Decrease classroom sizes by increasing the number of classes and teachers
Research supports smaller classrooms. The increase in the number of houses, apartments, and condos in the Mead School District, continue to increase the number of students into the schools. It is evident with the number of kids bused between schools that there are not enough classrooms.
Well, you have heard it all. Wish teachers could just teach, not teach to pass a test.
I think that it is very important to equip our children with not just the academic tools to succeed, but also the emotional intelligence piece as well. What tools are we able to give our children that might be considered non-traditional in learning, but essential for life in the real world?
Continue the teacher support
It is so great that there is time set aside for teachers to collaborate. It makes the Farwell staff strong.
Pledge of Allegiance
We are new to the district. I'm not sure if the whole district does not say the pledge of allegiance in school but I'm disappointed that the kids in Farwell don't have the chance to say it. For me, that is a really important daily reminder of patriotism, and the blessing it is to live in this country.