McNairy Central Students Excel

McNairy Central Students Excel

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Still Waiting

Milan, TN

#1 Nov 5, 2012
Funny but not surprising that this post got took down. Let me restate, I DO NOT blame any of the students that got these awards. It certainly is not their fault and they are hearing plenty about it at school which is not right. All I want to know, is what is the process for awarding these awards. It is very obvious over the past few years that many awards have been given out to some that not only did not excel, but barely participated in some cases. It is not the students fault but going forward something needs to be done to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen again. It is not fair to the students who unfairly get it due to the ridicule and it is especially unfair to the ones who exceled and did not get it.

Please no names here there is enough talk already at school. Just an honest answer to how these are chosen.
your right

Jackson, TN

#2 Nov 5, 2012
You are exactly right! Not the students fault that received the awards. There needs to be some of type of guidelines that must be followed in order to win excel and other types of awards. Plain and simple!!
agreed

Corinth, MS

#3 Nov 5, 2012
I agree completely. You have a situation where teachers choose students that don't even remotely qualify or "excel". I also agree you can't blame the students who got the award. There is enough laughing about it at school. Somebody needs to step up and set at least minimum guidelines for these awards.
Still Waiting

Milan, TN

#4 Nov 6, 2012
That is a good idea. If minimum guidelines/standards were set to qualify for the categories, teachers couldn't just award the students who were their pets or because they were friends with their parents. It is really sad when a student can get and "award" for something that they have never even had any success in. Not only sad for those that weren't awarded but sad for the kid that got it and did not deserve it. Peer pressure is tough and kids talk at school.
Parent

Jackson, TN

#5 Nov 6, 2012
Still Waiting wrote:
That is a good idea. If minimum guidelines/standards were set to qualify for the categories, teachers couldn't just award the students who were their pets or because they were friends with their parents. It is really sad when a student can get and "award" for something that they have never even had any success in. Not only sad for those that weren't awarded but sad for the kid that got it and did not deserve it. Peer pressure is tough and kids talk at school.
Great suggestion,it will never happen
fairly

Maury City, TN

#6 Nov 6, 2012
I don't expect my children to be treated special, but I do expect them to be treated equal and fair. Yes, we do need guidelines/standards set across the board for all awards, clubs, etc., that teachers or whomever is doing the choosing have to go by! Too much of a buddy system in our schools!
FFar

Beech Bluff, TN

#7 Nov 6, 2012
Call your school board member. They asked in order to help.
Hmmm

Millington, TN

#8 Nov 6, 2012
I don't know a lot, but I'd be willing to bet you aren't going to find real answers on topix. Go to a real information site or call the school. All you'll get here is opinions from all the other gossipers, but nothing from anyone who can really answer your questions.
FFar

Millington, TN

#9 Nov 6, 2012
The question has been awnsered. There should be guidelines. Call/Talk to your school board member they set the rules,as student handbook etc. What did you not understand about those real awnsers?
FFar

Millington, TN

#10 Nov 6, 2012
answered
Each school is different

Lexington, TN

#11 Nov 6, 2012
Each school has their own guidelines for choosing students excel, who's who, homecoming, etc. These can be changed to accommodate parents, students, etc. For example, at SMS if a girl gets Homecoming Queen or Sweetheart in 7th grade, then they can't get it in 8th. At MCHS, the sweetheart and queen from last year were in the court this year. All schools don't have the same dress code for teachers or students. Should be one for the whole system. SMS has a dress code for students but all students dont have to follow it and the teachers definitely don't. If students have to have shorts or dresses to a certain length then so should the teachers. Teachers can wear skimpy tops but the kids can't. Teachers can text in class but kids can't. Teachers should have to set the example but forget about that at the middle school.
Hmmm

Millington, TN

#12 Nov 6, 2012
The question has NOT been answered, as the original question was how these students are chosen. Nobody here knows that answer, because nobody on here has anything to do with that process.
Each school is different

Lexington, TN

#13 Nov 6, 2012
Call and ask. You won't get a direct answer. No guidelines. They just do what they want.
more info

Medina, TN

#14 Nov 8, 2012
In order to get student excel at MCHS the student must have had the class for two years and be a member of the student organization, if the area has one (i.e. SkillsUSA, HOSA, Spanish National Honor Society)

At the High school Level, Student Excel is not only about grades, but also effort and attitude. Who really excels in a class, an A student that gets another A, or a D level student that really applies themselves and gets a B. You can't put school wide standards on this, because each class is different with different criteria.

If you've got a problem with the chosen student, voice it to the teacher. But unless you are in the class daily, you probably don't know who is excelling in that class.
Excell

Paris, TN

#15 Nov 8, 2012
If you've got a problem with the chosen student, voice it to the teacher. But unless you are in the class daily, you probably don't know who is excelling in that class.

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I will agree with you on that. All the other students should also know who is excelling.
Need more info

Milan, TN

#16 Nov 9, 2012
more info wrote:
In order to get student excel at MCHS the student must have had the class for two years and be a member of the student organization, if the area has one (i.e. SkillsUSA, HOSA, Spanish National Honor Society)
At the High school Level, Student Excel is not only about grades, but also effort and attitude. Who really excels in a class, an A student that gets another A, or a D level student that really applies themselves and gets a B. You can't put school wide standards on this, because each class is different with different criteria.
If you've got a problem with the chosen student, voice it to the teacher. But unless you are in the class daily, you probably don't know who is excelling in that class.
Thanks but that does not fully answer the question. WHO chooses the student, How many are nominated, who then votes for it?

I completely disagree with your premise that is is alright to be given a student excel award if a student barely even participates and does not stand out in any way in the field they were chosen in. I assume a teacher can just say this student got it because they have a good attitude but that can't be measured and is just used as a crutch for awarding to a favorite or a friend of the teachers. The only time that would be acceptable is if the students had the same skill level and accomplishments but one had a much better attitude. That is not what we are talking about here.

The students (especially the last two years) have openly laughed and mocked the awards in disbelief they have been so bad. If their is not a firm criteria established it will always just be lets give it to so and so because I am friends with their parents.

The person that you hurt the worst with this is the student who in no way should even be nominated but gets an award. You just serve them up to open ridicule!
Wow

Milan, TN

#17 Nov 15, 2012
agreed wrote:
I agree completely. You have a situation where teachers choose students that don't even remotely qualify or "excel". I also agree you can't blame the students who got the award. There is enough laughing about it at school. Somebody needs to step up and set at least minimum guidelines for these awards.
You are right, saw them in the paper. I am amazed that students that have never even stood out in the category that they were awarded were chosen. Last year was the same thing exactly. The students aren't at fault but some teachers should be held accountable. This is ridiculous!!
more info

Medina, TN

#18 Nov 15, 2012
Need more info wrote:
<quoted text>

I completely disagree with your premise that is is alright to be given a student excel award if a student barely even participates and does not stand out in any way in the field they were chosen in.
When did I say that?

Tell you what, why don't you just call the teacher and ask them to give your kid Student excel. You never know.
It is crazy

Corinth, MS

#19 Nov 15, 2012
I saw the paper too and it is just crazy. I feel just as sorry for the kids that got it that clearly didn't deserve it. The problem is you have teachers that have no accountability that vote a "private" vote and know that there will be no consequences no matter how undeserving some of their "favorites" are.

Like others that have posted on here I have no problem with the children, it is not their fault at all. Who wouldn't take an award?

It is just sad that teachers do this year after year and get away with it. Last year was as bad as this year.

Finally let me say that under no circumstances do I think ALL were undeserving in students excel. It is very obvious who did not deserve the award. I will not mention names and I do not want others to either. I just hope someone can give good advice on how we can change this process!
Abc

Jackson, TN

#20 Nov 15, 2012
I know how to fix it. Just tell us the name of your kid so we will all know who SHOULD have received it. That's the real story here, after all. Why else would you be so sure the wrong person received an award, since you're obviously not a student or a teacher. Parents these days......

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