Classrooms are overwhelmed at a couple of levels with discipline problems. We struggle with lack of family support or ways to handle behavior. Behavior inhibits learning for our students and too much time is spent just managing so that much of our curriculum becomes a rush.
We need all parents/guardians to be involved in their children's education
Many parents/guardians are full supporters of the students and staff. We are always trying to reach other parents to come and partner with us to best teach their children. This can look different for each family…just come!
The lack of resources for the classroom/school
While technology has been purchased, there are daily resources that need replacing that are not worked within the budget (desk replacements, furniture, lockers, outdated core curriculum, books).
We have excellent teachers who work hard: their expertise should be honored
We are given directives from administrators who may not fully understand our population. I realize that these directives are given for good reasons. What I would like to see is respect for what we know about our students as to how to implement these directives.
It would be nice to have PE teachers and for Fine Arts to have longer class periods. Teachers are more concerned about their prep time and Fine Arts is valued by some only as a prep for the classroom.