sherry

Baraboo, WI

#1 May 2, 2007
My husband and I moved to oconto falls 3 yrs. ago. I love the farm country and all it's smells. compared to the city of Green Bay! But I am concerned about our schools here and feel a forum of anonomous comments might find the right ear.Since I feel the schools(princ/teachers/counsel ors)don't take things seriously.I met a mother who's daughter stopped an attack on the middle school and it was all hush, hush.I volunteer at the schools, and have worked at the schools and hear so many negative and real concerns parents have. But listen to the kids! If you aren't a clean cut looking kid your marked.Teachers making comments to students that refer them as the wrong crowd,using words like "SHUT UP". If the teachers in this small town don't grow with the changing generations..they should be taught how to change thier small town thinking.Bus drivers!where do I start..yelling and embarrassing a student daily!commenting on thier looks, and just acting like they have so much power!And counselors..how can you expect a counselor who grew up in a small town to even understand what these kids are going home to each day.Divorce..no dad..no mom..drug abuse,verbal abuse..on and on. It's not like it was in the 70's. We have violence on t.v, music..everywhere.So we don't need the students getting attacked at school by staff.Oconto has a real problem with truancy and what I hear..it's starting here!! give comments on your ecperience with a teacher,bus driver..what ever.
Mary

United States

#2 May 10, 2007
sherry wrote:
My husband and I moved to oconto falls 3 yrs. ago. I love the farm country and all it's smells. compared to the city of Green Bay! But I am concerned about our schools here and feel a forum of anonomous comments might find the right ear.Since I feel the schools(princ/teachers/counsel ors)don't take things seriously.I met a mother who's daughter stopped an attack on the middle school and it was all hush, hush.I volunteer at the schools, and have worked at the schools and hear so many negative and real concerns parents have. But listen to the kids! If you aren't a clean cut looking kid your marked.Teachers making comments to students that refer them as the wrong crowd,using words like "SHUT UP". If the teachers in this small town don't grow with the changing generations..they should be taught how to change thier small town thinking.Bus drivers!where do I start..yelling and embarrassing a student daily!commenting on thier looks, and just acting like they have so much power!And counselors..how can you expect a counselor who grew up in a small town to even understand what these kids are going home to each day.Divorce..no dad..no mom..drug abuse,verbal abuse..on and on. It's not like it was in the 70's. We have violence on t.v, music..everywhere.So we don't need the students getting attacked at school by staff.Oconto has a real problem with truancy and what I hear..it's starting here!! give comments on your ecperience with a teacher,bus driver..what ever.
I do not live in Oconto Falls, however, I have a granddaughter who goes to Washington Middle School. She is of mixed race and comes from a broken home. I am sure she is not treated right according to this article. I know her adopted mother does all she can. I would also like to be of help.
Mary

United States

#3 May 10, 2007
I forgot to say I live in Milwaukee.
OF hater

United States

#4 Dec 20, 2007
I'm happy to see that some one can relate to this. And can say something about it. It is all true. I have so many different friends in HS that have been abused, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, that are singled out because of they way they look or act, the way the learning disabled or the handi-capped get treated. The discrimination in this school is at an all time high. I have many different friends in different schools and they said that OF has to be worse school around this area. Something needs to be done..
sherry

Green Bay, WI

#5 Jan 21, 2008
The music teacher at the highschool had a disabled student in a wheelchair..she told the parents this child could not be in choir anymore because of the disabilities..the father was crushed and I could see his pain. This student had been in choir at the middle school with no problems.That is discrimination. The counselors must be blind not to see the kids who need a counselor..as a friend to confide in. I get the kids to talk all the time, and they do share. The home life they have is where it all starts, and it's not thier fault. Times are a changen. as the song goes and as a small town, we need to see the schools change too.

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