Clarkton parents Wake Up!

Clarkton parents Wake Up!

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alumni

Kennett, MO

#1 Sep 15, 2012
Did the parents know that Coach Beckwith is screaming at kids during lunch and making threats to hit them? The man does not control his anger, and waves a paddle around threatening kids. Phillip Harrison knows about it and approves it and our kids deserve better. When my kid gets hit because he said one word during lunch time, KFVS will show up on Clarkton's door step and probably the ACLU. Wake up parents!!!!!!!
Yep

Bernie, MO

#2 Sep 15, 2012
Did you know that everything your kids tell you about what goes on at school is not the true picture??? Wake up parents! You are raising a generation of kids who do not respect authority and maybe some of them NEED to be yelled at! Cafeterias are usually loud so maybe he just needs to be heard! I am pretty sure if the students do what they are supposed to do there isn't a problem. The problem in school systems these days is the students run to mommy and daddy who run to the school whining that Little Johnny was mistreated. Have you gone to the school and actually discussed this issue with the administration? My guess is NOT! Get all the facts before you make a blatant statement on topix. Oh, and by the way, the Missouri Supreme Court has passed legislation stating that paddling in school is legal as long as the district has a policy in place!
alumni

Kennett, MO

#3 Sep 15, 2012
The issue is not paddling. These are not accusations. This is what is happening. The man has an assault record and he is waving a paddle around, threatening to hit kids. By the way, when you have to scream and threaten, you have already lost the battle. I scratch my head, and wonder why the parents at Clarkton don't take action and stand up? and why would they allow their kids to be treated this way? And even more puzzling ...why would you defend and man who has been fired for anger problems and has an assalut rercord? Could it be that the school board and Mr. Harrison approve of this? THE KIDS AT CLARKTON DESERVE BETTER!!!!!!!!
Yep wrote:
Did you know that everything your kids tell you about what goes on at school is not the true picture??? Wake up parents! You are raising a generation of kids who do not respect authority and maybe some of them NEED to be yelled at! Cafeterias are usually loud so maybe he just needs to be heard! I am pretty sure if the students do what they are supposed to do there isn't a problem. The problem in school systems these days is the students run to mommy and daddy who run to the school whining that Little Johnny was mistreated. Have you gone to the school and actually discussed this issue with the administration? My guess is NOT! Get all the facts before you make a blatant statement on topix. Oh, and by the way, the Missouri Supreme Court has passed legislation stating that paddling in school is legal as long as the district has a policy in place!
Yep

Bernie, MO

#4 Sep 15, 2012
I never defended the man. I just stated my opinions and asked if you have been to the administration. You did now answer that question. I doubt very seriously that he has an assault charge or he would not have been hired unless he was found not guilty. There is a difference in being charged with something and being found guilty of something. How do you know he has been fired for anger issues? Gossip or fact? Have you never yelled at your kids? Teaching is one of the most stressful jobs there is, especially when the school systems are no longer backed by a lot of parents. Like I stated before, go to the school..........don't put it out here on topix. By the way, I don't even have a clue who you are talking about.
a parent

United States

#5 Sep 15, 2012
The parent is telling the truth because my kid has said the same thing bout the screaming n waving the paddle at kids. My kid is a good student and has never been in trouble for nothing not saying he is perfect but just agreeing and saying the principle really is doing this to the kids.
Duggie

Germantown, MD

#6 Sep 15, 2012
Look into what you are really feeding your kids. So many food are filled with cancer/mood changing food additives. Especially all the brightly colored kid food. Europe has already ruled this stuff is bad for kids and makes them hyper.

http://www.feedourfamilies.com/2011/01/when-f...
more than a parnet

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Sep 15, 2012
It is true the guy DOES!! have an assult record. You can look him up on casenet and find he even pleaded guilty. I still can't believe the school board hiring him. As far as the threating..Yes, that too is happening. I had a staff member tell me and several other adults in the school it was going on and he is so hard to deal with that they can't approach him and are afraid to lose their jobs if they complain and He doesn't threaten to paddle them. He tells them he will just smack them with it. I asked my child about this and they said yes, he does it everyday! WHY havn't I did anything. The same as everyone else who in past times have..Nothing can be done because parents and children are all liers to the school board and Philip Harrison and those crazy teacher will not stand up for our children because they will loose their jobs if they do..
George Bailey

Florissant, MO

#8 Sep 16, 2012
more than a parnet wrote:
It is true the guy DOES!! have an assult record. You can look him up on casenet and find he even pleaded guilty. I still can't believe the school board hiring him. As far as the threating..Yes, that too is happening. I had a staff member tell me and several other adults in the school it was going on and he is so hard to deal with that they can't approach him and are afraid to lose their jobs if they complain and He doesn't threaten to paddle them. He tells them he will just smack them with it. I asked my child about this and they said yes, he does it everyday! WHY havn't I did anything. The same as everyone else who in past times have..Nothing can be done because parents and children are all liers to the school board and Philip Harrison and those crazy teacher will not stand up for our children because they will loose their jobs if they do..
Talk to your child about grammar and spelling, too. Maybe you will learn something.
Old School

Qulin, MO

#9 Sep 17, 2012
Oh my God He's waving a paddle!!! Do you know how ridiculous you sound.Look out out little children here comes the big bad pricipal. You crack me up with these hyper exaggerations, LOL. Mr. Beckwith is not a monster and little Johnny will be o.k.. So take a pill and get over it for your childs sake.
Former Coworker

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Sep 17, 2012
from one of the many schools he worked at. He is cocky and difficult to work with. I personally never had a run in with him but I've seen him yell at teachers and staff to the point of making them cry. He's done it in front of students. Most teachers felt that he was unapproachable and intimidating. The man has anger and temper issues.
someone that knows

United States

#11 Sep 18, 2012
Its ok parents, you won't have to worry to long because ik of one law suit and another one that is being filed as we speak that could shut the doors of the school permently.
Yep

Bernie, MO

#12 Sep 18, 2012
Is that what you really want?? To shut the doors of the school........the heart of the community? What else does Clarkton have going for it? NOTHING!! If you wish that, then you have problems!
someone that knows

United States

#13 Sep 18, 2012
I don't wish anything on the school! I never said i wished anything you need to reread what i wrote. Im just stating something that i know other people are doing. Cause of the school board n admin... the worse mistake this communty did was elect certain people to that board their going to cause our school to shut the doors just like their causing our town that we love go down the drain!!
parent

Kennett, MO

#14 Sep 21, 2012
Coach beckwith guy is awesome my kids has no problems with him they say he talks really loud but im sure he does he has been a coach for years and a dam good one i might add the only complaint my kids has is he wont let them watch tv at lunch in which i agree kids now days watch to much tv but my opinon he is great
Switch

Qulin, MO

#15 Sep 22, 2012
In my opinion the school should switch the principals. I believe that would make a huge difference for both the students and parents.
Discipline

Gideon, MO

#16 Sep 22, 2012
Clarkton finally has principal that is doing his job. If you don't like it then please feel free to home school your child or move.

The state of Missouri says that paddling is legal so waving a paddle really is a non-issue.

Children require discpline and stucture.These are qualities that every individual need to be successful in life.

If the teachers' are crying it's because they have tried every strategy they know to help your child be a success but due to lack of discipline and structure in their home environment they are not able to reach this goal.

Mr. Beckwith is doing a great job and he has my support!!!!!

So tired of the lies.....
Guest

United States

#17 Sep 22, 2012
Discipline wrote:
Clarkton finally has principal that is doing his job. If you don't like it then please feel free to home school your child or move.
The state of Missouri says that paddling is legal so waving a paddle really is a non-issue.
Children require discpline and stucture.These are qualities that every individual need to be successful in life.
If the teachers' are crying it's because they have tried every strategy they know to help your child be a success but due to lack of discipline and structure in their home environment they are not able to reach this goal.
Mr. Beckwith is doing a great job and he has my support!!!!!
So tired of the lies.....
Then stop telling them.
noproblem

Malden, MO

#18 Feb 3, 2013
Discipline wrote:
Clarkton finally has principal that is doing his job. If you don't like it then please feel free to home school your child or move.
The state of Missouri says that paddling is legal so waving a paddle really is a non-issue.
Children require discpline and stucture.These are qualities that every individual need to be successful in life.
If the teachers' are crying it's because they have tried every strategy they know to help your child be a success but due to lack of discipline and structure in their home environment they are not able to reach this goal.
Mr. Beckwith is doing a great job and he has my support!!!!!
So tired of the lies.....
I have a child in pre k. and she loves him. He helped talk to her and us at the top of the school year and it did wonders. She has never said anything negative about him. Being a coach he has to raise his voice at the games and practice, We love going to the games ...and my daughter has had no problems and isent scared of him not one bit. He is a very nice person and he does care, no matter what people think. Maybe they should actually see these things before spreading rumors that are not true?

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