Honestly, I was disappointed. Their knowledge of dyslexia is LACKING to the point of failure to acknowledge it's existence until faced with a diagnosis. I found that were not receptive to the FACT that 20% of their students are likely dyslexic and that 80% of children receiving special reading intervention are affected by it. That begs the question, just how effective are their methods of helping the 80% of students with dyslexia in these reading intervention programs if they don't know what the definitions of dyslexia is? I found that they were not using up to date programs. It became apparent that they were unable/unwilling to educate themselves and update their programs. That being said, I have found the staff there very caring and willing to provide my child with appropriate accommodations. Appropriate accommodations coupled with specific, meaningful OUTSIDE tutoring is working for my child. I wish the administration would up their game on helping their dyslexic students insisting on providing them with the most effective methods of intervention rather than clinging to old, outdated programs that I know from experience DID NOT WORK for my child.
I am a former student of this school and it was a wonderful experience for me in general. I was able to form a close bond with teachers. The ones I've had were very kind, hardworking, and helpful, always ready to do their best. It was not just the teachers, but the faculty in general. I'd like to say different things about some of the students attending, but overall I'd say this is one of the best schools of the district. The only problem was the lack of rigor in the courses. The only advanced course available is High School Algebra I. I wish I had more of a head start for higher education when attending that school. I did have some extra work for Highly Capable, but possibly more Pre-AP or honors courses would be propitious. I know you wouldn't hear most students saying things like this, but I believe it would be beneficial.
love this school! the food is good and i love the big gym. the playground for the Middle is okay but it could use more stuff to do.
i like the football field, lunch, and, surprisingly for me, science, because we do fun activities
This is our first year as a brand new school with a combined staff & student population from 3 different buildings. I didn't rate us as excellent yet, as there are still a few bugs we need to work out of the system - or even simply develop that part of the system at all - but for our first year, I think we are on very solid ground with a great foundation. It seems to me that our staff genuinely care about not only the students, but each other as well. Our 'kids' are also a sensitive bunch, not perfect, but still wonderful to work with. All in all, this is a soon-to-be excellent school to teach at, and I hope the kids feel the same about this place where they learn & grow as people. Go, Timberwolves!
Tukes valley is doing very good for it's first year here. They have a nice staff and good teachers.
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