Berkley Middle School is awesome! They have really great teachers that help you and theyre like so awesome.
i am 14 and just graduated from 8th grade, and some of my favorite memories are in this school, and even though i had problems learning math i know mrs.howell, mr.welch and mrs.lobo were there for me and just because computer class is not pulling through dont blame the school plus we do learn the basics because i have been learning for the past 4 years and dont blame the teachers for your childs and or friends childs problems and drug uses because its there choice.
parents in berkley dont want our limited funds wasted on social programs. we're more interested in academics.parents are to do their job, let the school do theirs. we're very fortunate to have teachers who care and are dedicated and we are proud of them.
I agree with the second parent on the first's comment. I attended Berkley Elementary and Middle schools, and am now a student at Somerset High School. My four years at BMS were some of my favorite in school. On the issue of extracirricular, I participated in the Drama program in 6th and 7th grade and only stopped because I got my first job in 8th. On the comment about drugs and alcohol: I personally felt, then and now, that having the negatives of smoking and drinking pushed on us all through our school years didn't help much at all. In fact I think it makes many children curious to know personally what is so bad about them. I know now that many students in my grade are in fact drinking and doing drugs. Just goes to show that is our parent's responsibility to drill this into our heads, not our teachers.
I think the last parent needs to understand that berkley school has the second lowest cost per pupil in the state and if you don't provide enough revenue to support those programs that you feel will help the students that you can't expect to have them. get involved now!
I think Berkley Middle School has had poor extracurricular programs. In computer they arn't learning to use new programs, just moduals that dont have any connection to learning any computer skills nedded in many jobs for the future. Health and life skills which is needed during this time in the case that they're friends start doing drugs or drinking is not incorperated into they're weekly schedual at any time during the year. Although sexual education is provided to the 7th and 8th grade students, several of my child's friends have become a bad influence on him/her. I think more involvement from the teachers is needed to get these students help, and at the time I know that even my child doesn't feel comfortable with talking to the teachers. I am afraid for my child's, friend's health and wish for you to get more information out to the students about drugs, alcohole, violence, and other informative information to help them with their individual problems and/or peer pressure upon them.
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