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At River Springs Charter School, we are committed to provide a personalized learning program for all students in our school and provide opportunities for each to grow, flourish, and reach their highest potential. As such, one component of our mission statement is to help students recognize and use their strongest skills and abilities and improve in areas where they are weak.
Our desire is to provide training, resources, and ideas in order to help staff, parents, and students alike make a positive impact on student achievement.
Whether you are in need of suggestions on how best to help a student who is struggling or deal with the unique educational challenges associated with gifted learners, our staff at River Springs Charter School is here to help.
One time the animals had a school. The curriculum consisted of running, climbing, flying and swimming, and all the animals took all the subjects.
The duck was good in swimming, better than his instructor, and he made passing grades in flying, but was practically hopeless in running. He was made to stay after school and drop his swimming class in order to practice running. He kept this up until he was only average in swimming. But, average is acceptable, so nobody worried about that but the duck.
The eagle was considered a problem pupil and was disciplined severely. He beat all the others to the top of the tree in the climbing class, but he had used his own way of getting there.
The rabbit started out at the top of his class in running, but had a nervous breakdown and had to drop out of school on account of so much makeup work in swimming.
The squirrel led the climbing class, but his flying teacher made him start his flying lessons from the ground instead of the top of the tree, and he developed charley horses from overexertion at the takeoff and began getting C's in climbing and D's in running.
The practical prairie dogs apprenticed their offsprings to a badger when the school authorities refused to add digging to the curriculum.
At the end of the year, an eel that could swim well, run, climb, and fly a little was made valedictorian.
--printed in The Instructor, April. 1968