What is Really Happening at West High School

Posted in the Morristown Forum

First Prev
of 7
Next Last

“It is what it is!”

Since: Mar 07

Off The Beaten Path

#1 Aug 30, 2007
From what I understand and someone correct me if I am wrong. Some kids where wearing "ICP"(Insane Clown Posse)shirts and some "ICP haters" jumped on them. Now the shirts are no longer allowed to be worn.
rsmith

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 31, 2007
It is suppose to be (a dress code at the school)uniforms only !what up with that!
Morristown resident

Morristown, TN

#3 Aug 31, 2007
Some kids were wearing ICP t-shirts. Some kids were wearing anti-ICP t-shirts. Both classes of t-shirts have been banned as they violate school policy about disruptive clothing. If there was a fight, it was never reported to the police. No guns, no "hit lists".

“Think Young & Play Often”

Since: Sep 07

Morristown, TN via Enka, NC

#4 Sep 2, 2007
What a shame to see something worn by a very few students at a middle school or high school cause so much of a distraction. I was an employee for the Hamblen County SchoolSystem for almost forty years. At about the 15 year mark of my long, productive and very enjoyable career in public education, with all but one being in Hamblen County, I began talking it up for all middle school and high school students be required to wear uniforms. Of course this never happened. The last five years of my career I was a classroom at the Miller Boyd Alternative School. Guess what? Students attending the Alternative School had to wear uniforms which included a tie for both boys and girls. To be honest, I thought out student body looked classier than all of the other schools. Thanks to a very good group of teachers and a great principal, Tami Morelock, we very seldom had any serious trouble out of the students. I can honestly say those five years at the alternative school were five of the best years I could hope for. It was for sure an educational experience that I would not take anything for. I give a lot of credit for the educational success of Miller Boyd Alternative School to the spiffy uniforms worn by each and all students. Belive it or not, those are five years of my career I would
like to live over. There were some very good kids that came there that just made a mistake and we all know that boys will be boys and girls will be girls. THINK UNIFORMS!!!

“It is what it is!”

Since: Mar 07

Off The Beaten Path

#5 Sep 3, 2007
I remember you Mr. Ensley, you were a great teacher. I agree with having at least High School wear Uniforms. But when you have a School Board more worried about football fields and athletics then what can one person do?

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#6 Sep 3, 2007
I am with you Morristown Resident. I am ready for school uniforms. I was one of the parents there about 5 years ago for it,but it got shot down.

The most amazing thing to me was all of the parents who spoke out against it saying that no one was going to tell their kids what they had to wear. The majority of their kids worked at places like Burger King where they had uniforms to wear. It makes no sense.

These kids might as well realize that once they step into the "real" world of the working person, there is a uniform of some sort. IF you work in an office, you must dress that way. If you work in fast food,you are told what to wear. If you a mechanic, you have a shirt with your name on it, and a growing number of factories are going to this as well.

Firemen, policemen, etc have uniforms.

I don't see the problem with it.

Those parents who spoke out against it, said they wanted their child to be able to express themselves. I am sorry but wearing a shirt from a band that has an agenda of Insane Clown Posse, is ridiculous.

I had never heard of this band until this incident and after looking them up I am shocked that there is a parent out there who would let their kids listen to it. I mean, when I have to put my password in my parental block just to visit their website, that is too much for public school!!

I say bring on the uniforms!!!!!
Kim

Lexington, TN

#7 Sep 3, 2007
I say SCRUBS. Still gives them some individuality and choices.

“Think Young & Play Often”

Since: Sep 07

Morristown, TN via Enka, NC

#8 Sep 3, 2007
Scrubs!?!? Earlier, in another personal opinion of mine, I was speaking about how the uniforms that had to be worn by the students at the Miller Boyd Alternative School, which consists of a shirt, tie and khakis, now somebody by the name of Kim comes up with her opinion saying SCRUBS would make a good uniform for high school students. My first reaction was, that this lady Kim must be a blonde. Then I got to thiking about how good my 25 years younger wife, Tina, looks in her scrubs when she goes to work at Doctor's Optical at Morristown Regional Eye Center each day. She looks darn good in hers. Then I got to thinking about how nice those male doctors look in theirs when they come strutting down the hall at the hospital, I think "Big Bucks." Another thing about scrubs, they make short people look taller, fat people look lighter and skinny girls and women look heavier then they are instead of the bag of bones some of the boys might say about then if they are in a pair of tight fitting jeans. The more I think about this scrub uniform business for students, the more I like it.

After a few months of being retired from the school system, my good friend and owner of the Minnis Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Dr. Bob Cantwell, called me one day and ask if I would like to embark on a career in medicine. He told me he needed somebody to work a half day M-F delivering medicine to the sick and elderly along with the men and women in the Hamblen County Jail. Being the people person that I am, I jumped at the opportunity to help old folks in need. Now that this lady Kim has put this scrub idea into my head, tomorrow, when I go to work, I am going to insist that Dr. Cantwell buy me some John Deere green scrubs to wear when I deliver my miracle
medicine and potions to my customers. Since Charlene loves Billy Bob and John Deere Green, maybe my elderly lady customers will like me better in my new green scrubs.

To the lady Kim that put this brilliant idea into my brain, I say to her, maybe she is not a blonde after all. I CAST MY VOTE FOR SCRUBS to be worn as uniforms by students at East and West High Schools beginning in the school year, 2008-09 for anyone who wants to know how I would vote if I were on the school board. That is one job I do not wish to have.

“Think Young & Play Often”

Since: Sep 07

Morristown, TN via Enka, NC

#9 Sep 3, 2007
Speaking of West High Students wearing uniforms, I recently saw two members of the the West High Marching Band that had on their sparkling new band uniforms recently. They look great but I bet they did not come cheap.

It reminded of one Friday night when my Enka High School team over in North Carolina had a football game. Our band had new uniforms that were really sharp too. I was not in the band but played on the football team. At half time when we had been hit very hard during the first half, as we ran off the field to go to our dressing room, we had to pass by the band who was getting ready to take the field for their half time performance, I thought to myself, "Oh Dear Lord Jesus, why has thy not led me down the path to become an outstanding trumpet player so that I could play in the band and forget about this rough game of football" I did not get a reply but we did barely win the game and I was once again happy I was on the football team instead of being a trumpet player in the marching band. After all, football is a lot like the game of life and as long as I live I will never forget that.

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#10 Sep 3, 2007
I am a nurse by training but am working as a children's director at a church in Morristown.

I LOVED my scrubs and miss wearing them every day. They are definitely the most comfortable thing you can wear!!

Scrubs might be a good idea!!

“It is what it is!”

Since: Mar 07

Off The Beaten Path

#11 Sep 4, 2007
I think Scrubs are a terrible idea. When I think of uniforms I think of tan, black, blue pants,and polo shirts. I think that scrubs would just give the students another way to the "saggy pant" that you see everyday. I think our students should look professional. I think scrubs should be used by health professionals when in surgery. I would not support this idea at all.
Kim

Lexington, TN

#12 Sep 4, 2007
Students have no need to look professional, they just need to be covered up and decent. A set of scrubs can be purchased for about 15 dollars and up. If the school bought in bulk then required the students to purchase them at school, they could get an even better price.

“It is what it is!”

Since: Mar 07

Off The Beaten Path

#13 Sep 4, 2007
Kim, I do not want to send my childern to school in scrubs, I think they should be worn in a hospital enviroment. I hope the schools don't go the scrubs, it is as close to inmate clothes as one can get.
I also believe that childern should dress professional or decent!

Kim, do you own that scrubs store?

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#14 Sep 4, 2007
I wanted to mention something that hit me this morning.

My daughter goes to Meadowview and despite what you hear, it is a fantastic school.

The football team is required by the coaches to dress up on game day or they don't play. This is the second year they have done this. All of the boys had on dress shirts, khaki pants and ties. They do this on every game day!!!

I also notice the boys who are dressed up stand a little taller and straighter and seem to like it.

I think that this says that it is the parents objecting to the uniforms more than the kids.

I have been thinking more about the scrubs and I am not as crazy about the idea as I was at first.

I still think that the khaki pants, polos, dress shirts, etc are what we need for a uniform. Cost wise they would be about the same as scrubs, as scrubs can be quite expensive. I know, I have a closet full of them that I don't wear anymore.

“Think Young & Play Often”

Since: Sep 07

Morristown, TN via Enka, NC

#15 Sep 4, 2007
I think you ladies have it all wrong about scrubs but since I am getting ready to go to my medical job, I will not argue. To the lady that told us about the M-V football team dressing up on the day of the game, that is a great idea but while they wore their dress up clothes , the rest of the school would have on scrubs. Scrubs would only be worn by high school students anyway. When I have time this afternoon, I will tell you about how it all came about that I got a tailor made dress up outfit once upon a time and it was for football. It was also my first and last so I took very good care of it. Wish me luck on delivering my medicine this afternoon so that I will once again get to share my opinions and experiences from the past about whatever you ladies wish to discuss. Women are much more fun to discuss things like this than men. Could it be that women are more intelligent?:-)

“It is what it is!”

Since: Mar 07

Off The Beaten Path

#16 Sep 4, 2007
Softball Mom: I have seen Meadowview's team and yes they do walk taller when wearing the uniform. I know that Bobby Davis is the reason why these boys wear that uniform. He is from old school, he use to work at the Boys Club and is one of the most respected coaches that I know. I wish Lincoln Middle Football Players were required to (my son plays for them). I know that the Basketball team at Lincoln is required to wear dress pants and polo.

Still not a fan of Scrubs, and I would not buy or make my childern wear them.

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#17 Sep 4, 2007
Morristown Resident wrote:
Softball Mom: I have seen Meadowview's team and yes they do walk taller when wearing the uniform. I know that Bobby Davis is the reason why these boys wear that uniform. He is from old school, he use to work at the Boys Club and is one of the most respected coaches that I know. I wish Lincoln Middle Football Players were required to (my son plays for them). I know that the Basketball team at Lincoln is required to wear dress pants and polo.
Still not a fan of Scrubs, and I would not buy or make my childern wear them.
I have about decided against the scrubs idea as well. I think I posted that before.

Bobby Davis is a wonderful influence.

I am a children's director of a church in Morristown. We have this boy who had to go to alternative school last year and had to wear the uniforms Mr Ensley spoke of.

It has made him a better kid I am sure of it. He stood taller and was a lot more confident in his dress clothes.

I think a dress shirt and tie may be a bit extremen for all kids everyday, but a polo and khakis are certainly acceptable.

I am ready for them!!!!

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#18 Sep 4, 2007
Mr. Ensley, be careful out there on the streets of Morristown. They can be very dangerous!!!!
thestudent

Kingsport, TN

#19 Sep 4, 2007
what really happend is a kid wore an anti-icp shirt and the icp kids jumped him. I agree that a simple shirt shouldnt have resulted in this however the icp shirts arent dress code n the first place, along with the marilynn manson shirts. I saw an icp shirt the other day that said "kill your parents" and Did you know that the icp band members have created their own reilgion where they think its okay to smoke pot and do drugs. and kill and rape. Thats what thier music is about. They think that you do all of these in order to go to their heaven (which is a carnival of darkness).
Here are some ICP song lyrics for you to think about.(and this isnt the worst one)
Let's see...hmm...well I'd have to think about it
I might show up in a tux (ha) but I doubt it
I'd probably just show up naked like I always do
And lick your mama in the eye and tell her F*ck you
Hurry up B*tch I'm hungry...I smell spaghetti
I'd pinch her limpy ass and tell her get the food ready
Your dad would probably start trippin' and get me pissed
I'd have to walk up and bust him in his F*ckin' lips
It's dinner time...we're hearing grace from your mother
I'd pull a 40 out and pour some for your little brother
I'm steady staring at your sister, I'll tell you this
You know for only thirteen, she's got some big tits
After that, your dad would try to jump again
and only this time I'd put the 40 to his chin
After your mom does the dishes and the silverware
I'd try to f*ck her till' I nut in my underwear
(hahahahaha)
so next time you dont think its a big deal, just remeber these lyrics about a man "doing" you 13 year old. or him killing your husband and then raping you. and thats why the whole anti-icp thing got started. It is Dis-respectful.
Kim

Lexington, TN

#20 Sep 4, 2007
Morristown Resident wrote:
Kim, I do not want to send my childern to school in scrubs, I think they should be worn in a hospital enviroment. I hope the schools don't go the scrubs, it is as close to inmate clothes as one can get.
I also believe that childern should dress professional or decent!
Kim, do you own that scrubs store?
No, I don't own a scrubs store but I do wear them on a daily basis and I'm offended that you feel medical professionals and others who wear scrubs are right up there with inmates.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 7
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Morristown Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
hillcrest elementary school morristown tn 1955 (Nov '13) 9 min Thale 9
Wally World shopper 14 min Fingers 12
This is from The Gigglin Pig in whitesburg 14 min hello 4
East sorry Football 32 min Michael 19
West High parents are Bullies 47 min Eagle22 11
Should slavery be made legal again? (Jan '11) 59 min pieced oaf 57
T G Ledford a informant for Carson and Cribley ... 1 hr Critic 67
Food City built too close to park for beer permit 9 hr quest 90
Arrowhead Church 10 hr Tina 75
Morristown Dating
Find my Match

Morristown Jobs

Morristown People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Morristown News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Morristown

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]