IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Five Mile Prairie School



Your Concerns

Too much testing

As a teacher, I feel there is too much time dedicated to testing. It is frustrating when I am expected to engage students, encourage individuality, and help each student, while at the same time teaching them how to use all the tools necessary to take a test that puts them in a box.

Friday classes

I would like to see more spots available in the Friday classes because they fill up quickly.

Parent Partnership programs

I have a concern about the current space North Star School occupies. The quarters are cramped and the staff has to put everything away at the end of the day on Wednesdays and set everything back up on Mondays before school starts. What other school has to deal with this hardship?

Gym space in the partnership programs

We have two partnership programs in the Mead School District and neither one has a gym or adequate classroom space. Five Mile Prairie has been in operation for 12 years in the same building and the student population has gone from 130 students to over 300 with no gym and no additional classrooms.

More vocational options on Friday

Because not all children will pursue an academic track, perhaps more vo-tech options for Friday (Northstar has a barista class for instance).

You Appreciate

Flexibility

I love the flexibility I have to adjust the curriculum to the needs of my child.

Smaller class size

More one-on-one with teachers.

Supportive faculty

I appreciate having seasoned educators to collaborate with to help provide our children with a quality education.

We love the atmosphere

Teachers and staff are so friendly and care about the students.

Educational opportunities difficult to replicate at home

I appreciate the opportunity to have our kids work in a group setting and experience a classroom environment without sacrificing our individual educational goals.

Learning Opportunities

Computer programming and coding

Academic coding classes beginning in grade 3-12 would serve our community well.

Languages

Foreign languages in the younger elementary ages.

Physical education

I would like to see both PE and music pull outs offered. Perhaps a semester of each one?

I would like to see partnerships with business

I see a partnership with the businesses and manufacturing companies in our district as an untapped educational opportunity for our students. So many of our student have no idea who or what is supporting this community with jobs which in turn pays the taxes for their education.

STEM

I would like to see more STEM activities in our school.

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