Congrats to the students, staff, principal, and families at Lenz ES for working hard to be a 2013 Blue Ribbon School!
Had bad exp last yr in 2nd grade.My child hd several probs with kids in her class. Whenever I complaind to her class teacher, Mrs.Rob..., she wudn't b of any help.Kids realizd that R wasn't supporting my child& she was left out in class with no friends. Whenever my kid wnt to R withprobs, R wudnt believe her.One day, R saw my child & another kid arguing.R gave my child a tally mark.Whn asked,R said, "I have2 many things2 do.Can't luk into the matter2 see who's wrong &wht happ".wonderd if R was incapable or2 tired.My child kept her probs within herself.supprssed emotions led 2headches.V had sev sessns of prof counsellng.One day,she just collapsd. tuk her to ER.Followd with her primary care dr.Was advisd to go to Dist sup& info the principal.Tuk letters 4m the prof counsellr& dr. met principal.She didn't even luk @ docs. Said, teacher is gud & offerd to put my kid in a gud teacher's class, nxt year. Had only 3wks 4 the school yr to complete. so my child was on medical. R's moved to 3rd grade now. My child is in diff school now.I felt, no child sh go thru this trauma.If ur child isnt resilient enuf &u as a parnt cant be with ur child24/7,then pl.R is not for you.Hence the posting.
Go to Hunsberger if you can-much better leadership! Some of the teachers are wonderful but they can't do it all!
You own't find higher quality teachers anywhere! And the PTA is phenomenal! Simply the best neighborhood school around.
School is going downhill fast. Classrooms are too crowded and Principal refuses to meet with unhappy parents. Students aren't learning.
The enormous amount of parent involvement along with excellent teachers makes Lenz an excellent school.
I have seen nothing but good education, highly qualified teachers, and principal who is available for most issues.
So far I am very happy with the teachers at Lenz. My child has been lucky enough to have very kind, enthusisatic teachers. I have to agree with June 5th's posting. Lenz has a little group of bored housewives that have a very elitist attiitude, they complain about the most trivial of issues. Case in point, the new pods (trailers) for overcrowding. Ladies just be happy the district has the money to provide for more room for your children. This is public school.
It's a very elitist culture. It's very hard to teach your kids good values or to appreciate anything in this environment. They need some basic rules in the parking lot! At our old school, teachers took parking lot/bus line duty just like yard duty. I thought all schools did that. It's a free for all. So glad to be done there!
The 2006-07 school year was our first at Lenz. Coming from a lower income school, we were excited to see the amount of parental involvement that occurs at Lenz E.S. The principal has been extremely open and forthright with information and she never makes us feel as if we are a nuisance, an issue we had at my children's previous school. The amount of effort put forward by the PTA shows the general attitude of the school. The few chosen fundraisers generate more revenue than the monthly fundraisers I'm used to having. While my experience with the teachers has been limited to those who instruct my children, I have been more than pleased with their rapport. Smiles and cheerful words inundate you as you walk down the hall, which again, is a pleasant change from the militaristic attitude at our previous E.S. Keep up the good work!
We have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers at Lenz. They go above and beyond what is required of them, and my children love being at this school. The environment at Lenz is conducive to learning. The teachers make difficult concepts easy to understand.
My daughter is new to Lenz this year and I've heard it was a 'great school'. I'm not impressed. The teachers are dry with condescending attitudes with the students and parents. ( my experience ) The principle seemed more 'business minded' and I question why some teachers are even working at this school. I'm ready to pull my child out of Lenz. If I see more undesirable ways. I'm concerned with a readers post about publicly humiliated a student. I want to know more about that. I will repost midway through the way.
My granddaughter attended Mrs. Reeds 1st grade class in 2004. Our experience was wonderful. I watched as she reached out to each child and what we got was great readers, more respectful attitudes and overall growth. I thought the strength of the admin. and staff was shown daily. The parking is a nightmare, but I don't have any sugestions how to fix it. I beleive the fondation that Mrs. Reed set will help my Granddaughter forever.
I have 2 boys who have attended here since kindergarten. One is now in high school and the other in 5th grade. Some teachers are awesome, however many seem to only care about the over all stats of what is call an 'exemplary' school. My youngest has difficulties, yet they are never fully focused on. I was told by one teacher, spelling is not that important, as the world now uses spell check, etc. My over all feeling is that the school as a whole, is more concerned in being one of the top 10 schools, rather than the concern of the individual students and the progress they make. The positive reinforcement is very low. There is more negativity with black marks and a child being publicly humiliated when they do wrong. The PTA consists of many wealthy moms and single moms or the unwealthy are not readily accepted.
Some teachers are excellant in ability while others really do not belong in institutions of learning. Discipline of student is low. PTA members' and teacher's children are able to break any rules they choose to. Parking is impossible.
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