May 05, 2011
Island Lake is by far one of the best schools I have set foot in. Each and every teacher cares more about their students and I find it a privilege to work here. Our school has worked hard to instill a positive behavior reinforcement approach - our students run our morning television newscast each day, students are given Wolf Pride tickets when they demonstrate acts of cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. We hold monthly assemblies to promote CARES in our children, have numerous activities for students to participate in, hold monthly food drives and spirit days, and have an amazing parent volunteer population. At Island Lake, teachers meet the demands of rigorous testing imposed by the nation, state, and district all while working to develop relationships with their students. The office staff is a delight to work with, whether you're a parent with a question or a teacher with a request. If I lived in the attendance area, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to enroll my child at Island Lake - and that's coming from someone who has worked here for years and knows the ins and outs, who knows the staff well, who knows what's REALLY going on inside our walls.
- submitted by a teacher