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Verona student wrote essay about killing staff, student

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 19, 2014 by chasinthenews

Verona student wrote essay about killing staff, student: http://www.channel3000.com/education/verona-student-wrote-essay-about-killing-staff-student/-/1624/24565818/-/of15cy/-/index.html

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Danny, 6-year-old teased: Band of elementary schoolmates rally around boy to stop teasing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2013 by chasinthenews

These are very wise young people.  Evansville could use some kids like this at the Junior High and High school level.

Danny, 6-year-old teased: Band of elementary schoolmates rally around boy to stop teasing.

 

This Could Be One of the Best Cases Ever Made Against Common Core – No One Expected It to Come From a High School Student | Video | TheBlaze.com

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by chasinthenews

Teacher’s are never going to like being held accountable it’s just that simple. They went decades without being expected to prove they are teaching the kids, decades collecting a salary and benefits, decades with many, many perks.   Everyone  in any occupation has to prove they are doing their job, why should teachers be any different?  The party is over.   Evansville as many other schools across the state and country have a lot of work to do , it comes from years of just getting by , and never being held accountable.  Yes its a big goal to climb but if they had done what they should have done all along, which is showing progress, this would not be a big goal at all.  Just an ant hill.

It does not matter if it was a group of teacher’s who created common core, those who were not part of creating it would find a problem with it. They just do not want to be held accountable.

This Could Be One of the Best Cases Ever Made Against Common Core – No One Expected It to Come From a High School Student | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Cast, Evansville/Albany can’t slow Logan’s Tillman : High School Football- No surprise.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2013 by chasinthenews

 

It’s time for a new coach.  In all the years grovesteen has been in Evansville he has never accomplished much of any thing, except for the occasional conference title .     Those have been fleeting in recent years.   It means nothing to get to the play offs if you get no where.   It’s strange for how weird this town is about football they have not demanded more from the football coaches.  The kids deserve better.

 

 

 

Cast, Evansville/Albany can’t slow Logan’s Tillman : High School Football.

Utah high school football coach suspends entire team | SI Wire

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by chasinthenews

Utah high school football coach suspends entire team | SI Wire.

He absolutely did the right thing.   Evansville coaches would never have the guts to do this, even though at times they should.

 

Madison West Is A AWE SOME SCHOOL.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by chasinthenews

 

 

AS all of you who follow this blog know I find the Evansville school district less than impressive, troubling, and just a general pain in the asx.   They fight parents on every turn trying to think they known more than the parents.   They fail to listen,  they fail to make changes when its proven their plan is not working.  They allow bullying .   They put sports before academics.   They just flat-out do not want parent involvement especially at the high school.

After years of fighting with them to get decent programming for our daughter we pulled her from the Evansville school district and she worked online and with a tutor.  Evansville high school administration had given up on her.     Example:   Algebra.   They could not get her to understand and do algebra.    The tutor we hired had her doing algebra within two months of working with her.  He did not give up.  She blossomed with his help and has much more confidence with math now.    After the many discussions and fights with the administration and after pulling her from the school we had to think long and hard .   Do we want our son going to that high school, where incompetence flows through the halls by one to many staff and administration?

 

Our son does really well in school.   He needs to be challenged.   Some thing Evansville does not do.    The last straw really was when we went to register him for classes at the Evansville High school and there was very little for him to choose from, that interested him.   IF HE had his way he would have taken three gym classes this year because there was so little to choose from.  The curriculum at that high school has changed very little in the last five years .( when our oldest graduated.)   In fact they have less to offer than they did five years ago.

 

My daughter and I had already checked out several Madison Schools.   WE had a long talk with our kids.    With our daughter being a senior this year, and our son a freshman we asked them how they would feel about changing schools.    YOU would have thought  our son would be very upset about leaving his friends and the only school he has ever known.   HE WAS NOT.    HE was very excited about the change.     I was shocked.    But then , and only then did he started telling me about some things that went on at school.    He is not a complainer or whiner or tattle tail and after hearing about the things that went on,  I wish he was.

 

SO in early JULY we registered our kids at Madison West.     I am so super impressed.    THE  Curriculum rocks!!    IT’S  a damn book of classes to choose from.   They have honor classes which they placed my son in several of those, and they have advanced classes as well.   The number of honors and advanced classes in just incredible.   I am so excited for both of our kids the opportunities are endless at that school.

They also need more math and science to graduate,  why would you not in this day and age require 4 years of science and math and English.

The teacher’s we have met our just up beat, creative, and positive.    UNLIKE some teacher’s in Evansville who you would swear had just come from the dentist, who always have a negative feel to them.

Each student is assigned a counselor and associate principal.   For a school of around 2000 , each student counts and they keep a close eye on all.

 

ONE of the best parts????     THE class sizes!!!    They are between 20-23 per class.    THE SAME as Evansville.    IN  fact in Evansville some classes are bigger than that.    That is just so impressive.

LETS NOT forget the academic clubs after school.   They have more  clubs than sports programs imagine that!!!!

They also have tutoring offered.   Why does Evansville not do some thing like that?   Because teacher’s want to be gone at 3:15, that is why.   They do not want to have to be responsible for organizing youth tutoring programs,  or teacher tutoring programs.

 

 

I am just so excited for our kids.   It is such a big, pleasant change from the failings of the Evansville school district.

 

After seeing what West, and Middleton and Memorial have to offer  Evansville just can not compete.

 

Madison is a short drive away,  I know of several families who drive their kids to Madison daily for school.

I wish we had done this sooner.

They most certainly will get a better education at WEST  than anything we could have hoped for in Evansville.

 

Our kids are so excited and so are we.    Just a good , positive  change.

Where is the love?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2013 by chasinthenews

pri·or·i·ties

1. Precedence, especially established by order of importance or urgency.
2.

a. An established right to precedence.
b. An authoritative rating that establishes such precedence.
3. A preceding or coming earlier in time.
4. Something afforded or deserving prior attention.
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They may be well meaning but the majority of people who are hopping on the fund raising wagon to replace the football equipment, really need to take a good look at themselves.
They can trip over each other, and push each other out of the way to raise money for the football team.  But what about raising some money for some thing that really counts?  Like the school itself.
HOW many years did the T.R.I.S .  roof leak?    It was more than two, because I was at the school board meeting where they were asked how long before the roof would be fixed and it was explained how they had to pay for it out of two different budgets.  DOES anyone else remember all those buckets sitting around the hallways?   The slippery floors where there did not happen to be a bucket.
  HOW many text books does the Junior High not have?
  When was the last time you saw a I PAD in the hands of any students at the school?
Have you seen the curriculum at the high school?   It’s a joke.
WHY are these same business’s who are having fund raisers for a sports program NOT having fund raisers through out the year for the actual school.   I Am not talking about the fund raising the PTO does as they use that money as they please .
Foot ball is fun.  But it is not important.    NONE, not one  of these kids are NFL bound,   MOST will not be college degree bound , because Evansville does a poor job of preparing them for college.
MANY adults need to get their head out of their assex and straighten out their priorities.
IT”S to bad ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT TAKE ACADEMICS AS SERIOUSLY AS IT DOES SPORTS. 
pri·or·i·ties

1. Precedence, especially established by order of importance or urgency.
2.

a. An established right to precedence.
b. An authoritative rating that establishes such precedence.
3. A preceding or coming earlier in time.
4. Something afforded or deserving prior attention.
THIS town has some screwed up priorities .    PUTTING a sport before academics.     IT is just embarrassing.   No wonder why their test scores look like they do.
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