Singling my kids out very poor comm. from school to parents. Should recommend Wattles elem. they are a great Troy school.
Great School...Teachers,staff and Principal are very great. They constantly are in the process of motivating and encouraging kids. My kid enjoys a lot :)
Good School, Great Experience in sending my kids too. A perfect IB School. Good initiative from the principal in all apsects.
It's really very bad experience for my son. He was a very good kid until first grade. The actual problems were started from second grade and we have really hard time to handle all think sheets. So if you have a option,please look some where else for your kids.
The teaching staff at Morse is excellent. The IB program is a great benefit for the children and processing the way they learn and see the world. Only negative is I am tired of the early release days on Friday's. Between teacher work days, early release days, vacation days, etc I don't think the kids have a full day of school on Friday very often.
Well, my child has been thru Morse and Baker of which both have IB. I really observed that IB didn't do much for my child except make things more difficult/aggravating to his learnig experience. Subs are still at the schools on a daily basis which affects a childs learning consistency, not to mention the district having to pay double for teacher in these schools. No wonder the district in in a financial bind. Anyone ever look into the cost of bringing the IB into our schools? IB started 5 years ago now, so and we are suppose to be official? So why are there still subs there every day? When does the training ever end? The kids behavoir at Morse is below average. Alot are very disrespectful, and I thought IB was suppose to make the children better rounded, caring, etc. The atmoshpere in Morse is no longer a fun, enjoyable atmosphere like it used to be. At least when I am there, I feel more of a stressful feeling rather than fun or relaxing. Now that there is the interim principal, maybe things will lighten up!
Morse is a true community school. We have many after-school family fun and learning events and we do lots of community service projects. The staff truly cares about the students and their families. Greta McKinney, Para-educator
We have a diverse group of wonderful kids and staff! We have the IB, and everyone here works to ensure that the students succeed. We are risk-takers, communicators, principled, balanced, thinkers who embrace being open-minded!
Morse Elementary School recently became International Baccalaureate Authorized. Our students are becoming world and life long learners. Starting in first grade our students are receiving violin instructors twice weekly to stimulate musical growth. The teachers are exceptional and have become well versed in the IB Curriculum.
The Morse staff, families, and students have worked hard to bring the International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Program to our community. IB-PYP brings the best of education for every learner! We (staff, families and especially our students) continue to reflect upon units and themes independently and collectively, in order to make improvements as life long learners. I am proud to be a Morse Educator and work with such committed students, families and staff members! Thank you Troy School District for your continued support.
Morse is a great school where teachers really care about the students. Our expectations are high, but we do all we can to help the students reach those expectations.
Our students strive to be internationally-minded and receive Spanish twice a week in the upper grades and once a week in the lower grades. Students learn to be good communicators through projects, song, dance, games, reflection, cultural studies and much more!
Excellent caring teaching staff and administration. Multi-cultural experience and Mr. Fahnstock is the best!
Morse has experienced some changes over the years, like any school. Some have been positive and some haven't been. The positive changes have lasted and the things that didn't work, have been changed. The quality of the education has done nothing but improve. The IB program is an amazing program and allows for each child's education to be individualized. We have had some training that requires teachers to be out of the building related to the IB program. However, we have also has numerous reading, writing, math, common assessment and other district wide in services that require all teachers to be out of their classrooms. As a parent and a teacher, I would be thrilled if there was a spot for my child. at Morse, when we are ready to start kindergarten. The teaching staff is absolutely amazing, and the few parents that volunteer around the building are also amazing.
Morse is a wonderful school. The Teachers, Principal and Staff are respectful and professional. The IB program is a phenomenal addition to the school that will benefit all children attending Morse. I am proud that my children are Morse Elementary students. I am confident that when my children are in school they are not bullied. I believe that my children are being taught by example how decent human beings should act and that they are respected for the people that they are and the individuals that everyone at the school is helping to shape them into.
I was just forwarded this link and have read every post. I've learned enough from my own children, their friends and parents to agree there are some real issues here, with bullying and the negative consequences of this problem being of greatest concern to me. Available statistics show bullying impedes the quality of education for all of our children. Finger-pointing between parents and educators will not resolve this problem. Collaborative problem-solving can. What is most apparent is a lack of positive communications among all parties concerned. What is not apparent are solutions offered that would include training and full implementation of a bullying awareness and prevention program, requiring collaboration and awareness among educators, parents and students. I know other schools in this district have experienced success with similar programs and policies. Is there any reason why this school cannot do the same, to serve the best interests of the children?
Like any school, it is only as good as the parents and teachers working together. I have been extremely disappointed by the lack of parents who take responsibility for the actions of their children. The current principal require parents to follow a certain code of conduct where in the past it was not enforced.
My kids went to this school until last year. Like other parents I know whose kids used to go here, I pulled my kids out and enrolled them in another school because of all the bullying and disrespect. Disrespect from some of the teachers, too. Best decision I ever made for my kids. I don't see the bullying as an IB problem, I think it's a problem with the principal and some parents just plain not doing a good job insisting on respect and decency from both the kids and the teachers. There are some very good teachers, but others who definitely are not. Good supervision and care for the kids is just plain lacking here.
Morse has good and bad points. Since IB the school is different and not in a good way. Too many subs. Many kids are so direspectful to teachers. My child does not like going to school because there are so many fights. Early dismissal is not good for students. They just play and no instuction. Most teachers are good and dedicated. Principle is different but works hard. I just don't agree with no discipline. I think tha's a IB idea.
This school once had a wonderful character program that disappeared after the current principal was assigned. Support for the parent community appeared to disappear as well. The MEAP scores are the lowest in the district. My child attended here through 2007. Normally an A/B student, during his last year he was told by his teachers he was failing, and he was victim of a lot of bullying that only seemed to escalate after we tried to address it with the staff. He is now in a different school, where he is once again an A/B student, cared for by his teachers, and accepted by his peers with no bullying problems whatsoever.
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