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WOW

United States

#1 Oct 20, 2009
I got a text from my sister that attends McDowell High stating they were having to sit in cosmetology class with hair dryers tryin to get warm because it was colder inside the school than it was outside. She ask someone why it was so cold in the high school & they stated they would not turn the heat on until November 1st 2009. It was 29 degrees yesterday, but they didnt cut the heat on? & I have called both the high school & the school board. I was told to speak with Mike Murray @ school board but he conveniently is out of the office today. High school says they have no control over it! This is CRAP! We all know what it feels like when our hands gets cold, what about these kids that doesnt have a coat, or maybe an extra long sleeved shirt that they can put on? Parents do something about this!! This is ridiculous!

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#2 Oct 20, 2009
This has always been an issue. If they turn the heat on now and it gets hot in two days, the school will not be able to cool the classrooms. They have to make decisions like this for everyone. I know it doesnt make a whole lot of sense, but that is the way it works!
gone postal

Milton, FL

#4 Oct 20, 2009
This is going on all over. A lady whos son just got over H1N1 was on WLOS last night talking about it. The school told her it was because switching from ac to heat wasnt that easy. I can understand that but come on we can let the kids out early for heat why not let them go in a little late till it warms up some in the rooms. The kids cant learn if they are froze.
http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_stori...
High School Hanna

United States

#5 Oct 21, 2009
First off if that was your sister she had no business texting from school. All cell phone signals should be blocked from schools, children go to school to learn not text or at least they should be going to learn.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Oct 21, 2009
High School Hanna wrote:
First off if that was your sister she had no business texting from school. All cell phone signals should be blocked from schools, children go to school to learn not text or at least they should be going to learn.
How many kids do you really think will abide by the no cell phone policy?
high school gal

Greer, SC

#7 Oct 21, 2009
anywho_1 wrote:
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How many kids do you really think will abide by the no cell phone policy?
My opinion is that - what a minute I will be back on later, gotta text now.
Ancient Alma

AOL

#8 Oct 21, 2009
Back in my day, we had ta bring kindling to school or we wouldn't get in the door. Principle Mrs. Whitson would stand at the door and lay a good hard whoopin on anybody that tried to get inside without firewood. Sometimes we even burned our desks. Those lucky enough to have shoes would chew the leather for that cowhide goodness taste fer lunch.
Vegetables! Are you kiddin me?! We grazed in the schoolyard and fought over knotty apples in the one ricketty tree that growed down by the crick. Why spring onions was a treet! We didn't even know what sugar was until them city boys came around and offered it to the ones of us they thought was "purty".
They thought I was purty. I gots plenty of sugar I tell you. It costed me more and more though.
So Pretty soon, I had ta go away.
But everwhere I went, I never forgot to bring Kindling!
It'll open alot a doors. That or beat the crap outta anybody hiding behind that door that won't give ya no sugar.
Lesson fer today...Make sure ya carry a big stick of kindlin. You'll get a heapin better deal when ya bargain fer sugar.
High School Hanna

Candler, NC

#9 Oct 22, 2009
anywho_1 wrote:
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How many kids do you really think will abide by the no cell phone policy?
Put a block on cell signals within 500' of school offices. Do as I do leave it in the car and only check it when I'm on breaks or lunch.
gone postal

Milton, FL

#10 Oct 22, 2009
the class was around hair dryers trying to stay warm, I dont think anyone much teaching or learning. Who can learn when your about to freze?

Since: Jun 08

Marion,NC

#11 Oct 22, 2009
High School Hanna, cell phone signal blockers are illegal.
WOW

United States

#12 Nov 3, 2009
First off if that was your sister she had no business texting from school. All cell phone signals should be blocked from schools, children go to school to learn not text or at least they should be going to learn.

I dont think I ask any sort of a question about texting or cell phones or the price of eggs in China, dim whit. I was concerned because of the children who are cold while trying to learn! I was concerned because of the children who have physical disabilities who are in pain when they are cold, I was also concernced about the day care center @ the high school. I am also concerened about the children that may or may not have an extra long sleeve shirt to wear under their clothes or an extra jacket.But instead you look to much into and you are more concerned about a cell phone!Im sorry your worried about a cell phone!
honkeymgee

United States

#13 Nov 4, 2009
good idea lets stop the kids from texting in school, oh except for the one day there is a shooting and you want to know if your kid is ok. good idea ppl.
Taz

Macon, GA

#14 Nov 4, 2009
WOW wrote:
I got a text from my sister that attends McDowell High stating they were having to sit in cosmetology class with hair dryers tryin to get warm because it was colder inside the school than it was outside. She ask someone why it was so cold in the high school & they stated they would not turn the heat on until November 1st 2009. It was 29 degrees yesterday, but they didnt cut the heat on? & I have called both the high school & the school board. I was told to speak with Mike Murray @ school board but he conveniently is out of the office today. High school says they have no control over it! This is CRAP! We all know what it feels like when our hands gets cold, what about these kids that doesnt have a coat, or maybe an extra long sleeved shirt that they can put on? Parents do something about this!! This is ridiculous!
Well bless their little hearts. When I was in school we did not have AC in the summer nor were we allowed to wear shorts. In the winter all we had were the old steam radiator style heaters that took forever to get hot. Between classes we would sit on them to get warm - if you could find one that was hot.- Everyone carried their coats from class to class.- And this was the generation that sent men to the moon and back without the aid of fancy computers.- The lack of heat or AC didn't seem to have hurt our ability to learn.
marion citizen

United States

#15 Nov 4, 2009
honkeymgee wrote:
good idea lets stop the kids from texting in school, oh except for the one day there is a shooting and you want to know if your kid is ok. good idea ppl.
And you think you would be able to get to school if something like that did happen???
monkeybus

Moore, SC

#16 Nov 4, 2009
Well if they go to old fort school some kids may get cancer. Lets see if old fort sends a letter home to parnets that they will pay all medical bills for that one

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#17 Nov 5, 2009
marion citizen wrote:
<quoted text>And you think you would be able to get to school if something like that did happen???
No, but a little forewarning would help you be closer and maybe be able to help ease a stressful situation.
honkeymgee

United States

#18 Nov 5, 2009
Yes Marion citizen I believe I would be able to get to school if something happened but what I said was if the kids can text you can call and make sure they are ok withought having to bother trying to go through the cops. Besides who are we kidding, the cellphone isnt hurting the kids education. If it wasnt a call phone they would be writing notes, drawing in their textbook or daydreaming.
chickenliver

United States

#19 Nov 11, 2009
WOW wrote:
I got a text from my sister that attends McDowell High stating they were having to sit in cosmetology class with hair dryers tryin to get warm because it was colder inside the school than it was outside. She ask someone why it was so cold in the high school & they stated they would not turn the heat on until November 1st 2009. It was 29 degrees yesterday, but they didnt cut the heat on? & I have called both the high school & the school board. I was told to speak with Mike Murray @ school board but he conveniently is out of the office today. High school says they have no control over it! This is CRAP! We all know what it feels like when our hands gets cold, what about these kids that doesnt have a coat, or maybe an extra long sleeved shirt that they can put on? Parents do something about this!! This is ridiculous!
nothing has changed!!! has been that way for decades!!! no one has died from it yet!!! bless thier hearts!!! i had to go through it too, along with alot of other people. everyone is so spoiled to the way things are now versus the way they were even 10 to 15 yrs ago.

“I've had enough!!”

Since: Sep 09

Marion, NC

#20 Nov 12, 2009
chickenliver wrote:
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nothing has changed!!! has been that way for decades!!! no one has died from it yet!!! bless thier hearts!!! i had to go through it too, along with alot of other people. everyone is so spoiled to the way things are now versus the way they were even 10 to 15 yrs ago.
I absolutely agree! I lived in Maine and we had to deal with the same thing!
seriously

Gaffney, SC

#21 Nov 12, 2009
monkeybus wrote:
Well if they go to old fort school some kids may get cancer. Lets see if old fort sends a letter home to parnets that they will pay all medical bills for that one
and whom at old fort to you think should be responsible for paying medical bills? it seems to me that this issue was brought up 10 years ago...would this not be in the hands of the central office? don't think decisions like that are made at the school level pal...

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