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The sorry excuse administrative staff at EJHS

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Nichmom

Lexington, KY

#1 May 22, 2009
I am very upset with the sorry excuses that they have at EJHS that are suppose to be leaders and are suppose to be educating our children. But that is not what our children are getting. I have observerd the kids being talked down to, called stupied, loosers and have talked to people who have said one principal in perticular will get in the kids faces and say things to them just to get them aggitated enough to retaliate. Are our children suppose to stand there and take the abuse that the teachers and principals say to them? I think not, im not saying the children should be rude or violent but they have a right to stand up for themselves but when they due they get suspended. Its never the schools fault, its always the student or the sudents family. There are alot of good kids who go to that school that get alot of things said and done to them just because one principal in perticular decides he doesnt like them so he makes there life hell. He practically stalks them in the hallways and looks for stuff to suspended them for. I'd like to hear from other people on this subject.
If u only Knew

Nicholasville, KY

#2 May 22, 2009
Nichmom wrote:
I am very upset with the sorry excuses that they have at EJHS that are suppose to be leaders and are suppose to be educating our children. But that is not what our children are getting. I have observerd the kids being talked down to, called stupied, loosers and have talked to people who have said one principal in perticular will get in the kids faces and say things to them just to get them aggitated enough to retaliate. Are our children suppose to stand there and take the abuse that the teachers and principals say to them? I think not, im not saying the children should be rude or violent but they have a right to stand up for themselves but when they due they get suspended. Its never the schools fault, its always the student or the sudents family. There are alot of good kids who go to that school that get alot of things said and done to them just because one principal in perticular decides he doesnt like them so he makes there life hell. He practically stalks them in the hallways and looks for stuff to suspended them for. I'd like to hear from other people on this subject.
I just wanted to let u kno about their jobs, and no this isnt one of them, this is a student who can honestly say I gave each and every one of those principals ten kinds of hell every day for four years. And u wanna kno somtin each and every one of them may have a different approach for different children, but they got my sry a$$ to graduation.... Kids vandalize their cars, houses, talk to them like they are dirt, and some even get physical, and it is NOT because the principals provoke them. Do u honestly think you could do their job betteR? cuz I urge u to please go and get ur degree and do it! I kno that there are so many subs that refuse to even come to east, and I was part of that reason, a child, NOT a principal!

Like I said u have no idea wut they go through, I probably called each and everyone of them every name in the book. Like I said they went out of their way to keep me in school and to get me my diploma!

Give them a break for real! Mrs. Granada, Mr lyons, Mr matthews, man we all had some rough experiences, but I thank my lucky stars that u guys stayed on me so hard! If it hadnt been for u I would proly be some white trash redneck whose talents consisted of flippn fries! I am getting ready to graduate college!! THANK YOU GUYS!!!
Nichmom

Lexington, KY

#3 May 22, 2009
If u only Knew wrote:
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I just wanted to let u kno about their jobs, and no this isnt one of them, this is a student who can honestly say I gave each and every one of those principals ten kinds of hell every day for four years. And u wanna kno somtin each and every one of them may have a different approach for different children, but they got my sry a$$ to graduation.... Kids vandalize their cars, houses, talk to them like they are dirt, and some even get physical, and it is NOT because the principals provoke them. Do u honestly think you could do their job betteR? cuz I urge u to please go and get ur degree and do it! I kno that there are so many subs that refuse to even come to east, and I was part of that reason, a child, NOT a principal!
Like I said u have no idea wut they go through, I probably called each and everyone of them every name in the book. Like I said they went out of their way to keep me in school and to get me my diploma!
Give them a break for real! Mrs. Granada, Mr lyons, Mr matthews, man we all had some rough experiences, but I thank my lucky stars that u guys stayed on me so hard! If it hadnt been for u I would proly be some white trash redneck whose talents consisted of flippn fries! I am getting ready to graduate college!! THANK YOU GUYS!!!
I do understand what the staff of every school goes through, I have relatives that are educators and have been for many years. I understand there are alot of different approaches to discipling children but the way that it is being done at this high school is wrong. You are entitled to your opinion and freedom of speech but I know current students at East and have witnessed things first hand that have gone on and there is no excuse for the way kids are being talked to by the staff.
Anonymous

Lexington, KY

#4 May 22, 2009
Mrs. Granada and Mr. Matthews are two of the GREATEST people at EJHS. I was a student in Mr. Matthews earth science class. At the end of the year the teacher's decided what class the student should advance to. Mr. Matthews placed me in Accelerated Chemistry, the counselor said this was a mistake because my grade in the class was a D. I went to Mr. Matthews and told him, "The counselor says you've made a mistake and what class should I go to next year." He said, "I didn't make a mistake, I want you in Accel. Chemistry, you're a very smart girl, you're just bored." He was the FIRST teacher to ever make me feel like I was worth something! He made me realize my potential! His words motivated me to become the determined disciplined person I am today.

I was expelled my senior year. This was the first time I had ever even been in trouble during my whole school career, I'd never even been suspended before. The actions I took were serious and called for expulsion. Mrs. Granada had known me since EJMS, she knew that I was a good kid. She allowed me to walk at graduation even though I had to finish school at Providence in the night school program. People like Mrs. Granada, and Mr. Matthews inspired me. Instead of just attending night school I took correspondence courses through U.K. and ended up with straight A's and I was finished before the seniors at EJHS were due to my dedication.

These accomplishments were only possible because of people like Mrs. Granada and Mr. Matthews. Thank you both so very much! You truly are appreciated! May God Bless you both.

Honorable Mentions: Mr. Zeitz, Ms. Kohl, Mrs. Murphy, Ms. Branson, Mrs. Smithers, Mr. Buffin, and Jody Perkins! You guys were awesome!!
jeff little

Cincinnati, OH

#5 May 22, 2009
Well i have to agree with Nichmom EJHS has to be the worse school i have ever seen i had two daughters to graduate from there and have a grandaughter in her last year there , they uphold certin kids there, but i have went over their head more than once and they had to call me and tell me they was wrong and sorry but their sorry didnt mean a damn thing because they are the same way today, one of my old english teachers is on the state board she told me out of her own mouth last year that nicholasville school system needs alot of help. they are sad excuse of a school, but im talking to people on the state board and it will get straight by the time i get finished,its not only the he but the she , alle three of them think they are god but they will come down.
Anonymous

Lexington, KY

#6 May 22, 2009
Do you realize what it must be like to be faced with over 500 students on a daily basis that hate you? DO you realize that it doesn't help the situation when the PARENTS are telling the children, "Your principals are wrong, you don't have to listen to them."

These people are still the authority in EJHS and should be treated with respect. You are teaching your children to not respect their elders or those in positions of authority.. Nice.. Now I realize why there are so many problem students in the school.

I'd like to see how you would act with all these parents breathing down your neck, watching your every move, teaching their children to disrespect you, the children cussing at you, spitting on you, hitting you, disrespecting you, threatening you...

Do you think you could do any better? I KNOW I couldn't! I'd haul off and smack a few kids in the mouth! That's what those kids need is discipline. Instead of discipline they get to do as they please and blame everything on the bad, mean principals. "It's not my fault daddy, they were just being unreasonable."

WOW.. Thank God for people like Mrs. Granada and Mr. Matthews, without them, we'd be lost. I don't know anyone that could take all the BS they get handed on a daily basis, not physically harm children, and still have the time to motivate and inspire students. Could you Mr. Little?
nichmother

Lexington, KY

#7 May 22, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Do you realize what it must be like to be faced with over 500 students on a daily basis that hate you? DO you realize that it doesn't help the situation when the PARENTS are telling the children, "Your principals are wrong, you don't have to listen to them."
These people are still the authority in EJHS and should be treated with respect. You are teaching your children to not respect their elders or those in positions of authority.. Nice.. Now I realize why there are so many problem students in the school.
I'd like to see how you would act with all these parents breathing down your neck, watching your every move, teaching their children to disrespect you, the children cussing at you, spitting on you, hitting you, disrespecting you, threatening you...
Do you think you could do any better? I KNOW I couldn't! I'd haul off and smack a few kids in the mouth! That's what those kids need is discipline. Instead of discipline they get to do as they please and blame everything on the bad, mean principals. "It's not my fault daddy, they were just being unreasonable."
WOW.. Thank God for people like Mrs. Granada and Mr. Matthews, without them, we'd be lost. I don't know anyone that could take all the BS they get handed on a daily basis, not physically harm children, and still have the time to motivate and inspire students. Could you Mr. Little?
I am not saying to anyone to disrespect any authority figure and I'm certainly not telling my children or anyone else's children to disrespect the staff. i have always stood behind the other parent or school if my child got in trouble. I never talked down or disrespected the staff in front of anyone. If i had something to say to them I scheduled a meeting and said what i had to say. My child never knew that I had the meeting or what was said. I always let the punishment stand. I do not believe that my child was always without fault. But what I'm talking about is the DISRESPECT certain pricipals give. I understand that any job with the school system is very stressful and difficult because there are kids that have parents that encourage that behaviour but should all the other kids be treated like that due to those types of kids. I have spoken to kids that have never been in trouble and all the sudden they have a certain principal following them and harrassing them. They have no idea why! Is that fair. As i have stated before there job is to try and help ALL these kids no matter what not make them WORSE. I know kids who have graduated from EJHS and cannot even spell. The school has just passed them along get them out of their hair. THATS JUST WRONG!!!
You might praise some of these people but as for me I think they are SCUM and need to realize they are not GOD and need to get down off the pedestal their on!
EJHS MOM

Cincinnati, OH

#8 May 22, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Do you realize what it must be like to be faced with over 500 students on a daily basis that hate you? DO you realize that it doesn't help the situation when the PARENTS are telling the children, "Your principals are wrong, you don't have to listen to them."
These people are still the authority in EJHS and should be treated with respect. You are teaching your children to not respect their elders or those in positions of authority.. Nice.. Now I realize why there are so many problem students in the school.
I'd like to see how you would act with all these parents breathing down your neck, watching your every move, teaching their children to disrespect you, the children cussing at you, spitting on you, hitting you, disrespecting you, threatening you...
Do you think you could do any better? I KNOW I couldn't! I'd haul off and smack a few kids in the mouth! That's what those kids need is discipline. Instead of discipline they get to do as they please and blame everything on the bad, mean principals. "It's not my fault daddy, they were just being unreasonable."
WOW.. Thank God for people like Mrs. Granada and Mr. Matthews, without them, we'd be lost. I don't know anyone that could take all the BS they get handed on a daily basis, not physically harm children, and still have the time to motivate and inspire students. Could you Mr. Little?
I think God and Paddling should be put back into the school systems!!!! I would be the first Parent to say give my SON a paddling TWICE.. He goes to EJHS, and I know He acts up, and the Staff really tries hard to help Him every way possible. He thinks He can act up and come home everyday, but the Staff gives me the choice, and if I think everyone is being fair, Guess what He stays at school! and pulls Himself together, at the end of day all is good.
UPSET AND CONFUSED

Harrodsburg, KY

#9 May 22, 2009
Well FINALLY someone else has noticed! Thank YOU Nichmom for bring this to the attention of other parents!

How do you think the kids feel when they are told they are loosers and failures? boy these statements will really motivate and help their self esteem. Kids are at that stage in life when we need to be encouraging not degrading them at every turn.

These staff members are with your children more hours in the day than their parents, do you talk to your children in these words. I know I don't, sure my child makes mistakes and gets in trouble, most do at some point. Some children more than others, but do we need to stamp stupid, failure and looser on these childrens foreheads..... I THINK NOT!

These children are our future generation, who yes need to respect their elders and be good upstanding citizens. But telling them they are stupid loosers sure is not giving them the right self esteem. these staff members are your childs role models. I work and pay my taxes so that my child and your chilren get an education, being called names and harassed is not part of what i call an education.

These kids are worth something, they need to be respected, we teach them to respect adults, just remember they are people too and these staff members need to practice what they preach!!

They have a job to do and as parents we need to stand together and make sure they are doing this with respect and encouragemnt to all students, not just a selected few. We need educators who act as adults and not like they are back in school as bullies!

If they can't do this then they need to go back to college and get a new degree in a new field and move on!
Anonymous

Lexington, KY

#10 May 22, 2009
To Upset and Confused,

Who is telling you that the staff is calling your child a loser or stupid? Is it your child? Is your child perfect and honest in every way? I can't speak for the majority of the teachers at EJHS because it has been a few years since I attended. I CAN say that after 7 years of being with Mrs. Granada, and 4 years of knowing Mr. Matthews (in school only) that I have never heard them ONCE refer to a student as a loser or stupid. If they did, I wouldn't blame them, the only reason anyone would stoop to that level is after the student said some pretty horrible things themself. I assure you that the staff isn't just having a "mean streak" They don't have meetings to discuss the children who are most disliked and should be berated and humiliated. Your child must have done something for a teacher to use those words. I'm not excusing the behavior.. I'm merely stating that I REALLY doubt the office staff would call your child these names out of pure spite.

I am positive that if you were to go to either Mrs. Granada or Mr. Matthews and address your concerns they would be handled in an appropriate and efficient manner. I'm not saying that you don't know the "whole" story about your childs encounter.. I AM saying that most parents need to hear the story from BOTH sides before making any kind of judgment towards the EJHS staff.

I truly hope that the EJHS staff realizes how much they are NEEDED and APPRECIATED. Of course, students have an automatic dislike towards their authoritative figures, but believe me, we realize how much you meant to us once we graduate. The majority of parents will take thier childrens side, THANK YOU for taking MY side. THANK YOU for being there for me and motivating me to do better in this world!

I would rather not post my name on this website because of how many opinionated people there are in this county. I just hope that the staff of EJHS will see this thread and remember to not feel down because of uneducated, ignorant people's comments. If parents do not realize that children make up stories to steer clear of trouble, than that is their curse. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and GOOOOOOOOOOO JAGUARS
Anonymous

Lexington, KY

#11 May 22, 2009
EJHS MOM wrote:
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I think God and Paddling should be put back into the school systems!!!! I would be the first Parent to say give my SON a paddling TWICE.. He goes to EJHS, and I know He acts up, and the Staff really tries hard to help Him every way possible. He thinks He can act up and come home everyday, but the Staff gives me the choice, and if I think everyone is being fair, Guess what He stays at school! and pulls Himself together, at the end of day all is good.
I completely agree with spanking! I don't think it should be infront of the whole class as it was when my father attended school, but I do believe physical punishment is sometimes necessary.

To clear things up to all, I do not have children of my own. I DO have 7 neices and nephews who visit my home on a weekly basis. Due to the fact that I do not have a "parents weakness" when referring to a child, I can call them as I see them. Most of these kids friends are disrespectful, hateful, use foul language, and are told by their parents to only obey the parents wishes, noone elses. You want the school system to improve yet you send disrespectful, hateful, rude, children to these schools. If you would raise them to respect their elders in the beginning I doubt they would have so many problems in High school...

Yes I was expelled but I ALWAYS treated my teachers with respect and a "yes ma'am, no ma'am" attitude. I had manners, discipline, and a respect for my elders. If you don't teach these things to your children, and won't allow others to, how will they learn?

* I apologize for any grammatical or spelling errors. It is 1:33 A.M. I've been awake since 6:30 A.M. and have to awaken at that time tomorrow morning as well. Please do not consider my writing as a way to judge the education offered at EJHS. It has been many years since I attended EJHS and I really don't care if you don't approve of my writing style.*
nichmother

Lexington, KY

#12 May 23, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
To Upset and Confused,
Who is telling you that the staff is calling your child a loser or stupid? Is it your child? Is your child perfect and honest in every way? I can't speak for the majority of the teachers at EJHS because it has been a few years since I attended. I CAN say that after 7 years of being with Mrs. Granada, and 4 years of knowing Mr. Matthews (in school only) that I have never heard them ONCE refer to a student as a loser or stupid. If they did, I wouldn't blame them, the only reason anyone would stoop to that level is after the student said some pretty horrible things themself. I assure you that the staff isn't just having a "mean streak" They don't have meetings to discuss the children who are most disliked and should be berated and humiliated. Your child must have done something for a teacher to use those words. I'm not excusing the behavior.. I'm merely stating that I REALLY doubt the office staff would call your child these names out of pure spite.
I am positive that if you were to go to either Mrs. Granada or Mr. Matthews and address your concerns they would be handled in an appropriate and efficient manner. I'm not saying that you don't know the "whole" story about your childs encounter.. I AM saying that most parents need to hear the story from BOTH sides before making any kind of judgment towards the EJHS staff.
I truly hope that the EJHS staff realizes how much they are NEEDED and APPRECIATED. Of course, students have an automatic dislike towards their authoritative figures, but believe me, we realize how much you meant to us once we graduate. The majority of parents will take thier childrens side, THANK YOU for taking MY side. THANK YOU for being there for me and motivating me to do better in this world!
I would rather not post my name on this website because of how many opinionated people there are in this county. I just hope that the staff of EJHS will see this thread and remember to not feel down because of uneducated, ignorant people's comments. If parents do not realize that children make up stories to steer clear of trouble, than that is their curse. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and GOOOOOOOOOOO JAGUARS
The comments I am talking about I have actually witnessed for myself and the person saying it did not realize I was there until the whole situation was over. I'm not saying that all the staff are guilty of this. There are VERY GOOD and HIGHLY ADMIRED staff at EJHS but then there still are the exceptions. I understand your comments but it has been awhile as you stated that you have been a student and things have changed at EJHS unfortunately.I agree that PEOPLE of all ages make up stories, but as I stated before if my child got into trouble I would listen to both sides and always let the school give the punishment with no argument from me. After that I would set up a meeting to talk to whoever I needed to if I did not agree about something. I did this very discreetly and without my child ever knowing it was done. As for your comment about" uneducated, ignorant people". I do take offense to that because education is a VERY HIGH PRIORITY in my family and has been for generations. I have many family members who are educators, and I myself graduated high school and have a college degree. So not all the people that post on here are like that and I find that VERY OFFENSIVE.
Anonymous

Lexington, KY

#13 May 23, 2009
"As for your comment about" uneducated, ignorant people". I do take offense to that because education is a VERY HIGH PRIORITY in my family and has been for generations. I have many family members who are educators, and I myself graduated high school and have a college degree. So not all the people that post on here are like that and I find that VERY OFFENSIVE. "

I did not mean to offend! I didn't mean ignorant, and uneducated as in someone has no education. I meant it be in the context of having no knowledge about what happens at the school. Obviously you have proved your self because you have seen these actions first hand. I on the other hand have not. Of course no matter who you are in the world, some people like you, some people hate you, and some are indifferent. I'm truly sorry that things have changed at East. I assure you that just a few years ago it was a wonderful school! I have said my part and voiced my opinions of the principals. I will now leave this discussion as I have no children who attend EJHS. I wish you all the best in working out the kinks in the system.

P.S. I have a college degree, all my aunts and uncles do as well, but not my parents. So, in that department you're doing better than I am. Be proud you have a good example set for your child!
terririch

Amelia, OH

#14 Jun 1, 2009
Get 'em' Nichmom I agree with you.Been thru it myself
LinKY65

Harrodsburg, KY

#15 Jun 2, 2009
EJHS administration is a joke.... It just depends on who you are.....who you know....and how much money you have..... Lets not educate these children just remind them they will never be anything------ever hear anything good from them?
aaa

Granbury, TX

#16 Jun 2, 2009
LinKY65 wrote:
EJHS administration is a joke.... It just depends on who you are.....who you know....and how much money you have..... Lets not educate these children just remind them they will never be anything------ever hear anything good from them?
that's absolutely ridiculous. i don't know anyone that would qualify me to receive special treatment, and i'm not particularly wealthy. every single person on the staff at east has never treated me with anything besides complete kindness. sometimes people joke around. children call each other stupid and losers on a very regular basis, chances are who ever nichmom witnessed saying these things was just being casual and sarcastic attempting to develop relationships with students. maybe if people weren't so uptight they would realize that these people really do care about us. i've never been and i've never witnessed anyone on the staff at east high saying ANYTHING to purposely insult another person and i think everything you're saying is complete bull. mind you i've attended the school for four years and am graduating in three days.
ashley lynn

Georgetown, KY

#17 Jun 2, 2009
I graduated from East Jessamine in 2002 and I can honestly say I never heard a staff member degrade a student. Theres always teachers pets but I was never mistreated by any of the staff. There were a few teachers that went above and beyond to help every student out no matter who they were. If your children dont know how to behave in school dont blame it on the teachers.
Tired of It

Newburgh, IN

#18 Jun 4, 2009
I am currently a studnet at ejhs and I can honestly say our administration is a complete joke. This year has been he'll for me along with about 66 other students. We took a class this year that had a rude and disrespectful teacher. This teacher continuoly talked down to our class saying we were "stupid", "idiots", and that she "had to dumb the class down". Not to mention the fact that should continouly hold certain students after class until she had them in tears. She also didn't get through the material that needed to be covered so the students were not able to take the AP exam they should have been able to.

Overall she has abused her privledges as teacher. She has broken many of the teachers ethics. Parents and students have been to Mrs. Granadas office along with the other vice principals offices since the beginning of the year. NOTHING has been done. Instead of even telling the superintendent what was going on Mrs. Granada continues to sweep the problem under the rug.

Parents finally figures out what was going on and went to the superintenent themselves. The problem still has not been solved.

As far as I'm concerned EJHS is all about who you know, and who you are married to.

Oh did I mention that the teacher in question is married to the vice principal. Haha. But I'm sure that has NOTHING to do with why she is still a teacher after everything she has done.
Tired of It

Newburgh, IN

#19 Jun 4, 2009
Sorry about all the errors. I'm typing on my phone and it autocorrects what it thinks is wrong!
ashley lynn

Georgetown, KY

#20 Jun 4, 2009
not trying to be a smart ass or anything but why are you texting on your phone to topix during school hours if you're a student at ejhs?
Tired of It wrote:
Sorry about all the errors. I'm typing on my phone and it autocorrects what it thinks is wrong!

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