and i am going to this school this year as a 6th grader.
Excellent school! The Administration, teachers, & PTSA make for a very rewarding experience for kids and parents alike.
I highly recommend this school, especially if your child has an interest or talent in music, orchestra, art, theater, sewing, cooking, etc. My son had a wonderful time during his 3 years there (2008 - 2011) - overall the teachers were great and they really work with the kids to bring out the best in them. The principal is wonderful and dedicated, as is the staff. My son blossomed at this school and we rarely heard of any negative incidents or violence. Besides all the emphasis in the Arts, it's also academically an "A" school.
I am a freshman this year and left PV last june to move onto HS and let me say that was one of the saddest days ever! i abbsolutley loved PV. during my 3 years there i learned to be dedicated and passonate about everything i set my mind to, i learned this through my involvment in the amazing theatre program and an amazing organization called FCCLA. i also made many 'families' while i was there. This is a fantastic school, ask any former student, those were the best 3 years of my life :) if you are considering this school for yoursalf or your child, I highly reccomend that you go and visit the school because you too can have an amazing 3 years of middle school
I went to this school and it was excllent! It could use ssome tideing up but over all I'd give it 2 thumbs up
I've discovered new leadership skills and other talents while attending this school.
I think Progress Village is a great School. The classes they have for us to express our love to the arts. The art teacher may be a pain but I did become a better artist. The voilence may be very high but that is how us teens act. I thnk the new principal is better than Mr. Shaffner . So overall this is a good school.
this school has my vote! i am a 6th grader here at progress village, and never in my time there has there been a fight. the teachers are great, helping, and encouraging. they motivate students to do their best and try hard. the principal and vice principal are nice and always on task, they do their best to do the announcements every morning, and to be there every day. the rest of the staff are nice too. my teachers try to do their best everyday as well, but with 25 rambunctious tweens, they can be stern, or strict.i came for the costume design and culinary arts class, and i have had so much fun! i reccomend this school for anyone who is looking for a magnet school - even if they're not interested in the arts, this school is just that good!
My child attended for 6-8 & had a great experience. The only problem I saw was less communication between teachers/parents.
i go there and its ok i mean the fights decreased this year xD and besides some of the students its a pretty good school
progress village middle magnet school is a really good school. i learn a lot of things at that school.
I went to PVMMS for 1 year then had to move. But that year was one of the best of my school carrer. I learned so much and had so much fun in all the activites they had to offer. I would suggest this school to anyone who likes any kind of art.
This is a great school with a great program, I would suggest this school to any student that wants a fun academic middle school career and is into the arts
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