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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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® Steve November 15, 2013 at 04:59 pm
My signature is a symbol. Really.... Weak ....argument. I learned cursive in 2nd grade, never usedRead More it preferred legible printing and can still sign my name, which is a symbol thingy.
CowDung November 15, 2013 at 05:01 pm
Prince?
® Steve November 15, 2013 at 05:03 pm
Not that close of one. But better than Obama's penis signature.
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CowDung November 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm
It seems rather sexist to suggest that one "Be aware of what your son is watching."
Luke November 7, 2013 at 12:40 am
Not if your son is a girl!
® Steve November 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm
Catherine never responded to my email. She has an agenda to follow
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Bob McBride November 2, 2013 at 08:42 am
The schools shouldn't have to do this. Its another in a long list of responsibilities parents haveRead More abdicated and dumped on schools. This is the typical "first world problem" that can't be blamed on poverty, lack of jobs, the supposed demise of the middle class and all the other social and economic phenomenon we've come to accept as an excuse for lack of personal responsibility. The same people who gripe about funding not increasing at sufficient levels feel perfectly fine, as does the author of this article, with the school districts picking up the tabs to provide the kind of monitoring they, themselves, should be doing. Then, to top it off, they want to hold the schools responsible for some sort of "balance" between the students' right to privacy and providing the service they refuse to provide on their own. Watch out for your own kid. Take the time to learn about what they're doing, what they're using and teach them wrong from right. Just because you're busy doesn't mean the schools or the rest of society have to take up the slack when it comes to parenting your kids.
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CowDung October 21, 2013 at 04:32 pm
"I get home at 7 p.m. each night..." I think you found the reason why the scheduleRead More doesn't add up. My kids don't have any problem getting their 10-11 hours of sleep every night. They also don't spend 9 hours a day in, or getting ready for school.
N. Peske October 2, 2013 at 07:54 am
Looking forward to this documentary--the trailer's very entertaining! One of reasons mindfulnessRead More training has become so popular is because of a 2011 study by researchers at Harvard showing that in just 8 weeks, mindfulness practice makes changes in the brain observable on an MRI--you actually grow parts of your brain associated with memory, self-regulation, empathy, etc. Original research article: http://www.psyn-journal.com/article/S0925-4927%2810%2900288-X/abstract Summary: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110121144007.htm
CowDung October 2, 2013 at 03:55 pm
Sounds like a good thing to me. Not sure why they are delaying the program at Atwater if the LakeRead More Bluff 'experiment' went so well. They don't mention any plan to bring it to the Middle School though--I wonder why not?
N. Peske October 3, 2013 at 08:25 am
I believe all that's being considered but they have to work with scheduling. If you missed theRead More documentary, it's quite entertaining and eye opening. It focused on kids who had behavior problems and had a lot of emotional stressors. The progress they made in a very short time was so inspiring. We also had some of the elementary school kids and their teacher lead us in doing some mindfulness practice. GREAT program! More more more of it, please!
CowDung October 1, 2013 at 04:47 pm
Seems a bit odd that the headline spotlights the performance of the swimmers, but in the actualRead More story they aren't mentioned until after the reports on soccer, volleyball and JV football.
ann tisdale October 2, 2013 at 08:02 am
Shorewood H.S. girls XC team finished FIRST at the Griak in 2009 Patch said 8th was best finishRead More ever...NOT so.
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Bob McBride September 23, 2013 at 03:30 pm
And we've managed to successfully export a good chunk of it to other countries, many of whom haveRead More their own versions of the same thing. Voyeurism isn't exclusive to US audiences.
Travis Bickle September 23, 2013 at 04:03 pm
American Idol and The X Factor actually were created in Europe and adapted for American audiences.
Bob McBride September 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm
And actually the picture above is from the French primetime hit, "Le Cherie Bu Bu".
Bob McBride September 14, 2013 at 09:41 am
Maybe somewhere else, Margaret, but in WI there have been so many rallies and protests inRead More "support of public education" that one more is going to be a drop in the bucket. If you overuse something, it looses it's effectiveness. That being said, if it makes you feel like you're doing something positive by marching from the North Side to the South Side through Norquist's wasteland, have at it.
Bob McBride September 14, 2013 at 09:42 am
Maybe somewhere else, Margaret, but in WI there have been so many rallies and protests inRead More "support of public education" that one more is probably going to go mostly unnoticed. If you overuse something, it looses it's effectiveness. That being said, if it makes you feel like you're doing something positive by marching from the North Side to the South Side through Norquist's wasteland, have at it.
Bob McBride September 14, 2013 at 09:55 am
Maybe somewhere else, Margaret, but in WI there have been so many rallies and protests inRead More "support of public education" that one more is probably going to go mostly unnoticed. If you overuse something, it loses it's effectiveness. That being said, if it makes you feel like you're doing something positive by marching from the North Side to the South Side through Norquist's wasteland, have at it.
Bob McBride August 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I don't think they can do that, however perhaps they could word it as "no odd hires which mightRead More frighten people who don't feel comfortable speaking up about it."
Gregg August 15, 2013 at 01:42 pm
I was at the school board meeting and there were plenty of people that spoke up. Whether peopleRead More there liked it or not, the board did vote unanimously to offer the job to Marc, Republican or not. To say that if you're a Republican there's no need to apply is ridiculous as one did and was offered the job. No one except Marty and Marc know exactly why he turned down the offer. Did he not feel he'd be welcomed and accepted as the business manager here and that's why he turned it down. Maybe, but to generalize and say that the school district would never let a Republican be a part of the administrative staff has already been disproven.
CowDung August 15, 2013 at 01:45 pm
I don't think that the issue would be with the school district itself, I think it's more an issueRead More with the closed mindedness of some in the Shorewood community.
Shorewood High School principal candidate Natalie Collins meets with the community Monday night. (Photo: Mark Maley)
N. Peske August 4, 2013 at 08:56 am
I see from Superintendent Lexmond's letter to stakeholders that the field for principal wasRead More broadened because of parental concerns that we were rushing the process to get someone in place by the start of school, and had not been presented with 2 candidates. Second, he says we'll be hiring a permanent vice principal but looking for an interim principal for the year, probably a retired principal. All that makes sense to me.
The Donny Show August 5, 2013 at 08:03 am
Something smells VERY FISHY! Sounds to me like they had two finalists simply to say they had twoRead More (and the OTHER one was the chosen candidate). When the dropout left they were left with their pants around their ankles and not sure what to do. A female finalist looked good on paper but they wanted the other candidate.
Tron August 8, 2013 at 02:20 pm
Irrespective of your criticism of the timeline, a hidden agenda, fish or ankles, it is a real shameRead More that a viable and experienced candidate, who met exceedingly high standards is left out in the cold. I find aprocess in which a candidate was effectively "shelved" as a result of an HR blunder to be dishonest, irresponsible, insensitive, and, above all, dishonorable. It is one thing to be second best to a great candidate who will hopefully lead our district to new heights. To be disqualified as a result of a process flaw is an entirely different circumstance. Nice job Lexma!
Shorewood High School principal finalist gets close and personal with residents at a meeting Monday night at the school.
Believe July 30, 2013 at 09:29 am
@CowDung - I think the fact that she has a PhD makes her a much more viable candidate than someoneRead More who merely took honors classes in high school.
CowDung July 30, 2013 at 09:37 am
That goes without saying, doesn't it? People with nothing more than a high school education (honorsRead More classes or not) rarely apply for a principal position. The PhD almost always would almost always get the job over them.
Believe July 30, 2013 at 10:49 am
I understand what you're saying, I'm just trying to point out the fact that even though she wasn'tRead More an "honors kid", she still seems very educated and successful. From what I heard it sounds like she could do a lot for SHS.
Welcome New Neighbors Program July 30, 2013 at 08:00 am
How do we know marc duff is ALEC connected?
Jenny Heyden July 30, 2013 at 08:01 am
Rodney - how would ALEC ties make a difference in who the business manager is? Do you think he wouldRead More show his "true colors" on the job, and how?
Margaret Schmidt July 31, 2013 at 05:21 pm
Any news on the decision about the candidate?
LookingUp April 28, 2013 at 04:31 am
There was a board member who recently resigned, who, after the days/minutes fiasco, repeatedly urgedRead More McCann to compile a checklist of Wisconsin statutes applicable to schools and ensure that school administrators knew the statutes that applied to them. McCann wouldn't do it. None of the other board members supported that board member's efforts to get the district administrators knowledgable about the statutes. No wonder the district can't get it's act straight
Bob McBride July 11, 2013 at 01:25 pm
Summer reruns?
CowDung July 11, 2013 at 01:28 pm
Seems like normal procedure for Patch. They definitely like recycling...
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