Unfortunately, money is tight for all school districts and they are faced with undesirable cutbacks. But Carlton has recognized the importance of music and physical activity for elementary students. They have a wonderful music teacher that incorporates instruments and poems into music and concerts. Gym class is still offered every day, unlike in other schools, so the children are getting the physical activity they need to stay healthy and help them focus in school. My third grader is always excited about what they are doing in gym and will come off the bus and want to snowshoe, or use the rip stick or continue to do what they are doing and stay active. A 4th grade teacher has recently added stability balls in the classroom to help the children with focus and balance. It is this kind of ingenuity and thoughtfullness that make this a great school.