Honey Creek Rocks!
At the spring concert in 2014, Honey Creek Community School families were asked to share their stories. Why did they originally bring their child(ren) to Honey Creek, and what do they love about Honey Creek now? Families were enthusiastic about their commitment to Honey Creek. The most mentioned response was the small class size, followed closely by Honey Creek’s dedicated teachers. One family wrote, “We were drawn to Honey Creek by the small class sizes. What we cherish is the attention to each child individually and focus on how each child learns.” Another family wrote, “We send our son to Honey Creek because we love the teachers and the care they take in their teaching.” Honey Creek families praised the project-based learning and multi-age classrooms. One family highlighted the “project-based learning so more ‘real life’ (on-the-job) experiences with critical thinking, cooperative collaboration and decision making.” Another family stated, “We came for a school with the freedom to try new, proven ideas like more play, hands-on learning and teaching social skills.” Honey Creek families were also delighted with the strong sense of community and high parental involvement. One family praised the “close community with lots of parental involvement and opportunities.” Several families were also drawn to Honey Creek’s emphasis on diversity. Families identified the “many different types of families,” described Honey Creek as “an inclusive, welcoming and safe school for families of all types” and praised “the great value placed on multiculturalism.” Honey Creek families had great stories, including: “Before we came here, our boys would cry each and every day–not wanting to go to their other school. Today they look forward to coming and are thriving!” and “We came to Honey Creek as refugees from our neighborhood school. Honey Creek really feeds our whole kid–emotionally, academically, socially.” As evidenced, Honey Creek families are very happy with their choice. One family summed it up simply, “Honey Creek rocks!”