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The Petition of the electors of the Division of Gladstone draws to the attention of the House:
That the State Government of Queensland is selling a parcel of land that has been put aside as the proposed site for a High School in Calliope, 55 Don Cameron Drive, Lot 126, CTN 1493, Parish STOWE, an area of 14.7 Hectares, Zoned COMMUNITY USE.
This is the only remaining parcel of land in the area left for a proposed high school as the Labour Government in 2008 sold the other proposed site.
It would have adverse affects on our community and our future generations to sell this parcel of land for residential development, particularly with the forecast population growth of this area over the next few years, the lack of other available parcels of land and the hours our local children spend each day on a bus to get to school.
The Leesburg High School chorus has been threatened with cancellation should numbers not increase. The chorus department has been a major part in everyones life that has been a part of it. It has done more than created a family for its students but for the whole community.
Many groups await the annual performances of the Leesburg Highschool Chorus including our Madrigal dinner, concerts, and performances throughout the community.
Chorus gives the children a place to relax and be with people that love doing the same thing they do, sing and bring joy to others through dancing and the power of music not just in Leesburg High School but through all of the Lake County Schools.
Building a strong future for Nashville requires a high quality education for all of Nashville's children, regardless of zip code, race, or socioeconomic status. Valor Collegiate Academy intends to provide a world-class, college preparatory experience to students of all backgrounds in Nashville.
Valor teaches a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that is truly personalized for each student. Through a personalized learning plan, each student is encouraged and coached on their path towards acceptance to a four-year college or University. Valor uses rich data to help students grow as scholars and as human beings in a supportive, high expectations community.
Lead Founder Todd Dickson brings over a decade of educational experience to Nashville. He is most recognized for his success with Summit Preparatory Charter in Redwood City, CA. Under his leadership, Summit Prep was named the #118 best public high school in America for the first time in 2008, and the #76 best public high school in 2009. In 2010, Summit was named one of the Top 10 Transformational Schools in the country by Newsweek, and has been featured as an education solution in the nationally acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman.
Nashville’s Metropolitan Board of Public Education will be considering Valor Collegiate Academy's charter application in May of this year. A vital part of their decision will be based on the support of parents throughout the Nashville community. This petition is meant to demonstrate the excitement and support of Nashville parents in having MNPS provide this new opportunity for their children. Through this we hope to show the School Board the positive impact Valor Collegiate Academy will make upon its arrival.
Names and information collected for this petition will not be used for any commercial purposes.
Yesterday, the school announced to Dance Team that we will no longer be having our traditional Fall Pep Rally to ring in the fall/winter sports.
To prove that we, as a student body, are true Liners and want to keep our tradition alive, we are petitioning to the Board of Education to let us have our pep rally.
With permission, we ask that we can alter what would be the Fall Pep Rally, in order to be fair to other students, clubs, parents, and faculty members.
Also, with permission from the Board of Education, we would like to have a Spring Pep Rally to ensure fairness among all sports. Before it is decided to completely give up on the idea of a pep rally, please review all signatures below.
Thank you for your consideration.
Visit this website to read more about the Education cuts in Ontario: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/03/27/toronto-ontario-budget-education.html
The Sweetwater Union High School District has approved for cuts operating budget to cope with the state’s relentless fiscal crisis, and will be laying off bus drivers.
San Ysidro High school currently uses the most buses in the district because of its location and the fact that no sidewalks are provided.
San Ysidro High school currently operates a block schedule Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. depending on the student's and teacher's class schedule.
By implementing a later time frame than the 2011 - 2012 schedule, it will negatively affect San Ysidro High School.
It will negatively affect the people of San Ysidro High School.
It negatively affect those associated to San Ysidro High School.
There will be no After school Programs due to the late end times.
Athletes and those whom are associated in competitive teams and/or clubs will miss more class time, and will result in lower test scores, a lower GPA, and will affect the chances of a student from graduating and entering a College or University of their dreams.
It is immoral how San Ysidro High School the only school in the district to have a starting time from ( 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m ), and promptly have to start even later time with an all class schedule.
The Youth of Prince George’s County Need an Innovative New High School Option!
We, the undersigned, support the effort by Better Blended Learning for Maryland, Inc., a non-profit organization, to develop an innovative new charter high school for Prince George's County students. We call upon Prince George’s County Public Schools to approve the proposed Prince George’s Fusion Public Charter School to open in Fall 2013.
We support the mission of Prince George’s Fusion to maximize academic achievement for students in grades 9-12 throughout Prince George’s County who need an alternative to the traditional classroom.
We are inspired by the vision of Prince George’s Fusion to be the county’s first “blended learning” charter high school, bringing together caring teachers, 21st century technology, and a safe, small school environment all focused on student success. We understand that Prince George’s Fusion students will take an individualized, focused program of courses that provides what they personally need for graduation and beyond, benefitting from the attention of both face-to-face and online educators who will carefully track their progress and provide real-time feedback to students and their parents.
We concur with this school’s belief is that all students – even those who have struggled previously - can thrive through a top-quality, personalized learning program that creates real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community. We understand the urgency of integrating timeless academics with cutting-edge Information Age skills to ensure students’ success in college, career and life, as Prince George’s Fusion promises to do.
In schools some students want to learn other languages other than japanese, hawaiian, spanish. Most students would rather learn filipino or others like french, korean, etc.
Its not fair that you threw the Senior Project on us our Junior Year. Some of us have jobs we work to make a living.
We don't have time for 20 service hours with a mentor. Some of us go to school for 8 hours, and then go straight to work for 7-8 hours, and don't get home until close to midnight. When do we have time for Senior Project?
I would say we could quit our jobs that we have been working at for years, but we cant do that if we are trying to pay bills, and make a living!
I just think that they should of started it for the starting class of Freshman that come in, so they have time to plan, and wont have jobs, and stuff to worry about.
Plus, we don't have money to just throw out for a project. I really don't want to throw $100 out for a grade, PLUS all our senior class fees. It's ridiculous. Sure its a good idea for an assignment, but you cant throw it on us and expect us to change everything about our lives just to pass English 4, I cant guarantee that the drop out, and failing rate is going to sky rocket.
Just simply take it away and give it to the class of 2015, and tell them now, so they know what to expect. You've already changed enough for the class of 2012.
This year Ardrey Kell has fought hard to start their own chapter of a Gay-Straight Alliance in their school. After much hard work, they have had the success of forming a reliable club in which gay, straight, bisexual, and transgendered youth all collaborate in an effort to provide a stable, safe, and productive environment for LGBT youth and their straight allies.
In their short lifespan the AK GSA has contributed in many ways to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district including, but not limited to:
-Joining together existing, nearby GSA's in our school district and networking them, something that has never been done before.
-Creating many successful inter-GSA social events that have brought awareness to many LGBT issues, such as: anti-bullying, harassment, trans-issues, gay-issues, teen suicides, LGBT rights, and the growth and importance of an educated youth.
- A committed team of students who find the opportunity to interact with similar, like-minded youth in a positive, and productive manner.
11. Keep the Art
The school board and administration at Hobson Public School in Hobson, MT (http://www.hobson.k12.mt.us/joomla) is calling for the need to eliminate art programs in the high school curriculum.
They feel that the art program is an excuse for students to avoid doing actual work. However art has proven to be therapeutic and involve deeper trains of creative thought, and encouraging creativity in students is one of the reasons that keeps them coming to school. Art programs have proven to reduce stress levels in students as well as give them an outlet for necessary creative thought.
Many schools in cities across the country have eliminated art programs and faced the consequences of higher drop out rates. Since art has therapeutic effects such as eliminating anxiety and lifting depression, as well as rejuvenating the mind and body; Montana (who has the highest teen suicide rate in the nation) should utilize the effects art programs have on teenage minds.
148 New Jersey high school football teams played during the 2010 Thanksgiving Day/holiday period.
These 74 games represent approximately 25% of school districts statewide in 19 counties with tens of thousands attending consisting of student-athletes, cheerleaders, marching band performers, students, alumni, families and local residents who gather together on this national holiday.
Certain teams have established annual rivalries since 1906!
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association,
("NJSIAA"), is strongly considering plans for adoption of legislation to expand its state football tournament playoff schedule to crown a single champion in each of the four public Groups (I, II, III, IV).
These plans would require scheduling additional calendar periods allowing more teams to be bracketed.
To accomplish this near term goal (2013) certain conversations, discussions, schemes and proposals have included the elimination, unilaterally, of any and all existing Thanksgiving Day or holiday football games.
What's the explanation for terminating these games and traditions?
Thanksgiving Day games occupy a strategic calendar period that could be used to schedule state playoff games.
For some Thanksgiving Day games and traditions are "old-school", passe and meaningless. Thanksgiving Day games are an obstacle to those who seek to "modernize" and monetize interscholastic athletics.
But at what cost?
Thanksgiving Day high school football for many schools and communities is a prized cultural asset, providing an identity and a beloved element of the local quality of life.
Traditions should not and can not be trampled, dismantled or legislated into extinction by outsiders who have neither the respect, appreciation or sensitivity for these 148 distinct communities.
Thanksgiving Day high school football should not fall victim to the greed, administrative arrogance and egos of those who need to expand playoff calendar brackets.
Soccer, Football, Basketball are all sports that can be played at High Schools. These sports can have fee prices from $150-$275 just for being able to play the sport.
The fee prices vary depending on the sport, The question we may ask ourselves is "what if we do not have this amount of money?. Does this mean we can not play?" Hundreds of children across Canada aren't able to engage in school sports due to the expensive fees that follow. having to pay sports fees may not seem like a big issue to students.
This is because majority of the students do not pay out of their own pockets. If we do not lower sports fees prices, there will be no school teams left within the next 10 years.
In support of Granada Hills Charter High School's efforts to spread its success to the new High School in Granada Hills - Valley Region High School #4 (VRHS#4).
Students at Castlewood High school are only allowed one school dance a year and that is homecoming. Why are we limited to that one experience a year? We understand that DJ costs maybe be high and something that stands in the way of having more then one dance but we are willing to go without a DJ.
Most of the us students have ipods and the North gym is equipped to play them. We also could get other students to work a concession stand if need be. And funds could go to getting supplies for other dances. Parents could chaperone these dances as well.
While teens have known this for a long time, recent studies have begun to show that teens have irregular sleep patterns which are caused by biological factors and need to be accommodated by their schedules. These sleep patterns are regularly disturbed by the time that they are required to wake up. Teenagers need from 8 and one-half to 9 and one-half hours of sleep per night.
The vast majority do not receive this amount. It is biologically normal for teenagers to have trouble falling asleep before 11:00. On a schedule where they got to bed at 10:00, a teenager would have to wake up at 7:00 to get the recommended 9 hours of sleep. One might argue that a student could wake up at 7:00, since school starts at 7:30, however there are many things that a student has to do in the morning. These include eating breakfast, picking out clothes for the day, packing a lunch, packing athletic gear, filling up a water bottle, checking that all school supplies are packed, and brushing teeth. Students who take showers in the morning, ride their bikes, or walk to school need to wake up even earlier. Some wake up at 6:00 or before. Even with a bed time of 10:00, that is only 8 hours of sleep. So on a good day, teenagers still do not get enough rest time. The following is a quote from the National Sleep Foundation website discussing the results of their study concerning teenage sleep patterns.
"The National Sleep Foundation's 2006 Sleep in America poll found that America's adolescents (6th-12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress through their teen years. According to our study -
* Just one in five adolescents get an optimal nine hours of sleep on school nights; nearly one-half (45%) sleep less than eight hours on school nights.
* More than half of adolescents report feeling too tired or sleepy during the day.
* More than half of adolescents say they know they get less sleep than they need to feel their best.
* Nine out of 10 parents believe their adolescent is getting enough sleep at least a few nights during the school week, leaving an "awareness gap" between parents and teens."
This article describes the effects of pushing back school start times in Minnesota from 7:15 to 8:40. A study of the results of this action shows that students experienced:
"* less likelihood of experiencing depressed moods;
* reduced likelihood for tardiness;
* reduced absenteeism;
* better grades;
* reduced risk of fall asleep car crashes; and
* reduced risk of metabolic and nutritional deficits associated with insufficient sleep, including obesity."
As a former student at Lincoln Southeast High School, I know of, and am ashamed of how many times I heard the phrase "that's so gay" to describe a student's dislike of an assignment a teacher was handing out. It is very derogatory towards the LGBT students when a phrase like that is used.
Sirdeaner Walker survives her son Carl Walker-Hoover, who died by suicide after enduring constant bullying at school.
44.1 percent of LGBT students reported being physically harassed at school.
60.8 percent of LGBT students felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.
Check out www.thinkb4youspeak.com for more information.
Hi were a couple of local mums that live in tatura that feel a high school in Tatura is very well needed.
How many of us that have children that have to get the bus to go to a high
school out of town?
And if any of these children miss the bus the next one from Tatura is about 10:05am ,but then once they get to mooroopna or shepparton then they have to also somehow get to school from there. unless we just drive them to school (what a pain ha!)
Or say your child has two free periods in the morning. well yes once again were stuck either driving them or organizing for them to get to school or they could just hang around the school for a couple of hours till there next class starts (I don't think so!!)
How easy and safer would it be for our children to attend a high school in Tatura. We have three local primary schools and Harston primary a few kms out the road not to mention duhuringle, murchison, ardmona, merrigum and toolamba primary school that surround the tatura area, which will easily make up the numbers needed to run the school. SO why not support this plan of action?
Thank you everyone for your support.
The parcel tax will help preserve the quality of education in Saratoga High School. Due to the deficit of about 2 million dollars in Saratoga High, classes are being cut and class sizes are increasing.
20. Keep Knight Time
Knight time is a studious place where students in Evans High School take time to further increase their depth in knowledge. They study, learn, communicate, and complete make-up work.
This is a wonderful where students relieve stresses of high school. This is the best time for students to collaborate and achieve the best quality work on group projects not possible outside of this learning establishment.
In the past Barnum High School has employed a State Licensed Guidance Counselor. During the past two years Barnum High School has used a Dean of Students (who is a certified teacher/not educated or licensed as a Guidance Counselor) to fulfill the duties of a Guidance Counselor. The Barnum High School Students deserve a Licensed Guidance Counselor.
The hiring of a Guidance Counsellor is already in the Operating Budget of the school. This change will not eliminate any jobs as the teacher acting as a "Dean of Students" is tenured and will revert back to her teaching duties (without loss of pay or grade). Barnum High School Staff and Students deserve the immediate hiring of a Licensed Guidance Counselor.
The Perry Bullpen is seeking support in attempting to re-name our High School Baseball Field in the name of Head Coach Frank Gamble. Coach Gamble has coached in Ohio for 37 years and 20 years at Perry. He is in the Top 10 in the state in total wins as a coach (537), belongs to 4 Ohio High School baseball Halls of Fame, has a .614 winning percentage while at Perry, has the Top 12 most winning seasons in Perry History and 15 of the top 20 seasons.
Additionally Coach Gamble has led the charge in raising of $500,000 in financial support for our baseball program. This includes (New lights, New dugouts, Fencing, Batting Cages, Score Board, Grass Seed, Replacement dirt, Brick Dust, New Concession Stand and much more) We would like to petition the Perry School Board for approval in renaming our field in Coach Gambles honor.
I'd like for any student who goes to Jennings County High School who is willing to support the right to wear piercings at school to sign.
Wayne County High School is using curriculum (required/optional reading) that has vulgar language, "Adult" subject matter, and explicitly sexual language: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.
Wayne County School Board should remove "The Kite Runner" from curriculum use in any school (High School or below) as evidenced by this content:
P 7 men giving sexual gestures to a boy and using the word c**t
p75 homosexual rape of a young boy described in detail
p 77 "quick rythmic grunts"
p 78 describes blood on his pants and between his legs after the rape
p 89 g*dd**n
p 91 thinking about the rape "...droplets of blood staining the snow..."
p 92 g*dd**n twice on this page
p 178 f**king unfair
p 179 refers to women as meat and g*dd**n
p 179 f**k 'em
p 233 g*dd**n
p 256 an orphanage selling children for men's pleasure
p 269-272 describes in great detail a stoning during an intercession on soccer field
p 277 describes going door to door killing people in front of their families. Then the families were killed as well if they tried to drag them in so the dogs would not eat them (literally)
p 280 a boy is dressed as a belly dancer and made to perform for the rapist who then slides his hand "up and down the child's belly"--"Up and down, gently, slowly"
p 310 describes blood dropping from the seat of the boy's pants
In the past Tivy High School Seniors have had the option to submit what photos to use for their Senior Pictures.
Tivy High School graduating class of 2010 believes they too should be able to have this opportunity.
The dropout rates today are climbing to record heights. I am a Canadian Youth who is dumbstruck at the amount of crime in today's society that can be remedied by enacting a law that students MUST Receive their Highschool diplomas before leaving highschool behind forever.
I believe that a full education is one of the stepping stones to a better society.
On a Wednesday morning on August 5th, 2009, numerous students of Henderson County High School were sent home or otherwise disciplined for violations of the dress code, including but not limited to: Piercings, tattoos, and torn clothing. The reasoning behind this code, as stated by the staff of said school, is because such things are a distraction to classmates. This is, quite simply, untrue. All of these things are commonplace in this day and age, therefore lacking any significant ability to distract peers.
What is incredibly distracting, however, are arms wrapped in duct tape to cover tattoos, pants with shiny silver duct tape patchjobs to cover the slightest of tears and adhesive bandages covering eyebrows, lips, and other piercings. Far more distracting, and in opposition to the educational purpose of the school, is having to sit in an office for hours on end - missing classtime in the process - over something so trivial as a torn pair of pants rendering one's kneecap visible.
For the past four years, such things as piercings and tattoos have been allowed. The same applies to torn clothing (granted, within limits) and colored hair. For four years, these things provided no significant distraction. It is a far more potent distraction to have the students all wrapped in tape and bandages - and it certainly doesn't help them focus on academic work if they're all riled up over the dress code rules.
Taking into consideration the counterproductive nature of the current dress code, as outlined in the preamble of this petition, I move that the school board review these rules of dress as quickly as possible and REMOVE them. The distractions of the school's so-called "disciplinary procedures" are far greater than the distraction of a couple of rings in one's lip - a sight which is all too common to students these days, thus bringing its alleged status as a "distraction" into serious question. Henderson County High School is a public school - not a private school - and therefore should not have such strict guidelines. The sole role, in practice if not in theory, of this code is angering students and parents alike, keeping students out of class to deal with petty "disciplinary" issues, and rendering the HCHS building void of any and all physical signs of individuality and free expression.
Such trivial obsession over the students' physical appearance distracts from their education. Pulling students out of important classes for hours at a time does nothing to prepare them for the real world nor does it allow them to complete any work. If you check the planners students are required to carry, there are two to five lines - possibly one full page, tops - discussing the school's standards and goals for education. The remaining ten or twenty pages related to school conduct are devoted mostly to discipline - at least three pages of which is in regard to the dress code. A school is supposed to be an educational establishment, not a conformity-obsessed discipline center.
The staff and school board - along with whoever else aided in the formation of these new rules - clearly have their priorities out of order. As many members of the HCHS staff have pointed out themselves, there will be plenty of time to take part in a uniformed work-collective during one's career, so why eliminate what individuality is available during school years?
This is the day of tomorrow! Read the petition!
On May 8, 2009, Ms. April Terry (a.k.a. "Box") was informed she would no longer be teaching sports medicine classes at Flathead High School. FHS Administration's reason: "to make room for a coach/teacher". Athletics over Academics?!
Many FHS students, parents & staff are disconcerted about this turn of events, because without Ms. Terry's valued leadership, the sports medicine classes at FHS will most likely be discontinued. However, Ms. Terry is being allowed to continue teaching sports medicine classes at Glacier H.S.
Glacier over Flathead?
The sports medicine curriculum taught by Ms. Terry serves as an excellent stepping stone for students interested in pursuing a medical professions career. Many students taking her class, say they like going to her class because "Box makes learning fun". Ms. Terry also assists FHS athletic trainer Mike Graf provide quality, medical care to FHS students.
Robert E. Lee High School is a public school located in Montgomery, Alabama. They have been given a bad reputation over the past few years but the school itself is wonderful and has many great people. Though, they do not have a Gay-Straight Alliance [GSA].
This petition is encouraging a GSA in the school to help those who must hide who they are, and those who have no one to turn to.
A GSA would create a safe and welcoming environment for students to go and be accepted openly regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It would also give students the chance to participate in LGBT community events such as the Day of Silence, National Coming Out Day, and No Name Calling Week.
The group itself doesn't even have to be named "Gay-Straight Alliance," due to the misconceptiont that this is only a dating service for LGBT teens.
Many other names are avaliable, such as "Project Rainbow," "Pride Alliance," "Common Ground," "Coexist", "Spectrum," or even the "Straight-Gay Alliance." It is possible to come up with other creative names, but these are simply suggestions.
As a sophmore attending Lee High School, and an LGBT teen myself, I personally feel there is no where to turn within the school for advice or solace. I feel alone and constantly question if maybe there are others like me? The idea for a GSA came to me because there might jsut be other students who seek help, or agree [even if they are straight] that LGBT people are equal and there should be no violence towards them. I am a member of the Lee P.A.W.S. Club which is all about animals, so I do have experience with clubs.
My ultimate goals for the GSA would be to promote acceptance throughout the school, prevent violence against other LGBT students, promote and encourage participation in fun and active events, notice those straight people who do accept LGBT people for who they are,and to give a safe place to LGBT students where they can come together for help, advice, and community activities.