concerned family member

Baltimore, MD

#61 Mar 6, 2012
that is true.. and hes a principal at sissonville.. nice
John

New York, NY

#62 Mar 6, 2012
concerned family member wrote:
so if i tell my kid i dont care how she does on the west test because it doesnt count that makes me a deadbeat parent when i work 60+ hours a week and so does her father so she can have a place to live, clothes to wear, and food in her stomach. that shes going to be making excuses because i told her that it doesnt matter. my daughter is smart, she makes straight a's, does her homework without me asking, and reads instead of getting on facebook or whatever social network is out there. each parent that works and has no time to really check on their kids progress is a deadbeat because "they arent there enough because they are working in the f'ed up economy" that doesnt make since everything always points toward the parents.. its not the parents fault, its not the teachers fault... then whos fault is it the kids, regardless of how they do on tests or in school they will grow up and wish they did better or regret things that they did... its life... big huge circle... just be glad that there arent twenty 13 yr old girls pregnant at sissonville and that there isnt a huge drug issue in the school that causes more worry and issues.
The parents say its not the parents fault because they would be chastising themselves lol and they would never blame the child because most
Parents have that "my kid does nothin wrong attitude" that leaves the teachers and government. Yea, yea let's blame them. Give me a freaking break!
John

New York, NY

#63 Mar 6, 2012
wow wrote:
There is good and bad everywhere. Need I remind you Mr Eddy is a resident of South Hills, his kid attends those schools and his educated wife was busted b&e stealing drugs from a neighbor kid lol cnlibrary.com
This is true, but based on the % this is something that rarely happens. Plus regardless what transpires down the road If your child was put in a good learning environment at an early age they ten to have better skills to become better students down the road. Feeding them Doritos and setting them
In front of a TV regardless of the parents academic background wouldn't benefit them either.
John

New York, NY

#64 Mar 6, 2012
jerk wrote:
<quoted text>unlike YOU I went to sissonville for all levels and I graduated college and have a degree..obviously sissonville isn't THAT bad.
I graduated from Sissonville high also. You still don't understand where I'm coming from. Due to the overall gene pool in Sissonville they couldn't begin to put out the scores as John Adams. It may sound mean, but it's the truth. Nothin more, nothing less.
no suprise

Saint Albans, WV

#65 Mar 6, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>Your missing the point. It's not that rich kids get a better education, it just looks like that on paper because of the gene pool you are dealing with.
So now your saying my gene pool is a dumbed down version of a "rich" person? I did not grow up in Sissonville and neither did my family so my genes are not from Sissonville. They are from crosslanes, Kenna, poca, rock branch, teays valley.
You are solely blaming the parents and the kids. It takes a team. I am not placing all the blame on the middle school for my son doing poorly, he bares some of that responsibility too. However, it is the schools responsibility to give him a fighting chance. Classrooms are overcrowded. They spend weeks watching R rated movies. There is no communication with parents. Edline isn't updated regularly. I could go on and on. I think it is you that isn't getting the point.
John

Charleston, WV

#66 Mar 6, 2012
no suprise wrote:
<quoted text>So now your saying my gene pool is a dumbed down version of a "rich" person? I did not grow up in Sissonville and neither did my family so my genes are not from Sissonville. They are from crosslanes, Kenna, poca, rock branch, teays valley.
You are solely blaming the parents and the kids. It takes a team. I am not placing all the blame on the middle school for my son doing poorly, he bares some of that responsibility too. However, it is the schools responsibility to give him a fighting chance. Classrooms are overcrowded. They spend weeks watching R rated movies. There is no communication with parents. Edline isn't updated regularly. I could go on and on. I think it is you that isn't getting the point.
John Adams is overcrowded too. They have 800 students. 266 6th graders alone. They don't update edline as often as they should either. What R rated movies are you talking about? Be more specific. C'mon you know exactly what I'm talking about when it comes to Gene pool. Anyone that is unbiased understands what I'm talking about when it comes to gene pool.
transplant

Charleston, WV

#67 Mar 6, 2012
I grew up in another county, didnt graduate from college, made over $100,000 last year, live in the nicest neighborhood in Sissonville, my kids are actively involved in many sports, I personally help with many of these. Yet, Mrs Tignor still lost my kids homework countless times to the point we had to photocopy each assignment. Gene pool doesn't seem to.play into my situation.
no suprise

New York, NY

#68 Mar 6, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>John Adams is overcrowded too. They have 800 students. 266 6th graders alone. They don't update edline as often as they should either. What R rated movies are you talking about? Be more specific. C'mon you know exactly what I'm talking about when it comes to Gene pool. Anyone that is unbiased understands what I'm talking about when it comes to gene pool.
from what I'm reading here no one understands what you are talking about! My son watched The Patriot and The Last of The Mohecans in social studies. I had no idea they were watching these R rated movies till he came home and asked me to buy them. Ummm NO. I have never seen the last of the Mohecans but I know the patriot is very graphically violent and I do not let him watch R rated movies at home. I'm really not sure what they were learning in that two week period either.
How can I be unbiased? You are talking about my child, my gene pool, and my community. Of course I am going to get defensive.
John

Charleston, WV

#69 Mar 6, 2012
no suprise wrote:
<quoted text>from what I'm reading here no one understands what you are talking about! My son watched The Patriot and The Last of The Mohecans in social studies. I had no idea they were watching these R rated movies till he came home and asked me to buy them. Ummm NO. I have never seen the last of the Mohecans but I know the patriot is very graphically violent and I do not let him watch R rated movies at home. I'm really not sure what they were learning in that two week period either.
How can I be unbiased? You are talking about my child, my gene pool, and my community. Of course I am going to get defensive.
Like I said, if you brought all the teachers from JA to SMS you would still have the same test results. You can twist it, bend it or do what ever, the teachers aren't the problem. Your child will probably get more out of those two movies than reading two chapters in their history book.
Donna

Charleston, WV

#70 Mar 6, 2012
no suprise wrote:
<quoted text>from what I'm reading here no one understands what you are talking about! My son watched The Patriot and The Last of The Mohecans in social studies. I had no idea they were watching these R rated movies till he came home and asked me to buy them. Ummm NO. I have never seen the last of the Mohecans but I know the patriot is very graphically violent and I do not let him watch R rated movies at home. I'm really not sure what they were learning in that two week period either.
How can I be unbiased? You are talking about my child, my gene pool, and my community. Of course I am going to get defensive.
I agree with John and I understand what he is saying. We moved from Wheeling a few years back because my husbands job transferred him here, luckily my inlaws gave us land and we built in Sissonville. There are a lot of good people here, but there are also a lot of bad people who are bad parents. There is enough bad that you could bring in Harvard professors to teach school here and the results wouldn't be much better "on average" that's what I means by the gene pool. I think lol
no suprise

Saint Albans, WV

#71 Mar 6, 2012
Donna wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with John and I understand what he is saying. We moved from Wheeling a few years back because my husbands job transferred him here, luckily my inlaws gave us land and we built in Sissonville. There are a lot of good people here, but there are also a lot of bad people who are bad parents. There is enough bad that you could bring in Harvard professors to teach school here and the results wouldn't be much better "on average" that's what I means by the gene pool. I think lol
And what I am trying to say is my son is not a bad person and we are not bad parents!! All I want is for him to be giving the best chance possible to live the best life possible. Unfortunately that isn't happening at SMS. The principle is a joke and the teachers either don't care or just simply can't deal with it all. Why should my child be punished for the actions and behaviors of a few bad apples? Why is there a teacher still there that year after year looses childrens work? Why is it ok for them to allow my child to watch movies I don't approve of with out my knowledge? Why does my son do well on the west test yet fail on an every day basis? And since he does well on the almighty west test no one cares that he is failing.
Why is it that I get a call from the school asking if I got the letter of possible retention FOUR days after they sent it home with my child...ummmm NO I didn't get it..guess what not only did they give him a letter but they had a meeting with him without my knowledge or consent to discuss his options and we were not even aware!!! Then when we finally do get the letter and send it back letting them know we want to sign him up for the online course available to help him pass we hear nothing. It is a course that takes six weeks. The school has to assign his user name and password and I can't get them to call me back!!!
All of this just scratches the surface and you want to tell me the problem is my parenting? And my gene pool? I think not! I am not perfect and my son is not perfect but come on now? More than one person at that school isn't doing their job!!
tammyD

Charleston, WV

#72 Mar 6, 2012
no suprise wrote:
<quoted text>And what I am trying to say is my son is not a bad person and we are not bad parents!! All I want is for him to be giving the best chance possible to live the best life possible. Unfortunately that isn't happening at SMS. The principle is a joke and the teachers either don't care or just simply can't deal with it all. Why should my child be punished for the actions and behaviors of a few bad apples? Why is there a teacher still there that year after year looses childrens work? Why is it ok for them to allow my child to watch movies I don't approve of with out my knowledge? Why does my son do well on the west test yet fail on an every day basis? And since he does well on the almighty west test no one cares that he is failing.
Why is it that I get a call from the school asking if I got the letter of possible retention FOUR days after they sent it home with my child...ummmm NO I didn't get it..guess what not only did they give him a letter but they had a meeting with him without my knowledge or consent to discuss his options and we were not even aware!!! Then when we finally do get the letter and send it back letting them know we want to sign him up for the online course available to help him pass we hear nothing. It is a course that takes six weeks. The school has to assign his user name and password and I can't get them to call me back!!!
All of this just scratches the surface and you want to tell me the problem is my parenting? And my gene pool? I think not! I am not perfect and my son is not perfect but come on now? More than one person at that school isn't doing their job!!
My child goes to SMS and loves it. The teachers, the principle and the movies they watch here and there. You get out of school what you put into it. Plain and simple.
attentive

Charleston, WV

#73 Mar 6, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Like I said, if you brought all the teachers from JA to SMS you would still have the same test results. You can twist it, bend it or do what ever, the teachers aren't the problem. Your child will probably get more out of those two movies than reading two chapters in their history book.
Then those teachers must also be lazy and clueless. I'm not going to say which teacher but in class next to my daughter some students were talking about weed, and the teacher overheard, instead of trying to focus the kids attention on actuall school work or G-d forbid suggest not smoking dope his response is "as long as you brought enough for me." and I think that kind of stupidity is typicall of S'ville teachers! They need to be canned, I'm sick of it! and this thread is evidence that a lot of other parents feel the same. We ARE paying for these wack jobs, it just comes out of our checks before we even get to see it. If I behaved like that at my job I would be fired, he'll I've fired people for acting less wacko and you bring preformance into the mix? My kid tries, I try, It sounds like a lot of the parents on the post try, but the teachers are saying lets get stoned and watch tom cruise prance around in a loin cloth. I don't think you live on earth jon.
transplant

Charleston, WV

#74 Mar 7, 2012
'JOHN' started all this gene pool nonsense but read his posts carefully. He grew up in Sissonville but makes sure he can afford to rent in nicer neighborhoods lol sounds like John had a rough childhood, maybe he was bullied or couldn't make the team lol SO Now hes disgruntled. Maybe he had bad grades that's why hes renting not buying in nice neigborhood. Poor John, if only you had better teachers growing up! LOL!!!
wow

Charleston, WV

#75 Mar 7, 2012
Even south hills has to deal with 'creekers'
John

New York, NY

#76 Mar 7, 2012
transplant wrote:
'JOHN' started all this gene pool nonsense but read his posts carefully. He grew up in Sissonville but makes sure he can afford to rent in nicer neighborhoods lol sounds like John had a rough childhood, maybe he was bullied or couldn't make the team lol SO Now hes disgruntled. Maybe he had bad grades that's why hes renting not buying in nice neigborhood. Poor John, if only you had better teachers growing up! LOL!!!
Not at all. Just explaining that the low test scores in Sissonville go deeper than teachers, just like in Lincoln county.
no suprise

New York, NY

#77 Mar 7, 2012
tammyD wrote:
<quoted text>My child goes to SMS and loves it. The teachers, the principle and the movies they watch here and there. You get out of school what you put into it. Plain and simple.
well I hope that your child continues to do well. It is easy for some kids. My middle son is the exact opposite. He breezes through school with good grades and it's easy for him. However, some kids have to struggle and it really stinks that the school has cast him off. They don't care about his education, they care about the numbers, the test scores, how it looks on paper.
I am glad your child has had good teachers I hope it continues.
If you want to allow your child to watch R rated movies thats your choice and that's my point! I didn't have a choice because we weren't even told about it.
You like Jon are placing ALL the blame on the parents and students. I honestly hope you never have to fight the battle I have been fighting since the sixth grade. It is not fun and it is not easy. I hope you child continues to have a good experience I just ask that you remember everyone is not so lucky. It's hard for some and they struggle and when they do there is no help to be found.
Ville Mom

New York, NY

#78 Mar 7, 2012
wow wrote:
Even south hills has to deal with 'creekers'
Really... WTH ???
Define a CREEKER ...
KingTuT

New York, NY

#79 Mar 7, 2012
wow wrote:
Even south hills has to deal with 'creekers'
That's probably the best aspect of John Adams and GW is that it's so diverse. It's such a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. It really prepared me for college and beyond.
crystal

Charleston, WV

#80 Mar 7, 2012
I still think teachers should gave to drug test like do many other occupations

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