My students look forward to Kids EXCEL every week. It teaches them discipline, listening skills, the ability to follow directions, and gives them much needed exercise in a very fun way. Our weeks consist of testing, testing, and more testing. This is a program that gives them a break from that monotonous routine. These students are missing out on the arts because of TAKS, benchmarks, and weekly assessments. This is their one reprieve.
4th Grade Teacher
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I truly feel that the reason our orchestra in the 5th grade is so large this year because of their experience last year in Kids EXCEL. We acually have 2 orchestra classes in the 5th grade instead of 1! Thanks to our sponsers. Every child in the fourth grade should have this opportunity.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I think the program is very successful as it is. I would like to see it in every EPISD school.