This school seeks to educate every child and help them reach their full potential. We offer the full resources of Jordan School district and have the specialized staff to help all learners and those with learning difficulties. We also offer an innovative CAMPS program that gives each student Computers, Art, Music, PE and Science lessons to enrich their education while the teachers collaborate to improve instructions to each student in the core curriculum
September 26, 2016
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My son has been attending Oquirrh for three years now. I probably would not have had him stay if it wasn't for Mrs. Thurman. She has always met with me and worked with my son regarding issues with children bullying him. She is always willing to do what is necessary to protect our children and I know for a fact she doesn't leave most days until around 5. The teachers I have interacted with do the best with what they have available to them. Unfortunately Utah is behind compared to where we originally came from academically.
I would love to say this school is great but I can't. We are new to the area and are transfer students. I was hoping the principal, Many Thurman would be helpful, encourageable and kind like the other reviews stated but she was not. She seems annoyed, flustered and impatient with I asked reasonable questions. She was also very awkward when talking to my children. I voiced my concerns with other parents and they agreed that Principal Thurman is not approachable and lacks leadership skills. Meetings she holds are unorganized and she seems very uncomfortable in front of people. I have also heard that she had a difficult time working with teachers at the school. I am not impressed and am considering other options for my children.
The teachers we have were very nice and welcoming. I would say my children are bored. Utah's curriculum is behind the state we moved from.
This school is awesome!!! Mrs. Hanson is amazing, she is calm with the Kindergarten kids. Miss Haworth is a great new addition! I've been able to talk to the principle a few times. She is excelling in her position, and she is really so kind and smart!! And easy to approach! I love volunteering as often as I can. And my kids are really doing amazing!
Teachers can only do so much with this. They do the 7 Habits of Happy Kids there. The heart of this needs to be taught at home and reinforced at school. Unfortunately, lot of times it's taught at school and ignored at home:(
Teachers, principal, and part-time assistants are all wonderful and approachable. Love that the Arts have made a come-back; children have art, music, PE, and science (upper grades) each week with a teacher specialist. Children are encouraged to do their best, and "Be a buddy not a bully." My children always look forward to going to school each day! This school has an added challenge of housing two behavior units which have incredible teachers/assistants with lots of heart working with these students.