The ant-bullying policy isnt strictly enforced, my daughter was bullied by a few girls and nothing was done about it. Also my daughter had the power team and it made for a miserable year for not only her but me as a parent also.
I have three kids currently at Jefferson, one at Wilson and one at Roosevelt. I feel the teachers do an outstanding job and is why our MEAP scores are consistently high from year to year. I also think the new principal is doing an amazing job, she is intuitive with the kids, understands the needs of the parents, and always has an open door policy. She is easy to talk to and the kids love her. She treats the kids as if they were each her own. Great job Mrs. Makuch! And Great job Teachers! We appreciate you!
Theres a pto this year? LOL. well, I agree. 3 of them were nice ladies. I hope it goes back to when they did lots of stuff for the kids.
I too think that our new principal has done a great job and it is evident how much she cares about the students. I do, however, disagree with the assessment of this year's P.T.O. Yes, economic times are difficult, but they were tough last year as well and the money raised both years was pretty much equal. Regarding parent volunteers, there have been many people who have been deliberately shunned from helping out at P.T.O. events and others who were completely turned off by the way they were treated. Three members of this board are very nice women. One bears the burden of blame for this year. Having been a parent in the school for a long time I have never seen a year with so little P.T.O. involvement. This is not the Jefferson we have always known or the school that has long been the envy all other Wyandotte schools.
I have to say I disagree with the previous post. The new principal is an asset to the school. She is present at all activities, the kids connect easily with her and the atmosphere at the school is positive. The PTO has been very active this year, maybe the reason for the added fundraising is the state of the current economy in this area. The real problem is the lack of parent participation, more parents need to get involved in the school. I know it is very difficult to get anyone to volunteer for events, lead the PTO, and help out around the school. Wyandotte schools are in the same situation as any other school in our area, maybe we need to band together and build up our school and leader instead of tear them down.
I can honestly say that this is the worst year I have ever seen at Jefferson. This year there is a new principal and a new P.T.O. president and I have no use for either one. Last year the P.T.O. did a lot of things for the kids, with many family events. This year there have been no real family events and everything has been give us, give us, give us. They never stop looking for a way to make a buck off of the kids and the parents. It is disgusting. And because there are no activities for the kids, there is nothing for the parents to be involved in either. I have not seen anything spectacular out of this new principal either - all of the hype has really fallen flat. If we had the choice to make again, it would not be Jefferson.
THe teachers don't care if the students get it or not they leaveit up to th eparents to explain math english assignments constantly
I have 2 children who attend Jefferson, and have had mostly wonderful experiences. No school is perfect, but the staff genuinley cares about the children. Teachers see the children for who they are, and accept and encourage them. The Meap scores were among the best in the state, but Jefferson focuses on more than academics. They teach their children to be good human beings and teach core democratic values. I am extremely happy with this school.
Well, there's a new principal starting in September who will do well. It is a good school for parents to become involved. For a few years, the PTO was a sort of 'closed society' that spent way too much time on fundraisers. In the past year the PTO worked on making new family events and not being stuck in fundraising (picnics, a Halloween party/dance, an art show, Pistons' game and assembly). If more parents want to get involved, that will make it even better.
If your looking for a school where the PTA gossips about your private biz, the teachers talk down to you and have an overall uppty attitude. This is your school. I moved by this school on purpose because of the test scores and great reputation. Ms Radar and the K+ staff in 2000-01 were awesome. The only highlight I experienced. From first grade to second was a nightmare. I am very involved in my child's education and spent quite a bit of time volunteering. I saw a lot of things that are kept under wraps. I pulled my son out in 2nd grade after an incident. Tenture means job for life.
My son has attended Jefferson for 3 years. We love the school and teachers. The family fun nights held monthly for free to all students and family are a wonderful idea. The principal Mrs. Figurski really does care about her students and their families!
Well, My 2 daughters grades 3rd and 5th have just started this school this year so we have'nt been at Jefferson very long, but the girls love it and come home everyday with nothing but great things to say. Not to mention there are alot of programs for the children and the school system that we came from did'nt have the extra activies that this school system has. Thanks for welcoming us.
The staff is the best! The teachers' go above and beyond where their student's are concerned. My 6th grader struggled during kindergarten and 1st grades until his 1st grade teacher took notice and sent home extra worksheets for him and paid extra attention to him in class, he's now been on the honor roll consistently since 4th grade. My current 3rd grader struggles now. His teacher has set up tutoring for him once a week during school. We are so thankful for our Jefferson Family!
My daughter attends this school and I can do nothing but praise it and all the staff. When extra help is needed they go above and beyond the call of duty. A great school!
My son just completed 6th grade at Jefferson. Mrs. Petroff is an absolutely wonderful principal. She definitely makes the difference at that school. But the teaching staff is great as well. We are very lucky to have such an awesome school!
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