Beverly Hills Middle School, WHAT THE...
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Apparent

Huntington, WV

#21 Apr 8, 2013
Just curious......but did you ask the school why? Maybe it's because they are gearing up for the move?

Enslow is not doing a DC trip either this year.......Kings Island is being done. I am with most everyone else, maybe it was due to cost, even with fundraising, a lot of kids are excluded in these trips because parents can not afford to give their children the money needed to eat on. I sent my son with$100 on his DC trip 5 years ago......and he. Barely had enough for the two days, DC is expensive, and it's hard to monitor the kids and keep them out of trouble.....my son talked about girls sneaking into boys rooms, foreplay on the bus ECG etc........maybe that's the. Reason
Teacher

Acme, PA

#22 Apr 8, 2013
Apparent wrote:
Just curious......but did you ask the school why? Maybe it's because they are gearing up for the move?
Enslow is not doing a DC trip either this year.......Kings Island is being done. I am with most everyone else, maybe it was due to cost, even with fundraising, a lot of kids are excluded in these trips because parents can not afford to give their children the money needed to eat on. I sent my son with$100 on his DC trip 5 years ago......and he. Barely had enough for the two days, DC is expensive, and it's hard to monitor the kids and keep them out of trouble.....my son talked about girls sneaking into boys rooms, foreplay on the bus ECG etc........maybe that's the. Reason
. My class use to go to DC every year. We had fundraisers throughout the year so the only cost to the parents would their child's spending money. We could do a 3 day trip for around $250 a student. But we haven't made the trip the past few years due to the increase in gas, motel rooms and feeding the students 3 meals aday. I checked prices earlier in the school year to see if we could do the trip this spring but the cost is too high. The $69 a night motel we have stayed at for years is now $112 a night and the chartered bus company that use to charge $35 per student now wants $85. My neice teaches in another county and they could only raise enough money to take their students to Camden Park. So students that can go to Kings Island should be thankful they get some kind of trip. With all the problems with our schools such as safety, poor national scores and the possibility of a year round school schedule I think being upset over a DC trip is such a minor thing to worry about. Maybe the parents who are upset over no DC trip should plan their own chartered bus trip for students who want & can afford to go.
Understandable

Huntington, WV

#23 Apr 8, 2013
I went to BHMS and our 8th grade trip was to NEW YORK CITY ! It was a blast even though many people didn't get to go. Our parents paid for everything. My mom went so our trip was around 3000 dollars . It's understandable as to why they are taking the kids to kings island . It's affordable for everyone. Only about 20 kids got to go to NYC in my class in 06-07 . Like I said , it was so much fun , but alot of people can't afford a trip like this , same for DC.
The Bright Side

Huntington, WV

#24 Apr 8, 2013
Beverly Hills Middle School is taking the 8th graders to Kings Island so they can learn how to operate rides. Huntington is always looking for golden opportunities for the youth. Thanks, Huntington!
RollTide

Ironton, OH

#25 Apr 8, 2013
You post on topix, you should expect to get attacked by someone. If you wanted a mature conversation you should have just called the school to talk to them rather than posting on a trash site.
None of the teachers wanted to take this 8th grade class anywhere due to behavior issues. At the last minute, someone decided they should do something for them. Late planning didn't leave a lot of options. Bottom line is these kids are lucky to have any trip at all.
TeacherPerson

Morgantown, WV

#26 Apr 8, 2013
I am going to agree,with a previous poster.I am sure in that building is distracted,about the move.Many teachers do not even have jobs lined up. However,I do think the students should have still had a trip.I hope that in the future,all that wish to travel and see the world-will.
jenny

Huntington, WV

#27 Mar 25, 2014
Just wondered if anyone has kids in highlawn elementart school..seems like a really caring school..my kids hv went there a couple of months..they seem happy..2nd and 4th grade
Not worried

Bladensburg, MD

#28 Apr 7, 2014
You should be happy your kid is going anywhere. There is no law written that they have to take a trip. Are you gonna pay for all the kids that can't afford it? No we don't feel the same way. Schools have more important things to worry about than an 8th grade trip. How about kids that can't read or do math? You are talking about taking them out of school yet again. They don't even learn about DC or American government in 8th grade. Take them to the WV Capitol since they have WV history in 8th grade if you want it to be educational.
ummmm

Huntington, WV

#29 Apr 7, 2014
bc DC is expensive and mostly everyone around here is poor
Nancy

Chesapeake, VA

#30 Apr 7, 2014
If you parents decide to finance the trip to Wash DC by all means, be sure they have shoes on their feet and please teach them how to use a tooth brush and how to use an inside toilet. A trip such as this will be life changing for your children. I hope they will have the experience that you parents didn't have, bless their hearts!
Yep

Huntington, WV

#31 Apr 8, 2014
Not worried wrote:
You should be happy your kid is going anywhere. There is no law written that they have to take a trip. Are you gonna pay for all the kids that can't afford it? No we don't feel the same way. Schools have more important things to worry about than an 8th grade trip. How about kids that can't read or do math? You are talking about taking them out of school yet again. They don't even learn about DC or American government in 8th grade. Take them to the WV Capitol since they have WV history in 8th grade if you want it to be educational.
Great idea,
lol

Huntington, WV

#32 Apr 8, 2014
Welcome to last year!
parent

Huntington, WV

#33 Apr 9, 2014
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
As a parent of an 8th. Grader at Huntington Middle, I can tell you that kids that didn't pay didn't go. I could not afford the 400 dollars so my child didn't go. There was no fundraisers for this trip.

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.

Huntington Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What's Your Best Fart Story ? 7 min Kathy 1
You Should Of Heard My Fart 9 min Shopper 1
Any intellectual discussions or is fart this al... 12 min Flight 355 3
Can't Afford To Feed My Wife 15 min Flock Leader 8
If you ever want to understand the liberal mind 27 min MarkJ- 38
Applebee's 36 min Nooo bozo 5
I never seen so many sand higgers 41 min Nooo bozo 5

Huntington Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Huntington Mortgages