Beverly Hills Middle School, WHAT THE HECK!

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Aggravated

Huntington, WV

#1 Apr 4, 2013
As a mother of an 8th grader, I am so aggravated with BHMS right now. It seems that every other middle school is taking their 8th grade students to DC for their 8th grade trip. I know Milton and Huntington Middle are going, yet BHMS is taking our 8th graders to KINGS ISLAND for the day! Why can't they go to DC as well? DC is a better trip if for no other reason than the EDUCATIONAL aspect it can offer! I know last year the 8th graders went to Kings Island as well. Kings Island is a joke and several kids have said that if the 8th grade trip was to Kings Island again they weren't going! I just feel as though these kids are getting short-changed. I still remember my 8th grade trip to DC and that was 26 years ago. These kids are not being done right!
Duh

Alexandria, VA

#2 Apr 5, 2013
If you don't like the school taking the kids to King's Island, and would rather go to Washington DC, try this novel idea; take your kid to DC and have fun. Stop whining and complaining about what the school does and do for yourself!
Kojak

Huntington, WV

#3 Apr 5, 2013
My daughter's 8th grade trip at BHMS was Kings Island. They had first planned Williamsburg, VA but not enough parents could afford it so they scaled it back to Kings Island.

I see both sides. In this economy, it's hard for some parents to come up with the money for an out of town trip. On the other hand, it would be an educational trip for them.
lander

Murrysville, PA

#4 Apr 5, 2013
It makes perfect sense why they are not going to DC! Inner city kids with maybe one parent homes who work just to make ends meet. So you are saying BHMS should go to DC and leave deserving kids back with no trip at all as opposed to going to Kings Island where everyone can go? So I guess your kid is the only one that matters huh? Wake up! Its not about you, its about the kids. Let them enjoy themselves and make memories TOGETHER!
Look it up

Forest, VA

#5 Apr 5, 2013
BHMS could do what Enslow did when they took their kids to DC. Have fundraisers all year. No kid was left out because of their parents inability to pay. Let the kids work to earn their trip.
yes

Richmond, VA

#6 Apr 5, 2013
Aggravated wrote:
As a mother of an 8th grader, I am so aggravated with BHMS right now. It seems that every other middle school is taking their 8th grade students to DC for their 8th grade trip. I know Milton and Huntington Middle are going, yet BHMS is taking our 8th graders to KINGS ISLAND for the day! Why can't they go to DC as well? DC is a better trip if for no other reason than the EDUCATIONAL aspect it can offer! I know last year the 8th graders went to Kings Island as well. Kings Island is a joke and several kids have said that if the 8th grade trip was to Kings Island again they weren't going! I just feel as though these kids are getting short-changed. I still remember my 8th grade trip to DC and that was 26 years ago. These kids are not being done right!
Shut up whining. When I was in 8th (98-99) grade we didn't get any kind of trip and I went to Beverly Hills too. I must say if I had gotten a trip I would much rather go to kings island than DC.
RollTide

Huntington, WV

#7 Apr 5, 2013
BHMS does fundraisers constantly for this and that. DC or Williamsburg would be educational but those trips are expensive. In a perfect world, every student could afford those trips. If I were a parent, I'd much prefer they go somewhere and learn rather than an amusement park. But, this is inexpensive and for the diverse community that makes up Beverly Hills, this is affordable to about everyone. And if not, it's not so expensive tht a faculty member or administrator can sponsor a kid, which has been done before. It's a fun trip to bond with their friends before going to high school. And KI is pretty fun for that age. And this may be the only way some of those kids get to go.
Former Blackhawk

United States

#8 Apr 5, 2013
I was in 8th grade at BHMS during 06-07... Our 8th grade trip was to NYC... Our parents had to pay for everything. We hardly did any fundraisers, and when we did they were of stuff no one wanted/had the money for.
Silent majority

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Apr 6, 2013
You guys are pups..i went to beverly hills....in 79! Damn, Im gettn old.
Patent

Southview, PA

#10 Apr 6, 2013
If you want your child to see DC, then make it your family vacation this summer. When did schools become travel agencies. I agree that some parents can't afford to send their child to DC but could afford one day at Kings Island. The students would rather go to Kings Island anyways. If your child doesn't want to go to KI then that's okay let them stay home. He/She is only saying what they think you want them to say/feel but I bet they are more excited about KI than DC anyways.
Aggravated

Huntington, WV

#11 Apr 6, 2013
Wow...a lot of assumptions have been made about me as a parent. No where in my post did I say that I was all for allowing the kids who could pay to go, while those who could not to remain in Huntington. Also, I am not whining, nor do I feel as though my child is the only one that matters. With that out of the way, I will explain why I feel as I do.

I do not believe for one minute that kids from Milton Middle School or Huntington Middle School are at that much greater economic advantage than kids at Beverly Hills; however, both schools are DC Bound except us. I believe the reason Kings Island is the "old standby" is because its easy and requires no planning. Undoubtedly, MMS and HMS began planning early and had several fundraisers to cover the cost of the trip. BHMS has not had a single one. Finances are not the reason why our kids are not going, we could have raised the money, it is because of the poor planning/lack of planning on the part of the school (or the person responsible for planning the trip).

Yes, I could take my child to DC, and we have already been twice, however, there is a difference between going with your parents, and going with your classmates and friends in a Chartered Bus. I went with my friends when I was in the 8th grade and it is a memory I still look back on with fondness. Not to mention the fact I LEARNED while I was there, versus if we had gone to Kings Island and I had spent the day flying around in the air riding amusement park rides. The trip was more structured, organized, my teachers were there, and I was with my friends. A totally different situation than had I just been taken by my parents.

The point I was making was that I felt our kids were slighted. I wasn't trying to exclude any kids, or put mine ahead of others. I was referring to the 8th grade class as a whole.(A trip that lasts for a day versus an overnight trip to the Capitol). Kings Island is a joke, and several kids has stated as such. I've heard more than one say they weren't going if the trip was there. That's all I meant. Now that I've said my piece, I'm glad I was in an anonymous forum and not in a public setting. I would have been bludgeoned and flogged before giving a chance to clarify what I meant
honestly

Alexandria, VA

#12 Apr 6, 2013
Aggravated wrote:
Wow...a lot of assumptions have been made about me as a parent. No where in my post did I say that I was all for allowing the kids who could pay to go, while those who could not to remain in Huntington. Also, I am not whining, nor do I feel as though my child is the only one that matters. With that out of the way, I will explain why I feel as I do.
I do not believe for one minute that kids from Milton Middle School or Huntington Middle School are at that much greater economic advantage than kids at Beverly Hills; however, both schools are DC Bound except us. I believe the reason Kings Island is the "old standby" is because its easy and requires no planning. Undoubtedly, MMS and HMS began planning early and had several fundraisers to cover the cost of the trip. BHMS has not had a single one. Finances are not the reason why our kids are not going, we could have raised the money, it is because of the poor planning/lack of planning on the part of the school (or the person responsible for planning the trip).
Yes, I could take my child to DC, and we have already been twice, however, there is a difference between going with your parents, and going with your classmates and friends in a Chartered Bus. I went with my friends when I was in the 8th grade and it is a memory I still look back on with fondness. Not to mention the fact I LEARNED while I was there, versus if we had gone to Kings Island and I had spent the day flying around in the air riding amusement park rides. The trip was more structured, organized, my teachers were there, and I was with my friends. A totally different situation than had I just been taken by my parents.
The point I was making was that I felt our kids were slighted. I wasn't trying to exclude any kids, or put mine ahead of others. I was referring to the 8th grade class as a whole.(A trip that lasts for a day versus an overnight trip to the Capitol). Kings Island is a joke, and several kids has stated as such. I've heard more than one say they weren't going if the trip was there. That's all I meant. Now that I've said my piece, I'm glad I was in an anonymous forum and not in a public setting. I would have been bludgeoned and flogged before giving a chance to clarify what I meant
To be quote honest, in today's world, you really probably don't want your child to go to DC. I remember my trip. Students were messing around together on the bus at night and no one really cared that much about paying attention and learning. Every one just wanted to hang out together. Wouldn't have mattered where we were, everyone just wanted to be together and have fun. At that age, most students don't really care about learning about different monuments and seeing museums. Kids these days are just different, unfortunately. Something to think about...
honestly

Alexandria, VA

#13 Apr 6, 2013
Quite*
Zaphod

Proctorville, OH

#14 Apr 7, 2013
Aggravated wrote:
Wow...a lot of assumptions have been made about me as a parent. No where in my post did I say that I was all for allowing the kids who could pay to go, while those who could not to remain in Huntington. Also, I am not whining, nor do I feel as though my child is the only one that matters. With that out of the way, I will explain why I feel as I do.

I do not believe for one minute that kids from Milton Middle School or Huntington Middle School are at that much greater economic advantage than kids at Beverly Hills; however, both schools are DC Bound except us. I believe the reason Kings Island is the "old standby" is because its easy and requires no planning. Undoubtedly, MMS and HMS began planning early and had several fundraisers to cover the cost of the trip. BHMS has not had a single one. Finances are not the reason why our kids are not going, we could have raised the money, it is because of the poor planning/lack of planning on the part of the school (or the person responsible for planning the trip).

Yes, I could take my child to DC, and we have already been twice, however, there is a difference between going with your parents, and going with your classmates and friends in a Chartered Bus. I went with my friends when I was in the 8th grade and it is a memory I still look back on with fondness. Not to mention the fact I LEARNED while I was there, versus if we had gone to Kings Island and I had spent the day flying around in the air riding amusement park rides. The trip was more structured, organized, my teachers were there, and I was with my friends. A totally different situation than had I just been taken by my parents.

The point I was making was that I felt our kids were slighted. I wasn't trying to exclude any kids, or put mine ahead of others. I was referring to the 8th grade class as a whole.(A trip that lasts for a day versus an overnight trip to the Capitol). Kings Island is a joke, and several kids has stated as such. I've heard more than one say they weren't going if the trip was there. That's all I meant. Now that I've said my piece, I'm glad I was in an anonymous forum and not in a public setting. I would have been bludgeoned and flogged before giving a chance to clarify what I meant
Did you do anything to find out about this before now? Were you there to help with the fundraising and planning? Schools and teachers regularly work with parents when it comes to trips like this. Seems to me that people that show up late to the party shouldn't botch about the decorations.
Debbs

Ironton, OH

#15 Apr 7, 2013
Zaphod wrote:
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Did you do anything to find out about this before now? Were you there to help with the fundraising and planning? Schools and teachers regularly work with parents when it comes to trips like this. Seems to me that people that show up late to the party shouldn't botch about the decorations.
I agree, the original poster acts like they just found out about no DC trip last week. Did they ask months ago about a trip and what they could do to help with fundraising. Quit complaining and let the school take the students wherever they want.
Aggravated

Huntington, WV

#16 Apr 7, 2013
Wow, I love being attacked for no reason. I was simply wanting to know if others felt the same way. As far as just finding out about the DC trip, yes, I did. That's why I am "just now" writing in this forum. I have no children, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc who attend MMS or HMS. Therefore, I had NO IDEA they were going to DC until I saw one of my friends posts pics of her child's MMS trip on FB.

As far as inquiring about fundraising, plans, etc, I also did that as well. Each time, I was told nothing was in the works yet. I asked my child repeatedly, asked the school secretary whenever I had to pick my child up for a physician's appointment (which has been AT LEAST 3-4 times because of monthly orthodontist appts,) and even asked other parents during sporting events if they had heard anything. Each time I was told that they hadn't heard anything, or nothing was planned yet. In FACT, during one of the sporting events I even spoke with a teacher, asked if she had heard anything (which she hadn't), and OFFERED to help in any way possible.

Obviously, whether the trip was to DC or Disney Land, MMS and HMS planned and prepared for their trip. BHMS did not. That is the bottom line. Not my parenting or whether I called in or offered to help in any way. Oh well, it is what it is.

Thank you for your responses, they have been most helpful ::rolling eyes:::
Zaphod

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Apr 7, 2013
Aggravated wrote:
Wow, I love being attacked for no reason. I was simply wanting to know if others felt the same way. As far as just finding out about the DC trip, yes, I did. That's why I am "just now" writing in this forum. I have no children, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc who attend MMS or HMS. Therefore, I had NO IDEA they were going to DC until I saw one of my friends posts pics of her child's MMS trip on FB.

As far as inquiring about fundraising, plans, etc, I also did that as well. Each time, I was told nothing was in the works yet. I asked my child repeatedly, asked the school secretary whenever I had to pick my child up for a physician's appointment (which has been AT LEAST 3-4 times because of monthly orthodontist appts,) and even asked other parents during sporting events if they had heard anything. Each time I was told that they hadn't heard anything, or nothing was planned yet. In FACT, during one of the sporting events I even spoke with a teacher, asked if she had heard anything (which she hadn't), and OFFERED to help in any way possible.

Obviously, whether the trip was to DC or Disney Land, MMS and HMS planned and prepared for their trip. BHMS did not. That is the bottom line. Not my parenting or whether I called in or offered to help in any way. Oh well, it is what it is.

Thank you for your responses, they have been most helpful ::rolling eyes:::
Its always someone's else's fault. We get it.
seriously

Huntington, WV

#18 Apr 8, 2013
Zaphod wrote:
<quoted text>Its always someone's else's fault. We get it.
Zaphod, you're an idiot. I've seen other posts you've written. Shoo fly and go away. I'm done with you. LOL
to Amy

Huntington, WV

#19 Apr 8, 2013
seriously wrote:
<quoted text>Zaphod, you're an idiot. I've seen other posts you've written. Shoo fly and go away. I'm done with you. LOL
seriously shame shoo fly & go away!
Take ur stink some other place! No one cares and even though u am ur friends make up 90% of the poster u don't own topix
just me

Huntington, WV

#20 Apr 8, 2013
I totally agree we had the same problem there last year & we had plenty of fundraiser s planned but the principal & others at the school were NOT WILLING to help in any way

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