I had one child attend this school in 6th-8th and the experience was ok. She was not really challenged in her work. She has been more successful in the HS. The teachers were always pleasant and my child enjoyed the school years here. My youngest child just finished (almost)6th grade and I have to give a giant kudos to the teachers of her team and the counselor! My child has some 'special needs' and was pushed through Kidder where only a few of the teachers really tried and worked with us. This year my child has been very successful not only with her grades (she is really learning!) but also with her self-steam! The teachers have been very open and willing to work with us to help her have the education she deserves! We are very happy with this school so far and we love the fact there are teams.
Willetts is a pretty good school and should get better now that Mr. Hodson is at the helm. Teachers seem to really care about the kids, especially the coaches of the various sports. Little problem with the honors programs, my kids were in the gifted program in the elementary school and seem to have gotten lost in the middle school, we had to ask to be put in honors program. Some kids in the honors programs don't belong. Field trips are great! School nickles and dimes you to death, but which school doesn't. Good parental involvement. Good security at the school.
Trying to achieve the best a student is capable of achieving policy, I believe is working. This program is new and if the teachers and staff stick with it the children will eventually excell. I personally thank all of the teachers and staff I have had contact with in trying to make this program work.My husband and I have been in the Brunswick school system since 1967 with five children and five out of eleven grandchildren.This program is a winner. The schools, teachers and staff have helped us through a great many trying times. Thank you all sincerely.
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