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I live across from Franklin Elementry, we already have issues with people smoking and throwing their spent cigarettes in our street and yard because they're not allowed to smoke on school property, what is GARÇO going to do with their employees who smoke?We witness school employees throwing spent cigarettes all the time!
I see questions asked about academic summer programs, summer school, tutoring, etc - parents wanting info on what is available. You say to ask the school counselor. I have asked mine, that person has "really no idea", and nothing available at that particular middle school over the summer. So where do we turn now? (I have emailed the principal of Chase too, with no return email!)
Who does the mowing @ Chase M.S and weed control i'd would fire the company and get a new one.The weeds all around the curbs looks like ugly.The school has a great view coming in the drive way.lastyear the ground looked a lot better when i droped my son off.But this year when I drop my sons off not so GOOD.
I have a job/school related question. I am inquiring about teaching. I am planning on getting my degree in teaching and was trying to decide if I should apply to WGU(an online college) I was told to ask if the school districts in my area will accept student teachers from this particular school. They are fully accredited but I wanted to verify. If not I will attend Whitworth University.
What type of opportunities are provided in the primary schools (K-6) for 6th grade students to spend a morning or day visiting their neighborhood middle school program as the 6th grade year ends. How do the opportunities differ if the student attends one of the designated K-8 programs? What is the recommended course of action for a student in an K-8 program (who is leaving to attend a middle school) to be provided with a comparable experience.
With all of the bullying/suicides that have been tragically happening in our school community, what else can be done? There is an amazing YouTube channel that would be great to show to our students starting at 6th grade or even younger... Champion of Choices. There are such powerful stories that put bullying and suicide in perspective and what effects it really has. Who would be the person to present this to to possibly get this in our schools?
I just got a fund run request from my children's elementary to "raise funds for upgraded technology in the Computer Lab, which will be available to students in every grade". Isn't this paid for by the levy/bond dollars that was voted for and passed? Last year they had a fund run to get a specific program (IXL) for all the kids to help support their learning. It seems that these are costs that should be paid/budgeted for without coming to the parents.
My sons second grade teacher keeps telling me he is Mentally disabled. The Vice principal tells me if I don't medicate my child he will end up a heroin addict like her son. The school psychologist offers a different diagnosis altogether. Are teachers able to diagnose children with life long mental disabilities?
My wife is disabled and the same cars block her access to our home each day on 15th. Sometimes I take car out of carriage to ensure she can use walk way. I understand the leisure of parking right outside school door but it brings the question that if the teachers are to lazy to walk from assigned parking lot how are they not to lazy to teach?
Is it true that Lewis and Clark will be only selling prom tickets to "approved" students and that some seniors will be denied based on fees and fines, teacher comments, and any other issues? If so, why wouldn't you send a notice out to parents before we spent money on clothing and rentals? Is there a policy that we can refer too?
Yesterday my fifth grader learned about condoms and abstinence in his sexual education class. He still half believes in Santa Claus. Is this really part of the curriculum? My understanding was that the class would be an introduction to sexuality, not a "how to" class. I never even saw a notice that this class was taking place all week long. Where can I find the exact curriculum as to be what is being taught.
Hi there, we are moving to Spokane this summer and I am not finding when school registration is for the next school year is. My son is going to be in first grade. I haven't been able to find an email address or a phone number to ask this. Hopefully you can help me out! Thanks!
There are many restrictions on what students can use the internet for while at school while on school computers, making it very difficult to research for assignments. For example, researching for my arguementive essay about sexual education was very difficult. Students aren't even able to access educational videos on YouTube while on the schools computers,While on school wifi I tried to post a question on here about the filters and restrictions but I wasn't able to post it. Is there any time the school district will work on these issues? These restrictions have made research very difficult for me and many other high schoolers.
What is the next plan for elementary schools that are overenrolled? I received an email regarding this problem only after the Spokesman reported it (though the numbers have been there since school started). I find it interesting that the district only chose to address it after the paper wrote about it. Then, a few days later I find out that the plan they proposed, for 5th graders to go to the middle school was shot down (as it should have been--you can't throw this on parents and kids with 6 months notice). So what is the next step? What is being done to alleviate this problem? There has been total silence for the last month on the issue. Will my kindergartener be in a class of 27 throughout her elementary career when the state mandate is moving toward 17?