Thornridge High School
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
I was there

Calumet City, IL

#21 Nov 16, 2010
Came in again last night. There was a nice crowd of people. Lady brought in a taped meeting with an attorney, said she will make copies for people. These people are serious. Glad there is action vs talk. I am sick of people running their mouths and doing nothing but that. Families really have the law on their side this time. I also saw the suit that was filed. Someone told me it was Miss V who were tired of the talk. Coodos to that brilliant idea. It's about time. Talk is cheap. I am trusting this will help our kids and oiur communities. I didn't have any money this week but next week I will bring $30 and more as I get it. Like the lady said, if we all work together in all communities we won't have to give as much probably a dollar each but some people just dont get it. I have two kids one will be entering Thornridge next fall. My second is a freshmen and I don't want him at Thornton or Thornwood. Its too dangerous. They also know its dangerouis and without the grant like one person said the teachers are still paid to educate our children and they can educate them in their own schools. Everyone come out to the meetings on Monday at the Food4less. be on time too. Our taxes have already gone up 200. Not fair. I need to introduce myself to Miss Crytin and Miss V. it would be nice if people wore name tags.
live in dolton

Chicago, IL

#22 Nov 16, 2010
I was there wrote:
Came in again last night. There was a nice crowd of people. Lady brought in a taped meeting with an attorney, said she will make copies for people. These people are serious. Glad there is action vs talk. I am sick of people running their mouths and doing nothing but that. Families really have the law on their side this time. I also saw the suit that was filed. Someone told me it was Miss V who were tired of the talk. Coodos to that brilliant idea. It's about time. Talk is cheap. I am trusting this will help our kids and oiur communities. I didn't have any money this week but next week I will bring $30 and more as I get it. Like the lady said, if we all work together in all communities we won't have to give as much probably a dollar each but some people just dont get it. I have two kids one will be entering Thornridge next fall. My second is a freshmen and I don't want him at Thornton or Thornwood. Its too dangerous. They also know its dangerouis and without the grant like one person said the teachers are still paid to educate our children and they can educate them in their own schools. Everyone come out to the meetings on Monday at the Food4less. be on time too. Our taxes have already gone up 200. Not fair. I need to introduce myself to Miss Crytin and Miss V. it would be nice if people wore name tags.
I heard there is a meeting at Thornridge today at 6 pm. Hope some of you come tonight to see they don't know what they" the school" is doing. It a shame because the children are the ones who lose.
Please come for the kids!
wiffey in dolton

Gilberts, IL

#23 Nov 18, 2010
Please keep me informed about the next meeting. I knew nothing about this.
Falcon

United States

#24 Nov 30, 2010
Another student got shot last night at the Ridge. Does anyone have an update?
Knowledge is power

Riverdale, IL

#25 Nov 30, 2010
Heard he is doing fine. Keep neighborhood, families and schools in prayer.
Knowledge is power

Riverdale, IL

#26 Nov 30, 2010
They are going to court tomorrow. The parents need your financial support. send all inquiries to [email protected] mail.com for more info.]

Since: Jan 11

Riverdale, IL

#27 Jan 11, 2011
Aka,Mrs.Vee; resident of Dolton, parent of former Thornridge National Honor Student and pending 2012 grad; Master Tutor, teacher's advocate, students' best interest; also the first parent to suggest and initiate the lawsuit against District 205.

Darren Robinson, Marcus Bates both of Harvey, IL and Edward Crayton of Dolton, IL are also candidates. We, this includes YOU, THE READERS, must all be diligent and work together to win the three available seats on April 5th, 2011.

Darren Robinson, Marcus Bates and I have agreed to work together. It is our objective to ALWAYS remember who we are working for, you, the voters who will allow us the privilege to represent D205.

With your help, we will work and develop a cohesive relationship between teachers, parents, students and community.

As Board Members, we understand:

our roles call for us to be trusted by our communities at-large to work in the best interest of every student/community,not become self-serving; to respect and protect taxpayers' interest, to read and intelligently discuss all documentation presented for approval, not become rubber stamps. You have our word.

We will implement proper notice via, Robo Calls, local Cable, evening news subtitles if allowable, newsletters, mail and special assemblies to do whatever it takes to inform and allow feedback relative to any changes with special emphasis on radical or alteration of school standards/by-laws, affects on our communities at-large and our children, outside the norm.

We will immediately develop surveys, with the assistance of educators, designed to ascertain from parents and our students who are not college bound, the types of vocational programs desired in addition to providing rigor for our students transferring to institutes of higher learning, in efforts to inspire our students to do well in and outside the classroom and to insure their greatest possible success.

We will first seek a superintendent having a track record of turning failing institutions into successful ones regardless of poverty level. This opportunity not limited to the experienced but may be open to one who presents with evidence of innovative works possessing practical and viable ideas that can be put into action to assist our students to reach their individual and collective goals.

This superintendent will seek and bring forth a reasonable variety of marketable vocational courses with union status, where applicable, for our students as requested by students/parents to allow D205 students to obtain gainful employment or become successful entrepreneurs upon graduation.

Superintendent must offer and implement mandatory summer reading/math programs with emphasis on reading comprehension in addition to mandatory before and after school reading/math classes for our students entering below average and open this program to students from feeder schools as well. Both contract and salary base will be limited until proven otherwise.

Choosing of ANY superintendent will also be shared with the parent advisory which SHOULD be joined and ATTENDED by every parent having a student educated within D205 schools.

We will not allow our tax dollars/grants to be misused and wasted on unearned raises and padded payroll with unnecessary employees and job titles.

We will seek to maintain and employ the most effective teachers and reward them for their students' tried and tested achievements.

Whether or not I gain a seat is unimportant as long as the other three candidates are voted in. Some mayors will place incumbents on their cards. The Board raised your taxes, give raises without merit, experiment with and short-change our youth for grants. Now without forethought, they place our children and communities in harm's way.

Keep us in your heads and hearts. Remember,spread our names,VOTE:

DARREN ROBINSON, MARCUS BATES, EDWARD CRAYTON, VIVIENNE WILLIAMS. We will educationally empower all children in D205. Agenda Part II coming -Subscribe

Since: Jan 11

Riverdale, IL

#28 Feb 9, 2011
AGENDA
• see to it that students seeking vocational training offered at 205 schools, held outside their own District 205 school, are properly scheduled in addition to providing transport to and from those schools within our district similar to the partnership between Morgan Park and Chicago Vocational, which unlike our schools, are miles apart. This is one of many ways to insure each student’s best possible chance at success.

• implement a parent center for adults to learn how to tutor their children in various subjects, with emphasis on reading and math basics, in addition to offering self-help classes for parents/community members to better themselves and their families for the future.

• will take special measures to insure each of our children is treated fairly and given the opportunity to achieve academic success without bias which includes receiving 100% grade points for assignments turned in upon returning to school on the first day

• know that any time a student is out of school on suspension is a waste of time. As suggested by Candidate, Mr. Darren Robinson, students assigned to Saturday school should arrive dressed and prepared to work under supervision in or outside the building, i.e., assisting with cleaning/waxing/sweeping floors, mopping, washing walls, windows, dusting furniture, cleaning bathrooms, picking up litter from school grounds, etc. A meeting with parents will be held first to discuss and obtain their input, and should parents give their blessing, this project may lead, at best, to students controlling themselves and lending more time to their teachers via uninterrupted instructions in the classroom

• Will not allow our tax dollars to be misused and wasted especially on unearned raises and padding payroll with unnecessary employees and job titles

• will not be rubber stamps for anyone

• will take the time to carefully read any documentation prior to signature and not sign if it conflicts with the best interest of our students and community

• will seek the parents’/community's input on any change affecting our community as well as our children and the normal working of our schools.

• revisit the tardy rule that suspends students for tardiness. There must be a better way

• revisit detention rules and regulations

• locate funds for stipends and seek volunteers including parents to supervise and have our schools' gyms and pools open to the public as a Social Center of sorts on Friday evenings and all day Saturday at least once a month to begin with. Times to be determined

• Never take seat, parents, students, community and teachers for granted.

THIS IS JUST PART OF WHAT I WILL USE THE SEAT TO ACCOMPLISH FOR OUR CHILDREN AND COMMUNITY.
Still Here

Chicago, IL

#29 Feb 9, 2011
V Williams - it all reads so well - but what have you been doing? Also to say to go easy on the kids for tardiness - get real if you are suppose to be somewhere be there. I haeve seen the demise of the young adults in high schools today. Most of them are being raised by drug crazed parents or grand parents who can't handle them. Their families are broken no sense of family. No sense of pride in themselves or anyone else. My hero was my MOM, an older sister, and aunt and one of my teachers. Kids today respect none of these individuals. They like rap, drugs, violence and dressing disgusting - I am teribbly disappointed in the young generation. I have plenty of decent neices and nephews in my family - but the ones they have to have to hang with makes me scared. And some of my own families members scare me. This REFORM has to start at home abd I am perplexed as to how it can be done. Don't get cocky - this is my opinion and I know that you didn't have 300 parents or so out tonight fighting for their kids schools so you know what I mean. It is sad for all of us.
christian lady

Dolton, IL

#30 Mar 11, 2011
Miss V--I read your posts because I am going to give my input at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IARCsurvey about District 205.
I encourage others to give input also.

I raise this question about mixing up the youths from Thornton and Thornridge High Schools.
What are the gang afiliations of these two schools?
also, how will the "kids" from Harvey get back home if they miss their bus? The 350 bus schedule is sporadic.
christian lady

Dolton, IL

#31 Mar 11, 2011
Here is a report.
The survey monkey link works.
The survey will take you about five minutes.
Give your opinions in full force Dolton.
JR in Dolton

Chicago, IL

#32 Apr 14, 2011
I was out of town. Does anyone know what happen last night?
list goes on

Chicago, IL

#33 Apr 17, 2011
Superintendent Thornton Township High Schools District 205 J. Kamala Buckner is resigning June 30, one year ahead of the end of her contract. Buckner's original contract ran to June 2012. The shortening of the contract was conducted in closed executive session.

How much is this costing the School District, which really is costing the students and costing us OUR TAX DOLLARS?
BillMeLater

Dolton, IL

#34 Apr 17, 2011
Well she will be given a fabulous Golden Parachute Package, like they all do! It truly disturbs my spirit when Superintendents get paid the same salary as the Vice President of the United States; minus the personal expense accounts the Vice President has. Yet, teacher's salaries/pension funds are being placed on the bargaining tables. I mean, don't get me wrong if that salary is deserved it's deserved. However, looking at the current state of the Chicagoland education crisis, I feel these administrators are being severly overpaid!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Dolton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Thunder over Midlothian 16 min fact check 8
Open Meeting Violation BI Park 1 hr WE DESERVE ANSWERS 1
Blue Island Park District Woes 1 hr Life Changing 21
sharks fish and chicken opening 1 hr Fisheye 6
Censorship 1 hr Trump 1
Open Letter to All Veteran's 2 hr Old Ironsides 6
Mayor Vargas deserves No Medal Of Honor for Sta... 3 hr Picture Time 132
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Dolton Mortgages