IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Mead High School



Your Concerns

Lack of access time

Since we have returned to the six-period day, many of our students do not have time to see teachers for extra help, especially if they are involved in the music or sports.

Computer classes!

In this technology generated world, all of our children deserve the education to prepare them in the outside world...whether it be keyboarding, coding, programming or even fixing them.

Focus too much on college prep

Getting rid of metal and woodshop really hurt our district. Not all students will go to a four-year college, so I think it's important to have some trades training classes for our students. My plumber makes way more money than I do - let's help students train for those jobs too.

Lack of time for electives for college bound students

My daughter is in second year Spanish and seventh year of orchestra. She is in Humanities, and is a year ahead in math and science. Her schedule doesn't 't allow her to take any exploratory classes she'd like in the arts, etc. because of heavy requirements like health and Foundations of Innovation.

The focus is TOO MUCH on the state test(s) and not on the skills

State tests have taken away the goals of learning skills to be successful in current and future classes. I hear this phrase way too much: "That's not a 9th grade learning target"...what do we do if they're in a 9th grade class but haven't passed the class before in junior high? They need more help!

You Appreciate

Music and fine arts offerings

I believe a well-rounded education encompasses not just humanities and sciences. There is evidence about the value of educating students in music and fine arts. I am grateful that Mead offers and supports so many opportunities for students to participate in music and the arts.

Mead High School has strong honors and AP programs

This allows the students on the top end and many middle students to push themselves.

Connection with teachers

I am always thankful when students are given the opportunity to actually know and connect with their teachers. This has been the main factor in whether or not my students learn and feel included. Please support the teachers to have time that isn't "scheduled" to the max, less stress, more creativity.

Dedicated teachers

Overall, I believe that Mead has teachers who are invested and interested in the education of their students.

Many activities

I am thankful that Mead continues to support the arts, athletics and many clubs!

Learning Opportunities

Vocational programs

Students who are not on the college track still need to be provided with opportunities that will assist them post high school. Cutting vocational classes and replacing them with STEM has been detrimental to non-traditional students. Providing more choices will create more opportunities for success.

Teach students how to write college and scholarship essays

This skill would help our families financially if the students knew how to write these essays. Writing for a purpose is very important too.

Continue to work on cohesiveness as a school

Encourage students to be accepting and appreciative of each other. Everyone contributes in their own way and everyone's contribution is important. That is what makes Mead High School great!

Financial awareness, budgeting, etc.

I understand this is now available, but all of the students weren't made aware that this class was an option.

Financial Management or living on your own type of class

Students need to know fiscal management, cooking, living on their own, insurance, etc...parents can teach, but I think school should offer something too. I remember home economics to learn how to cook and sew, and I found if very helpful.

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