Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South St. Louis, MO
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I was a little shocked that no one replied. I guess everyone else can afford private school and home schooling to avoid the public schools. Oh well.
I have a friend with a son in Kennard and he loves it. He previously attended Dewey but his mom pulled him and they were going to send him to a private school when they were contacted by Kennard. He was having lots of problems at Dewey and mom said they have discipline issues there that get in the way of learning.
I live within walking distance of Mallinckrodt. I was a little concerned about sending her to a transitioning school. I worry that they will not have cleaned up the problems by keeping all the same teachers. If that makes sense. I know Kennard should know what they are doing by now but who knows? By the time Dagny is old enough maybe Mallinckrodt will be a great school. I have a feeling that since I live close to this one Kennard will not be an option. I think Mallinckrodt lacks a playground and good play space, too. That bothers me but apparently it is common in the city. I think play is really important for young children in school. Sitting in a classroom all day is stifling.
Thanks for letting me know about the open house. I tried to call the school but I think they might be out on break. I will call again next week. I am apprehensive about sending her to school at all but I know I need to look into my options early since the day will sneak up on me.
What did your daughter have to do to test in? Our parents as teachers rep is supposed to bring us a packet later this month but she does not test for giftedness.