The programs and support groups established by guidance counselors, school social worker and MFLC counselor target the teaching of kindness, empathy and acceptance, etc., or simply offer support for the child of a deployed soldier. These programs are available to all students and attended to weekly. These specialists are amazing at their jobs, and truly care about the how the students are growing as citizens of the world.
While all the teachers we encountered at Lucas were terrific, we were absolutely blessed by our experiences with Mrs. Bronson, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Morales, Mrs. Doughman and Mrs. Brashears (now retired). These teachers are the kind of teachers you hope and pray your children will be taught by, and to have them all in one building, all in one academic experience for your student(s) was simply far and away above our expectations.
The homework given to our students enforced a lesson they had learned that day in school, allowing them additional practice to solidify their learning, as well as an opportunity for us as parents to understand what concepts they are learning that week. We never felt the homework was extraneous. It seemed just enough to encourage academic growth or allow us to see an area where reinforcement was needed. In addition, any extra credit assignments offered to our kids always seemed fun and well thought out in how it helped them apply those concepts to 'real life.'
We were fortunate enough to have our two children attend Andre Lucas for a little over four school years during our time at Campbell. Our experience was simply fantastic. From the teachers to the administration, office staff to the counselors, specialists to PTO, everyone we encountered at this school truly cares about the students and is good at their job. The military life can, at times, be challenging. The support and services one receives from attending a school on post eases those difficulties, but our experience at Andre Lucas went far and above our high expectations! I spent ample time volunteering through the PTO and in the classrooms, and even substitute teaching; I really feel validated in our opinion and have often recommended to my soldier's incoming families that they have their student(s) attend Lucas. Our time there was truly a blessing to our family; we will definitely be keeping in touch with those amazing teachers who blessed our children's lives during this time!
Amazing School! Mr. Turnipseed is a wonderful principal, but he is changing schools for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Bronson is an amazing Kindergarten teacher. This school makes living on post worth it!
I love Andre Lucas Elementary. I used to be a student there and it rocked. The teachers were awesome. The PTO were awesome. And the staff were awesome. My name is TeJion Hawkins, and I improve this message.
The school is the best that I have dealt with. The staff and teachers are the best. The PTO are the best, they are there just as much as the teachers and staff and are always providing for the students and the school. The principle really does care about his students and his teachers and staff. The best in the world.
The PTO is amazing at this school and provides so many extras for the kids like their reading counts t-shirts for reaching their reading goal as well as fun day at the end of the year with inflatable bounce houses and water slides.