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concerned parent

Pikeville, KY

#1 Apr 7, 2010
For the parents of children in 5th-8th grades: Do you realize just how your child was talked to today? Are you concerned about how they are being treated and talked down too? Or honestly, do you even care that they were told to clean up the lunchroom floor and for their parents to stop complaining when their child is being bullied?
Concerned28

Elkhorn City, KY

#2 Apr 7, 2010
Can you tell us what happened? I don't have a child that old, but if they can talk to them like that, what's going to stop them from talking to the younger children like that? If you will, please explain what's going on. I am very concerned. Thank you!
Concerned Too

Winchester, KY

#3 Apr 7, 2010
I'm pi**ed!!!!
Concerned28

Elkhorn City, KY

#4 Apr 7, 2010
What happened?? I'd like to know the whole story. I've already had trouble with one teacher and the principal talking down to my child. And she is very young. Please tell me what happened.
concerned parent

Pikeville, KY

#5 Apr 7, 2010
The principal talked with them as soon as school started this morning. My child said he really doesn't talk, it's more like shouting. He told them, he was sick of children bragging about their parents not working. He told them he worked hard for them the day before: digging a ditch for them. I don't know how that ditch helped our children: unless a flood was coming upon the school and he was trying to save the place. And, as each child arrived late, he yelled at them in front of everybody else: all except one child. I was told she arrived about 10 or 15 after the assembly started. He said NOTHING to her. She walked in & sat down....He told the children they should clean up the lunchroom if they saw something lying in it. I send my children to school for an education, not to be hired-help.He also said he was tired of getting phone calls, with parents complaining about their children being bullied. That goes to show us parents they don't care what happens to our children. We are supposed to let them treat our children any way they want. And I am aslo having major trouble with an aide talking down to my child. She will jump onto him about something, then tell him, "go ahead and go home and tell your mom on me." Our children are treated like this all the time. I know from experience the board will do noting to help a parent that complains. Also, when the students had a trip (I think in December) he got on the bus and talked down to them. Yelled at them, that they didn't deserve the trip...He talks to all kids like this except a few he worships and calls "The Leaders." It's really easy to be called a leader when you are allowed to do anything you want; come to school 10,15 or 20 minutes late, never hardly go to class, join groups nobody else is allowed to join, take pictures with your digital camera anytime you want, have Open House re-scheduled around your activites, be allowed to design all the school t-shirts for every single grade. I am asking, do you other parents even have a clue to how much of a difference most of the faculty make in the children?
concerned parent

Pikeville, KY

#6 Apr 7, 2010
Concerned Too wrote:
I'm pi**ed!!!!
Do you care if I ask, did your child tell you the same thing mine told me? Would you ever consider complaining to the BOE or think it's better to not complain at all? I would just like to know another parent's opinion on this. Thanks so much...
Concerned28

Elkhorn City, KY

#7 Apr 8, 2010
I personally know how the principal can yell and talk down to someone. There was an incident with one of my children and a teacher. Of course, I went down there to see what was going on. He talked to me like a dog. Yelled at me in front of a bunch of parents and little kids. It was awful. If he talks like that to our children, I most certainly will go to the board, or something. He can't get away with this!
concerned28

Danville, KY

#8 Apr 8, 2010
DOES TARA AND SHANNON MATNEY STILL WORK THERE? I AM CONSIDERING SENDING MY CHILD TO ELKHORN.
Creek Bum

Elkhorn City, KY

#9 Apr 8, 2010
O HELL. I think some of you parents have nothing better to do0 than try to run the schools. If you are so big on doing something then get a teaching degree and work there. No you would rather stir up $hit and get everyone mad. Have you even seen what goes on at these schools and how you little ones behave when they are not all cow eyed if front of there mommy trying to get their way. For heavens sake keep out of it and let the teachers do their jobs.
really

Georgetown, KY

#10 Apr 8, 2010
I was told about A PRINCIPAL AT ANOTHER LOCAL SCHOOL,HE STANDS IN THE HALL AND GREETS THE CHILDREN WITH A SMILE AND "GOOD MORNING" I THINK THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.THERE IS NO REASON TO SCREAM AT CHILDREN OR PARENTS,ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY.IF HE NEEDS TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE,HE NEEDS TO DO IT IN PRIVATE,OR AT LEAST WITH A CIVILIZED TOUNGE.HE IS AFTER ALL THE PRINCIPAL,HE SHOULD BE A LEADER,CHILDREN SHOULD LOOK UP TO HIM.NOT WANT TO PEE THEIR PANTS EVERY TIME THEY SEE HIM.IF THEY ARE SCARED OF HIM,HOW WILL THEY EVER BE ABLE TO APROACH HIM WITH SOMETHING SERIOUS.AND ABOUT THE BULLYING,MY SON TOLD ME HE IS BEING HIT BY ANOTHER CHILD.I TOLD HIM SEVERAL THINGS TO DO,HE SAID HE TRIED ALL THAT,SO I TOLD HIM IF HE GETS HIT,HIT BACK.AS LONG AS A CHILD GETS BY WITH BEING A BULLY,THEY WILL KEEP DOING IT.LET THEM KNOW YOU WILL NOT TOLERATE IT.BUT I GUARANTEE,IF HE HITS BACK,MY SON WILL BE THE ONE TAKEN TO SEE MR MERCER,EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NEVER BEEN IN THIS KIND OF TROUBLE BEFORE.
SICK OF IT

Stanford, KY

#11 Apr 8, 2010
Creek Bum get a life, you probably don't even have a child and if you do, it don't sound like you care how they are treated! My daughter was also treated like a criminal in the lunchroom yesterday. She has never been in trouble before or even been to the principals office! Those lunchroom monitors need to find a different job because they obviously do not like children! I told my child that if she drops something in the lunchroom to pick it up and respect the school just as she does our home, but I also told her it was not her job to clean the lunchroom and to pick up someone else's mess! I am sick and tired of how our children are being treated!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT

Manchester, KY

#12 Apr 9, 2010
concerned28 wrote:
DOES TARA AND SHANNON MATNEY STILL WORK THERE? I AM CONSIDERING SENDING MY CHILD TO ELKHORN.
Shannon was never employed at Elkhorn, nor did he volunteer and Tara is long gone... but please don't base your decision on the likes of these people.. base your decision on what you can read for yourself in all the threads about the school, principal, and staff. Both my children attend school there and I am considering other options at this point.

In a nutshell.. if you want your child to be brow beaten every day by who ever chooses to yell at them and disrespect them, then by all means Elkhorn is for you. I'm not saying this because I've got any kind of vendetta against anyone but just so you know... the thread started on here about the meeting between the principal and the 5th-8th grade students is ALL true. It was very demeaning to the children. Nothing will change at Elkhorn unless parents demand that change to happen.. Unfortunately, no one will take the initiative.
GOD

Shelbiana, KY

#13 Apr 9, 2010
11 Things You CAN DO To Raise A Drug ADDicted Child.(OPERATION UNITE)
1. Be Their Lawyer. Defend them to the end no matter what!!!
2. Be Their Banker. Give them what they want even if you can't afford it. The child learns they never need to worry about anything.
3. Be Their Insurance Company. Any time they make a mistake, be here prepared to cushion the shock. Accept responsibility for what they do.
4. Be Their Agent. Don't let them have to earn things. If the child makes the team but doesn't make the starting lineup and hasn't played in two games, go down to the coach and say that my child needs to play. Intercede for the child. They learn someone else will take care of it.

Stayed tuned for the other 7.!!!!
funny

Winchester, KY

#14 Apr 10, 2010
Concerned Too wrote:
I'm pi**ed!!!!
By all means, go to the bathroom.
Really

Prestonsburg, KY

#15 Apr 11, 2010
GOD wrote:
11 Things You CAN DO To Raise A Drug ADDicted Child.(OPERATION UNITE)
1. Be Their Lawyer. Defend them to the end no matter what!!!
2. Be Their Banker. Give them what they want even if you can't afford it. The child learns they never need to worry about anything.
3. Be Their Insurance Company. Any time they make a mistake, be here prepared to cushion the shock. Accept responsibility for what they do.
4. Be Their Agent. Don't let them have to earn things. If the child makes the team but doesn't make the starting lineup and hasn't played in two games, go down to the coach and say that my child needs to play. Intercede for the child. They learn someone else will take care of it.
Stayed tuned for the other 7.!!!!
# 8.!!!! Do you REALLY have children? lol...
huh

Georgetown, KY

#16 Apr 11, 2010
GOD wrote:
11 Things You CAN DO To Raise A Drug ADDicted Child.(OPERATION UNITE)
1. Be Their Lawyer. Defend them to the end no matter what!!!
2. Be Their Banker. Give them what they want even if you can't afford it. The child learns they never need to worry about anything.
3. Be Their Insurance Company. Any time they make a mistake, be here prepared to cushion the shock. Accept responsibility for what they do.
4. Be Their Agent. Don't let them have to earn things. If the child makes the team but doesn't make the starting lineup and hasn't played in two games, go down to the coach and say that my child needs to play. Intercede for the child. They learn someone else will take care of it.
Stayed tuned for the other 7.!!!!
this thread is about misuse of power,adults belittling children.when children get belittled in front of others,it affects their self esteem.low self esteem could also lead to drug abuse.when i send my children to school i expect them to show respect.i also expect them to get respect,especially from staff.i want to make one thing very clear,both of my children have wonderful teachers.i have personally witnessed screaming at children,and have seen adult parents get their a$$ ripped in front of the class.they need to be more professional.
you are right

Pikeville, KY

#17 Apr 11, 2010
huh wrote:
<quoted text>this thread is about misuse of power,adults belittling children.when children get belittled in front of others,it affects their self esteem.low self esteem could also lead to drug abuse.when i send my children to school i expect them to show respect.i also expect them to get respect,especially from staff.i want to make one thing very clear,both of my children have wonderful teachers.i have personally witnessed screaming at children,and have seen adult parents get their a$$ ripped in front of the class.they need to be more professional.
Yes, the old saying goes:to receive respect, one must show respect first. Apparently the faculty there, especailly the principal, should do this. But they don't and probably never will. It's very unprofessional to scream at the child, and most of those children that get talked down too, they are slow-learners.(I do know that for a fact because I heard him scream at a child once in front of others)As for complaining, most parents don't anymore because nothing is done to help them. The children at school were told my a teacher there, that when the board member sits in his office for those 2 hours that they are supposed to be discussing the school, that they talk about fishing....The board really doesn't help the parents....Nobody really does
omg

Manchester, KY

#18 Apr 11, 2010
you are right wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the old saying goes:to receive respect, one must show respect first. Apparently the faculty there, especailly the principal, should do this. But they don't and probably never will. It's very unprofessional to scream at the child, and most of those children that get talked down too, they are slow-learners.(I do know that for a fact because I heard him scream at a child once in front of others)As for complaining, most parents don't anymore because nothing is done to help them. The children at school were told my a teacher there, that when the board member sits in his office for those 2 hours that they are supposed to be discussing the school, that they talk about fishing....The board really doesn't help the parents....Nobody really does
NO! You are wrong here! Most of the children who get talked down to ARE NOT slow learners. They are smart, bright students who come from good homes... and its the trouble-making students who are ignored because the principal is either tired of dealing with them or its pushed under the rug because their parent or family member is employed at ECEM/East Ridge and he doesnt want to ruffle their feathers, or he HAS tried to discipline them in the past but has been threatened by their parents. That's how it is there. So for you to say that most of the students who are belittled are slow-learners is completely wrong and frankly, your statement is offending. Dont know if i interpreted it wrong and if so,, please explain.
I have seen it myself

Pikeville, KY

#19 Apr 11, 2010
The belittling and talking down to does go on there and with much younger kids than 5th and 8th graders too. I don't know what can be done except change schools. They (principal and teachers) will never admit there is a problem.
okay

Pikeville, KY

#20 Apr 11, 2010
omg wrote:
<quoted text>
NO! You are wrong here! Most of the children who get talked down to ARE NOT slow learners. They are smart, bright students who come from good homes... and its the trouble-making students who are ignored because the principal is either tired of dealing with them or its pushed under the rug because their parent or family member is employed at ECEM/East Ridge and he doesnt want to ruffle their feathers, or he HAS tried to discipline them in the past but has been threatened by their parents. That's how it is there. So for you to say that most of the students who are belittled are slow-learners is completely wrong and frankly, your statement is offending. Dont know if i interpreted it wrong and if so,, please explain.
Let me re-word my statement: I meant to say this:yes, most of the the children he talks down too are very smart, intelligence wonderful children. I also meant to say that he especially talks down to the slow-learners....I didn't mean to offend anybody....I have heard him scream at a slow-learner, and I know this child comes from a very bad home. I am thinking he should try to communicate better with some children. And I agree with you about the trouble with other kids. He is scared to death that certain parents (That work at ECES) will sue him or the school, so therefore, he let's them do anything they want...But also he (and most teachers) worship certain kids (Their parents work there & at ERHS) and let's these children do some much more than others children. My children come from a good home and they are taken very good care of. They are not trouble-maker and don't bully other kids or cause any trouble at the school. So, you were right and so am I....It's nice to know there is others that know how the situation is also....

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