C. T. Sewell Empowerment Elementary School's vision is "Kids First" and they mean it in everything they do. My child's needs, academic, social and emotional are at the forefront of everything the teachers and administrators do. The school focuses on building community from students to teachers to parents to community businesses and on creating life-long learners in all academic areas. My child as a young, 5 year old kindergartener, knows all of his letters and sounds, is beginning to read some sight words and can count to 20. And it's only October! Imagine what he will be doing by the time he goes into first grade!
They are very caring for the students that dont have the advantages and opportunities as others. They have many wonderful programs throughout the year to keep the sudents healthy and safe
As a parent, I want to be involved with my child's education and with the school. I've volunteered to assist in any way, but the teachers never let you. They don't allow parents to help in the classroom. What ever happened to room mothers or room volunteers? I think the school would be much better off if they opened their classroom doors to allow parents to assist them. My children have attended C. T. Sewell for the past 5 years, and this has been my experience every year.
Our children have attended the school the past year. Their teachers have been fantastic! Dr. Larsen is so committed to the school and inspires and motivates the staff and families with her enthusiasm. Our children have learned so much this year! Great job staff!
Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Larson for being awarded the Milken Award! She was one of only 2 Nevada educators selected to win this national award! She completely deserves it for all that she has done for our school! We truly are a family and she has been a major force in molding and shaping this school into this great thing that it is today. We are lucky to have her! In response to the post on December, 19th...teachers come and go from any school in this district from year-to-year. Our school is no acception. It's just the nature of this school district. The staff that we have now is fastastic and we're happy to be here!
A lot of teachers left from last year and the school as a whole seems to struggle keeping good teachers. I have also noticed office staff leaving. Just doesnt seem to be a stable learning environment with so many changes.
Carrie Larsen has done amazing things for our school. She has worked tirelessly to get community partners to sponsor our school to make improvements for our students. The teachers that we have been blessed with are outstanding! Mr. Stufflick is truly interested in our child's success! They have special science and literacy nights which the kids' love. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, activities and parent groups. They have implemented new after school release procedures to keep kids safer after school is out. I am proud to be a parent of CT Sewell students!!
I do also want to say, that throughout my nine years here I have also seen a bigger faction of positive,dedicated and encouraging parents than anything else. I want to thank those people that are always willing to work hard for the good of their childrenand their school. If they are not sure on something they ask questions and get involved. Constructive not destructive criticism is always welcome. You have made Sewell an enjoyable place to be. Thank you for your input, your ideas and your involvement with our school, no matter how great or small.
The teachers are genuinely concerned with the growth of their students. The Administration is honestly passionate about the success of the school. It's a shame to see so little parent involvement in their childrens school. PTA and Parent for Student meetings are poorly attended. These educators truely care about their students. Jay Birkholz - a Grandparent raising his Grandson while Dad is in the US Army.
We have great teachers and staff at our school! As a parent I am very active in my children's education both at school and at home. But when you mention PTA and Parents 4 Teachers this is a waste of time. The only items that are ever talked about are about the 'Empowerment', or watching students perform in one way or another (which the students are great!!!) But when you are taking time out of your busy day for a meeting, I expect the meeting to start on time and get to the point, and please talk about something different than 'Empowerment'! I have never seen a Principal treat their staff and parents the way that Dr. Larson does. She goes on rampages and screams at these people as if she is better than they are. What about 'We Are Family' and 'Don't Be a Bully Be a Friend'.
My grandson attends C.T. Sewell Elementary. We are impressed with the attention that each student receives not only from their own teacher but from everyone on the staff including the Principal whose vivaciousness and enthusiasm for her school and 'her' students is exemplary. Their After-School Program is outstanding and the mix of students, from all walks of life and ethnicity, allows for the exchange of culture and the appreciation of each other as individuals. As a parent whose 4 children attended private schools, I applaud C.T. Sewell!
Sewell has an outstanding staff and Administration. We Have been working with several companies to promote Literacy in our neighborhood, including sending EVERY STUDENT from our school home with 5 new books recently. We have before and after school and in-class interventions too work with struggling students. No Child Left Behind.!
My children love to go to school each day. They like everything about it. It would be punishment if I were to say that had to stay home. They love school that much!
My child is very proud to be part of the amazing family at C.T. Sewell! She is invested in learning and is excited to go to school every day! The 'family' of teachers, staff, and administration truly put kids first, and like the energizer bunny, never stop working for their community. The selfless commitments, the extra curricular activities, the PTA and Parent 4 Student involvement, and the community outreach programs available on campus (esp. when we get our new Sewell Neighborhood Family Center) prove that this school is about its family and ensuring a safe loving environment for all to learn. Because of this commitment, we are a High Achieiving school, and I am very proud to be a part of Team Sewell!
I am very proud that my child goes to C.T. Sewell. The teachers, administration especially the principal are amazing and take the time to learn the parents and childs name within the first week of school. Communication is a two way street if you feel that you do not know what is going on in your childs life maybe you need to pay attention, get involved, ask questions rather use this website as your voice. I have been involved in as much stuff possible here at the school. I agree there are lots of fundraisers, but if you have an issue with them then do not participate. With the test scores, you can not be perfect overnight and any improvement is great. The real issue is what are parents doing at home to help there child succeed because the staff at CT Sewell are doing a great job! keep it up!
I am PROUD to be a teacher at C.T. Sewell! I have held teaching positions at other schools in the district and Sewell outshines them all! The teachers work hard each day to put KIDS FIRST and to positively impact our students' learning enviornment. We have seen so much improvement in our students. We are proud of them and proud to be part of Team Sewell!
At Sewell, we work as a team. Every member of the team plays an integral part and no one is taken for granted, including the parents. Whether it s through volunteering in the classroom or helping children with their assignments at home, we whole-heartedly appreciate the hard work from our community in making our students successful. Successful students = a successful community. The teachers at Sewell are some of the best in the district. I am thankful to be a member of the Sewell family. The teachers and staff that call Sewell HOME do so with pleasure and pride.
I am a teacher at C.T. Sewell. I love working here. I think our school and community is great. I love the children, parents, and staff. Everyone wants what is best for the kids and that is what we try to give them. By working together we can make a difference. We have the best students, parents, admin., and staff. C.T. Sewell is a great school.
This school is all about appearences. If parents, teachers, and staff would stand together something could be accomplished. As long as the students perform on tests, integrity is thrown out the window. This has been the most tense year, and my student has attended a few yearsl The teachers rarely smile, there seems to be no enjoyment. There are too many fundraisers, and yet the teachers don't have adequate supplies, textbooks, or even paper! The community center going in...Just another feather in the cap of administration...who's going to maintain it? The teachers have so much as it is, yet I'm sure they will be the ones made responsible. The office staff is incredible. I am always greeted with a smile and felt welcome.
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