Arcata High Chaos
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Arcata High Parent

New Bern, NC

#1 Oct 9, 2008
What is up with the Arcata High computer system?
Why were seniors switched to new guidance counselors?
Why is Arcata High closing Monday at noon to bus the teachers to Mack High so they can enter progress reports(grades) into the PASS system?

Seniors are not getting their recommendation letters for early admits to colleges in a timely manner.Not to mention that some G.D.'s don't know the students their suppose to recommend?
It's time the Northern Humboldt School District takes a long hard look at the problems the warden at AHS is causing.

Students & Teachers alike are not only worried but mad as hell.
Big Boy

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2008
Arcata High Parent wrote:
What is up with the Arcata High computer system?
Why were seniors switched to new guidance counselors?
Why is Arcata High closing Monday at noon to bus the teachers to Mack High so they can enter progress reports(grades) into the PASS system?
Seniors are not getting their recommendation letters for early admits to colleges in a timely manner.Not to mention that some G.D.'s don't know the students their suppose to recommend?
It's time the Northern Humboldt School District takes a long hard look at the problems the warden at AHS is causing.
Students & Teachers alike are not only worried but mad as hell.
Northern Humboldt School District is known far and wide for having "sex teachers" just like at Fortuna High School with Dierdre Peterson. The teachers, especially the female ones, are more interested in "teaching" their male students the "ways of the world", so to speak. Some would say its rampant at Arcata High School. Sources have admitted that the "sex teachers" are to blame for the computer chaos issues.
Gresham

New Bern, NC

#3 Oct 9, 2008
Big Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
Northern Humboldt School District is known far and wide for having "sex teachers" just like at Fortuna High School with Dierdre Peterson. The teachers, especially the female ones, are more interested in "teaching" their male students the "ways of the world", so to speak. Some would say its rampant at Arcata High School. Sources have admitted that the "sex teachers" are to blame for the computer chaos issues.
TROLL
nobody

United States

#4 Oct 9, 2008
Arcata High Parent wrote:
What is up with the Arcata High computer system?
Why were seniors switched to new guidance counselors?
Why is Arcata High closing Monday at noon to bus the teachers to Mack High so they can enter progress reports(grades) into the PASS system?
Seniors are not getting their recommendation letters for early admits to colleges in a timely manner.Not to mention that some G.D.'s don't know the students their suppose to recommend?
It's time the Northern Humboldt School District takes a long hard look at the problems the warden at AHS is causing.
Students & Teachers alike are not only worried but mad as hell.
Call Todd Curry (computer tech for No Hum.), he spends more time fixing Macks problems than he does Arcatas. The Arcata Teachers have been frustrated by this for many years.
nobody

United States

#5 Oct 9, 2008
Arcata High Parent wrote:
What is up with the Arcata High computer system?
Why were seniors switched to new guidance counselors?
Why is Arcata High closing Monday at noon to bus the teachers to Mack High so they can enter progress reports(grades) into the PASS system?
Seniors are not getting their recommendation letters for early admits to colleges in a timely manner.Not to mention that some G.D.'s don't know the students their suppose to recommend?
It's time the Northern Humboldt School District takes a long hard look at the problems the warden at AHS is causing.
Students & Teachers alike are not only worried but mad as hell.
Another thing what makes you think all seniors deserve recommendation letters? If a student truly deserves a letter the teacher will make sure they get it. There are many great teachers there and it is a top notch school. And its pretty harsh to use the word warden. I challenge anyone to take that job. Bratty, spoiled kids, demanding teachers, and know it all parents and little pay NO THANKS!!!!!!
Knowbody

New Bern, NC

#6 Oct 9, 2008
nobody wrote:
<quoted text>Another thing what makes you think all seniors deserve recommendation letters? If a student truly deserves a letter the teacher will make sure they get it. There are many great teachers there and it is a top notch school. And its pretty harsh to use the word warden. I challenge anyone to take that job. Bratty, spoiled kids, demanding teachers, and know it all parents and little pay NO THANKS!!!!!!
Any senior who asks should get one.
Kids that have worked with a GC for 3 years should not have been switched.
"Truly deserving" is a matter of who's opinion?Yours?
Yes it is a TOP NOTCH school because of the teachers,parents,students and alumni.The fact that it is a super public school has nothing to do with,and is in fact in spite of 2 of the last 3 "Wardens".
I used the word "warden" because I knew everyone would know who I was referring to.And you did.
In one sentence you say "great teachers" and in another you say "demanding teachers".Did you mean "great teachers demanding excellence"?

Bratty kids ? Welcome to 21st Century America.If you don't want to deal with "gifted kids",DON'T WORK AT A SCHOOL.

Know it all parents? Welcome to a college town with knowledgeable adults and involved parents & families.

In Humboldt County making $70,000 per year is not "working for little pay" PERIOD.

Tiger

New Bern, NC

#7 Oct 9, 2008
Ferndale has 56 boys involved in Fall sports.
44 Football
9 soccer
3 cross country

That's 56 out of 80 male students.

Arcata has 28 soccer,42 football and 15 cross coumtry male athletes. That's 85 out of 462 boys attending AHS playing Fall Sports.

Whatz wrong with this picture?

3 out of 4 in Ferndale
1 out of 5.5 in Arcata

I blame the Front office for hiring the men who basically run kids off in Arcata athletics instead of providing a nurturing supportive sports program.
Parent

Santa Rosa, CA

#8 Oct 10, 2008
Arcata is a great high school,but all my kids have had their first authority issues with administrators there.Former employees tell stories of Moby Dick like hunts against particular targeted(whales) students by Capt. Ahabs in the office.
BTW my kids all were straight A students.
nobody

United States

#9 Oct 10, 2008
Knowbody wrote:
<quoted text>
Any senior who asks should get one.
Kids that have worked with a GC for 3 years should not have been switched.
"Truly deserving" is a matter of who's opinion?Yours?
Yes it is a TOP NOTCH school because of the teachers,parents,students and alumni.The fact that it is a super public school has nothing to do with,and is in fact in spite of 2 of the last 3 "Wardens".
I used the word "warden" because I knew everyone would know who I was referring to.And you did.
In one sentence you say "great teachers" and in another you say "demanding teachers".Did you mean "great teachers demanding excellence"?
Bratty kids ? Welcome to 21st Century America.If you don't want to deal with "gifted kids",DON'T WORK AT A SCHOOL.
Know it all parents? Welcome to a college town with knowledgeable adults and involved parents & families.
In Humboldt County making $70,000 per year is not "working for little pay" PERIOD.
You don't like it then send your child to a charter school, With your attitude thats where your kid belongs.

Gifted Kids? yes there are some, there are also kids that throw rocks at cars for entertainment.

And just because a kid has attended school does not mean they deserve a recomendation.

As for the great/demanding comment I think I said there are many great teachers (did not say all) same as the parents

Also you do need to give the admin credit for the success of the school they work hard as well.
Stop the BS

United States

#10 Oct 10, 2008
In Humboldt County making $70,000 per year is not "working for little pay" PERIOD.
Starting teachers make around 34,000 a year and then get an increase of about 1,500 per year on a step move. Then if they want a faster pay increase they can move columns by taking university credit which runs about 1,600 per 4-5 credits not counting books and gas, and whatnot. A column move takes 15 units and nets a 1,500 pay raise so teachers need to spend 5,000 plus to get a 1,500 pay raise. In humboldt county it takes years to earn 70,000. Only the most experienced teachers are making that much.
Knowbody

New Bern, NC

#11 Oct 10, 2008
Stop the BS wrote:
<quoted text>
Starting teachers make around 34,000 a year and then get an increase of about 1,500 per year on a step move. Then if they want a faster pay increase they can move columns by taking university credit which runs about 1,600 per 4-5 credits not counting books and gas, and whatnot. A column move takes 15 units and nets a 1,500 pay raise so teachers need to spend 5,000 plus to get a 1,500 pay raise. In humboldt county it takes years to earn 70,000. Only the most experienced teachers are making that much.
How much does the average teacher at Arcata make?
A school board member just told me 10 minutes ago that it's $56K+
Arcata has few if any new teachers.
Capt Ahab makes $70k+
nobody

United States

#12 Oct 10, 2008
Knowbody wrote:
<quoted text>
How much does the average teacher at Arcata make?
A school board member just told me 10 minutes ago that it's $56K+
Arcata has few if any new teachers.
Capt Ahab makes $70k+
Like I said if you don't like it chose a charter school, and if that doesn't work it sounds like your more than qualified to home school your child.
Knowbody

New Bern, NC

#13 Oct 10, 2008
nobody wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said if you don't like it chose a charter school, and if that doesn't work it sounds like your more than qualified to home school your child.
No,I'll go to School Board meetings. I'll go to open house,PTA & support athletics plus execute my right to point out problems, but I won't run or shut up.

What kind of lesson do you teach when you pull a kid out of football because he doesn't like some teammates.And then go out & brag about it & encourage others to quit.That's a legacy that some kids will carry for the rest of their life.
Talk crap about 'at risk' 16 yr olds all you want.Does it make you feel better?

It still does not change the fact that come noon Monday or Tuesday instead of being in class,AHS students will be on the streets.The school website is a joke.In a college town can't someone from AHS find a geek squad crew to fix the computers.

And I must add that in my years of dealing with AHS,you"nobody" are the first to defend this Boss even anonymously.
Gregg

San Francisco, CA

#14 Oct 13, 2008
Stop the BS wrote:
<quoted text>
Starting teachers make around 34,000 a year and then get an increase of about 1,500 per year on a step move. Then if they want a faster pay increase they can move columns by taking university credit which runs about 1,600 per 4-5 credits not counting books and gas, and whatnot. A column move takes 15 units and nets a 1,500 pay raise so teachers need to spend 5,000 plus to get a 1,500 pay raise. In humboldt county it takes years to earn 70,000. Only the most experienced teachers are making that much.
True, unless you're an administrator of a charter school. Look into it! No need to be an EXPERIENCED teacher, just an interest in the new hush-hush money making scheme. A willingness to be unethical will get you even more of the childrens education dollars.

Yes, I am ranting, but I am ranting about the truth.
nobody

United States

#15 Oct 13, 2008
Knowbody wrote:
<quoted text>
No,I'll go to School Board meetings. I'll go to open house,PTA & support athletics plus execute my right to point out problems, but I won't run or shut up.
What kind of lesson do you teach when you pull a kid out of football because he doesn't like some teammates.And then go out & brag about it & encourage others to quit.That's a legacy that some kids will carry for the rest of their life.
Talk crap about 'at risk' 16 yr olds all you want.Does it make you feel better?
It still does not change the fact that come noon Monday or Tuesday instead of being in class,AHS students will be on the streets.The school website is a joke.In a college town can't someone from AHS find a geek squad crew to fix the computers.
And I must add that in my years of dealing with AHS,you"nobody" are the first to defend this Boss even anonymously.
There are many teachers that support the new boss as well, and at what time did I say pull a kid from the football team?????? all I've ever said to you is if you don't like it leave. There is never a system that pleases everyone at once, that is the lesson you should be teaching your child. "FAIRNESS"

Now your attacking the website????? your incredible.

What about the color of the building does that meet your satisfaction?????

School colors wrong also?????

Calling people geeks probably isn't the way to go either.

Also what at risk 16 year olds did I talk crap about???? The Rock throwers? I thought these were upstanding youth that made an honest mistake.
Knowbody

New Bern, NC

#16 Oct 13, 2008
nobody wrote:
<quoted text>There are many teachers that support the new boss as well, and at what time did I say pull a kid from the football team?????? all I've ever said to you is if you don't like it leave. There is never a system that pleases everyone at once, that is the lesson you should be teaching your child. "FAIRNESS"
Now your attacking the website????? your incredible.
What about the color of the building does that meet your satisfaction?????
School colors wrong also?????
Calling people geeks probably isn't the way to go either.
Also what at risk 16 year olds did I talk crap about???? The Rock throwers? I thought these were upstanding youth that made an honest mistake.
It is estimated that less than 1 in 3 employees support their Boss.
1 in 5 parents.
1 in 10 students.
1 in 20 former students.
Fairness -1. Was Jordan B. treated fairly? 500 kids at a prom & you make 1 blow a breathlizer.
2. Brett W. kicked out of Bball game for sponge hand?
3. A.Lasko arrested for total BS > BTW charges dropped.
4. Pat & Logan? A joke.
5. The rock throwers?
6. Senior prom 2006 > Zero Tolerance! Fairness?
7. Security everywhere at 2008 Graduation >Streaker protection?
The last thing my kid is learning is Fairness & Forgiveness under AHS's arbitrary sometimes ZERO tolerance policies.

The website - It still lists freshman in college as Junior class officers. i.e.- K. Watson. Sports have not been updated since Fall 07. New Dean nowhere to be found. Enough. Look for yourself.
Oliver R. the designer is a soph. at Cal. sats it's a joke too.

Geek squad- Google it. Best Buys term,not mine.

The Rock Throwers - Go back to that thread and read your comments- You've been mean spirited where they're concerned.
Anonymous

Arcata, CA

#17 Oct 13, 2008
bushco
Cheney

Santa Rosa, CA

#18 Oct 13, 2008
So you discovered that it's not
"High School Musical"?

You should be happy with any scraps
George and I give you.

Yeah, You, Sucker. You Voted for us.

Get It? You Voted. Or didn't you?
Parent

Santa Rosa, CA

#19 Oct 13, 2008
My daughter graduated last year and I wish I had the courage to tell the office what I really thought about them. The computer website has been a mess ever since Oliver graduated in 2007.I think "Knowbody" exaggerated the Boss's popularity. Bush & Co. get a higher rating.
nobody

United States

#20 Oct 14, 2008
Knowbody wrote:
<quoted text>It is estimated that less than 1 in 3 employees support their Boss.
1 in 5 parents.
1 in 10 students.
1 in 20 former students.
Fairness -1. Was Jordan B. treated fairly? 500 kids at a prom & you make 1 blow a breathlizer.
2. Brett W. kicked out of Bball game for sponge hand?
3. A.Lasko arrested for total BS > BTW charges dropped.
4. Pat & Logan? A joke.
5. The rock throwers?
6. Senior prom 2006 > Zero Tolerance! Fairness?
7. Security everywhere at 2008 Graduation >Streaker protection?
The last thing my kid is learning is Fairness & Forgiveness under AHS's arbitrary sometimes ZERO tolerance policies.
The website - It still lists freshman in college as Junior class officers. i.e.- K. Watson. Sports have not been updated since Fall 07. New Dean nowhere to be found. Enough. Look for yourself.
Oliver R. the designer is a soph. at Cal. sats it's a joke too.
Geek squad- Google it. Best Buys term,not mine.
The Rock Throwers - Go back to that thread and read your comments- You've been mean spirited where they're concerned.
You can claim employees don't like their boss in any industry.

Did Jordan B test positive????

I have no idea who the other kids are.

As for the rock throwers I am hard on them and they deserve it.

Too much security and authority at school functions? I guarantee if they didn't have the presence that they do and something bad happened you would be the FIRST parent in line whinning that the school doesn't supervise well enough.

You mention all these examples....what about the potential threats they stop. kids with knives, potential drunk drivers, threats against teachers and other students and drug dealing on campus. Why don't you do some homework and look into these. Granted there are privacy issues but I would think that there are some sort of stats that would support these.

And how can your child learn fairness and forgiveness if their own Parent is constantly placeing blame on everyone else.

Get over the website thing already its an extremely minor part of the school. You were able to graduate without a webite weren't you???? or did you?

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.

Eureka Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Arcata Police report rash of bad LSD trips (May '10) 12 hr Otis Driftwood 251
News Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide Commemoratio... Tue Nubar gulbenkian 10
Me, me, me and I, I, I. Aug 9 NotMyself 2
Poll Are Armenians more likely to commit fraud? (Mar '09) Aug 4 PostDoc1957 291
Arcata 2 B renamed TRUMPERVILLE Aug 2 whoo datt man huh 1
Grateful Dead were a Satanic Cult (Feb '11) Jul 28 Kev 66
Why Arcata Sucks (Mar '10) Jul 28 HumboldtandDelNor... 37

Eureka Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Eureka Mortgages