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mmccoy wrote...
Whew what a run we had, from early morning math get togethers to field trips to Eastern Washington, Art auctions, rockets to robots, hydroponics to pedal powered computer games. As a family that had four children learn and grow with the Partnership program I know that we have been very fortunate, and I want to say thank you to all of the parents and students and teachers who have made this such a great experience.

Let's have a reunion. Theme "Looking back as we move forward"
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condanchri wrote...
How about the decision to cut two teachers jobs, versus sustained cuts in our sports programs? Apparently, the decision to close Partnership had more to do with consolidating jobs, as they want the Partnership teachers, when two PTR teachers had to loose their jobs. Yes, times are tough and hard decisions are made, but the transparent decision-making that the district and board are claiming did NOT happen here! This community is much worse off without the Partnership School program!
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onemommy wrote...
I know a lot of people are upset about this decision... BUT I do feel bad for the school district! Money is tight for EVERYONE right now. Everyone thinks that it was easy for the school board to make this decision. They have to consider what is best for ALL the kids in the district, not just the ones attending the Partnership school. They had to choose between the lesser of two evils. Cut Partnership or make deep cuts in the other district/school program. It stinks for everyone!
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typicalcountryweather wrote...
Look at the social skills and the levels in which the kids associate with their peers. I see some students that are on target for their age demographic, but glad for the change. I am excited to see what this brings for my kids.
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mommad9700 wrote...
I'm at a loss for words......It does amaze me that a school that models every aspect of kids thriving in education is not given a chance.....The passion that this school was founded on and it's environment is beyond comparable to the normal school setting...As Kardav wrote; the mentoring of the older kids to the younger kids is priceless....It is too bad that Ms. Curry could not embrace the "concept" of the school and I'm glad that I won't have to hear her use the word "equitable" again...
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ortingmama wrote...
It is not something to take lightly, the closing of this amazing school and such a strong, positive influence in our schools and community at large. It does not make sence to close a school that has worked hard to provide the funding, lead by supportive parents wanting to offer amazing opportunities to our students. I would have hoped that Michelle Curry would have had the time to have a meeting before publicizing the closing in hopes to better connect with the families in the partnership...
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kardav wrote...
Too bad the Partnership School is such a notable target to kill. The School is too little known as an option and actually SAVES money by parental involvement. What is unique about this school is the combining of grades within a classroom. This provides the younger grades an opportunity to learn to be mentored/how to mentor by older students, then as they grow into the oldest grade, they are the mentors to the younger students. Orting is worse off for the choice to close the Partnership School.
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mommad9700 wrote...
:'(
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petromom wrote...
What a huge loss !!
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