Tildon Hogge Elementary School

Tildon Hogge Elementary School

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T-Rex

Olive Hill, KY

#1 Jan 27, 2009
Does anyone else think that this school sucks rotten eggs? Teachers shouldn't be allowed to be in little cliques like in high school but here they are. And oh let not be allowed to go in the school building any farther than this tiny little room that get claustrophobic in the afternoon when you go to pick up your kids. And lets not forget that Mrs. Howes said specifically that parents aren't allowed to volunteer in their own kids classroom because it distracting. But yet Prissy Angela Money gets to teach her child every year except for kindergarten and of course this year. Will she move up to middle school and high school with him too. Talk about favoritism. Why don't we just turn it into a military school? That way dear Mrs. Howes can control everything just like she wants to. Consequently there is no money in funds to do anything but they can have clubs. Every grade should be allowed to have a club not just older ones. This school just makes me sick. Anyone else agree?
hmmmm

Owensboro, KY

#2 Jan 27, 2009
im not sure about all of this. i went to tildEn hogge when i was younger and it was THE school. i remember all parents trying to get their kids in there. in fact, i think 8 out of 10 in the top of my graduating class was from that elementary school. now i dont know how much it has changed, but i do know there are still some very good teachers there. Peggy Esham is the best ever. if this is all true, i hate it so badly. that school has so much history and i would hate to see it go bad.
peoplecare

Clarkesville, GA

#3 Jan 27, 2009
I think THE is a wonderful school. As far as the teachers having cliques, well that is the same in every school. Mrs. Howes is very fair to everyone. The comment about the waiting outside in the tiny room while picking up your children, well that is a wonderful idea. We don't want just ANYONE roaming up and down the halls of our childrens school. That would be for thier safety. I think the problem you have is about Mrs. Money, for whatever reason. If you hate it so bad, take your children somewhere else.
JimBob

Alto, GA

#4 Jan 27, 2009
They have the worst test scores around and are failing in CATS. Think things have went downhill since someone took over, but she has family in the district...
T-Rex

Olive Hill, KY

#5 Jan 27, 2009
I would just like to say this as well. Tildon Hogge used to be a fantastic school a long time ago. But times have changed. Times are different. That is a fact. As far as having a problem with Mrs. Money, its just one of the many things that go on that seem to be unfair. Peggy Esham is in fact still a wonderful person and teacher. Most likely one of the best ones at Tildon Hogge. And also one that doesn't have to join the clique. It is okay to have your own mind and your own opinion you don't have to agree with everyone else and that doesn't mean that you are wrong. This just isn't how it is there. It would probably be better if you just agree with the principal otherwise, you might loose your job. Look how many have been changed and rearranged.
Uncle Ian

Anderson, SC

#6 Jan 27, 2009
Just so you know, CATS scores mean nothing in terms of TRUE education. Schools that have high test scores just know how to "play the game" better than those who aren't. It's not an accurate measure of true intelligence in a child and isn't a valid indicator of whether or not genuine learning is taking place in a school. It never has been and never will. It just means those students who are "proficient" or "distinguished" have learned how to regurgitate a very narrow body of information well or make coherent paragraphs of ideas using key vocabulary terms for particular content.

In case you haven't noticed, the state of Kentucky keeps lowering the number it takes to be proficient each year as they "recalulate" their data. Their original goal of every school reaching 100% proficiency by 2014 will never happen because it was completely unrealistic.
It wouldn't surprise me that with the budget shortfalls, that the KDE will have no choice but to eliminate CATS altogether because the funding for it is astronomical - in creating, administering, and grading. Each year the test has been watered down, whittled down, and reconfigured. The amount spent on the farce of a test known as CATS has cost the state an untold amount of millions of dollars to produce data that is pretty much irrelevant and invalid.

Ever wonder why colleges and universities in KY could care less what a student's CATS scores are or why it's not tied to scholarship money??
peoplecare

Clarkesville, GA

#7 Jan 27, 2009
You posted this and asked if anyone agreed. You gave your opinion and I gave mine. Things have changed at all of the schools. Times are different.No one has said you are wrong. But as for ME, I don't agree with the negative statements. As for Peggy and lots of others in this school, they are GREAT people. They have all loved and cared for my children and I respect them for that.
Lifes a Beach

Olive Hill, KY

#8 Jan 27, 2009
I agree that this school has gone down hill and changed not for the better. But we all know opinions are like a**holes and everyone has got one.
THE all the way

Olive Hill, KY

#9 Jan 27, 2009
Are you jealous of the 300+ comments bashing Clearfield Elementary? My child attended Tilden Hogge. I couldn't say enough great things about this school. Mrs. Howes is great. This school and the personnel actually CARE about the children. It's a new concept, I know. My child learned so much there and developed a love of learning. If your child goes there, he/she is very lucky!
ummm

Morehead, KY

#10 Jan 27, 2009
my kids love tilden hogge and they absolutely love Mrs. Howes they love how they can go run up and hug her even why she is talking to someone else and she dont push or shrug them away at the same time and as parent it feels good to see that! she is always smiling and ready to answer some of questions even if the kids ask her even if it dont pertain to school projects or about the other schools and she dont talk bad about the other schools around the kids. the only thing i dont like is they need clubs for all the kids in all the grades and i dont like the librarian she needs to go and i know some others will agree.
Proud THE Parent

Morehead, KY

#11 Jan 27, 2009
My child attends tilden hogge and in fact is in peggy esham's classroom this year.I personally love the school and mrs.howes and so does my child.i don't think we could ask for a better elementary school .and as someone said earlier they actually care about the students.i think that makes all the difference.and for the record peggy esham is a wonderful teacher,i have talked to her many times in and out of the classroom and i wouldn't rather have anyone else teaching my child this year,and i would never even think about transfering her to a different school.
THE SCHOOL

Cleveland, GA

#12 Jan 29, 2009
I think that until you have worked in the school system, you can't talk about it. These people have very hard jobs taking care of your kids, and there is no wonder why.
First of all, Angela Money is an AMAZING teacher. Her students are super smart and great kids. They enjoy being in her class. You really should think before you speak out of jealousy.
Mrs. Howes is the best thing to ever happen to teaching. She was a wonderful teacher and I'm sure she is an amazing principal. She has to make very hard choices in regards to what is best for the school. Be honest with yourself, it didn't matter what choices she made you'd still complain.
Tildeon Hogge has smart boards in every room, their school is small enough for students to have one on one attention, they have incentive programs, ETC! They are a great school and if your child attends that school...consider yourself lucky.
Great School

Cleveland, GA

#13 Jan 29, 2009
I agree that this school cares about the students. Mrs. Howes meets them at the door in the morning and greets them all by name. You can't say the same for other Rowan County schools.
Lucky to have THE

Dahlonega, GA

#14 Jan 29, 2009
Well my kids go to THE and I am vey proud to say so. All schools everywhere have problems and are always going to thats just life. As far as scores well its the same everywhere on that too. Its a great schools and they do CARE and that means alot. Mrs. Howes is very fair and she has all our children in mind and they are what comes first..all the time she puts into everything and everyone there speaks for its self. THE rocks!!!!
Woo Hoo

Morehead, KY

#15 Feb 1, 2009
Wow, people sure got a lot to say huh? So what we know is that some people have good experiences in schools, some people don't. For those of you that do more power to you. For those that don't well we know that you have pulled out your kids and moved on elsewhere.
Whatever

Morehead, KY

#16 Feb 1, 2009
THE all the way wrote:
Are you jealous of the 300+ comments bashing Clearfield Elementary? My child attended Tilden Hogge. I couldn't say enough great things about this school. Mrs. Howes is great. This school and the personnel actually CARE about the children. It's a new concept, I know. My child learned so much there and developed a love of learning. If your child goes there, he/she is very lucky!

Umm yeah. It didn't sound like anyone was jealous of anything. It appears like someone posted their opinion on here like so many do.
ummm

Cleveland, GA

#17 Feb 1, 2009
looks like you took time to put your worthless 2 cents in for us to read or to be be jealous of
Question

Owensboro, KY

#18 Feb 1, 2009
peoplecare wrote:
The comment about the waiting outside in the tiny room while picking up your children, well that is a wonderful idea. We don't want just ANYONE roaming up and down the halls of our childrens school. That would be for thier safety.
True, you don't need just anyone roaming the halls. But Mrs. Howes made it plain that she wasn't locking out just "anyone". She was locking out the parents. She even said the parents would not be permitted inside the school. So, my Question is, what is going on behind locked doors that they don't want parents to know about? Would you want your kids locked in with strangers where you had no idea what was going on and couldn't get to them? Enough said!
Yeah Well

Morehead, KY

#19 Feb 1, 2009
Well, not all children develop a love of learning. My child used to go there and hated it. As far as one on one help she got it but it was at home. At school there should have been more one on one it being a small school but did she get it no. I asked the teachers repeatedly to let me know what she was struggling in, I got nothing. I wanted to volunteer in the classroom. I wasn't allowed. I could have helped out a lot. I tried being nice about everything but it done no good and got me no where.
So praise the Lord to those of you without any problems. Its just not so for everyone, we aren't all so lucky. So T-Rex whoever you are you aren't alone. Not the only one who has had issues.
NOT TRUE

Winder, GA

#20 Feb 1, 2009
Question wrote:
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True, you don't need just anyone roaming the halls. But Mrs. Howes made it plain that she wasn't locking out just "anyone". She was locking out the parents. She even said the parents would not be permitted inside the school. So, my Question is, what is going on behind locked doors that they don't want parents to know about? Would you want your kids locked in with strangers where you had no idea what was going on and couldn't get to them? Enough said!
All you have to do is go into the office and sign in. That isn's so hard, right??? I am glad they are looking out for the safety of the children.

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