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HELP! Worried Mom - Oconomowoc Elementary Schools Choices

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FelinaWI

Kingsland, GA

#1 Jul 31, 2010
I am moving to the Oconomowoc Area and it seems I have some choices in schools... the closest school is Meadow View but it only goes up to 4th grade.. not sure if that's a good choice because then she has to change elementary schools again - but a small school may be a good start for her? There are also choices of Stone Bank, Greenland and Park Lawn (which did not get very good reviews)

My little girl will be going into K4, she has not been in a preschool situation so this will be touch on her and me too. I am very worried about her and her first day. I know many children go through this but it is not easy as many of you know. It really worries me because we are moving all of August and school starts Sept. 1st so it will probably be a real shock for her... new home.. school etc. No matter how I feel inside about this I am always talking to her about this in a positive light. But I am very worried about the 1st day separation... and the first couple weeks. She does not like to be away from me no matter what I try ... she is good with Grandma though.

Can anyone recommend any of these schools? While Meadow View is closest. The others are only 1 more mile away. Please help!

Thank you so much in advance.
Jlo

Milwaukee, WI

#2 Aug 2, 2010
All of the schools in Oconomowoc are wonderful. Greenland is a great school and I am not sure where you have read not the greatest reviews. Parklawn is also a wonderful school. I do not know much about Meadowview or stonebank. Plus all the public elementary schools go to 4th grade and then it splits off into 2 intermediate schools and then combine again to the 1 high school. My kids have go to both Greenland and Parklawn and they are Very Very good schools so the bad reviews you have read come from who knows who.
parklawnmom

United States

#3 Aug 8, 2010
Parklawn is a great school. My son had Mrs. Browne for a 4K teacher. He struggled the first couple days being away from me but Mrs. Browne is a hugger and really takes care of the sad kids. I am really happy with Parklawn. Not sure why they got bad reviews!!
Former Meadowview Mom

Beaver Dam, WI

#4 Aug 11, 2010
Meadowview is a wonderful school. do not be hesistant to go to you local school. Teachers are caring. program is terrific. They do a wonderful job of preparing young students for the move to the nature hill Intermediate school. Also close buy. Oconomowoc School system is a great school system overing many opportunities in all areas Cultural, Arts, Tach, Science Sports etc My children Got a great education, All Four graduated from college and are successful and productive citizens in their chosen communities.
As a director of a child care center I know that separation can be hard but If you are excited and accepting of thr change your child will be excited and adjust to the change Look at it as an adventure It truly is!!!

Since: Jul 10

Kingsland, GA

#5 Aug 16, 2010
I just want to thank all of you for your thoughts on this...:) I truly appreciate it and I do feel better!

I am praying this will be an easy adjustment.
Sara

Manitowoc, WI

#6 Aug 31, 2010
Meadowview is a good school but Nature Hill, the next middle school that your child would go to after 4th grade has a real moron for a principal. He comes off unorganized, arrogant, and a complete mismatch from the rest of the schools (in terms of principals). I was disappointed and wish I would have thought through the next step in my son's educational path, but like you, I was nervous/excited about those early years so I didn't think about the next school that he'd be attending. One more year...I hear the HS principal is the same way.
IxoniaMom

Waukesha, WI

#7 Sep 21, 2010
I had IES for my youngest son, and the last year he was there was great, because the principle was great. It changed hands, and Deana Burton is now the principle. She took out the time to listen to me, and really cared about my son. I have had so far so good with Nature Hill. You can never be prepared fully for this with your kids, and sometimes you just have to go with it. Just be an advocate for your kids and your beliefs, and they will change. You have to make it happen, you can't expect the schools to know what you need. I know we pay enough for sure for that to be automatic, but it's just not. My daughter starts back at Ixonia Elementary next year for k4. I have an 8th grader and fifth grader at NHI.

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