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Peterson School:Goes from being the Best to Being the Worst!

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bballdad

Klamath Falls, OR

#1 May 30, 2011
My 3 daughters go to this school. This year it has been sheer hell. There are way too many fees, competitive fundraisers. The new principal is crazy. She lives in her own world. The kids in the school suffer. There are so many fights. There is a very real issue with bullying. It makes me sick. Next year my kids are going to Triad school. There must be other parents out here that have noticed Peterson is getting really bad. I consider this school year as the debut of this new principal. It would seem that Miss Hawkins the woman they hired would want to make the best impression possible.
However, she is working the hardest to make sure that this school becomes a hostile place. Forget trying to talk it out with her. My wife has thrown in the towel. Miss Hawkins in highly immature. Never mind we have 6 kids and 3 still in elementary. That our kids all went to Peterson. What could we possibly know right? This Miss Hawkins treats parents like they are idiots.
Mom

Klamath Falls, OR

#2 May 31, 2011
Peterson is a bad school from my experience.
The problem is Jennifer Hawkins.
She is a bitch.
Anonymous

Klamath Falls, OR

#3 May 31, 2011
I agree.
Morgan

Klamath Falls, OR

#4 May 31, 2011
I truly feel sorry for all the kids and parents who suffer under this cruel bitch.
Here is a link to check out.
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp...

As parent in Keno who had to encounter this animal I know she is a piece of work.
She is a Hippo: looks docile but has a murderous temperament.

Write paper letters to Klamath County School District.
Then form a group and go after a class action lawsuit. I will join.
Many people from several schools she has supervised will.
Warning

Klamath Falls, OR

#5 May 31, 2011
When Mr. Smith was principal of Peterson, the school was a fantastic place to have your children. They were safe, and he took time to meet with parents. He listened to concerns and implemented suggestions.

Until Jennifer Hawkins came in 2010

All parents that have questioned her, opposed her and tried to develop a relationships with the school have been Black Listed by her to the Klamath County School Districts Office.

There are no Grievances, Appeals or other procedure for dealing with this "Nightmare of an Administrator". She calls and whines about not having authority, and about parents "ganging up on her" by calling her supervisor.

Greg Thede allows her to run rogue and run Peterson school straight to hell Evidence of this is everywhere. There have been instances of students using weapons in the school since she took over.

Kids are misbehaving. The office personnel are unprofessional and vindictive.
There are very real problems with bullying.
Not only with students but with the school staff bullying parents.

Half the teachers are ready to jump ship.

Talk to any of the established teacher off the record and you will find they are stuck in a ship of never ending hell with Miss Hawkins at the helm.

Peterson is headed for destruction, while Miss Hawkins shops at ROSS for tacky knickknacks and cute little note books to write her lies and viscous notes in.

These notes she uses to fuck up your life if you are not careful.

She keeps a list of kid's names and Parent's names in this book and her notes about them. All negative. She keeps data to use as ammunition to cover her huge ass.

If she has a run in with a parent what questions a situation, and you do not buy into her superficial attitude beware! If you are still not convinced she is doing her job or you call that wanting another appointment, because you still disagree, she will write some lie about you being crazy or violent in the book. At that point, you are truly about to be fucked.
concerned parent

Lincoln City, OR

#6 May 31, 2011
I agree with all your post i had 2 children in peterson pulled one after my ones transfer was revoked even though i asked before and durning school for another teacher atleast 6 times I have dealt with MR.Smith for over 10 years was a wonderful person and his job was the children of peterson 100 % so sad the cuurrent princiaple her first year has turned school into this . i will have another child in elementry school and will not send her to peterson
Not Miss Hawkins

United States

#7 May 31, 2011
I know that everyone as soon as I post will jump on me saying I am Miss Hawkins but just for the record I am not! I am a proud parent of Peterson kids!

What has she done? Really, you say she has turned the school to hell but how, what has she done? Do you have any proof of her reign to hell? You all have lots of opinions and that is fine but where are the real facts that prove this?

You complain about fees and fundraisers but really what fees have you had to pay that are different from last year? As for fundraisers the only ones they have had that are different are ones that the teachers themselves do to afford field trips for the kids and if they didn't have those you would bitch because you have to put up money for that too?

You say that Mr. Smith was what made that school such a great place but really and truly what did he do that was so great? I liked Mr. Smith I thought he was a decent man but he was counting down the days until retirement so the last few years he didn't really address all of the problems at hand, I know this from experience! Also while she is so "awful" she knows every child at Peterson by their first name also something I can't say Mr. Smith did. Again I am not here to bash Mr. Smith because with the exception of the one run in we had last year he was a nice man.

You keep complaining about her but all you can do is attack her personally, honestly what does her personal life or her hygiene have to do with how she runs the school? Bringing her kids into this is just plain WRONG and very disrespectful, they have no way to defend themselves! None of you prove valid points you just are here to insult! Most of these posts are just the same garbage from craigslist!

You have no validity to your accusations. There was a post on craigslist that said they were not called when their child got their nose broke in PE but I find that hard to believe because I was called when my daughter fell on the playground and hit her head, she was fine. So what makes me so special that I get a call but other parents don't? Do you think that maybe that child told the office or the PE teacher for that matter that they were fine so they never thought twice about it, if it never went farther then the PE teacher the office may have never even known about it!

You say she doesn't answer calls or doesn't call back but why are you calling? If you have serious issues why the hell aren't you going down there to talk to her? She has to deal with over 500 kids every day do you really think she has that much free time to call every parent back to listen about how you think she smells of tuna, has crappy Ross knick knacks, is a hippo/cow, come on people? To me it sounds like you have nothing better to do with your time that complain about nothing!

She is change and I know that we all fear change but for once in your life why don't you give her a chance? For the most part there are very few changes that I have even seen since Mr. Smith left. If you are so concerned why don't you become more active in the school? Step up and volunteer a little more often so you know what is going on. That is what I do and the good lord knows they can always use more volunteers. If you did volunteer a bit more you would see the crap that the principal, teachers, and rest of the staff have to put up with on a daily basis and you might just have a little more respect.

Every child is a product of their environment just remember that, they only go to school 160+ days a year for 6 hours a day, so the rest of that time they are with you or someone you know, just a tid bit of information to ponder!

For the person that wrote Warning, do you even have kids at Peterson or are you just speculating? You contradict yourself an awful lot, in this posting as well as the almost similar one you posted on craigslist!

You "parents" need to focus your energy somewhere else because until you have a valid argument, you have no argument at all!
wwjd

Klamath Falls, OR

#8 May 31, 2011
so i think some have proven points. liike morgan at keno. also they r at school 7 hrs not 6. whens the last day of school, the 8th or 10th or 13th. nobodys notifed me yet. usualy with this many complaints there is something going on, but to what extent?
SaysJenniferHawk ins

Klamath Falls, OR

#9 May 31, 2011
I know that everyone as soon as I post will jump on me I am Miss Hawkins but just for the record I am! I am a proud parent of Peterson kids!
What has I done? Really, you say I has turned the school to hell.
You complain about fees and fundraisers but really what fees have you had to pay that are different from last year? As for fundraisers the only ones they have had that are different are ones that the teachers themselves do to afford field trips for the kids and if they didn't have those you would bitch about me because you have to put up money for that too?
You say that old idiot Mr. Smith made this school such a great place but really and truly what did he do that was so great? Mr. Smith thought he was a decent man but I was counting down the days until his retirement the last few years. I know this from experience! Also while I am so "awful" Again I am not here to bash Mr. Smith because with the exception of the one run in we had last year he was a nice man.
You keep complaining about me but all you can do is attack me personally, honestly what does my personal life or my lack of feminine hygiene have to do with how I destroy the school? Bringing my fatherless kids into this is just plain WRONG and very disrespectful, I have not even a list of men to do dna tests on! All of you prove valid points. I am just are here to insult! Most of these posts are just the same garbage from craigslist!
You have validity to your accusations. There was a post on craigslist that said they were not called when their child got their nose broke in PE but I believe he was fine. So what makes me so special that I get called on the carpet? Do you think that maybe that child told the office or the PE teacher for that matter that they were fine? And that adults I coddle never thought twice about it, if it never went farther then the PE teacher the office may have never even known about it!
I admit I don't answer calls or don't call parents back but why are you calling? If you have serious issues why the hell aren't you going down there to talk to challenge me so I can call the cops on you? I have to deal with over 500 kids every day do you really think I have that much free time to call every parent back to listen about how I smell of tuna, acquire crappy Ross knick knacks, I know I resemble a hippo/cow. To me it sounds like you have nothing better to do with your time that complain about nothing that I give two rips about!
I am change and I know when I am done you will all fear change but for the rest of your lives.For the most part there are very few changes that I have even seen since Mr. Smith left because I don't care to open my eyes. If you are so concerned why don't you become more active in the school? It's because if you do, I will step in and tell my boss you are crazy and are aggressive towards me. Step up and I dare you to try to volunteer a little more often. I don't want you to know what is going on. That is what I do and the good lord knows it.If you did volunteer a bit more you would see the crap that the principal, teachers, and rest of the staff have to put up with on a daily basis and you might just have a little more respect and understand why I am such a cruel headmistress.
Every child is a product of their environment just remember that, they only go to school 160+ days a year for 6 hours a day, so the rest of that time they are with you or someone you know, just a tid bit of information to ponder!
For the person that wrote Warning, you must have kids at Peterson but I will say to my boss at KCSD Headquarters you just speculating. You contradict yourself an awful lot,from the notes I make in my book which I produce when questioned. I am alive and well in this posting as well as the almost every similar one posted on craigslist!
You stupid army of so called "parents" need to focus your energy somewhere else because until I want you to have a have a valid argument, you have no argument at all!
Whew

Klamath Falls, OR

#10 May 31, 2011
(Part 1 of 2) A friend, and fellow Peterson parent, told me about these postings on Craigslist and now on Topix and I have been really surprised to read what people were posting. Before we take the time to bitch and complain about how other people do their jobs, spend some time in their shoes. If you think you can be a better principal, take out a student loan for $100,000, spend six years in college, put in the time to student-teach (for no pay, by the way) and then you can judge. I was a full-time teacher in the school district before I had kids. I chose to not go back to work because I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Kids can be horrible, mean, cruel and downright rude to other kids and to the adults in the schools. They have no manners, no class and don’t know when to keep their mouth shut (similar to a lot of you making these horrible posts!). Principals of schools have a hard job (and they are NOT perfect, are you?); they have to tend to the daily tasks of running a school, putting out fires left and right due to “behaviorly-challenged” kids, talk to parents, manage the staff of the school and then deal directly with the District Office on tasks they are responsible for there as well. It seems as if we have become of society of “learned helplessness” and we expect everything to be done for us. People feel entitled all the time, and kids are being raised to act this way. I volunteer at Peterson so that I can get to know the teachers there, the kids and the other parents (I could choose to stay home and sleep or watch TV, but I don’t!). I don’t feel one bit of the hostility towards the principal that people are posting about. And it’s probably because I let her do her job and don’t get into other people’s business. If I did have a complaint, I would go about it in the right way, taking the matter through the necessary avenues and then go from there, and not talk about her children as “bastards” or call her names just to boost my confidence by bringing her down. Really people, get a grip!

With all that has just happened in this country, do you really feel it necessary to spend the time to post your horrible thoughts and opinions on the Internet? People in the south have lost everything due to tornadoes and floods (I have several friends there, as do many of you). They have lost their children, their parents, their homes and their schools. We are the lucky ones. We have a roof over our heads, we have healthy and safe children….we should focus on that, not the negative. If all of you, who spent the time to call the principal of an elementary school names, could use that energy in a positive way, what a community we could have! Spend that time volunteering in the school, thanking a teacher for their hard work, hugging your kids and reading to them at night! Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problem. Let’s take responsibility for our own actions and our kids’ actions. Truth be told, your kids aren’t the angels you think they are. When they are around their friends, they can be very unruly and of course they wouldn’t want you to know what is REALLY happening with their teachers and the school. They will blame the adults before admitting they did something wrong. We all want to believe our kids 100%, but just remember that nobody is perfect!
Whew

Klamath Falls, OR

#11 May 31, 2011
(Part 2 of 2) Some of you went on and on about the fundraising and the fees. None of that has changed since Mr. Smith has left. We are doing the same fundraising (I know because I have volunteered under both principals) and they charge the same fees that were implemented when Mr. Smith was principal. So how is that Ms. Hawkins fault? We should really go back and blame Mr. Smith for it right? Someone posted their thoughts about her husband not getting the job at Peterson when the spot was open after Mr. Smith left. Seniority means something in the school district. When there is a spot open, people move around and can bump other people out of jobs they want depending on how many years they’ve worked for the school district. That will happen first and then if there is an open spot, it can be filled by an outside hire. With the way funding is lacking in the schools right now, a lot of those open positions are dissolving, so there just isn’t the job there to get. So, don’t blame Ms. Hawkins, how is that her fault? Not every school is perfect, if you look for something to bitch about I guarantee you’ll find it! Hosanna and Triad have their problems too. There are teachers there that don’t even have Bachelor’s degrees!

I am proud to be a Peterson parent and have made some great friends there. I know that I’m not the only one and it’s too bad that we hear the negative a lot more than we hear the positives in things. Here’s one of my favorite quotes:“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”~Mahatma Gandhi So be the change you want to see, it starts with you! If you’d rather take the low road and call someone names and bully her, then you are only part of the problem!
WasStudent

Klamath Falls, OR

#13 Jun 1, 2011
I was a student at Keno. I am glad my mom and dad put me at Hosanna. Miss Hawkins picked a handful of favorites at our school. They never got in any trouble. We got blamed for alot of stuff.Then like me and 3 of my friends, we are what is called I think poor. We always got in trouble because my friends parents hit her and we would hide in the bathroom and cry. And she would catch us us about how she is raising kids on her own and skipping class we will end up teen pregnant blah blah. She would yell at us.I yelled back because she saw my friend beat up and didnt help. Then she told us that if we tried to start a war with her we will lose. Because is a parent gonna listen to a kid that got caught with a ciggaret or vandalize things that she will say what she wants my parents will belive her because she is principal. Now that I am at Hosanna I talked to our teacher about this stuff. And that was why I was mean when I came to Hosanna. Because I was treated like this. My new teacher said that trying to get kids not to tell is wrong.That god brought me out of it. That Miss Hawkins needs prayer because that is a spirit of deseption that she carrys. So I pray that she dont be allowed to scare other kids into not telling parents how she is. She needs alot of prayer.
GrnDaySk8terGrl

Klamath Falls, OR

#14 Jun 1, 2011
k i was thr @ keno 2 n ms hwkns alwys mde me go n 2 offce cuz i ws alwys late. bt we hd anmls n hd to feed thm b4 schl.is part of hvng 4h anmls. she dnt care tht i hd to care 4 my anmls.she yelld n i yelld thn i was alwys n trbl.i had to gve up my anmls cuz she kept gettn mad i ws late.i cryd alot.thn strtd bein bad.cussing.she is mean!blve yr kidz if thy tell u.she is, we movd. xcuse my wrt bt m txtn ths so ppl knw cuz i got txtd by my frnd @ hosanna tht ths thng u cn wrte wht hppnd 2 us.i was alwys n trbl @ keno wth ms hwkns n i thght i ws gng 2 go thru lfe alwys n trbl.now im nvr in trbl.i m hppy n gng to cty schl n i lve my lfe.i miss my anmls but ms hwkns shld hve knwm 4h takes wrk n time.it ws not tht big a deal.she gets yelld @ cuz she strts stuff cuz she n charge.thnks 4 readn my story.
wwjd

Klamath Falls, OR

#15 Jun 3, 2011
Is this the same lady who was ahead of the DHS for kids?
NeighborhoodGram my

Klamath Falls, OR

#16 Jun 3, 2011
my son and daughter in law had dealings with this woman.at our church we call her MONSTER HAWKINS. because many of us have either dealt with her or had friends or family that have.this woman is horrible.and she is backed 100 percent by the school authorities.she lies and bullies.the children on here said so.I don't doubt a word of it.I hear she gets off on punishing people.She had our Pastor's wife in tears.And this was over the phone.Kids were beating up the Pastor's son and calling him a Gay.MONSTER HAWKINS said that boys being rough is a part of growing up.disgusting.
not much different

United States

#17 Jun 8, 2011
bballdad wrote:
My 3 daughters go to this school. This year it has been sheer hell. There are way too many fees, competitive fundraisers. The new principal is crazy. She lives in her own world. The kids in the school suffer. There are so many fights. There is a very real issue with bullying. It makes me sick. Next year my kids are going to Triad school. There must be other parents out here that have noticed Peterson is getting really bad. I consider this school year as the debut of this new principal. It would seem that Miss Hawkins the woman they hired would want to make the best impression possible.
However, she is working the hardest to make sure that this school becomes a hostile place. Forget trying to talk it out with her. My wife has thrown in the towel. Miss Hawkins in highly immature. Never mind we have 6 kids and 3 still in elementary. That our kids all went to Peterson. What could we possibly know right? This Miss Hawkins treats parents like they are idiots.
Have fun with Triad!! It's not any different! They don't teach you what they promise, it's more bible teaching and worshiping then school work. When I went (and my children) they had a paper you can sign giving them permission to spank your children with a long ruler. Even for cussing! But, all I can say... Is, private school in Klamath is worse then public!!
interesting

United States

#18 Jun 8, 2011
I'm not sure whether to believe you people or not about this Miss Hawkin's when your grammer is horrible!! How am I going to take you seriously, when I have some one writing like this: "k i was thr @ keno 2 n ms hwkns alwys mde me go n 2 offce cuz i ws alwys late. bt we hd anmls n hd to feed thm b4 schl.is part of hvng 4h anmls. she dnt care tht i hd to care 4 my anmls.she yelld n i yelld thn i was alwys n trbl.i had to gve up my anmls cuz she kept gettn mad i ws late.i cryd alot.thn strtd bein bad" Seriously, I am about to send my daughter into kindergarten at Peterson.
interesting

United States

#19 Jun 8, 2011
Warning wrote:
When Mr. Smith was principal of Peterson, the school was a fantastic place to have your children. They were safe, and he took time to meet with parents. He listened to concerns and implemented suggestions.
Until Jennifer Hawkins came in 2010
All parents that have questioned her, opposed her and tried to develop a relationships with the school have been Black Listed by her to the Klamath County School Districts Office.
There are no Grievances, Appeals or other procedure for dealing with this "Nightmare of an Administrator". She calls and whines about not having authority, and about parents "ganging up on her" by calling her supervisor.
Greg Thede allows her to run rogue and run Peterson school straight to hell Evidence of this is everywhere. There have been instances of students using weapons in the school since she took over.
Kids are misbehaving. The office personnel are unprofessional and vindictive.
There are very real problems with bullying.
Not only with students but with the school staff bullying parents.
Half the teachers are ready to jump ship.
Talk to any of the established teacher off the record and you will find they are stuck in a ship of never ending hell with Miss Hawkins at the helm.
Peterson is headed for destruction, while Miss Hawkins shops at ROSS for tacky knickknacks and cute little note books to write her lies and viscous notes in.
These notes she uses to fuck up your life if you are not careful.
She keeps a list of kid's names and Parent's names in this book and her notes about them. All negative. She keeps data to use as ammunition to cover her huge ass.
If she has a run in with a parent what questions a situation, and you do not buy into her superficial attitude beware! If you are still not convinced she is doing her job or you call that wanting another appointment, because you still disagree, she will write some lie about you being crazy or violent in the book. At that point, you are truly about to be fucked.
You sound like some kind of creepy stalker!!!!
Your creepy warning

United States

#20 Jun 8, 2011
Warning wrote:
When Mr. Smith was principal of Peterson, the school was a fantastic place to have your children. They were safe, and he took time to meet with parents. He listened to concerns and implemented suggestions.
Until Jennifer Hawkins came in 2010
All parents that have questioned her, opposed her and tried to develop a relationships with the school have been Black Listed by her to the Klamath County School Districts Office.
There are no Grievances, Appeals or other procedure for dealing with this "Nightmare of an Administrator". She calls and whines about not having authority, and about parents "ganging up on her" by calling her supervisor.
Greg Thede allows her to run rogue and run Peterson school straight to hell Evidence of this is everywhere. There have been instances of students using weapons in the school since she took over.
Kids are misbehaving. The office personnel are unprofessional and vindictive.
There are very real problems with bullying.
Not only with students but with the school staff bullying parents.
Half the teachers are ready to jump ship.
Talk to any of the established teacher off the record and you will find they are stuck in a ship of never ending hell with Miss Hawkins at the helm.
Peterson is headed for destruction, while Miss Hawkins shops at ROSS for tacky knickknacks and cute little note books to write her lies and viscous notes in.
These notes she uses to fuck up your life if you are not careful.
She keeps a list of kid's names and Parent's names in this book and her notes about them. All negative. She keeps data to use as ammunition to cover her huge ass.
If she has a run in with a parent what questions a situation, and you do not buy into her superficial attitude beware! If you are still not convinced she is doing her job or you call that wanting another appointment, because you still disagree, she will write some lie about you being crazy or violent in the book. At that point, you are truly about to be fucked.
YOUR QUOTE-
"Peterson is headed for destruction, while Miss Hawkins shops at ROSS for tacky knickknacks and cute little note books to write her lies and viscous notes in."
WOW!!!! And you know this how?! Your alittle on the creepy stalker side there dude....
serious talk

United States

#21 Jun 10, 2011
Have any of you people ever heard of defamation or slander? Better make sure what you say IS THE TRUTH!

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