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  • turtlepower42 

    Prankster, I assure you there is a teacher dress code as well. I only wish ours included jeans and tennis shoes every day of the week, as yours does, but unfortunately it doesn't. I won't be changing any highway signs in protest though. Dress codes are a part of life. Your dress code is mild, and as with most challenges you'll face in your life, you'll live through this.

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  • turtlepower42 

    The kids don't have to go QUITE that far every day for school, though it looks really nice. A simple polo shirt and jeans is probably cheaper.

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  • turtlepower42 

    I know the article says it must be a polo shirt, but here is a copy of the actual dress code, for shirts:

    Shirts/Blouses
    1. Sleeved, buttoned, collared solid color shirts only. All buttons buttoned with exception of collar button
    2. Logos/trademarks may not be larger than two (2) inches. All VISD school logos are permissible
    3. School spirit shirts approved by the campus administrator, including T‐shirts may be worn
    4. Heavy sweaters and other tops with elasticized waistbands, such as sweatshirts, may be worn untucked but can be no
    longer than the bottom of a back pocket on the pants or skirt
    5. All shirts/blouses and undershirts must be tucked in; allowing waist area to be visible
    6. Outerwear jackets and coats may not contain logos or graphics (other than school logos or graphics). Trench coats
    are not allowed.
    7. No midriffs showing
    8. No under garments showing
    9. No see‐through fabrics
    10. No graphics related to gangs, illegal activities or substances, glorifying blood, gore, etc.

    So no, the boy in the picture is not wearing a polo shirt, but it is still acceptable for the dress code, as it is sleeved, collared, buttoned and solid colored.

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  • turtlepower42 

    This is the Victoria WEST High School Band of Warriors.

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  • turtlepower42 

    We've seen what we can do when teachers, staff and students work hard together. Imagine what we could do, how much farther we could go, if we could just get the community to join in and stand behind us...

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  • turtlepower42 

    Last year we took a hit because of the completion rate in the economically disadvantaged group. We went from 67.4% last year to 84.5% this year for that particular group. We jumped from 78.5% to 84.9% completion over all. The teachers, the staff, and the students pulled together and worked our butts off! You people can pooh-pooh it all you want. But in my opinion, that is SUCCESS! We did it, forget what all the negative people say. "Great job!" to all my fellow teachers and staff, and to the students! And congratulations on our "recognized" status. We have to keep it going now. Let's keep climbing upward :)

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  • turtlepower42 

    "Only Julio had on any type of seatbelt or child restraint, Lindner said."

    It's the second to last sentence.

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  • turtlepower42 

    Lol, way to go West, you beat us. But I think time will tell and East will end up on top in more important areas than faculty kickball. ;) East is a BEAST!!!! Go TITANS!!

    By the way, the East Cheerleaders did a fantastic job cheering at the game. The girls looked very organized and had lots of spirit. :)

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  • turtlepower42 

    Rollinstone: I don't know what teachers you're looking at, but I'm still teaching, and will be right up until the final. ;) And my students are MAD :P

    But, then again, my class isn't directly TAKS related. The TAKS doesn't have any bearing on what or when I teach or don't teach.

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  • turtlepower42 

    Is there any way you can post a link to your 365 project? Sounds like a neat idea :)

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