They don't hold everyone accountable for their actions or to the same standards as the person next to them. Everyone involved in an incident should have their behavior chart color changed not just one person. When a child comes to you with a problem, listen and solve it. Don't just blow it off or make them feel like its their fault or problem.
My daughter mastered confidence her first 3 semesters of school and her whole life before attending this school. Her final report card reported the opposite. They allowed my daughter to be bullied and sit bored in class to the point her personality change. They then punished her for it. (She is now reserved with people who have known her her entire life. She also hides behind me and is no longer independent. She borders on needy.) She acted out because of that. The principal tried to blame us and said none of it was the schools fault.
FYI: GIFTED IS SPECIAL EDUCATION. They don't tell you this nor can they necessarily spot it but they make sure you sign papers that say they can't handle Special Education.
There was an employee that flat out told me to get my daughter out of the school, to take her somewhere else. In hindsight, I realized another one implied the school wasn't capable of dealing with her.
How can a student respect the adults when they allow students to give "love licks" daily and the person hit gets in trouble for defending themselves or the student is ignored when they are telling them about being bullied and no one talks to the bully or the parent of the bully? They don't even tell the parent of the bullied. You have to wait til your kid tells you or you figure it out.
OLPH has been such an incredible disappointment. We moved from our previous parish which was an incredible school and great parish which split all fund raising proceeds between parish and school evenly, to this. Our first grader's teacher is great, however the school leadership and parish are not even close to par. Poorly planned fund raising events, only a single (half baked) school trip all year with no planned transportation, etc...a Pastor who appears only to care about funding his personal projects and not the welfare of the students. We will not be continuing with OLPH.
This will be my son's last year, at this school. He's been here since pre-K and he used to love it. The personnel changes started when he was in third grade. We came back after the summer and all but a few (2 or 3) of the original teachers were still there. Now, it's every year you are just hoping to see familiar faces, to no avail. I still love the school and the staff (the ones I know) but this is not a stable place for my son. Very disappointing.
This school is fantastic! It is SACS Accredited, and has wonderful, caring, and knowledable teachers. It is multicultural, and treats all students, faculty and staff with respect and dignity. It gives your child a well-rounded education while teaching your child about God, and creating in him/her a lifelong love of learning and a relationship with God. The school also offers many extracurricular activities.I highly recommend this school!