I have been very impressed with the education my daughter has been receiving in the Mead School District. My only concern surrounding learning opportunities would be maintaining smaller class sizes. With the large influx of building in our area I am concerned about how it will impact our children.
There needs to be an art education element at the elementary level
Creativity is essential for good mind growth and lends opportunity to expand the knowledge base.
If the curriculum changes every 5 years, a student will need to adjust to new content three times throughout their time in our district, which can create holes in their learning. For example, social studies topics change and students never learn state capitals, but learn ancient worlds twice.
Buddy Bench and kindness
I would love to see a Buddy Bench put in on the playground for kids who need someone to play with. Any type of character education for the kids in anti-bullying and kindness, especially for those kids who are considered "different", would be great!
Think there should be more emphasis on spelling in all grades
I know in this day of electronics everything is spellcheck, but I think classes through 6th grade need to bring back spelling correctness.