June 03, 2015
It's that time of year! We are PCSing and digging up as much info as we can about our upcoming duty stations. I'd just like to share a school experience for those moving to RI.
We loved Portsmouth Middle! My 6&8th graders really enjoyed their experience here.
NOTE: In life, you are always going to have those teachers and administrators that you and your children don't click with. However, as long as you and your children are respectful, communicate, stay positive and ensure you know and support your children's best interest all will be fine.
Overall the teachers and administrators were excellent. We felt they were nurturing, supportive, firm and fair. The same was felt from the students and fellow parents. My gifted child was challenged even though they didn't have a gifted program (like say Florida or California does). My ADD had the tools and support for success. They were able to learn and grow with their participation in things like band, strings club, arts club, yearbook, soccer, robotics club(Lego based) and student council. Granted my kids are quite outgoing and adjust well with the support of their home base but I have seen them, and their friends, take others who were not as outgoing under their wings. I also had no problems communicating with administration if I had an issue, which was few and far between. They were very effective and efficient when something needed to be addressed, from the ladies in the front office to the teachers and guidance counselors. Also as a Military family everyone was open and welcoming especially Mrs. KELLOG! As she is a military wife herself she is the unofficial Liason between us and the rest of the school admin as she understands and can translate our unique challenges. Other military families are always open and helpful with any questions or concerns we had. Good luck with wherever you chose but, in my family's opinion, you can't go wrong with PMS!
- submitted by a parent