Harrison County Schools
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Concerned Parent

Berea, KY

#21 Jan 6, 2012
As with any position in life there is a chain of command. What we as a society needs to do is make the ladder and decide on which end the breakdown occurs. The way that I see it is, a child has responsibilites as taught by the parent. A parent teaches a child respect, organization, work ethics, and citizenship. If this was taught at home then when a child went into a classroom they would be quiet, listen, take notes, review the information, test, pass, and succeed. This is not the case! Many teachers cannot teach for the rude, loud, disruptive, lazy, trouble-causing students that sit in the classroom. There is a great number of students that just don't care, and why should they have too? If parents do not have punishments in place for misbehavior then why would a student care about what they say or how they would behave in a classroom? Teachers cannot continue to have a room full of students where only 3-5 of them care and actually teach over the chaos of the other 25 sitting in the room disturbing everyone. I frequently review my childrens grades on infinate campus, I make frequent visits to the school, communicate by e-mail with the teachers and ask daily what is going on in their lives. We have rules, rewards, and consequences alike. This system works and my children test above average on every state test. There is more to being an active parent than just complaining. There is more to being a good student than just showing up, and yes the same can be said for the teacher. The best teachers are the ones that teach kids that WANT to learn.
stax

Chicago, IL

#22 Jan 8, 2012
Amen!!! Concerned parent....Until the parents step up and be parents...teach respect and morals, no teacher can effectively do their job...regardless of how good they are.
alumni

Richmond, KY

#23 Feb 17, 2012
i recently graduated from hchs and i agree, this school system is a joke! i am now in college and starting out was terrible, i had so much catching up to do it was ridiculous. i was in remedial courses and even had professors tell me they hoped to never have another student from my school because of my lack of skills. the teachers are more worried about the social aspect of school and need to simply grow up and do what they were hired to do. that said the high school principle needs to be replaced! asap! she is not helping the situation at all! students need to fail so that in college they do not expect to be "pampered".
IDK

Winchester, KY

#24 Feb 19, 2012
As a parent of students that attend HCHS I am really majorly concerned about their futures. Because I've talked to many graduates from HCHS that have graduated with in the last 4-5 years, and they've all told me the very same thing. That HCHS DID NOT prepare them for college. I'd like to urge all parents that has kids either already going to HCHS to really get involved with what their kids are studying for their futures sake. I'm honestly scared for my kids to start college next yr. For just an example what they've done so far in senior English class this has been nothing related to helping them for their futures. As a parent you always tell your kids to follow their dreams so if that means for them to have to go off to college then you hope and pray that their high school is preparing them for that journey. As I've come to realize over the last 4 yrs that hasn't happened with my kids at HCHS fortunately I've got very smart kids and will hopefully do very well over the 2-4 yrs of their educational endevers.
out of towner

Guangzhou, China

#25 Feb 20, 2012
The best thing you can do for your childrens future is to pull them out of the Harrison County School System. I did before mine hit high school. It is a drag on expenses but well worth it for getting the ready for college.
Lee Atwater

Canton, NC

#26 Feb 21, 2012
School is important
Satisfied Parent

Nicholasville, KY

#27 Feb 21, 2012
Interesting that some of you seem to think our schools aren't doing a good job. I have not had that experience at all in Harrison County. My children are being challenged at a reasonable level and are very well prepared for the next grade. As a matter of fact, they are much more prepared than the children of family and friends from other states and other districts right here in Kentucky. I'm really proud of our schools and the job they are doing with my kids.
Of course, my husband and I don't leave it all up to the schools, as my parents did not. We believe we have a responsibility to work with the school to educate our children. Parents are a HUGE part of any child's success.
alumni

Richmond, KY

#28 Feb 23, 2012
Satisfied Parent wrote:
Interesting that some of you seem to think our schools aren't doing a good job. I have not had that experience at all in Harrison County. My children are being challenged at a reasonable level and are very well prepared for the next grade. As a matter of fact, they are much more prepared than the children of family and friends from other states and other districts right here in Kentucky. I'm really proud of our schools and the job they are doing with my kids.
Of course, my husband and I don't leave it all up to the schools, as my parents did not. We believe we have a responsibility to work with the school to educate our children. Parents are a HUGE part of any child's success.
ok so your family and friends must be from bfe west virginia because the school system does not teach let alone challenge students. my parents did assist me in my education but once your so far behind it is impossible to catch up before college. good luck to anyone who wants to get a higher education that is graduating from hchs, it is hard work!
experienced opinion

United States

#29 Feb 23, 2012
Part of the issue in this county is lack of funds for technology and resources that many districts have in which the students are excelling at a higher rate. Until this community is prepared to pay higher property tax and/or a separate school tax, this won't happen. Each district is allotted a certain amount of federal and state funding which is directly proportional to number of students enrolled. The rest of the funding comes from localities. I have had local lawmakers tell me directly that the constituents in their districts in this county will not vote for these increases largely because they receive no direct benefit for those taxes...because the population in this county is aging rapidly. We have fine educators here but they are some of the lowest paid teachers in central Ky. First year teachers in, for instance, Fayette Co start out the first year teaching at a salary that is almost twice what a first year teacher in Harrison Co is paid. Many "big picture" factors trickle down to our kids, unfortunately. I'm an alumni of HC, and have kids in the district and so far am satisfied. But I, too, am concerned about the Middle School and High School years to come.
Concerned Parent

Berea, KY

#30 Feb 25, 2012
We would not be parents if we were not concerned about all aspects of our childrens' futures. There will be gripes and complaints with many of the things they face, and we will all do the best that we can to help them succeed. Instead of asking what you can complain about, how can you be productive and become involved in making improvements? I graduated from HC and I have 3 college degrees and I was just as educated if not more so than half of my college peers.(Much of that came from not only listening to what teachers during HC school days had to offer but also pushing myself to do better to impress myself and my parents.) Intrinsive motivation works wonders. Maybe the lack of what they are learning comes from what they are learning outside of the educational setting. Helping your children choose the right friends and hang out in the right crowds will help them learn more as well. I push my children extra hard at home because yes we may live in Cynthiana, but for future college plans and hopefully careers they will stray away from this community. It was a great place to be raised and to raise them so far but the town seems to be fading away with limited improvements and almost ZERO business expansion, unless it is a pizza place, bank, or pharmacy. With Bundy, Grady, TI, Food Lion, Edwardo's, ALL tobacco warehouses, the cigarette factory, the town skating rink and city pool, there are no opportunities in this town for the future of our youth. The only thing that kids can do during their time out of the school is cause a ruckus and plan mischief. There are not even really opportunities for an after school job in this town. Again, the problems in this community far outreach the school system and until we each take responsibility for our role in it, we will continue to set back and share our opinions on this little website, that shows how brutal we are to our neighbors. Anyone up for church in the morning???
Just Me

Macon, GA

#31 Feb 25, 2012
Like anything in life, school is what you make of it. Parents be responsible, teach your kids to be responsible. If they make a mistake at school, make them take responsibility, and follow through at home. Seems like everyone wants to put the blame somewhere else.

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