Paris High School
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enough

Jenkins, KY

#1 Jan 13, 2010
Is anyone in control over there? Today there were 2 fights, a teacher sent to the hospital as a result of one of the fights, and a fire extinguisher expelled in the hallway! Grigson you need to grow some balls and stop worrying about petty dress code and cell phone violations - and while your at it, no more child molesters, PLEASE!
I know

New Haven, KY

#2 Jan 14, 2010
well this is her last year so get off your soap box and preach about something else
Amen

United States

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Thank GOD!
Hope So

Jenkins, KY

#4 Jan 15, 2010
There may be some hope for the school if they get both of them out of there!
Really

Mount Sterling, KY

#5 Jan 15, 2010
That's the best news I've heard since Maury told me the results of my 17 DNA tests...I am NOT the father!!!!
Wondering

Mount Sterling, KY

#6 Jan 15, 2010
Maybe she can go to work in a prison or something, cuz she sure doesn't belong in education!
NOT

United States

#7 Jan 24, 2010
We are at Peace at Paris High School????- NOT!!!!
Aaron

Ann Arbor, MI

#8 Jan 25, 2010
Why don't you let the school HAVE control!! You parents cry about the school punishing your kids, then when the whole bleeding heart liberal policies you wanted allows the kids to see no real punishment will occur. YOU have facilitated them to be able to run wild. Well duuh.
Let that smart mouth kid take a few licks with the paddle, he/she will figure out how to keep that smart mouth in check!!
pink34

Wayland, KY

#9 Jan 25, 2010
Aaron wrote:
Why don't you let the school HAVE control!! You parents cry about the school punishing your kids, then when the whole bleeding heart liberal policies you wanted allows the kids to see no real punishment will occur. YOU have facilitated them to be able to run wild. Well duuh.
Let that smart mouth kid take a few licks with the paddle, he/she will figure out how to keep that smart mouth in check!!
i agree im a parent of 2 kids in school one in high school and i think they need to be punished in school she has a very smart ass mouth but sum parents dont want there kids touched in school and they wonder why the school paris high is so damn out of control right now kids wanting to shoot each other bust that ass!!!! when i was in school they sure did it and we didnt act like they do today.
Perspective

Mount Sterling, KY

#10 Jan 25, 2010
Aaron wrote:
Why don't you let the school HAVE control!! You parents cry about the school punishing your kids, then when the whole bleeding heart liberal policies you wanted allows the kids to see no real punishment will occur. YOU have facilitated them to be able to run wild. Well duuh.
Let that smart mouth kid take a few licks with the paddle, he/she will figure out how to keep that smart mouth in check!!
Vickie Grigson could give a rat's butt about the students at Paris High School. She is so burned out that there's nothing left. I don't know if it's her personal life, a medical problem, boredom, or what, but SOMETHING has turned her into a robot.

Small schools CAN BE great---and Paris WAS---people blame the economy, the change in neighborhoods, the color of the kids who attend the school, but the BOTTOM LINE IS---if the principal doesn't care, her attitude trickles down.

I don't think she likes her job. I can't really tell if she likes anything---honor students, athletes, musicians, artists, average kids, kids in trouble.

She doesn't like athletics, I don't care if it's football or basketball, she could care less. She is a no-show for most school events, and when she does show up, she leaves before the games are half over.

I have seen her at games. I have seen her in the school. She never, EVER looks happy.

A good principal supports all activities at their school. They want ALL kids to succeed. The truth is, not EVERY kid will go to college. Not every kid is going to be good in band. That's just the way it is.

Bringing back the paddle won't help---motivating the principal might.
Aaron

Ann Arbor, MI

#11 Jan 25, 2010
Bringing back the paddle WILL help. OK so your all bent over the principal, we get that.
All you did in your post was complain about what this lady isn't doing. Maybe she has faught and faught and the parents say " NO NO you can not discipline MY child" so she thinks, "forget it"
I have no idea if and why she has no motivation or school spirit as you see it. I do see that you don't like the paddle idea. I also see that this post is about the school being out of control. Do you, perspective, have any ideas that might work?
So they get a new principal, will you oppose discipline? I mean real discipline, not this bleeding heart libiral crap.
Shopper

Mount Sterling, KY

#12 Jan 25, 2010
Actually, I'm not totally opposed to corporal punishment, I've even spanked my children a time or two,LOL, so I don't fall into the bleeding heart liberal category.

I believe in consequences. I think that if rules are not uniformly enforced, then you end up in situations where corporal punishment is necessary. But...I also think that you can teach children how to behave so that you don't have to resort to corporal punishment. Paddling should be the EXCEPTION, not the rule.

It's about PRIDE. Pride in yourself. Pride in your school. Pride in your future. Somewhere along the line, Paris has lost its' PRIDE. And it shows.

If you've read other posts on topix, you will see that Mrs. Grigson is not well liked. She is biased and, to some degree, lazy. She does profile students, and once she labels the child "bad", there's no coming back.

She will suspend students for dress code violations, yet let others get by with leaving campus without permission, or smoking, or fill in the blank....depending on who the child's parents are and how she feels at the time.

That's wrong. It sends the wrong message to the student body, and it sends the wrong message to parents and teachers.

Paris High School does very well academically, but imagine how much better it would be---in every way---if the principal CARED.

Bad parenting plays a role, too. But from the time a child reaches school age, they are around other adults for 8-10 hours a day. Regardless of how poor their role models are at home, they should have GREAT role models at school. If you start in elementary school with the concept that actions have consequences FOR EVERYONE, then maybe by high school, you have fewer fights, less racial issues, and more successful kids.

Before you say I'm biased---My kids weren't bad ones...they excelled in school and both are currently in college. I am not coming at this from the perspective of a scorned parent or a parent that spoiled their children, I am coming at this from an educated, informed position.

My issue with corporal punishment at Paris High School is that the administration of that punishment, or at least the decision to use it would rest on the shoulders of Vickie Grigson, and I do not trust her to make the right decisions. I think that she is too self-serving to make unbiased decisions.
Aaron

Ann Arbor, MI

#13 Jan 25, 2010
I'm not saying beat the kids to the point they can't walk for 2 days.
I agree people who will make the correct decisions should be put in place. Most rules are, or can be made, easily followed. Example: No chewing gum in class. If you are caught you get .....
When I was in the 8th grade I was caught chewing gum. I was sent to the office and a little sweet old lady about sent me over the desk with one "lick" of a paddle. I never chewed gum again..lol
fred-joe-billy-b ob

Lexington, KY

#14 Jan 29, 2010
Perspective wrote:
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Vickie Grigson could give a rat's butt about the students at Paris High School. She is so burned out that there's nothing left. I don't know if it's her personal life, a medical problem, boredom, or what, but SOMETHING has turned her into a robot.
Small schools CAN BE great---and Paris WAS---people blame the economy, the change in neighborhoods, the color of the kids who attend the school, but the BOTTOM LINE IS---if the principal doesn't care, her attitude trickles down.
I don't think she likes her job. I can't really tell if she likes anything---honor students, athletes, musicians, artists, average kids, kids in trouble.
She doesn't like athletics, I don't care if it's football or basketball, she could care less. She is a no-show for most school events, and when she does show up, she leaves before the games are half over.
I have seen her at games. I have seen her in the school. She never, EVER looks happy.
A good principal supports all activities at their school. They want ALL kids to succeed. The truth is, not EVERY kid will go to college. Not every kid is going to be good in band. That's just the way it is.
Bringing back the paddle won't help---motivating the principal might.
Happy? My lord, how could the woman be happy? Lord, does anyone even know how many students her husband, the band director has slept with?

When I was there, I knew of three... but that was 6-7 years ago... what would it be now? 10-20?
Agree

Georgetown, KY

#15 Jan 29, 2010
fred-joe-billy-bob wrote:
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Happy? My lord, how could the woman be happy? Lord, does anyone even know how many students her husband, the band director has slept with?
When I was there, I knew of three... but that was 6-7 years ago... what would it be now? 10-20?
Whether her husband is screwing half of Bourbon County or not. If she is going to be principal, she needs to act like she cares. OR she needs to find a new job.
fred-joe-billy-b ob

Lexington, KY

#16 Jan 29, 2010
well... I think a teacher doing his students might be a bit more of an issue personally.
Alumni

Morehead, KY

#17 Jan 30, 2010
I say bring Ol' Homer Goins back. I don't think he's dead yet, and he sure kept us in line.
ERIN GRIGSON

United States

#18 Mar 31, 2010
You people are full of crap! You spread lies and don't even care who gets hurt! You want to know why MY MOTHER looks sad everytime you see her? Because you probably did something to make her not like you! She LOVES me and my brother and my father more than you will ever know! She also loves this school more than any of you idiots care to realize! She spends almost all her time at school fixing problems that bad kids start! She deserves way more money and credit than she gets and deserves your respect! If your kids did aANYTHING worth being recognized for, then she would've probably made more of an impression on you! Oh, yea, and she actually enjoys sports! You just don't know it because she gets harrassed at games by people like you and that makes her less than happy to go attend sporting events! she supports every program that the school has, not just the band(although I would hope that anyone whose spouse worked for a certain program would care about supporting that program to show their appreciation for that program). I play tennis and golf and guess what? She didn't go to every match or game that I played at! Most of the time, she was busy taking care of other matters at school(probably things your kids did wrong and she had to fix!). But she makes an effort to do the best she can as my mother and I love her for that!

Another thing, my dad is an honest man and a loyal husband! The things you say he does are known as SLANDER( though you probably don't have a big enough vocabulary to know what that means, so I'll help you a:) whish means that it is lies and you could be sued for spreading those rumors, if you weren't cowards and hid behind fake names like "Perspective", "Agree", and "Shopper"!
You all are full of crap! Go pedal your lies somewhere else!
Tellin It Like It is

Georgetown, KY

#19 Mar 31, 2010
Actually, here's a better definition of slander...

Slander is the oral communication of false statements that are harmful to a person's reputation.

If the statements are proven to be true, it is a complete defense to a charge of slander.

Oral opinions that don't contain statements of fact don't constitute slander.

Slander is an act of communication that causes someone to be shamed, ridiculed, held in contempt, lowered in the estimation of the community, or to lose employment status or earnings or otherwise suffer a damaged reputation.

Slander is a subcategory of defamation.

The basic elements of a claim of slander include;

1.a defamatory statement;
2.published to third parties; and
3.which the speaker or publisher knew or should have known was false.

Slander is primarily covered under state law, but is subject to First Amendment guarantees of free speech.

****

So, in summary. If I state the opinion that I believe Vickie Grigson to be a poor principal, and I back that statement up with FACTS, I'm not slandering anyone.

Ironically, in the law, it is up to the person BEING slandered to prove that what is said about them is untrue.

Gossip is not slander. Much of it is sad, and hurtful, but it isn't slander until harm is done.

If I had to choose between FREE SPEECH (a First Amendment guarantee) and worry that I'm going to be sued for saying Grigson is a poor educator, I'll take my chances.
ERIN GRIGSON

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2010
I'm not saying that she's going to sue you. It's not worth her time. What I am saying is that you should seriously think about what she's done for the school before you say that what you're stating is a "FACT".

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