Dr. Kathie Lanman has been instrumental in the development and prosecution of a unique STEM program these past two years. Under her leadership as the STEM Program Coordinator, this exciting hands-on program has provided a customized, challenging and curriculum based opportunity for student's to gain real woeld skills in problem solving, team work, creativity and communications. This gifted middle schoo teacher, teamed in collaboration with equally gifted and dedicated math and technology teachers, developed this program from the ground up and is working with the school's administrators to expand these opportunities to twice as many students next school year. She is a wonderful example of a dedicated teacher-leader who has worked collaboratively to bring the best instruction to a wide range of interested students, stimulating them to "push their individual envelopes" to be all they can be.
This year we got a lot of new students because one of the other middle schools shut down. Because of all the new students we don't have enough text books for everyone, the hallways are a nightmare (I have bruises to prove it), and over all it's hard to learn when you're shoved in a small room with 32 other kids!!! Oh and dance is NOT an extracurricular activities . I think the school has taken a turn for the worse. It was a great school, but now it's something out of my worse nightmares.
I agree with the poster that stated transferred students are treated poorly and not allowed to be in advanced classes. For all the hoopla about Peachtree City schools, this has been the worst let down. The administration could not care less about transferred children. I send some teachers emails and don't receive replies. I am extremely disappointed in this school.
Don't expect to be treated equally if you transfer into this school. Transfer students are placed at the end of every list. Deceptions, blocks, misdirection, untruths--all of these behaviors will keep you from being able to have your child placed in advanced classes. We had heard about the "Booth" attitude--Southern elitist. Sadly, the gossip was true.