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Old 05-07-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Meridian ranch area is cheaper because the overall weather isn't as nice- always, always windy.


Charlotte- my daughter will be going to North next year, and my son will be at Steele.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:23 AM
 
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CharlotteRJ - Thanks so much for replying. I was actually secretly hoping you would (!) because in reading your past posts, you sound a lot like me in terms of your neighborhood preferences and style of schools that you prefer. Like you, we would have preferred to be in a neighborhood with a more urban feel, that's walkable, etc. I also want my kids to go to schools that are catering to the whole child and not just piling on homework and focusing on testing. Anyway, I'm glad that you have been very happy with your decision to be in the Northgate area.

Things just seem sort of busy and congested around here, but it's just very different from what I'm used to.

Thanks again!
I missed this earlier!

Unfortunately, all of the public schools have a ton of testing. They just do. However, I don't feel like the teachers at our school have been "teaching to the test."

At TdVA, each of my kids (2nd and 3rd grade) gets a several worksheet homework packet each week. They could do one sheet a night and get it done on time, though I try to have them do a couple each day of the weekend so they have less during the busy nights of the next week. I have strong feelings against homework in the early grades, especially K and 1, but I don't feel like this is too onerous. My 3rd grader also has four book reports through the year, though his teacher and I both agree that book reports tend to instill a hatred of books. We have an understanding about the effort he puts into those...
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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My Wife and I bought a home in Woodmen Hills last year. It is on the golf course. It Is a ranch with a finished basement. The heating bill and cooling costs are not high at all. It is quite quiet and we find the wind refreshing. Open spaces, larger lots, lower sales tax. All these amenities proved to us that it beat living in a tighter community with higher costs and taxes.
Oh, by the way, my granddaughter moved her from Castle Rock and loves the schools.
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