My daughter just started kindergarten this year and she has a new teacher that just moved to our area. She loves her school and teacher and seems to be doing very well so far. She is a car rider and every day when I drop her off and pick her up the faculty is so nice to us and friendly! So far, the school is great!
Someone blasted the booster program. It seems funny that they do not realize that parents like him/her are the reason booster clubs struggle. QUIT criticizing and SHOW UP to run the concession stands, clean up, organize, sit at gates, donate money, donate time, ......... The list goes on and on, yet the hecklers sit on the sidelines and feel ENTITLED to all they expect! The boosters for the past few years have been hard working and successful. They are a few great people who do the work for all of the "takers!" I'm not on the board, but my husband and I fill in the gaps every chance we get. TRY IT!
My daughter attended this school for 3 years before we moved out of state. There were some wonderful teachers and some not-so-wonderful ones. The new principal, Mrs. Nester, is terrific and fosters a great atmosphere there. However!!! There are a few teachers there who were downright snobby to my child and she had one teacher who seemed quite clueless about teaching. The facility is very old and outdated and doesn't feel fresh and clean at all. There is very little parental involvement - the PTA will have a great leader or two and almost no help. I wouldn't choose this school for my kids but there are some positives - some of the teachers are great...but I want a school where ALL the teachers are great. My child was safe and loved there, but she stood out to some degree because we were not from the area and we were better off financially than a majority of the families. I don't say that to sound snobby, but just to point out the difference - I wouldn't want my child to stand out for being on either end of the money spectrum and I didn't like being treated differently. I would say if you have a choice, go elsewhere.
Great Great,! i just can not say enough about the Teachers,staff,and the students. awesome school. our son has been going to this school since kindergarden.the best teachers.
they have toooooo much lolly-gagging time you need to be way harder on them sooo maybe my children can get an education!
I have two boys here at BC elem, and I love our school. We have some very very good teachers here! We also have a wonderful school councler. These are the people that our childrens future a wonderful better.
No school is perfect & will never be. This is a great school & as all schools there are areas that can be improved. I wish more parents would get involved in PTA & Booster Club, so many people want to criticise the ones who volunteer their time but don't have a clue what these people go through to make things work but will not get involved themselves. I am a member of the Booster Club & I want to take a moment to tell everyone that for the most part of the basketball season there was a board member 'Vice President' named Geraldlena Barnett who practically lived at this school & dedicated herself & her time more than any other board member did. She didn't get the recognition she deserved for the '07-'08 Basketball Season. Great Job Mrs. Barnett, we need more parents like you!!!!!
Me and my husband are both educated and have good jobs. There are certain opportunites you want for your children which BCES offers. We are both highly involved with our children's lives, despite demanding careers. I am the cheerleading coordinator for BCES. Yes, a part of the Booster Club who is made up of parents that work hard, but do not get enough credit for how much time we put into it. Which is not why we do it. We do it for the kids. It's easy for cowards to put in bad reviews and not release their names. Did this parent try to run to be a part of the booster club to make it better? Or is this a parent that just wanted to sit in the stands a fuss! It's a great school, despite a few parents that can't help, just cause trouble for the ones trying!
This is a poor excuse for a school. The administration lacks leadership and communication skills. This puts a burden on the staff, students and parents. The principal lacks compation for the children. The booster club has a lot of work to do. The children suffer for the quality of work done by the booster club. Depending on who your child plays for they may never get to practice in the sport they sign up for. If I were moving to this area I would find a different school for my child.
I would like to thank Mrs. Hatcher and Mrs. Nave for the wonderful work they have done. Mrs. Hatcher has taught both my children and they really enjoyed having her. Mrs. Nave has taught my son and she has been very understanding and compassionate when dealing with his ADHD and I know he will miss her when this year is over. Thanks to both of you for making school fun for the kids and for all the hard work you've done. You will be missed very much next year!
Bluff City Elementary is an outstanding shcool. I have 2 children there. Any concerns that I have had are addressed with concern and swiftness. Mr. Nelson takes very good care of the school, and the children come first. With school violence today it is important to have a strong leader in the school I feel that my children are safe.
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