Save our K-7 Schools

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tavlyn Oakley
6 years ago
Rural schools are the best and I would rather home school my child then put them ina school where english language is a minority

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Jaimie Friesen
6 years ago
My family lives in the farming community and I would like my children to remain at a farming community school for as long as possible. I am concerned with them attending the feeder schools due to drug and gang presence at those schools

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Miranda Vanderwal
6 years ago
I would like to keep my kids as young and innocent as possible. In the rural school the teachers know every child by name and know so much about them. It helps with their confidence. I also love how the grade 6 and 7's play such a huge role in an elementary, setting a good example as well as helping, teaching and being big buddy's to the younger kids. In my opinion, I would rather my kids grow up a couple more years in an elementary, while keeping their innocence than doing extra activities like woodworking etc. I want the best for my kids and I feel keeping them in a rural school for as long as I can is what is best.

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Margaret Vanderwal
6 years ago
It doesn't make any sense to me why you would transfer student out of Barrowtown, which is an under populated school to a 'new' school which is already over populated. Barrowtown school has a great reputation for a safe, well rounded, homelike feeling education with teachers who truly care and love to be a part of the students lives.

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Karen Romaszewski
6 years ago
I attended Barrowtown Elementary, my children attended Barrowtown and now my grandchildren are attending Barrowtown. The end result was incredible. If you look at Science Fair results, Public Speaking Results, academic results and these are just a few...the results rise way above average. The kids leave Barrowtown, well adjusted and well prepared for high school. When compared to other schools, the all around result is more one on one with the teacher because the numbers of students are smaller per teacher and it is a calm country atmosphere. Why mess up something that works! Give your head a shake people!

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John McKenzie
6 years ago
It makes no sense to bus more kids earlier / farther and the K -7 system is integral with the rural fabric.

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Liz Holmes
6 years ago
I'm a district employee and a parent of school aged kids in the district. There are some parents who prefer the schools that accomodate k-7 for various reasons such as keeping sibling groups together, less transition (there are quite a few kids who REALLY struggle with transition) and other valid reasons. Plus, there is at least one school in the district that wouldn't have enough kids registered to be able to remain open, which, although it would save the district money, it would inconvenience a lot of families... and families should come first. Not to mention the employees that would need to be reassigned, splitting up colleagues who have developed close bonds and a very effective team. I just think it will do more harm than good to close these schools; I don't think it's a good idea.

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Ashley Tiedt
6 years ago
I have a 2 boys who have school coming up in the next couple of years, and I absolutely do not want to send them to a middle school for grade 6. In my opinion, there is no good that comes from moving our children into a middle school at such a young age. They're being exposed to things beyond their maturity level. Please consider this, if these were your children or grandchildren, would you be willing to subject them to the great deal of negative things that comes with an older school setting? Please let our children stay children a little longer.

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Christine Masztalar
6 years ago
K-7 schools are more than a school they are a community which create successful students. This system isn't broken......don't change it to fix a problem in another school.

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Mary Leake
6 years ago
I worked in K - 7 system for 25 years and saw the benefits that leadership opportunities gave to the students in grade 6 and 7. The younger students aspired to be like them. It gave a sense of cohesiveness to the whole school.