dorsett shoals elementary school
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ANON ME

Tucker, GA

#21 Mar 3, 2009
A school can only do so much. If the parents will not take responsibility and be parents what is the school suppose to do. I am raising my children and I am sick and tired of my children suffering because other parents are not doing their job. This is the main problem schools are facing today....the complete and total breakdown of the American family.
If it takes getting the trouble makers out of FMS to make it a better school so be it. The teachers and admin at FMS is top notch. I believe they are doing the best they can with what they have been given to work with. Again I say check out the CRCT scores from 2008,2009 and then again in 2010 after the boundaries have changed. Why do you think Corn Crib keeps getting swapped from Winston to Mirror Lake and back. It was no coincidence that
Winston's test scores jumped way up after Mirror Lake was built and Corn Crib was sent there. I understand that with the new school Corn Crib is being sent back to Winston and they are not too happy about it.
Grob Hahn

Peachtree City, GA

#22 Mar 4, 2009
Oh come on now. Corn Crib adds diversity to your school, and we all know how diversity is our strength right? Or is diversity only for Douglas county schools that are closer to Fulton? Look at the wonders that diversity has done for Chapel Hill schools.
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Synergy

AOL

#23 Mar 4, 2009
Where exactly is Corn Crib? I have heard about it for years, but I've never known where it is.

Since: May 08

United States

#24 Mar 4, 2009
Synergy wrote:
Where exactly is Corn Crib? I have heard about it for years, but I've never known where it is.
near the landfill there is an entrance off of mann rd along village entrance rd and another off cedar mountain on oak dr. it is a very large trailer park built like a subdivision with street names and such.

Since: Jul 08

Douglasville

#25 Mar 4, 2009
Kindergarten soon wrote:
We live in this district and my daughter will start kindergarten there next year. Any thoughts on the school? How are the teachers? The administrators? Do the parents participate in the school? I have heard different things about Dorsett Shoals. I really wish we could have gotten into the South Douglas district. My friends all rave about it.
This forum really got off the subject, didn't it? But your child will be just fine at Dorsett. It's a wonderful school. My son was there from K through 5th. He had wonderful teachers, most of whom are still there. We dreaded when school was out and were so glad when it started again.

I believe that parent involvement is very important. As long as you stay involved with your child's teachers, attend events, support your child, she's going to do great. EVERY school has problems. DO NOT let anyone tell you differently. If you feel there is a problem, talk to your child's teacher. If you're not satisfied, go to the principal, and so on.

Mrs. Watts is wonderful and so is Mrs. Brewer. My child had Mrs. Brewer in kindergarten. This woman is so wonderful. She called me one morning at about 10A and asked if my child was upset that morning or the night before, etc. I told her no. She told me that he was sad and a little unhappy and asked me to stop by and just say hello and give him a hug. SHe told me that it should only be a QUICK hug. I went by on my way to work and did just as she suggested. He was fine after that. I will NEVER forget what Mrs. Brewer did. What a wonderful teacher. Also, Mrs. Brewer's husband was kind enough to come to school and eat lunch with my child on Grandparents' Day because my child doesn't have grandparents nearby.

Dorsett is full of wonderful and caring teachers and staff members. I really believe you'll love the school.

Villa Rica Mom

Tucker, GA

#26 Mar 5, 2009
Wow, that is really a dedicated teacher. She sounds like a really sweet person. It's good to hear something good about the school system. There is so much negative right now.
Synergy

AOL

#27 Mar 5, 2009
Mrs. Brewer sounds like a teacher's teacher. Great gal.
Mom in Mirror Lake

Tucker, GA

#28 Mar 6, 2009
Synergy wrote:
Mrs. Brewer sounds like a teacher's teacher. Great gal.
Sadly, there are too many of these teachers left.
Has the schools system decided what is going to happen with class room size increases yet?

Since: Jul 08

Douglasville

#29 Mar 28, 2009
Villa Rica Mom wrote:
Wow, that is really a dedicated teacher. She sounds like a really sweet person. It's good to hear something good about the school system. There is so much negative right now.
She is wonderful. Unfortunately, she's retiring this year. But it is a much deserved retirement, so I'm happy for her.

You're right---there is so much negativity floating around about our schools now. I think teachers, for the most part, are being unjustly attacked. Their job is so hard. I think every person who "attacks" our teachers on these sites should have to go into a classroom and teach. They should have to deal with the often undisciplined by their parents, disrespectful, and sometimes violent children.
DSES Dad

Tucker, GA

#30 Feb 23, 2010
What is going on at the school?
My sister in law who also has kids at Dorsett Shoals says that she heard a bunch of teachers were let go last week? One of her neighbors kids(4th grader) came home saying their teacher is not coming back, like effective immediately.

Anybody know what is up?

“I know, right!”

Since: Nov 08

I'm a Georgia Gal!

#31 Feb 23, 2010
BRILLIANT. BRAVO.
DSES DAD

Tucker, GA

#32 Feb 23, 2010
DSES Dad wrote:
What is going on at the school?
My sister in law who also has kids at Dorsett Shoals says that she heard a bunch of teachers were let go last week? One of her neighbors kids(4th grader) came home saying their teacher is not coming back, like effective immediately.
Anybody know what is up?
Got the scoop from another neighbor up the street. She said that they were not let go. They were told they were not going to be at Dorsett next year. They are probably going to be transferred somewhere else in the county.

Kid must have been having some wishful thinking that his teacher wasn't coming back.

Since: Jul 08

Douglasville

#33 Feb 24, 2010
I can't imagine a teacher going in and telling her/his students something like this---at least at the elementary school level.

Since: Feb 10

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#34 Feb 25, 2010
Concerned Bill Arp Mom wrote:
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She is wonderful. Unfortunately, she's retiring this year. But it is a much deserved retirement, so I'm happy for her.
You're right---there is so much negativity floating around about our schools now. I think teachers, for the most part, are being unjustly attacked. Their job is so hard. I think every person who "attacks" our teachers on these sites should have to go into a classroom and teach. They should have to deal with the often undisciplined by their parents, disrespectful, and sometimes violent children.
Very true. I have a cousin who teaches 4th grade in DC. She was telling me about how horrible the kids are at even these ages. If people could only imagine what stress our teachers go through,and that the fact their hands are basically tied in trying to get anything accomplished--maybe they would respect them more.
There are a lot of politics involved in our schools too.
I do not know of one single teacher who teaches just for a "job". They chose this as a career, because this is what they love to do.
Fairplay Mom

Tucker, GA

#35 Feb 25, 2010
Oh yeah, teachers and other staff who work in the schools themselves, hands are tied. By other staff I mean busdrivers, lunch ladies, parapros. I have no idea how those poor busdrivers get those kids home without having a wreck everyday. The lunchladies trying to maintain order in the lunch room amidst the chaos going on. Parapros working trying to help the teachers in the room deal with unruly children with major behavior and academic issues. i don't think you could pay me enough to work in any school, doing anything. I would not last a week. I'd be in the funny farm or something worse. i have volunteered at the schools, the way these children talk to adults. The disrespect and arrogance they have. Whew!
Exyeagermom

Douglasville, GA

#36 Feb 28, 2010
My children went to Yeager and yes there was the usual middle school problems. I could not wait to get to AHS. What a disappointment. I hate that my kids have been exposed to some of the kids who went to Fairplay. They have bragged about sex and drinking in 7th and 8th grade. They have spread vicious rumors about their classmates and the parents do nothing. These kids are constantly rewarded for their bad behavior. They do not follow dress code, have their face ,nose lips pierced and tatoos and continue to represent AHS as cheerleaders,football players etc. Clearly a violation of the dress code and policy of sport. Parents should look at the pictures their children post on facebook and read some of the dialogue. Their is obvious bulling going on in the cafeteria. One AHS cheerleader wrote on paper about another girl "Hey girl crack kills we do not want to see yo a..s" They all had a good laugh about it and planned on posting it in the cafeteria. Yes she went to Fairplay.
FMS parent

Tucker, GA

#37 Feb 28, 2010
Oh yes, I agree there have been some pretty major problems with the cheerleader, athletes at Fairplay. They are allowed to run the school. The teachers give them warnings and warnings but do nothing. The other students, i.e. the nonpopular ones, get a demerit or note etc...for misbehavior. The athletes and cheerleaders get multiple warnings that accomplish nothing. Why should these children behave, there are no real consequences. They are allowed to bully, and harrass others. They are allowed to break school rules.
They are allowed to break dress codes.

But heaven help your child if they are not one of the "choosen" ones at Fairplay Middle, they will get a demerit for forgetting to get the agenda signed, and being late once.

The teachers and administrators of FMS need to quite kowtowing to the popular children, the coaches, and the parents of these popular children. They are going to wind up with a lawsuit if they don't stop is my prediction. Some parents kid is going to get bullied, they are going to ask for help, get NONE, ZERO from the school, and then something bad will happen as a result.

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