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JustMyThoughts

Livonia, LA

#1 Feb 22, 2011
I am a parent of junior high and high school students that attend Livonia High School. This is strickly my opinion and I just want someone to understand what I am learning as a concerned parent in this community.

First of all: My child comes home with the Livonia newspaper which is published by children and faculty from LHS. The front cover shares information on the sexually transmitted disease that is going on around the campus, and how the nurse at the school is really concerned because this type of STD is highly spreading throughout the country. One of the leading STD'S !

My Comment on this : WHY HAVENT WE AS PARENTS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS DISEASE THAT GOING AROUND CAMPUS? I know I am contacted on any other subject why not this ?

Then, the paper goes on to tell "Keep your hands to yourself" how the children in school are talking about what has happened with the sexual conduct at school and that no one wants to view any of the touchy feeling situations that is being presented.

My Comment on this: WHERE IS THE STAFF WHEN THIS IS GOING ON!

Then, on the same page, its Love Lines, best couples, and TOPIX !

My Comment on this: Why emphasize on these subjects, its only promoting these things to continue. And the Topix thing, I just learned about it from this paper, I wonder just how much of an audience Topix will have now...ENABLING , is what I call it..

NOW, this is one that I cant understand, but Im trying. There will no longer be any GRADUATION songs for the graduating classes. Because recommendations for songs have been inappropriate. THIS SHOWS ME THERE IS NO GUIDANCE FOR THESE CHILDREN AND THE BAD ARE INFLUENCED TO THE OUTCOME OF ANY SITUATION AT THE SCHOOL. THIS IS HORRIBLE..WHY DONT THEY JUST HAND OUT DIPLOMA'S AND CALL IT FINISHED BUSINESS.

Im told from my children that the school is on lock down everyday now since the SEX ON THE BUS situation. When or IF they can go to the bathroom they are escorted. And, the exit doors to the school are blocked and closed off.

I feel really bad for my children and I have and I am looking for alternative schooling. I am ashamed to say that I send my children to this school.

But, Who is at fault? Is it that they dont have enough guidance there and that the main problem is in upper Management? Is it just that THE STAFF AT SCHOOL IS AT WITTS END, they dont know how to correct or fix the problems ?? And they are tired of the situations. And then again, its not the first time, we've had Coaches that have caused problems, Secretaries in the parish get fired for misconduct, misconduct of teachers !

WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?

Ive noticed kids with colored hair, piercings at school (tongues, ears, face) long hair, inappropriate clothing, shoes, and uniforms. And some of these pants these girls wear , are too damn tight...

Clean it up ! PUT NO RULE UNBROKEN POLICY IN FORCE !!! To damn bad about the BECAUSE I WANT TO SITUATION ! This is school and its the place to learn and not the fashion show or the motel, get it taken care of with RULES ! Take a kid to your job or your business and see if RULES arent in place. Go to work at Dow Chemical or EXXON dressed this way, out of uniform, see if you arent sent home or fired....

IVE ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT, YOU CAN BEND A TWIG BUT YOU CANT BEND A TREE !!!!

AND, FINALLY, THE SCHOOL BOARD NEVER RETURNED MY CALL !!!!
Class of 89

Livonia, LA

#2 Feb 22, 2011
I totally agree with you. The kids are running the school, instead of the property authority. I also have children that attend school there and have noticed that the authority rather be friends with the children than role models. I also read the letter yesterday and was told that the principal said the topic about the STD's was not allowed in the newsletter but the students and teachers that publish it took it upon themselves to do it anyway.The first thing that needs to be done is get rid of the authority and put someone in there that has a backbone. A person that can run the school and is not afraid of the students. One of the big things they fuss about is cell phones. I was at school just last week and saw numerous teachers talking on their cellphone during lunch time. How are they going to discipline students if the teachers are doing it. I believe the entire bunch needs to be wiped out and start over, this is the only way something will change.
lhs parent

Covington, LA

#3 Feb 22, 2011
Someone needs to call channel 2. They have 2 on your side and will do a story on livionia high. It needs to be brought to everyones attention. Maybe than the school board will up and listen instead of avoiding parents phone calls. It is like a zoo over there and they need a new principle. Someone who is not scared of the kids. She's just there to make sure that her children are on top of everything!! She plays favorites with parents who can get her what she wants. She has no backbone, I have called her on many occasions with different problems and she's cuts me off and says she doesn't have time. It is time for change!!! I had a conference with a teacher that told me that the kids are running the school!!
Plucker

United States

#4 Feb 22, 2011
It is so good to see the parents of LHS standing up on TOPIX!!!!! There are many good students at this school with good parents and I am sure some good teachers. The school board needs to get busy and address all these issues. JustMy Thoughts has concerns about the school newspaper. Love Lines, best couples and TOPIX????? The principal should have reviewed and edited this newpaper before it was printed, No excuses. You should not have to seek alternative schooling. I worked the majority of my life sending my children to alternative schools. It was costly, however, it was worth it as all of my children are successful, productive citizens who are raising their children in the same manner. When parent(s) pay for alternative schooling, they pay for public schooling also. This is so not right. My grandchildren go to public school in another parish. Colored hair, piercings, long hair, tight clothing are strictly forbidden. My granddaughter wore the wrong color bow in her hair to school and had to remove it. I understand the reason for this. I know you understand the parents of these students commiting these offences are paying for colored hair, piercings,and inappropriate clothing therefore, they share the blame. School is for learning and preparing our children to be successful in life. Lock down? Perhaps the school board and the staff need educating.
stop

Gonzales, LA

#5 Feb 22, 2011
Calling the news and school board is feeding the problem. Create drama which will make us look bad. Why rebel against your community? You are complaining about a principal who is talented and who cares about her staff and students. The assistant principal is also known for her ability to take care of business. Teachers are doing their best, so until you have spent a day in that building do not complain. They deserve respect for working in a low paying profession to educate your children. That is how rumors get started over things that are not even as big of a deal as you make them. It is amazing that the parents who usually complain are the ones who never step foot on that campus. If you are involved, you will see that things are fine in Livonia and everyone is doing their best. Yes, there are bad kids who do bad stuff. That's everywhere. So, let the school do its job and respect the rules that are in place to protect YOUR child's safety.
Parent

Prairieville, LA

#6 Feb 22, 2011
That's the problem. The school ISN'T doing it's job. Although I agree when you say that the Principal and others deserve respect but to say that we should not complain is unnecessary. We, as parents, have that right. Our complaints are what keeps the school on track. Also, there are STD's going around and I have STILL not been notified. How can you expect me NOT to complain about this?
lhs parent

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Feb 23, 2011
Parent wrote:
That's the problem. The school ISN'T doing it's job. Although I agree when you say that the Principal and others deserve respect but to say that we should not complain is unnecessary. We, as parents, have that right. Our complaints are what keeps the school on track. Also, there are STD's going around and I have STILL not been notified. How can you expect me NOT to complain about this?
Don't you think it the principal's place to inform the parents about the STD's that are going around our school. It was in in school newspaper a month after. We receive calls on everything else. What color jacket that the kids wear to school is more important than a STD!!! Wow, that makes a lot of sense!!! I'll give her respect when she shows just a little!!
lhs student

Ponchatoula, LA

#8 Feb 23, 2011
Stop gritting on here
JustMyThoughts

Livonia, LA

#9 Feb 23, 2011
I am on no way aiming False questioning ! Everything I stated was in that Livonia school newspaper ! I Do not believe that the school body is addressing concerns that not only myself have but the community on a whole ! Problems aren't being addressed . I also get calls for Sports , Grades , and recently about a roof repair (?)! But never on the STD or the Sex !
Parent

Livonia, LA

#10 Feb 23, 2011
Class of 89 wrote:
I totally agree with you. The kids are running the school, instead of the property authority. I also have children that attend school there and have noticed that the authority rather be friends with the children than role models. I also read the letter yesterday and was told that the principal said the topic about the STD's was not allowed in the newsletter but the students and teachers that publish it took it upon themselves to do it anyway.The first thing that needs to be done is get rid of the authority and put someone in there that has a backbone. A person that can run the school and is not afraid of the students. One of the big things they fuss about is cell phones. I was at school just last week and saw numerous teachers talking on their cellphone during lunch time. How are they going to discipline students if the teachers are doing it. I believe the entire bunch needs to be wiped out and start over, this is the only way something will change.
I am aggravated about some of the things you mentioned, but the part about hair coloring, piercings and clothing....PARENTS FAULT. The school doesn't get up and dress the children in the morning, nor do they pay for all of it....PARENTS FAULT.
JustMyThoughts

Livonia, LA

#11 Feb 23, 2011
But , don't you think that if the school PUT FORTH STRUCTURE the kids wouldn't dye their hair or have these piercings ! They would know they couldn't do this because it's forbidden !!!
JustMyThoughts

Livonia, LA

#12 Feb 23, 2011
Its not any one person's fault, ITS A COMMUNITY EFFORT...BUT THE SCHOOL NEEDS STRUCTURE !!!!!

I called the School Board and asked to speak to the Superintendent, was told he was not there. I would LIKE MR SUPERINTENDENT , a meeting at the Scott Civic center. Have the school hand out passes to parents only, no children, let us see whats going on in this school. Give us Guidance as to what YOU are doing to correct these problems, to uplift our school from this bad reputation, what we can do as CONCERNED parents to help you ...GIVE US A CHANCE TO HELP YOU, OUR VOICE IS YOUR ANSWER !!!IM NO TROUBLE MAKER IM A PARENT WHO CARES !!!!WE ARE NOT ALL BAD PEOPLE, I KNOW HOW TO CONDUCT MYSELF, I JUST WANT ANSWERS TO SO MANY QUESTIONS....
hum

Batchelor, LA

#13 Feb 23, 2011
the Superintendent is not a HE it a SHE! U don't know who your superintendent is? HELLO! Guess you never attended to a meeting with HER? Guess you never read the P.C. Banner or attend a School Board meeting! Sounds like you are a VERY involved parent!
Yep

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Feb 23, 2011
Those were my thoughts exactly. These issues are done with. Quit complaining about hearsay and FINGER POINTING at professionals about what kids they didnt even raise do in their private lives. If your child is well raised... And i bet he/she is because you sound educated... Then your child cannot catch an std without doing somethin first.
Parent

Livonia, LA

#15 Feb 23, 2011
JustMyThoughts wrote:
But , don't you think that if the school PUT FORTH STRUCTURE the kids wouldn't dye their hair or have these piercings ! They would know they couldn't do this because it's forbidden !!!
Actually, there are rules for this subject in the handbook given to parents at the beginning of every year. But, the government has made educating your children so difficult, that the teachers and administration don't really have time to worry about what color your child's hair is....they are there to educate. And, it is being done at LHS. Before you ask or comment rudely, I come from a family of educators and everything is completely different from 25 yrs ago when I was in school. People outside of the educational system don't have a clue about the difficulties teachers and admins face on a daily basis just to give your child the education they deserve. They should be applauded for the time they put into the system and not condemned for the few things that may go wrong. On a whole, LHS is a good school. My child attends and will be prepared for college and whatever she chooses to pursue in life thanks to the hard working educators at LHS.
Another Parent

Baton Rouge, LA

#16 Feb 23, 2011
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, there are rules for this subject in the handbook given to parents at the beginning of every year. But, the government has made educating your children so difficult, that the teachers and administration don't really have time to worry about what color your child's hair is....they are there to educate. And, it is being done at LHS. Before you ask or comment rudely, I come from a family of educators and everything is completely different from 25 yrs ago when I was in school. People outside of the educational system don't have a clue about the difficulties teachers and admins face on a daily basis just to give your child the education they deserve. They should be applauded for the time they put into the system and not condemned for the few things that may go wrong. On a whole, LHS is a good school. My child attends and will be prepared for college and whatever she chooses to pursue in life thanks to the hard working educators at LHS.
Exactly.....they can try to fight with someone that has blue hair and 3 earrings in 1 ear and be threatened with lawsuits over it, or they can do their best to educate this child in hopes that they can instill some sort of self worth into them. Just like another person posted, this child leaves their house every morning looking like this. Your question should be directed at the parents that let them get away with it. These are probably the same parents that ignore the fact that their children are having unprotected sex and contracting STDs. You can't expect the schools to fix these problems, that HAS to start at home.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Baton Rouge, LA

#17 Feb 23, 2011
I AGREE WITH MOST OF THESE COMMENTS I GO TO LIVONIA AND I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD WHAT THEY DO. I CAME TO LIVONIA TO GET A BETTER EDUCATION AND TO GET AWAY FROM THE BAD ISSUES AND MESS, BUT LIVONIA IS STARTING TO BECOME A WILD UNCONTROLLABLE JUNGLE!!! LIKE WOW HAVING SEX IN THE BATHROOMS AND ON SCHOOL BUSES eewww=( like really thats gross all the germs and what about lockdown, why have the whole school on lockdown. If the school can AFFORD to get all theses other type of UNNECESSARY
THINGS LIKE GOLF CARTS AND WALKIE TALKIES AND ETC., JUST GET A SECURITY GUARD OR SOMEONE TO WATCH THE PLACES THAT NEED TO BE WATCHED. AND KEEPING US ON LOCKDOWN IS A BAD IDEA I MEAN ITS HARD GOING TO THE BATHROOM IN AND BETWEEN CLASSES ESCPECIALLY WHEN THEIR IS ONLY 1 GIRLS BATHROOM WHICH IS A VERY FAR DISTANCE AWAY FROM MANY OF MY CLASSES THIS MAY CAUSE US STUDENTS TO HAVE BAD BLADDER PROBLEMS. LIVONIA NEEDS TO STEP THEIR GAME UP AND BECOME A BETTER SCHOOL AGAIN!!!!!
AND YES I AM A FRESHMAN
student at livonia

Ponchatoula, LA

#18 Feb 24, 2011
you parents dont even know what really goes on at livonia, and others schools. it happens at evry other school to, just most are able to hide it, i mean really parents get off our dick, im dropping out next year because i hate the staff next year, and no im not behind in school or in GED, i make a 2.8 and i dont even try
lhs parent

Covington, LA

#19 Feb 24, 2011
student at livonia wrote:
you parents dont even know what really goes on at livonia, and others schools. it happens at evry other school to, just most are able to hide it, i mean really parents get off our dick, im dropping out next year because i hate the staff next year, and no im not behind in school or in GED, i make a 2.8 and i dont even try
Thats where your wrong,I know a lot that goes on at that school. And don't we'll yourself short by quitting school. There will be people every where you go that you don't like, that no reason to give up!! And your right, it does happen at every school, but it's time for something to change. Good luck in whatever you choose to do, but I hope it includes a good education.
LivoniaMom

Livonia, LA

#20 Feb 25, 2011
SO many people in this parish are raising their children to become good role models and decent adults, its those that let them dye their hair, smoke drink or whatever else they do. THese parents know these kids cant have DYED blue /orange hair why let them. WHIP THEIR ASS !!!

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