They have discussions and lessons on Anti-bullying. They have multiple counselors in different types of mediation for these situations. If a child is being bullied, the notify both parents immediately.
There are multiple programs and classes to accommodate children with any type of learning disability. The child's teacher usually talks with the parents and tries to come up with a strategy to help the child learn in a more efficient way. If that doesn't seem to work they have special teachers there to work with the kids 1 on 1, as well as after school tutoring. I know this because I went through it with my son and they really made my son feel comfortable about his learning differences.
This school runs like a highly train and experience pit crew. The type of leadership that this school has is such a positive influence on our kids. The Principal and other school leaders interact with the students daily. Very rare will you see a school leader at their desk.
The amount of teachers that stay long hours after the dismissal bell has rung, just to volunteer for all the different clubs, activities and tutoring services for the students, just shows how dedicated and compassionate these teachers are. The teachers send home a communicator folder every night, even if there is nothing to relay to the parent. These teachers are extremely diligent about responding to any letters, emails or phone calls they receive from the parents.
The amount of compassion that is thought excels my expectations. The teachers portray the amount of compassion through their dedication to the students, which reflex onto the students. They talk to the students on the students level. They never talk down to the students, as to intimate them. The entire school makes a point to acknowledge any student or students who show integrity, respect and kindness to the staff as well as there classmates. The school offers a variety of incentives for the students portray these values.
They offer after school computer labs, for those students that do not have a home computer, or are having difficulties with using one. They also have after school Library hours for students to get their homework completed, or if they need help with it and they do not have a family member to help them. The teachers are so willing to sit down with the parents to come up with a game plan to on what is the best approach for helping the kids, not only to learn, but to actually understand and fully comprehend the curriculum. I know this for a fact, because the teachers and I had to do that with my son.
The teachers and staff are always going above and beyond for the students. This school offers numerous clubs and activities for the students, as well a variety of after school tutoring services. This school even offers an after school computer lab for students that do not have a home computer. All the after school clubs, activities and compute labs are all headed by the teachers at this school, who are volunteering their time for our kids. My children and I are highly grateful for this school, because they have countless family activities, such as family bingo nights, family math nights, fall festival, Winter Festival, spring festival, and even family dinner nights. I could not have asked for a better school for my children and I . My biggest fear is when my daughter goes to hight school, and I will not be able to find one that is such a warm, caring and compassionate school as Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School.
School is run well. Children are happy here. Teachers are good role models and good teachers. The Spring Festival was really great. Thanks to Mrs. Raina Somogyi for all of her hard work in organizing it. The children had a lot of fun....We can't wait for this years Spring Festival!!