I went to Novak last year it was so much fun some of u could disagree with me but I love that school.I had wonderful teachers that helped me get through k-5 it was awesome!!Now 2 of my siblings go there and they love it there!!Thank u to all the teachers from the reading teachers to the home room teachers miss you guy a lot. :(
This school has been all trouble for us. Anti-bully program is a joke, it's only as good as the teachers who don't enforce it. I have kids with special and at times unique needs, which are usually not being met. A majority of the staff needs educated in both mental health and behaviors in children. They refuse to do anything about my daughter being bullied and insist that she's lying. Everyone goes on defense instead of solving the problem, or they try to blame it on someone else. Extremely disapointed in this school! Even the simple things just get blown out of proportion for them! Very difficult to have conversations with them because anything that is not in writing will be twisted. It appears this attitutde filters from administration. I have called the school board, and will likely do it again due to situation. On the verge of having to pull my daughter out of the school mid year.... VERY unhappy with this school. I thought at first it was just an adjustment period... but it's been a couple years and it just keeps getting worse.
Novak had my son from first through fifth grade. They all were excellent there. The staff is super friendly, helpful and loving to the kids. I am excited to see my daughter go to the brand new Novak building one year after it will be open. Keep up the wonderful jobs you do for our children Novak and see you with my daughter in 2011.
Novak's staff is outstanding! We moved her last year and my child has problems adjusting...the staff was caring and went above and beyond to make my child feel welcome and help enroll him in the extra classes he needed to succeed. Teachers also too extra time out of their day to inform me on how he was adjusting and concerns that they had.
My daughter is a kindergartner and she loves going to Novak. This is the second elementary school she has attended during this year because our family moved to Marion from Davenport. The entire staff is friendly and approachable. My child comes home every day, sharing her school experiences with a smile. As a parent, I feel that she is in a very safe environment. I can't say enough about their attention to her education. I am really happy that she is going to Novak.
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