I find it a little rediculous that the children at Harold McCormick Elementary are required to bring dry erase markers packs of plain paper etc which are TEACHING supplies and if a student does not have a dry erase marker red ink pen (for grading) or tennis for PE then they recieve conduct cuts or lose effort points. I was never REQUIRED to wear tennis shoes to take part in PE let alone get in trouble for not having them. This is for 4th graders. I have seen my step daughter break down in tears when she does not have something "required" because she has left it in the her other parent's car and it's a joint custody situation and her Mom doesn't show interest. Also there are some families out there who can barely afford pencils and paper. If a child qualifies for free meals... how then can they be required to have things the teachers ultimately use? I think it's time they take a little more personal interest in the well being of the child and worry a little less if they are all equipped as mandated. If I see my step child have one more break down over not having a school supply they require I am really going to speak to someone rather than blog about it.
Harold McCormick is a public elementary school in Elizabethton. The principal of Harold McCormick is Brian Culbert, who can be contacted at email@example.com. 339 students go to Harold McCormick and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 68% of the 339 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harold McCormick is 16:1. East Side Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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My child has been at Harold McCormick since Kindegarten we live outside the city so I must pay the tuition for her to attend there. I wouldn't have it any other way! I love the school. The staff is second to none! I wouldn't want her to attend anywhere else. I hope she has an equal experience as she moves to TA Dugger in 6th grade.
My child is in the fifth grade this yr at HME and has attended here from grade k. I love the school. The teachers are great and the staff like custodians teachers assistants in this school are AWESOME!
all of my children have went here it has great teachers and staff and I dont think there is better out there>
This is an excellent school. The teachers are wonderful. My two children learn a lot there. I only have 3 complaints about the school. One there isn't a decent selection of extracurricular activitites. Two I wish they had an open door policy for parents. Three school pick up can get a little hairy. However the important thing is good teachers and the children learning where they feel safe. I feel that HME does a wonderful job at that!
I would like to thank a kindergarden teacher Ms.Estep she is really a wonderful teacher and my child loves her. She does a great job with the kids and i see progress in my child everyday. Thank you for making it easy for him the whole faculty is a blessing. Thank you from the heart. A proud parent of a student from Harold Mccormick!
As a parent of a child with special needs I have been impressed with the amount of support she has received while attending HME. As an educator I know the laws and regualtions dealing with special education. The school has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure my child receives a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. I commend the principal teachers and staff for a job well done! I would like to make mention of an incident that showed the level of compassion and empathy this school demonstrated.My mother-in-law is in a wheelchair and wanted to attend a school musical. The principal and support staff were very helpful in making sure she could could get in a door. The principal actually held the door open for her which only reinforced my choice in schools we are actually zoned West Side! Thanks HME!!!
My son is a student at HME. As an educator in another school system I knew I was giving up the huge responsibility and priviledge of educating my child to another school and teacher. I can say without reservation that I consider it a priviledge and honor that my child has been a part of this school. The quality of education the level of professionalism the genuine love and concern for each student is evident the moment you enter the building. Thank you to all who had a part in my child's first year in school. You have set the bar!
I have two children attending Harold McCormick. I find the atmosphere disrespectful to parental rights and concerns eg. the principal yelled at me to sign the registry when I went in to hand over doctor's excuses but was interceded to the office by my daughter's teacher. (I am not an unruly child but a parent who expects respect). We're barred from observing classroom activities and classroom attendance policy is carried out by intimidation. Despite my objection due to my non-Christian religious faith the 10 Commandments are displayed publically and religious literature freely handed out. The children are constantly being sent home fund-raising letters and catalogs as well. Overall the policy-makers and principal of Harold McCormick act as if they own my children.
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