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stanley

United States

#1 Feb 3, 2011
stanley middle school all around sucks. it should be shut down. the teachers suck too. mrs. e and mrs. d, mrs. medici. are the only 3 who dont suck. mrs. hall gives test two days after writing questions down. hardly able to even get them wrote much less study for the test. the school is filthy. the bathroom ceilings are falling in, and is dirty to no end. this school needs help. any comments ...
Bball Coach

Gastonia, NC

#2 Feb 3, 2011
Do you have any suggestions on what to do besides shut it down?

If it were shut down, then where would the kids go to school at?

Since you are so sure the school needs help, then maybe you can start a petition to send to the state to have it fixed. I'm sure plenty of people would sign it.
pssssttttt

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2011
the parents need to do a little for there kids to its not the schools job to raise them
i hate stanley

Lawndale, NC

#4 Feb 6, 2011
your right stanley but the other lady has a point parents should help out. the shcool is pretty badbut the teachers r retarted one time i went to check out my little girl and the princibal got an attitude
i thimk stanleys right

Lawndale, NC

#5 Feb 7, 2011
stanleys got a point
Lockers

Decatur, GA

#6 Feb 14, 2011
I don't know about all the other issues mentioned, but I have never heard of a school that doesn't let the kids use lockers! Why do they have to carry all their books everywhere?
Bball Coach

Gastonia, NC

#7 Feb 14, 2011
Lockers wrote:
I don't know about all the other issues mentioned, but I have never heard of a school that doesn't let the kids use lockers! Why do they have to carry all their books everywhere?
The reason that we were told is the lockers are old, falling apart, and are too dangerous to use.
Gaston

Maiden, NC

#8 Feb 14, 2011
Bball Coach is right, but the comunity could do something about this like maybe put new lockers in the school and clean it up a little, that place looks terrible. There sports are getting better but there softball team cant seem to do anything there football team is probaly the best sport in Stanley.
goes to sms

Gastonia, NC

#9 Feb 15, 2011
SOFTBALL TEAM SUCKS BUTT.
my grandma could play better than them. dannnng, thw place is a DUMP. the coach Mr. Hawley is a pervert.
not even playing.
reaper

Maiden, NC

#10 Feb 15, 2011
you most likely suck.Can u catch.NOT!!!!!!!!!!
Questioning

Terrell, NC

#11 Feb 16, 2011
I'd like to know why all the boys on the varsity basketball team don't get to play. There are at least 3 every game that warm the bench. Why did the coach pick these guys for the team? These kids didn't just wake up one morning and decide to try out for the team...this is a big part of their life! It breaks my heart to watch their faces as the clock ticks off the time and they are realizing that once again they aren't going to play. The coaches are playing the same five guys and are wearing them out! No wonder the games are so close!! Oh, and by the way, the coaches son always plays....just sayin'.........
Questioning

Huntersville, NC

#12 Feb 17, 2011
Bball Coach wrote:
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The reason that we were told is the lockers are old, falling apart, and are too dangerous to use.
We were told that there weren't enough lockers, so the kids walk around like camels. Do you know what kind of back problems they'll have in the future?!?!? Come on!!
Bball Coach

Gastonia, NC

#13 Feb 17, 2011
I may be able to help you out on this one. The reason that happens is usually because the kids that warm the bench aren't as good as the ones that he keeps in the game. And since the games are always so close, then the people you want to keep in are your best players. I know everyone says that it is just a game and it does not matter if you win or lose, but some people need to realize this isn't Rec Ball. When you get into Middle School, and High School sports, win/loss records do count. A school system isn't going to keep a coach around if the team he is coaching keeps losing every game. Especially if they are losing because the coach "wants to make sure everyone plays".

I could be wrong on this, but it is the way it was explained to me by someone else.

Just tell the boys to keep their heads up. If they keep at it, and practice hard, then one day they will be the ones playing the entire game and not getting any breaks.

Not to sound mean, but as far as the coach's son goes. If my son is on my team, then I'm always going to play him. What parent wouldn't? If you notice, most coach's kids are really good because the coach can spend time with them one on one. The coach knows one day he will be coaching him, so he makes sure he gets in all the practice he can so he stands out from all the other players.
Gaston Gazette

Newton, NC

#14 Feb 17, 2011
THE best response by far good answer coach.
Gaston Gazette

Newton, NC

#15 Feb 17, 2011
Coach maybe u can check out some of the comments toward Stanley FOOTBALL AND CHEER,MT.HOLLY SEEMS SO SENSITIVE.YOU WILL SEE IT UNDER MT. HOLLY ILLEGAL.
Bball Coach

Gastonia, NC

#16 Feb 17, 2011
I have seen that thread. I was actually at the game that the thread was started about and saw it. I'm not going to comment on that because it is nothing but a bashing thread. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a little friendly razzing, but some of the people on that thread are getting ridiculous.
i go to sms

Gastonia, NC

#17 Feb 17, 2011
hunnnny, i can catch.

Bball coach, your right. The coaches son is anazingggggggg! i love him hahahah :)
but anyways, if they are not gonna play then they soudnt have made the team. their dreams are just as big as the other boys.
Questioning

Terrell, NC

#18 Feb 20, 2011
Bball Coach wrote:
I may be able to help you out on this one. The reason that happens is usually because the kids that warm the bench aren't as good as the ones that he keeps in the game. And since the games are always so close, then the people you want to keep in are your best players. I know everyone says that it is just a game and it does not matter if you win or lose, but some people need to realize this isn't Rec Ball. When you get into Middle School, and High School sports, win/loss records do count. A school system isn't going to keep a coach around if the team he is coaching keeps losing every game. Especially if they are losing because the coach "wants to make sure everyone plays".
I could be wrong on this, but it is the way it was explained to me by someone else.
Just tell the boys to keep their heads up. If they keep at it, and practice hard, then one day they will be the ones playing the entire game and not getting any breaks.
Not to sound mean, but as far as the coach's son goes. If my son is on my team, then I'm always going to play him. What parent wouldn't? If you notice, most coach's kids are really good because the coach can spend time with them one on one. The coach knows one day he will be coaching him, so he makes sure he gets in all the practice he can so he stands out from all the other players.
Actually, your reply doesn't help me at all. I've heard all the points that you're making, and I realize that the win/loss record DOES matter, but my two biggest points here are 1) The reason the games are so close is that he's playing the same 5 players and is wearing them out....sure he'll sit them out for maybe a minute or two, but he's replacing them with the same couple of players. I know it's not rec ball and that the parents haven't paid for their kids to play, but I don't think it's fair to the parents to spend all this money for shoes and jerseys only to have their kids warm the bench, and 2) the coaches son is a DECENT ballplayer, but he's not all THAT...I've seen him get the ball, drive it all the way down the court, and miss more layups than he makes. It just irritates me that favoritism wins out over the team.

I know nothing is going to change, and I'm not trying to start a fight here, but I just wanted to see if there were any other SMS ball parents out there, not just in basketball mind you, that see the same thing happening with their kids. By the way, the same things DO happen in rec ball, because we were in rec ball for years, I don't care whether you pay or not, some do get to play way more than others. Thanks for everyones' time in reading my posts.
PARENT

Charlotte, NC

#19 Feb 23, 2011
Questioning wrote:
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Actually, your reply doesn't help me at all. I've heard all the points that you're making, and I realize that the win/loss record DOES matter, but my two biggest points here are 1) The reason the games are so close is that he's playing the same 5 players and is wearing them out....sure he'll sit them out for maybe a minute or two, but he's replacing them with the same couple of players. I know it's not rec ball and that the parents haven't paid for their kids to play, but I don't think it's fair to the parents to spend all this money for shoes and jerseys only to have their kids warm the bench, and 2) the coaches son is a DECENT ballplayer, but he's not all THAT...I've seen him get the ball, drive it all the way down the court, and miss more layups than he makes. It just irritates me that favoritism wins out over the team.
I know nothing is going to change, and I'm not trying to start a fight here, but I just wanted to see if there were any other SMS ball parents out there, not just in basketball mind you, that see the same thing happening with their kids. By the way, the same things DO happen in rec ball, because we were in rec ball for years, I don't care whether you pay or not, some do get to play way more than others. Thanks for everyones' time in reading my posts.
if this coach is so great. and i ???? that...why does he never win..he will coach next year at east gaston with his boys....
stanley

Gastonia, NC

#20 Feb 23, 2011
HE SUCKS !

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