Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#24 Jan 25, 2013
Another great use for Dupo High is it is a repository for the females to be cheerleaders for the parents entertainment at the football games while they prepare to get pregnant in their senior year
Becoming a welfare mother is the modern choice of a career for a Dupo debutante, just like most of their mothers
Wow

Millstadt, IL

#25 Jan 26, 2013
Brian wrote:
Another great use for Dupo High is it is a repository for the females to be cheerleaders for the parents entertainment at the football games while they prepare to get pregnant in their senior year
Becoming a welfare mother is the modern choice of a career for a Dupo debutante, just like most of their mothers
Have you taken a look around where you live? Wood River, and the towns in that area, aren't exactly anything to brag about.
Tractor girl

United States

#26 Jan 26, 2013
Never Hurt wrote:
<quoted text>A little cold never hurt anyone, actually it might just keep them alert and not falling asleep in class. As far as the boiler at the high school, do you have any clue how old that thing is??
the 6yr olds should be cold what are you stupid you know all the money in this district goes for all sports they could care less about the kids really sad
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#27 Jan 26, 2013
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>Have you taken a look around where you live? Wood River, and the towns in that area, aren't exactly anything to brag about.
I dont live in WR regardless of my isp hookup. I agree with you though. The whole of what is known as "The America Bottoms" has turned into a recluse for crime, welfare and druggies
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#28 Jan 26, 2013
Tractor girl wrote:
<quoted text>the 6yr olds should be cold what are you stupid you know all the money in this district goes for all sports they could care less about the kids really sad
Sports provides entertainment for the adults...thats what school is for in Dupo isnt it?
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#30 Jan 26, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you never played sports? What a little girl. Go sit your fat a$$ behind your computer like u always do. Sports are the main subject at Dupo, big deal! Keeps grades up. Now go to another topic u fool
Keeps grades up? Apparently you haven't read the reports on Dupo students performance these days. Then again maybe you have meaning without utilizing the skills taught to read a scoreboard, they wouldn't be able to read at all
Drunk in Public

Belleville, IL

#31 Jan 26, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you never played sports? What a little girl. Go sit your fat a$$ behind your computer like u always do. Sports are the main subject at Dupo, big deal! Keeps grades up. Now go to another topic u fool
WOW! Really? There is absolutely NO evidence to suggest that schools wth strong athletic programs score better academically. However, there is plenty of data to the contrary. Schools with strong art and music programs do better academically and those students score better on ACT/SAT tests. In addition, several years ago Dupo lowered its academic standards for participation in extra-curriculur activities so that more athletes could play.
Tractor girl

United States

#32 Jan 26, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Sports provides entertainment for the adults...thats what school is for in Dupo isnt it?
no moron its to ensure the saftey of all children no have them sitting in the cold
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#33 Jan 26, 2013
Tractor girl wrote:
<quoted text>no moron its to ensure the saftey of all children no have them sitting in the cold
Keep them warm while you lay in bed making another welfare baby to keep your rent up
How nice
youth sports

Millstadt, IL

#34 Jan 27, 2013
Drunk in Public wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW! Really? There is absolutely NO evidence to suggest that schools wth strong athletic programs score better academically. However, there is plenty of data to the contrary. Schools with strong art and music programs do better academically and those students score better on ACT/SAT tests. In addition, several years ago Dupo lowered its academic standards for participation in extra-curriculur activities so that more athletes could play.
As usual, someone not knowing what they are talking about. Not that I agree, but they did lower the standards to what the state guidelines are.
Tractor girl

United States

#35 Jan 27, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Keep them warm while you lay in bed making another welfare baby to keep your rent up
How nice
Welfare not hardly my kids are grown and raised to be good ppl both are high school grads and one has finished college and the other is attend being paid for by thier father and I we work hard pay taexs just like most ppl but make the kids suffer is the real topic what a loser
Drunk in Public

Belleville, IL

#36 Jan 27, 2013
youth sports wrote:
<quoted text> As usual, someone not knowing what they are talking about. Not that I agree, but they did lower the standards to what the state guidelines are.
Several studies have confirmed that music directly enhances learning through increased spatial development. Math and reading are improved by learning rhythms and decoding notes and symbols. So there appears to be cross disciplinary learning in music. SAT scores of students who took part in music instruction surpassed students with no music training. Data collected from students taking the SAT, indicated that students taking music and arts averaged scores that were higher than non music students by 60 points on the verbal section and 43 points on the math section. Additionally, data revealed that for every year a student participated in music instruction, their SAT scores improved. Students with four or more years of music study recieved an average score of about 544 as opposed to a score just above 482 for those with half a at least one semester of music instruction, thus showing a strong correlation between music and academic success. BUT HEY! I don't know what I'm talking about.
Drunk in Public

Belleville, IL

#38 Jan 27, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry not everyone is a nerd. Sports are an awesome way to keep kids out of trouble. Yes music is a great class as well but not better than sports
You're so right. Let's throw away what we know to be effective academically and trade it for something that dumbs down our kids. BTW. I'm not espousing NO athletics. I'm suggesting balance. Currently Dupo school district has NO music program and very little art classes left. In the meantime, while those programs were cut athletics were kept in their entirety. Where is the fairness in that? Shouldn't we be more interested in offering something for everyone (especially when it's proven to bolster academics, which is what school is supposed to be about) instead of a minority involved in athletics? I will NEVER understand this town when it comes to this issue.
Jay

Waterloo, IL

#39 Jan 27, 2013
There is Chorus in Dupo, just at the elementary school. Once the children move to the Junior High the only extracurricular activities offered are sports. Once you get into High School, drama and sports are offered. I agree that we should offer music and band and maybe debate clubs, but what people don't realize is that to change things, people would have to attend school board meetings and help volunteer their time to achieve these things. As far as art goes, there are plenty of art classes offered in Dupo High School as well as a great ROTC program. So maybe people that like bashing Dupo should just stay of the business of Dupo, especially when they don't live here. If you do live in Dupo or East Carondelet, then by all means, attend the meetings or join the PTA or Boosters Club and change things. I personally love my town, although not perfect, then again, there is no perfect place.
Jay

Waterloo, IL

#40 Jan 27, 2013
@Brian, I know it is a waste of time to hold a meaningful conversation with you but here it goes. Dupo isn't perfect, no place is. I guess you don't live in Dupo and probably has bad feelings towards the town for personal reasons, bu none of that gives you the right to bash our town or the rest of us that reside here. It is the same thing everywhere: crime, pegnancies, welfare, dead beat dads, school drop outs, ect. The only thing that changes is the people in the town standing up and demanding change and getting involved. So until people get off here bashing towns they have nothing to do with anymore and start getting involved in their own town, nothing is gonna change. We the people of our town, evidentally like it here, although it needs some changes, but then again, name a town that doesn't need changes. Cheer u Brian, the sun will rise agin someday for you and then you can stop running your mouth for once. Not to be rude but you are just a bashing fool at things that you don't even try to help change.
Drunk in Public

Belleville, IL

#41 Jan 27, 2013
Jay wrote:
There is Chorus in Dupo, just at the elementary school. Once the children move to the Junior High the only extracurricular activities offered are sports. Once you get into High School, drama and sports are offered. I agree that we should offer music and band and maybe debate clubs, but what people don't realize is that to change things, people would have to attend school board meetings and help volunteer their time to achieve these things. As far as art goes, there are plenty of art classes offered in Dupo High School as well as a great ROTC program. So maybe people that like bashing Dupo should just stay of the business of Dupo, especially when they don't live here. If you do live in Dupo or East Carondelet, then by all means, attend the meetings or join the PTA or Boosters Club and change things. I personally love my town, although not perfect, then again, there is no perfect place.
I attended Dupo schools and my children did as well. Chorus does not teach music. It teaches singing. Music education applied to playing instruments fires a different part of the brain that causes increased spatial skills. Those skills are then applied in a different manner in math and science. The result is better understanding, performance and better grades. Not to mention the cultural impact that is made on students as well. I hope you're not making the assertion that Drama Club and ROTC (while they each have their place) take the place of a comprehensive music program that is NOT extracurriculur. Let's also keep in mind that Drama Club and ROTC cost the school district nothing, other than providing space for them. Unlike athletics.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#42 Jan 27, 2013
Well you will all be pleased to know thatthe Obama administration is pushing to mandate equal sports programs for the special education and disabled students. It is claimed that it will be even more sweeping than the past title X mandates that made sports equal for female students. From what I read it will only affect schools with existing sports programs and that certainly includes Dupo.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#43 Jan 27, 2013
I can't say for sure, but I can see how music can help a child with mathmatics. Musical notes are basically similar to math aren't they? After all one does not hear them but rather translates abstract objects into mechanically generated sounds. Similarly mathmaics works with abstract objects and translates them into other items such as graphs or engineering models. Art teaches not how to draw, but rather creative thinking and exploration of geometrical relationships, color analysis and other mental challenges.
Football amounts to some dead heads throwing themselves agaist other dead heads as parents try to relive their childhoods as they dream of what they could have been.
A lot more syudents from Dupo could leave the town sucesfull had they been better trained in academics rather than on the sports fields.
I know though, schoolwrk doesn't entertain the parents and after all...entertaining the parents is what it is all about isn't it?
Drunk in Public

Belleville, IL

#44 Jan 27, 2013
Football does require more than physical prowess to be succesful. The best teams and players are those that know the 'Xs and Os' of the game. That being said there are many succesful adults who graduated from Dupo High. However, it was a very different school and a very different time then.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#45 Jan 27, 2013
Drunk in Public wrote:
Football does require more than physical prowess to be succesful. The best teams and players are those that know the 'Xs and Os' of the game. That being said there are many succesful adults who graduated from Dupo High. However, it was a very different school and a very different time then.
I fully agree. Times have changed!

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