thank you

Independence, KS

#45 Dec 21, 2010
thank you very much these girls get along and play very well together. both seniors and freshman have one goal in mind when they get on the court, and that is to play hard and hopefully come out on top. the girls team is very lucky this year. If one or more girls are having an off night coach reynolds knows he can put someone else in and they can hold their own. good luck to you girls and coach reynolds. hope you have a rewarding season.
ABC

Chanute, KS

#46 Dec 23, 2010
Must be a mom to a freshman. Not sure the seniors love setting on the bench when the freshman are in. Too many turnovers! Also, watch their faces on the sidelines, not sure they really listen to coach? I don't see a getting along team....
babylon and on

United States

#47 Dec 23, 2010
ABC wrote:
Must be a mom to a freshman. Not sure the seniors love setting on the bench when the freshman are in. Too many turnovers! Also, watch their faces on the sidelines, not sure they really listen to coach? I don't see a getting along team....
The seniors are fine with everything and vice versa. There is no problems. The kids listen to the coaches.
That just silly

Dallas, TX

#48 Dec 23, 2010
ABC wrote:
Must be a mom to a freshman. Not sure the seniors love setting on the bench when the freshman are in. Too many turnovers! Also, watch their faces on the sidelines, not sure they really listen to coach? I don't see a getting along team....
I grew up with Dale, played basketball with him. Listen parents if your daughter is a senior, and is sitting on the bench, while a frosh is playing, my advice to you would be tell your daughter to quit making ugly faces on the bench and,....start working in practice harder! Spend extra time after practice shooting, running stairs, or lines, dribbling a basketball around the block(over & over) do whatever it is thats keeping you sitting instead of playing. The two frosh that I have seen play, I would say deserve to play, the Vining girl is tearing up the boards, and Hignight girl can just flat out play. I predict she will be one of the great ones!!! Just my take on it, Ive been wrong lots, and lots of times....Good luck, Dale and to the Lady Dogs...I for one am pulling for you!!!
In My Opinion

United States

#49 Dec 27, 2010
Parent wrote:
Please,parents ask your children how many times they do word searches. How many times they do cross word puzzles. How many these "learning experiences" were related to the subject. Also ask how much time he spings watching or reading ESPN. Or yo9u might ask how many times his girls basketball planers or softball players interrupt the class. Any scientific experiments??? Too much texting of students and involvement in their personal life.
The reason I entered this is my son wants to persue a career in science, medicine or related field. He talks to his cousins in other schools and hears what they are doing. He islosing confidence that he will be prepared. I talked to the principal and he just sat there like a big Buddha and put me down. He thinks Reynolds is the best thing since a remote control. You may not believe this but please, please, ask yoiur children who have had Dale Reynolds.
I completely agree with you. I was a student in
Reynold's anatomy class a few years ago and honestly learned nothing. Looking back I should have spoke to him or the principal about the situation because it was just ridiculous. I am currently a college student going into a medical field, and gained nothing from my time and effort spent in his class. We never conducted a science experiment or participated in lectures. I remember he gave us an entire week of class time to complete a WORD SEARCH of anatomy terms. I am not attacking Mr. Reynolds, I think he is a nice man and does care about his students as people, but does not recognize that he is there to help provide an education and prepare us for higher learning. I am not a parent, but I can understand your frustration. I was shocked when I heard of the impressive range of courses offered to high school student's in other areas such as Olathe/Overland Park/Kansas City. Independence students are at a disadvantage, I wish more educators and administrators would realize this and step up!
Indy Newcomer

Parsons, KS

#50 Dec 29, 2010
I just ran across this site fairly recently and have been amused at some of the posts. I do have a question about the person who is the topic of this particular part. It seems to me he can't or won't teach, can't coach. why is he still employed? Makes me think the administration is either blind, lazy, or he has something on him. If his classroom methods is hurting kids, he should be out of the classrooms. This kind of person hurts all the sincere people in education.
Revolution Calling

Ingleside, TX

#51 Jan 3, 2011
The Principals kicked out an English teacher a couple of years ago because she actually gave out creatively challenging assignments. Not many people did the work, and daily she was hounded by Long and Shaw. She lightened the homework load, but still no one attempted the assignments and she was not allowed to return the next year.

They don't want to challenge the students here. They just want them out, with hopes of them having decent grades to look good for the State.
KCMO

United States

#52 Jan 8, 2011
Dylan Smith wrote:
When is this guy going to begin teaching? The only thing he does during class is sit in the back of the room, text, listen to blaring music, and watch Cash Cab, frequently switching things up by watching Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel.
How interesting to come across such a thread. I am 24 and Mr. Reynolds was my 8th grade Science teacher at IMS.

At that time he was not an engaging teacher and therefore, IMO, not a good teacher. He didn't stand, engage us by making things interesting and instruct. Rather, he sat at his desk and played on the computer. Although, I don't recall him ever watching tv or listening to music. His mode of teaching was simply having us read a chapter in the textbook and answering either the questions in the book or maybe do a worksheet of some sort. Also, I always thought he was a little more friendly with the kids than appropriate, especially the girls - it was weird. Looking back, it's like the guy doesn't value education and/or is lacking maturity.

My 9th grade Physical Science teacher, Mr. Hayward at IHS, was the exact opposite - a very good teacher. He engaged us, made learning enjoyable, and actually taught us the subject matter, which is still with me.

However, my 9th grade Biology teacher, Mrs. Cade, "taught" the same way as Mr. Reynolds. It wouldn't surprise me if she got fired, though I've never heard of such.

All in all, teachers who do not value education or have a passion for their jobs and/or who are in a popularity contest amongst the kids, don't belong in our schools.
ABC

Chanute, KS

#53 Jan 15, 2011
What a game last night! Not....
Goodfriend

Ingleside, TX

#54 Jan 15, 2011
I think this post needs to be put on the shelf, Dale is one heck of a guy, a little weird at moments, and borderline creepy, but good deep down, and he knows his stuff, most of the time
Wondering

Parsons, KS

#55 Jan 16, 2011
"He knows his stuff." ????? People on hear have criticized his teaching, his coaching, his relationship with players. In what area does he know his stuff? Borderline creepy? That opens a whole bunch more questions. A little weird? Oh boy!
I can only hope I don't have a good friend like you.
LMFAO

Coffeyville, KS

#56 Jan 16, 2011
why dont you get off your lazy ass off of this damn website and DO something. i just love your sit'n'bitch attitude. woohoo! lazy bum! just because you have nothing better to do than to make someone else look bad, maybe your the one who needs to look in the mirror. bitch bitch blah blah boo hoo boo hoo
Goodfriend

Ingleside, TX

#57 Jan 16, 2011
Great contribution, i only wish i could understand any of that rant.
Uncle Sam

Parsons, KS

#59 Jan 29, 2011
I had a chance to come down to Fort Scott from working up north to watch my neice play Friday night in the IHS basketball game. Don't know this coach guy and have never been on this forum before. Independence should have beaten Ft. Scott by at least 20 points. I am no self proclaimed expert but ability wise, the Bulldogs were better. It is a shame when girls want to win and their is an absence of even remedial coaching. And yes, my neice did play quite a bit so it is not sour grapes on my part. I guess I will go back home tomorrow or early Monday and wonder why.
BB Fan

Parsons, KS

#60 Jan 29, 2011
Uncle Sam wrote:
I had a chance to come down to Fort Scott from working up north to watch my neice play Friday night in the IHS basketball game. Don't know this coach guy and have never been on this forum before. Independence should have beaten Ft. Scott by at least 20 points. I am no self proclaimed expert but ability wise, the Bulldogs were better. It is a shame when girls want to win and their is an absence of even remedial coaching. And yes, my neice did play quite a bit so it is not sour grapes on my part. I guess I will go back home tomorrow or early Monday and wonder why.
It has been my observation that about every year or so "Coach" Reynolds states he has some really good young players. He takes a couple of freshman and they start playing varsity. Yes, they may be talented but they are not ready for prime time basketball. In a few years they are still playing at the same level and there are more "really talented young players" who are playing on the varsity. Go back six, eight years or so and see if this isn't a trend. Very, very few freshmen are ready for fulltime varsity play and him playing them that young the improvement is really hard. I don't have girls playing but a few years ago I had a son playing so I went early to get a good seat and I have watched alot of IHS basketball. Let freshmen play together and they will play better.
As they mature emotionally and physically.
Mel

Wichita, KS

#61 Jan 30, 2011
Even Alli Stewart left to go back to Coffeyville.
holiday inn express

United States

#62 Jan 30, 2011
Uncle Sam wrote:
I had a chance to come down to Fort Scott from working up north to watch my neice play Friday night in the IHS basketball game. Don't know this coach guy and have never been on this forum before. Independence should have beaten Ft. Scott by at least 20 points. I am no self proclaimed expert but ability wise, the Bulldogs were better. It is a shame when girls want to win and their is an absence of even remedial coaching. And yes, my neice did play quite a bit so it is not sour grapes on my part. I guess I will go back home tomorrow or early Monday and wonder why.
Just a guess, with a little research but I believe that this post is someone trying to come across as someone they are not. I could be wrong but I don't think so.
coach

Chanute, KS

#63 Jan 31, 2011
BB Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
It has been my observation that about every year or so "Coach" Reynolds states he has some really good young players. He takes a couple of freshman and they start playing varsity. Yes, they may be talented but they are not ready for prime time basketball. In a few years they are still playing at the same level and there are more "really talented young players" who are playing on the varsity. Go back six, eight years or so and see if this isn't a trend. Very, very few freshmen are ready for fulltime varsity play and him playing them that young the improvement is really hard. I don't have girls playing but a few years ago I had a son playing so I went early to get a good seat and I have watched alot of IHS basketball. Let freshmen play together and they will play better.
As they mature emotionally and physically.
You have to look at the big picture the freshman talent is moderate at best no real stars which means that when they are upperclassmen they too will be subject to younger players taking their spot, so to speak. If the talent was as good as reynolds says they would not be 6 and 7. So, the entire team is weak or is it the coaching or lack there of?
Miss Mia

Independence, KS

#65 Jan 31, 2011
I have him for a coach now. he let the assistant coaches do all of the work he acts like he is 5 by stomping his foot and yelling at us when we miss a ball and put ppl in that don't deserve it-like last yr when ppl whom had never seen varsity playing time got to letter! I worked sooo hard to letter my freshman yr and then he goes and pulls that. What happened to his saying "whoever earns it will get it. it is who works the hardest that will get the position" Its a crock of crap!!!
Miss Mia

Independence, KS

#66 Jan 31, 2011
I also had him for zoology and biology and yes all he does is wordsearches, crosswords, and color sheets. We watch ESPN, and cash cab-occasionaly the weather. So no, he is not a good teacher-take it from someone who has him as a teacher and coach

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