July 03, 2015
I am a graduate of the SEAS class of 2015. I am keeping my name to myself to for privacy. I was not impressed with the SEAS experience. I came from Sacred Heart 3 years ago and when the schools merged and I was welcomed. However, I feel this welcome has turned sour.
I loved SEAS in my 6th and 7th grade years, but in the 8th grade year it felt, to be honest, that the principal cleaned house and changed many, many things.
I dislike her reaaranging of faculty, that separated my class from most of our 7th grade teachers (2 teachers left, to be fair). From the first day of school last September, I have felt that sour taste. I saw the discipline system crumble as demerits were abandoned in favor of "yellow lights". I remember the threats of teachers with demerits, yellow lights don't have the same ring to it.
In addition, I feel that religious education was downright pitiful. For my 6th and 7th grade years, and those at Sacred Heart too, we received terrible education because religion class was seen as a garbage class that you could skate through. I was very happy to see an actual religion teacher who cared. I didn't love her, I must say, but I really did see a difference.
On the education front, the Spanish classes were terrible. I know that not a single person actually cared about that class and we wasted 3 classes a week fooling around during the lectures. Some studied for other classes, others twidled their thumbs and others literally threw objects around the classroom, that's not a joke.
I would also like to say that I didn't feel the principal took our class seriously. I remember how she praised other classes and visited them all the time, and I only saw her in our class twice before June, and both were to scold us. I believe excellence flows down, and it pains me to say this, but it didn't.
I must comment on Mrs. Reynolds comment, she is right, many of the teachers and faculty really do care but I believe SEAS has hit rough times. I do agree with another person that the migration of people to Kellenberg is a problem. I say these things as a warning, not a judgement. I did love SEAS, but it's hit hard times and needs change, so that's why I'm here. To any people who are debating to send their children here, I would highly suggest SEAS.
- submitted by a community member