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HELP FIND LISA HELMS!

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Graduation!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 4, 2014 by chasinthenews

 

 

We are getting ready for and are so excited for our daughter!!!  She will be graduating on June 14th from Madison West!!!!

So many memories ..  I keep thinking of her the first day of kindergarten.    I told her I was going to pull that picture out for her graduation party.

She does not find that funny.

Madison West has just been such an awe some experience for her.    They offer so much.

It has been such a strong, positive experience for her.

We are very proud of her.    She worked very hard this year to get where she need to go , to reach the goals she has set.

 

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As graduation has gotten closer .  Even though we are no longer in Evansville.   We have talked a lot  about the two classmates that passed away from Evansville.

Two class mates that should have graduated with the Evansville Class of 2014 .

Our hearts break for their families as this must be a very difficult time.

 

They will continue to be in our thoughts and prays.

 

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Parent: Why I can’t ‘in good conscience’ leave my kids in public school

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 4, 2014 by chasinthenews

 

 

I will remind everyone that public schools put them selves in that place.   IF schools including, Evansville were not graduating kids who can not read and write at grade level.

Clearly all schools have done it for years.     Public schools have taken money from the government year after year without having to prove they are accomplishing any thing.

They are now being held accountable.   Teacher’s are finally being held accountable.   They do not like it .

What is the best way to measure success of our students?    I am not sure there is one solid answer to that.   But to do nothing is not an option.

 

 

 

Parent: Why I can’t ‘in good conscience’ leave my kids in public school.

Heartbreaking video shows how bullying affects 8-year-old girl; third-grader starts campaign to support bullied kids – NY Daily News

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2014 by chasinthenews

 

THIS is the Evansville School District Exactly.   They tell the kids to ignore it.  They tell the kids not to talk about it.( which by the way is illegal, it’s called ‘intimidating a witness.)  They blame the victim.    We know this for a fact as we went to Scott Everson and Brian Cashore over and over and they did nothing.  They did nothing except to tell our daughter to ignore it .   A couple of her friends also went to Cashore and Everson about bullying complaints and were also told to ignore it.  One being threatened with the police.

 

The Evansville School District, Wi  does a horrible job with bullying issues.  Always has, always will be they are nothing but bullies themselves.

 

Some teachers and staff at the Evansville High School are also bullies.   They can really be quite cruel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartbreaking video shows how bullying affects 8-year-old girl; third-grader starts campaign to support bullied kids – NY Daily News.

Security and communication from the Evansville School District.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by chasinthenews

 

 

One of the questions on the recent survey was about how you feel the Evansville School District does a good job communicating.  I believe it also asked how you would want communication from the Evansville School District.??   I think it asked how,  its been a while.

I was telling a friend that I have been absolutely shocked at how  well Madison Schools communicate with parents compared to Evansville.  When there is some thing they want us to know they  email the information to us,  put out a robo call with the information, and mail us a letter.    They are doing their best to miss no one.  Because sadly not everyone has a phone or internet connection.  So they cover it all the way around.  They try to miss no one.

I giggled when I first get the email, then robo call, then a day or two later a letter in the mail.   But at least they are trying.   The Evansville School District has done a poor job of even trying to communicate with parents.

One of the last things that happened while our son was going to McKenna Middle School was it was time for parent teacher conferences.  I had no idea.  Why?  Because we had gotten nothing from them.   When I asked about why I never got a letter I was told  ”  ______ is doing really well , we do not need to see you.  ”    I was stunned.  What if I had questions and wanted to see them?   Parents had no say in this ?

But the point being is I did not even know about parent teacher conferences because no letter came home , no email,   no phone call.

Schools can not just trust kids to bring things home.  They know better than that.    They need to make more of an effort.  It’s not a hard thing to do. They have just never felt the need to do it.   The attitude seems to be the less parents know the better.

 

I am hoping with a new board members , to back up some of the board members  who have tried to bring change.    It will finally happen.

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Recently while talking with one of the principals at Madison West I told them that I feel that my kids are as safe at Madison West  as they ever were in Evansville.

Madison West High School is a school of over 4000 students,   and my kids are as safe or safer than they were in Evansville.

Quite simply they are.    Madison West and other Madison schools put a lot of time and money into security.

From the survey results we know people in Evansville would back security up dates.

What I do not understand is why so many adults/parents have such a hard time of understanding they have to check in at the office before walking any where in the school.

I absolutely hope that the Evansville School District does put in some sort of buzzer/security system so know one gets in to the schools with out some one knowing there is a non-staff/student person in the building.   There are several other security issues they could implement that would not be that expensive .

Like locks on all classroom doors.   When my son and daughter were going to J.C. Mckenna I was surprised to learn teachers could not even lock them selves in their own classroom’s if there was an emergency.

Security is so important I hope if this question ends up on the referendum the people of Evansville fully support it.   How can you not?

 

Did you go to see the Addams family ?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 6, 2014 by chasinthenews

I have only heard, wonderful positive things , and the kids did a fantastic job.   It amazes me for the size of Evansville and truly how little Evansville has to offer.

How time after time they pull off and put on wonderful musicals.  I have said for years that drama/theatre group/bands/art students are some of the most talented around Evansville.

It is the strongest pull to Evansville .

 

 

Congratulations to all who participated,  and Congratulations to all who got to go.  Who were lucky enough to get tickets.

 

A thank you to all who worked behind the scenes to make this possible.

Thank You Carolyn Veek Courtesy of the Evansville Review. Subject :4K and Lazy Parents.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 27, 2014 by chasinthenews

IMG_0001                         This is what I have said all along.   LAZY PARENTS THINK they need 4k.   Lazy, Lazy, unmotivated parents.    The only positive thing about Evansville now having 4k is they can STOP talking about 4k.

SO NOW that Evansville has 4k we will all expect and are entitled to see GREAT things.  Top of chart test scores,  responsible, outgoing, social children..  Children graduating early because 4k has just given them that much of a boost.

 

Because you know 4K  is going to save the world.  O.K.  maybe not the world,  but the Evansville School District.

What a joke.

 

Thank you to Kelly Gildner as well for publishing that because it’s not to often anymore that she publishes letter to the editors.  She is picky about the letters she publishes.  So thank you to her.

 

 

This letter to the editor is from the Evansville Review the week of April 21st 2014

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