Amazing things are happening at W.S.Ryan! They have many extracurricular activities. There are the Ryan World Wranglers (the diverse ensemble, STUCO (student council), orchestra, and the Writers of the Purple Sage (WS Ryan's very own publishing house!) I continue to be amazed at the dedication and determination of the staff and also the parents. This school has found its groove!
I was very surprised to read the previous review about WS Ryan. We transferred from a private school to WS Ryan a year and a half ago, and we did so with great hesitation. However, my family has been so happy with the entire experience. The entire staff (from Mr. Gregory to the lunch helpers) and the level of education has always been top quality. I am active on the PTA and in the classroom, and I see it all--and every day I am excited that my kids get the chance to attend such a wonderful school. Parental involvement is outstanding--just look at the volunteer sign in log and you will see how involved so many of our parents are every day! It's great to see so many individuals interested in the quality of our kids' education. Believe me--WS Ryan is an excellent school!
The atmosphere in this school is amazing! The unity of the faculty makes this school a very warm and friendly place for children and their families. The bar is raised towards the curriculum learned in the classrooms. The children are always engaged in learning! It is nice to know that more than half of the teachers use their own time and money to participate in workshops during the week and weekends that teach new and exciting ways for the children to keep learning! They then bring that information back to the school and share it with all the grades to use as a resource in the classroom. The children have the opportunity to participate in many extra curricular activites such as orchestra, student council, World Wranglers, and more! The parent involvement is more than any teacher could ask for! As a teacher, we are spoiled with wonderful help from many different parents that donate their personal time and energy from their families to help in the classrooms, on field trips, and with work sent home. They volunteer their time in the lunchroom to open milk, ketchup, lunchables, you name it, just so teachers can have a break for 30 minutes to enjoy their own lunch. Our school has an extravagant carnival as a fundraiser for our school and a very much needed Student Appreciation Day for the children at the end of the year, which includes a bounce house and maze, many refeshments, Karoke, and games. All this is planned and put together by the many different wonderful and supportive parents of our school! Any and every parent is encouraged and welcomed to become more involved in their child's educational experience. The leadership of our administratiion is very clearly understood. As teachers, we know what is expected of us and we rise to those expectations. It is those values that I implement in my classroom, as the children rise to my expectations as a teacher. Our environment is comfortable, fun, and supportive because of the morale established from our faculty and staff. Teachers have the privilege to teach at any school they choose; I am very proud to be teaching at Wayne Stuart Ryan Elementary! Keep it up guys!
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