Rosemont Middle School
Rosemont Middle School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Rosemont Middle SchoolCOMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
Clubs, Clubs, Clubs –
There are so many opportunities for kids to be included in a club during snack and recess. This allows all kids to join and not be left out. Great way to serve the students self-esteem.
Wonderful staff and teachers who care. –
Teachers who are passionate make learning fun. Rosemont has quite a few of these caliber teachers and hopefully this trend continues. It’s also nice to see that the kids are respectful and drugs and alcohol don’t seem to be a problem.
Principal and office staff –
They are incredible!! They are awesome!!
AMAZING Parent Communication – from office –
Emails, phone calls….we are always up to date on ALL of the happenings at Rosemont…
Appreciate: Strong leadership from Dr. Livingston –
Dr. Livingston is a huge asset to Rosemont. She was a great principal at Fremont and has done wonders for Rosemont. Students are accountable for their actions and disrespectful actions are not tolerated. She has also united the staff and continues to make them accountable as well.
Too many students per class. –
We realize this is the case for most schools in the country, but it needed to be said again.
Funding, Resources & the Arts –
My only concern with Rosemont is whether or not there is adequate funding, resources and support for the arts. I do not know of a specific issue or problem unique to Rosemont in this regard, but I am aware of the general decline in funding and support for the arts in public schools.
Please Change the School Year Back to Sept! –
Call me old-fashioned but I DO NOT LIKE the school calendar starting in August. I know the reasons for the change but I disagree that testing should take precedence over comfort. Students should be swimming in August not playing sports on the hot pavement. Community programs are greatly affected.
The Implementation of common core is backwards. –
you should not start a new curriculum without planning and implementing it to all levels at once. You should start with the new students and slowly introduce the change as they come up through the years or levels.
We are concerned about the lack of common core textbooks. –
This has impacted math class particularly. No sequential textbook that teaches the same flow or commonality in the new common core curriculum. That means no textbook at home to address homework issues. Algebra class apparently didn’t have enough common core workbooks.
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
The Rosemont Way – Keep it Going –
From the engagement of educational leadership through to the teacher, Rosemont staff are doing a wonderful job and it is the reason why we are living here. Please keep it going so that when my 4th grader gets to Middle School he can too enjoy the Rosemont way.
I am concerned about staff members being over burdened –
The CCSS was suppose to take 5 years but I feel we have tried to put too many of the concepts in place within the first year and a quarter. The staff needs time to understand and then adapt the concepts to their subject and feel comfortable with it before moving to the next step.
Our school is a great school with wonderful leadership. –
I love teaching there. However, it seems that with the beginning of common core teachers were not well prepared and that they are struggling. However, they are also striving to make the system work, because they are good teachers. This has hurt to team spirit.
Extended holiday breaks –
A week for Thanksgiving, 3 weeks for Christmas, a week for who knows them spring break seem like a lot of time off.
Overall, very good school –
Overall, very good school but can improve more. May be check on some of the best schools in nations and find out what they do better than us, what we are doing better than others, and identify where we can improve to make it the best school in the nation.
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.