I'm sorry, but as a parent I don't feel it's the school's responsibility to "develop persistence, grit, and determination in it's students".
That's the job of parents, mentors, and family members. Why should that fall on the shoulders of an educator? I want teachers who know how to teach, and I'll do the motivation because I want my children to succeed.
Two of my children attended Scribner, and I was more than impressed with the quality and professionalism of all the staff, from the administration to the teachers.
It takes an investment from parents for education to be successful. It's not a daycare. It's a parents job to make sure their children are educated, and the school is there to help parents succeed. I always had 110% support from the teachers!
I am a Caucasian, I have put 2 children through Scribner Middle. I will not send my other 2 to this school. I was beside myself at the way the minority children are treated at this school by both the principle Mr. Bush & the assistant principle Paul Rakee. The school is clicky among the adults as well as the students. If you did not grow up in New Albany or attend Scribner you are treated as an outcast. I could not be more disappointed with this school & im embarrassed to admit my children attend this school.