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curran17
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Anyone have any info on this school? We have a student who just moved to my school district from this school on STX> he is very far behind, like 4 grade levels. Does this sound right to be that far behind? he does not know any multiplication tables and can't do the 5th grade math. He says he was never taught them, in Fl they are taught in 3rd grade. He is in 5th. Any info would be great, trying to help him. The school records are taking forever to get to FL.

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2012 7:49 pm
speee1dy
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interesting, i hope a teacher or a parent will pipe in.

it was just a few years ago that some schools became accredited on STX. i have heard that most of the public schools are not up to par.

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Posted : October 14, 2012 8:13 pm
curran17
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The big push is for teachers to be PAID $$ on student test scores, all if the US..which is the USVI too. Tax payers deserve good results, I find it very hard to believe that he is THAT far behind and attended public funded school full time.

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Ronnie
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So should I say lucky for him to get a stateside education based on what he came from? I think it costs $16,000 or 17,000 per student per year to educate them. None of the private schools cost that much. Something must be wrong. It's unfortunate. Maybe he is a special needs student. I am sure your school will place him in the appropriate class.

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Posted : October 14, 2012 8:39 pm
meowruff
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Pearl B is one of the better public elementary schools on STX. Where do you teach? Have you tried calling the school? If he is that far behind, he may have an IEP on file or have gone through some intervention strategies. If you know who his previous teacher was, you could e-mail that teacher to find out about the previous year. Let me know if I can help.

(I am an elementary teacher at Ricardo Richards Elementary School on STX, but know quite a few teachers at Pearl B.)

Thanks for looking out for him!

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Posted : October 14, 2012 8:39 pm
curran17
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Thanks for letting me know..............I teach in FL ...can you give me the web site for PEARL B LARSEN? Can we contact teachers there directly? I see the simple web site but it has no links to the teachers? I am flaglerschools.com................i have his report card and he passed everything but that's it!

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2012 8:48 pm
meowruff
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Pearl P Home Page
http://www.edline.net/pages/PLarsen
(The information is a dated, but might be helpful.)
Phone #: 340/773-3070
If you know the teacher's name, all teachers on STX can receive e-mail at (first initial, last name@stx.k12.vi)
Even if you have an "idea" of what the teacher's name is, I can probably figure out who it is, so you can get in touch with him/her.
Good luck!

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Posted : October 14, 2012 10:13 pm
curran17
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Thanks so much for info. Really want to help this young man out. I lived in STX for a short time.....1981-84, it's been a while.

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2012 12:43 am
Linda J
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I would be interested in what you find out. Pearl B is considered one of the best public elementarys. One of my co-workers had here grandchildren there (they lived with here on STX for a year). She was pleased with their progress and I believe she told me they did well when they transferred back to school in Florida. Let us know what you find out.

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Posted : October 15, 2012 3:27 am
usvichic
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If it helps, Pearl B and most of the public schools use Everyday Math which does NOT teach timetables in a traditional manner. I know when I taught 3rd at another public school on StX many of kids still had not mastered their basic addition facts let alone have any concept of multiplication. So, it is entirely possible that he was taught arrays and other ways to solve for multiplication but not actual multiplication tables....

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Posted : October 15, 2012 10:44 am
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