parent of 2

United States

#44 Mar 19, 2012
Im more than willing to start a petition! How do I go about starting it? Any idea!
well

Knoxville, TN

#45 Mar 19, 2012
Well, part of the problem in Greene County is the fact that teachers are hired because of who they know and not by their qualifications. My friend graduated top of his class two years ago, has worked with school age children for 5 years, and loves teaching. However, suprise suprise he still has no prospect of a position in Greene County. He wants to teach in Greene County because that is where his child goes to school but, it looks like he will be forced to seek employment outside of the county school system. What a loss for Greene County...It makes me wonder how many great teacher's are passed up for the ones who have connections and are not as qualified. Maybe this is why there are so many complaints about mediocre teachers who do not care and are just there for a pay check?
smilie

United States

#46 Dec 6, 2012
this school sucks i went there and its true about couch cooper.
anf

Antioch, TN

#47 Dec 25, 2012
Lister and Broyles are the best teachers. They truly care about the students. Lister came to see me at St.Jude. First was when I was on my death bed then She drove 8hrs straight to see me for an hour cuz I wasnt feeling good so she had to leave. Which she got heck from the schooll board. Broyles is the sweetest man and the BEST teacher.
Anonymous

Brentwood, TN

#50 Jan 16, 2013
parent of 2 wrote:
Yes I know of problems! Bullying is the main issue. Sex is a topic from 5-8 and the guidance is minimal. I have 2 children in that school. The principal is a joke.
absolutly, im a child there and he is a complete joke!
Anonymous

Brentwood, TN

#51 Jan 16, 2013
Mr. Malone (chrs malone) is princpal now, and damn he's is the biggest joke ever!, worse than miller!

“o u wish!”

Since: Mar 11

Greeneville, TN

#52 Jan 17, 2013
Children are cruel. It is the responsibility of the parents to enable their children to deal with bullying effectively. No one FORCES your child to become violent. They make that choice. It is not okay for a child to be violent when they are not defending themselves from immediate physical harm. It is not okay for a child to be violent because someone is creating a negative environment that they cannot isolate themselves from (i.e. they must go to school and cannot escape the negativity). It is not okay for a parent to blame their child choosing to be violent on other children, teachers, or the school system. You are enabling violent behavior, and that does not equip your child to deal with hardships in the future. Do you think it would be acceptable for your child, as an adult, to punch their employer because their employer is demeaning toward them? Answer: no, that would not be legally or socially acceptable. While it is important to be empathetic toward your child during these awkward years of social discomfort, it is also imperative that parents teach their children how to effectively cope with their respective situations in a manner that is not harmful but will give them the coping mechanisms they will need to thrive in varying social settings as an adult.
Please do not sit and tell your child it is okay to be violent as the result of other children being mean to them. Please do not sit and blame school officials. Instead, take these situations as they arise and turn them into opportunities to teach your children important life lessons. Not only do bullied children need your support, they need the appropriate support. If you, as a parent, do not know how to enable your child to deal with those situations in a non-violent manner, please contact a licensed therapist or do the research yourself.
Children are cruel. There will always be bullying in their social settings. The fact of persistence does not make the behavior acceptable, but folks would do well to change their approach to this topic. Every single thing you do involving your child is part of the development of another human being, a human being that will go on as an adult to impact the lives of many throughout their own life. Please take the time as a parent to make certain that you are preparing them to impact others in a positive manner. Don't just pass the buck here by blaming others and excusing violence.
Worried mom

Greeneville, TN

#53 Jan 18, 2013
I'm worried about the little boy in pre-k who attacks the teachers and other Kids. Why won't head start do anything about him? If my son is hurt, I'm suing! Already talked to my lawyer, the school, and head start.
hmmm

Greeneville, TN

#54 Jan 18, 2013
ouwish wrote:
Children are cruel. It is the responsibility of the parents to enable their children to deal with bullying effectively. No one FORCES your child to become violent. They make that choice. It is not okay for a child to be violent when they are not defending themselves from immediate physical harm. It is not okay for a child to be violent because someone is creating a negative environment that they cannot isolate themselves from (i.e. they must go to school and cannot escape the negativity). It is not okay for a parent to blame their child choosing to be violent on other children, teachers, or the school system. You are enabling violent behavior, and that does not equip your child to deal with hardships in the future. Do you think it would be acceptable for your child, as an adult, to punch their employer because their employer is demeaning toward them? Answer: no, that would not be legally or socially acceptable. While it is important to be empathetic toward your child during these awkward years of social discomfort, it is also imperative that parents teach their children how to effectively cope with their respective situations in a manner that is not harmful but will give them the coping mechanisms they will need to thrive in varying social settings as an adult.
Please do not sit and tell your child it is okay to be violent as the result of other children being mean to them. Please do not sit and blame school officials. Instead, take these situations as they arise and turn them into opportunities to teach your children important life lessons. Not only do bullied children need your support, they need the appropriate support. If you, as a parent, do not know how to enable your child to deal with those situations in a non-violent manner, please contact a licensed therapist or do the research yourself.
Children are cruel. There will always be bullying in their social settings. The fact of persistence does not make the behavior acceptable, but folks would do well to change their approach to this topic. Every single thing you do involving your child is part of the development of another human being, a human being that will go on as an adult to impact the lives of many throughout their own life. Please take the time as a parent to make certain that you are preparing them to impact others in a positive manner. Don't just pass the buck here by blaming others and excusing violence.
Therapy to "deal with bullies" was a joke for my child. These bullies pushed my child to the brink and ended up at Woodridge because of it. The Vice Principal (not at Nolachuckey) said they've had MANY complaints about this bully but there was not much they could do. The therapist just talked about how it made her feel, and after hundreds of dollars of visits, still gave her no constructive ideas on how to handle it. I wish there was an easy answer. The only reason it got better was that my child told the bully directly to LEAVE HER ALONE. It didn't stop right away but gradually got better over time.
listen to a real student

United States

#55 May 19, 2014
Mr M&M is the wrost guy ever! Like blaming people (students) that they done something wrong but really dint do anythin. And take the 8th grade specail 8th grade trip And took it away from them like really.....!
GO HOME

Greeneville, TN

#56 May 20, 2014
ouwish wrote:
Children are cruel. It is the responsibility of the parents to enable their children to deal with bullying effectively. No one FORCES your child to become violent. They make that choice. It is not okay for a child to be violent when they are not defending themselves from immediate physical harm. It is not okay for a child to be violent because someone is creating a negative environment that they cannot isolate themselves from (i.e. they must go to school and cannot escape the negativity). It is not okay for a parent to blame their child choosing to be violent on other children, teachers, or the school system. You are enabling violent behavior, and that does not equip your child to deal with hardships in the future. Do you think it would be acceptable for your child, as an adult, to punch their employer because their employer is demeaning toward them? Answer: no, that would not be legally or socially acceptable. While it is important to be empathetic toward your child during these awkward years of social discomfort, it is also imperative that parents teach their children how to effectively cope with their respective situations in a manner that is not harmful but will give them the coping mechanisms they will need to thrive in varying social settings as an adult.
Please do not sit and tell your child it is okay to be violent as the result of other children being mean to them. Please do not sit and blame school officials. Instead, take these situations as they arise and turn them into opportunities to teach your children important life lessons. Not only do bullied children need your support, they need the appropriate support. If you, as a parent, do not know how to enable your child to deal with those situations in a non-violent manner, please contact a licensed therapist or do the research yourself.
Children are cruel. There will always be bullying in their social settings. The fact of persistence does not make the behavior acceptable, but folks would do well to change their approach to this topic. Every single thing you do involving your child is part of the development of another human being, a human being that will go on as an adult to impact the lives of many throughout their own life. Please take the time as a parent to make certain that you are preparing them to impact others in a positive manner. Don't just pass the buck here by blaming others and excusing violence.
There is so much wrong with your analysis that I will not even try to address all of your ramblings. I was one of those bullied children when I went to school. Looking back, I know many teachers had to see what was going on and, I guess, just chose to ignore it and hope it would go away. What about teaching the teachers how to effectively handle these bullies instead of ignoring them. Most times the bullies are the so called "popular kids" and their "status" makes them off limits -- for whatever reason, I surely will never understand. Maybe it would be because little Tommy or little Susie would not get to play in an important tournament or something. A lot of times it is ignored because of "who" the bullies' parents are. I understand some back and forth between children is a part of growing up, but BULLYING and making other children miserable during school should NEVER BE ALLOWED. Wake up teachers and staff and step up to the plate when bullies go into strike mode or, if you are not capable or willing to do your part ---- GO HOME!!!!!
Irritated

Greeneville, TN

#57 May 21, 2014
Honestly, that school is mainly ran by the students parents. There's a few problematic ones(pat garrison for one) that bring the whole quality of the school down. Bullying is a huge problem, but what can you do with the parents thinking they're children are perfect angels and the staff unwilling to upset them.
big problem

Greeneville, TN

#58 May 22, 2014
I have a big problem with a p.e. teacher teaching math. something smells awfully bad there but of course his mommy is in the school system. course he can coach and that is probably more important than him being able to teach around here. just imagine that. another teacher does not have the right college training either and goodness knows how many others we don't know about. I say no raises or any other stuff for old lady kirk until we have good teachers in with our children. smart azzholes have picked on kids for ages but teachers use to get hold of those kids. you would think the way all the bullying has been talked about on the news that schools would be kinda afraid not to stop the bullying.
what

Greeneville, TN

#59 May 22, 2014
big problem wrote:
I have a big problem with a p.e. teacher teaching math. something smells awfully bad there but of course his mommy is in the school system. course he can coach and that is probably more important than him being able to teach around here. just imagine that. another teacher does not have the right college training either and goodness knows how many others we don't know about. I say no raises or any other stuff for old lady kirk until we have good teachers in with our children. smart azzholes have picked on kids for ages but teachers use to get hold of those kids. you would think the way all the bullying has been talked about on the news that schools would be kinda afraid not to stop the bullying.
What? What are you talking about? Teachers have to go to college and get hired for what they graduate for. You are talking stupid.
not really

Greeneville, TN

#60 May 23, 2014
what wrote:
<quoted text>What? What are you talking about? Teachers have to go to college and get hired for what they graduate for. You are talking stupid.
You can take tests and get more things added on your license, but you have to prove you can do it on tests.
always a problem

Athens, TN

#61 May 23, 2014
big problem wrote:
I have a big problem with a p.e. teacher teaching math. something smells awfully bad there but of course his mommy is in the school system. course he can coach and that is probably more important than him being able to teach around here. just imagine that. another teacher does not have the right college training either and goodness knows how many others we don't know about. I say no raises or any other stuff for old lady kirk until we have good teachers in with our children. smart azzholes have picked on kids for ages but teachers use to get hold of those kids. you would think the way all the bullying has been talked about on the news that schools would be kinda afraid not to stop the bullying.
You talking about Arwood and I don't mean the one that ran got mayor...
wow

Brandon, MS

#62 May 23, 2014
always a problem wrote:
<quoted text>You talking about Arwood and I don't mean the one that ran got mayor...
My son had both. I asked him. Glad my son had them as role models.
always a problem

Athens, TN

#63 May 24, 2014
Don't know the one that ran for mayor but the other one I have known several years. Good role model for kids.
wow

Greeneville, TN

#64 May 24, 2014
I didn't know either until this year. My son learned a lot from both of them. I know people whose kids had the one who ran for mayor before. The kids loved him there and hated to see him leave. Does anyone know why he left? I am glad he didn't get mayor because I want him to stay around a while. It's hard to find good male role models for our children any more.
Mama Mia

Greenville, SC

#65 May 25, 2014
listen to a real student wrote:
Mr M&M is the wrost guy ever! Like blaming people (students) that they done something wrong but really dint do anythin. And take the 8th grade specail 8th grade trip And took it away from them like really.....!
Yep, maybe the kids should be spending time in English class than going on a trip.

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