I love this school. My son is in KG in Mrs. Stroh's class this year. I am very happy on what he has learned academically in just one year. I agree with one of the comment listed on Mrs. Stroh's capabilities. She is a very good teacher indeed. She does take personal interest in students and keep parents informed. When progress is made to exceed her expectations, she rewards children. This adds positive influence. Like her, there are many great teachers at this school. we love the principal Mrs. Pratz. He is very funny and welcoming. We loved him on the first day at orientation. This school does know how to each kids.
I absolutely love this school. My child is in Ms. Warner's class this year and it has been such a blessing. My child did not attend an academic preschool and I was worried about her being behind. She has thrived in her class/school academically and socially. I also have to agree with a previous review...it is a very nurturing school. The kids are reminded that their actions can encourage or discourage another and being kind is the "Stallion" way. The principal is great! The kids love him. There is a lot of positive reinforcement. I feel it is a very strong academic school (my experience is they DO teach...I am shocked by what my child brings home/learns) and the kids seem very happy there. There are many fun activities the families can participate in as well. Extremely pleaed.
The school consistently hires in-experienced teachers at the lower class levels where good teachers are extremely important. The school district and principal seem to be well aware that the surrounding area is fairly well educated and the students will get good standardized test scores even if the school does not teach anything (same old story - aiming for high test scores instead of teaching) Teachers have no idea what the child is doing during recess time to get an idea of the child's social skills. The teacher turnover rate seems to be very high too. End of the year teacher requests because of learning shortcomings are ignored too. I know this review will probably ding my house price but my Childs education is more important to me than my house price. Also, there is hardly any emphasis given to math at K level. The report cards seem to be bogus and try to show bad grades in the beginning of the school year and then improving over time to show "the school improved your child". One good thing about the school is that they take parental concerns seriously and does not ignore them. But it seems they only do this to make the parents feel good.
This is a awesome school. My son attended this school last year and was in Kindergarten. His class teacher Mrs Stroh was extraordinary. She went out of her way to help my son achieve what he was capable of whether it was reading groups or extra math problems etc. We got great support from all the teachers who were involved in teaching various things like art/craft, music, pe etc. The school has a great library. It also participates in various extra curricular activities that helps give your kid a rounded personality. I cannot wait to see what my son does this year in 1st grade. Love this School.
The parents participation, The library so complete, The use of technology on education, The entusiasm that teachers give to kids on doing different extra curricular activities. The principal so involve of kids, teachers, parents, hepers!
My child was in Ms. Kathryn Warner's Kindergarten class. She is wonderful teacher. I could not have asked for anything more about teacher and school for my child's first year in school and such a pleasant learning experience.
What an outstanding year. My child was in Ms. Erickson's Kindergarten class. She is very well versed in child development and offered my child (and I'm sure every child) an education that met their needs. She is a positive teacher and loved her sense of humor with the children. Patsy Sommer is a great school. It is a great school because of teachers like Ms. Erickson. Thank you Ms. Erickson for making my child's kindergarten year such a positive one! You are just the best!
My daughter attended first grade at Sommer and loved it! Her teacher, Mrs. Robertson, is the most caring and loving teacher. She is truly an exceptional instructor, very charismatic, definitely goes above and beyond to make sure every student is encouraged, supported, and challenged to achieve the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and character. Excellent parent-teacher communication! I am so blessed that my daughter had the opportunity to be at such a great school! The principal is outstanding as well!!!
Patsy sommer opened august 2008 and is already doing great things. A great sense of community, fantastic principal and committed staff make this a nurturing place for children. There are lots of afterschool activities and always a positive attitude. This school will go from strength to strength in the coming years.
The staff is diverse in knowledge, experience and teaching style. They are supportive of adapted school values, beliefs, and expectations. They work cooperatively to provide the best balanced, research supported, literacy rich instruction available to the students. Students are their main concern though they reach out to the parents, families, and community.
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