January 12, 2012
As with most posts, I agree the teachers and staff are very polite and good at their jobs. My rating 4 out of 5 is a result of the parent climate. Our family is quite well off, and my son is good looking, wears very nice clothes, and average hard working student and athlete. He could boast about his pool, movie theater, lunch budget, sports participation, etc. The issue is the parents attitudes of "outsiders". My son was in foster care for most of his life. We're not Dutch or Christian. And there lies the problems. Parents won't include us in planning, celebrations, or participation. This is noted by their children, and in turn they treat my son the same. Also coaches are reminded very often, who gets to play, get attention, and be groomed. I won't buy my son popularity or acceptance. I teach him to look beyond looks, money, and influence. See others for who they truly are, and respect everyone. We will continue to be good examples to my son, his friends, and supportive of the teachers and staff of our school. We will also reach out to our fellow "outsiders". You are a very important part of the community!
- submitted by a parent