Through participation in the center based gifted program at this school my child has been challenged and absolutely pushed to be more persistent in their efforts. They also encourage these qualities in all students as even the kids who wouldn't normally receive recognition because they may not necessarily the top of the class have been rewarded for their persistence!!!
They encourage the ROAR qualities in their students (they are the Lions) Respectful, Organized, Achieving, and Responsibility . They give awards out every nine weeks to students who display these qualities!!
Our daughter started at MCES this past year and we have had wonderful experiences at the school. The administration and staff are very caring and work so hard to help all the students all the time!! In fact, this year for the first time in a while... The school made the progress on its test scores as prescibed by the state and actuall exceeded the expectations!! (The school suffered a little bit in recent history but now has a fabulous staff who are doing great work) I see no reason for this school to be rated as low as this! The teachers are engaging and they are really working towards that strong community feeling. They give so much support to parents and students. We have had a wonderful experience! They are certainly on the rise!!!
Our daughter started kindergarten at this school in 2012 and is wrapping up 2nd grade. Our son is finishing kindergarten this year at MCES. We have been extremely impressed by the teachers and administration and their passion for the students. They are frequently have special events and incentives for learning for the kids. We feel both of our children have received individualized attention to meet their academic needs. We have been impressed by how the teachers have uniquely challenged each of our children to grow academically. We understand the previous principal (before our children started) created some discord in the school and there were a lot of behavioral issues which had a negative impact on academics, but we have been nothing but thrilled with Mrs. Lenz, the current principal, and her approach and enthusiasm towards the students. She has been very responsive to any concern I have brought to her. At Kindergarten registration for both of my children, she was present and took their picture so she could have their name memorized by the time school began. She has called them by name ever since. The school was just on the news for celebrating their one million minutes of student reading challenge - where students were challenged to read outside of the classroom for a grand total of one million minutes and they exceeded their goal! I am so thankful that my children have a passion for learning because of the teachers and administration at MCES!
It is one of their core values _ ROAR (a lion is their mascot) = Responsible, Achieving, Organized, and Respectful. Students are recognized weekly by classroom and quarterly in awards assemblies for these qualities.
We have been notified of any issues of dishonesty by our children by the teacher. Any dispute or issue (which is rare) between our children and other students in the classroom or on the bus was dealt with quickly and fairly.