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I kind of strayed from the topic in my previous post. Special privileges? What would that be? The privilege of dealing with a small percentage of students who come to school unbathed, unshaved, unbrushed (hair and teeth???), pants riding below their buttocks, breasts hanging out, pants so tight I'm concerned that they will have internal injuries, shoes flopping as they walk, headphones hanging from their ears, no supplies, and no energy. I drop my daughter off at the Stroman campus every day and, since her one dress code challenge (her bad choice), I have seen with my own eyes what these privileged individuals have to deal with each day. I watch and see the teachers standing at the Stroman gates checking out each child as they walk in and having those students who have made poor choices get on the phone and call for what I can only hope is for a change of clothing. Then you have the majority of the students who come in all bright and shiny, wearing clothes that are flattering and within the dress code. Which group would you feel privileged to teach and spend your day with?
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IMO teachers do get to do what they want...for most, they made a conscious choice to teach because they wanted to work with our intelligent, curious, energetic kids every day of the week. I'm sure that this is not what the original poster was refering to, but that is the reality. How many of us would choose to work with kids all day? Not me. There are not enough tranquilizers in the world for me to take that on. For the most part, the teachers that my kids have been exposed to are all about the kids. They take it as a personal challenge to inspire each and every kid they come in contact with. I have no complaints. The kids in our schools aren't Stepford Students...they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, levels, and they come with varying degrees of baggage (good and bad). If you have a problem with a teacher, let the school know. They are required to answer their phones and they are required to deal with your problems or concerns. If they don't, take it to the next level. The time you spent posting here would have been better spent calling or emailing your child's school.
Uforreal - Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na,Hey, Hey, HeyGOOD-BYE!
Go Afnam! I couldn't have said it better myself.
To jwkramer79: It's not about the names or the school colors (which are not the same and were voted on by the students who would be attending each school). It's ALL about Academic and Athletic excellence!
Both of my daughters (one will be a sophomore and one a senior)are thrilled at the prospect of attending a brand new school. Personally, it will be great having them at one campus. We are excited that there will be a cross-town rivalry again. They, of course, have no idea what that means at the high school level. Apparently it isn't that big of a deal at the middle school level.
This article was very helpful and, as a parent, I am excited that my daughters will be in an environment that is housed under one roof.
I'm with tstorm5 and scarlett61...get on board the Westbound train! We would hate to leave the station without you!
Come on Victoria! Stop with the negativity! Stop your whining! Support your kids! Support one or both of these new high schools! Get with the program!
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Oh my Lord! As a die-hard Republican, I must state here and now that Sarah Palin is the last person I want to see running for ANY office in 2012, or any year for that matter. Are we that desperate?
I just saw the KAVU Community Calendar and noticed that there was an East Titan High School Parent Meeting scheduled for December 16. Does anyone know if there are any parent meetings scheduled for the West High School?