Notre Dame High School Closing this year

Notre Dame High School Closing this year

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MOE

Nedrow, NY

#1 May 25, 2010
Just heard it from one of the crackheads I blow daily!
mason

Nedrow, NY

#2 May 26, 2010
I heard this today myself.
jan

Coeymans, NY

#3 May 26, 2010
mason wrote:
I heard this today myself.
Not happening...all lies...so many jealous people in this world. Sorry you don't do the right thing and go to ND...your loss
Give me a break

Auburn, NY

#4 May 26, 2010
Must their school's best and brightest left for ND, so now they spread lies
MOE

Nedrow, NY

#5 May 26, 2010
Notre Dame is a joke and the nuns fck the students!
O please

East Syracuse, NY

#6 May 26, 2010
jan wrote:
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Not happening...all lies...so many jealous people in this world. Sorry you don't do the right thing and go to ND...your loss
O yes another vain moron that mistakes rightful distaste for envy! It's true the place is a throwback but you just need to feel better so you mistakenly think it's envy! lol Pathetic!
anonymous

New Hartford, NY

#7 May 26, 2010
hope they do! let the kids experience the real world.
curious

East Syracuse, NY

#8 May 26, 2010
anonymous wrote:
hope they do! let the kids experience the real world.
What exactly is it that you would have them experience? I think many parents sacrifice their wants to be able to send their children to Notre Dame and it's partly because they don't want them to experience things like gangs and police in the hallways. Is that wrong? If I know there is a bee's nest in an apple tree and I want an apple, do I climb the tree knowing that in all likelihood I am going to get stung? Or do I look fo an apple tree without a bee's nest?
In life we are at least partially a product of our environment. If you work in a factory and all of your co-workers are uneducated and cuss constantly then it's likely you will end up the same way because it's what you live with and see every day. If you work in a professional office and everyone there has a degree and are able to carry on an intelligent conversation without every other word startin with 'f' then you will likely be that way. At Notre Dame most of the student body strives for a top notch education. They do that because for the most part parents who are paying the tuition push them to excel because they want the best for them. When the children are surrounded by that kind of drive, they will also work harder. That explains why Notre Dame routinely graduates 100% and nearly that same number go on to colleges and universities.
I think, no I know, that a lot of the negativity expressed here and other places about Notre Dame is rooted in jealousy and guilt. Many are jealous because they cannot afford a Notre Dame education away from all of the things that students encounter in the inner-city public school. Then there are those who could afford it if they were willing to make the sacrifices necessary to pay the tuition. Of the two, these are worse. They make a conscious decision that having a new car, a bigger house or an expensive vacation is more important than the possible long term success of their children. Make no mistake, having your children go to Notre Dame gives them more of a chance at success in life. In an increasingly secular society and public schools system where everyone is afraid to tell the truth because they are afraid of being called old fashioned or racist, Notre Dame cotinues to teach all of the things that the public schools teach with the addition of a moral and spiritual foundation.

So, you won't be seeing Notre Dame close anytime soon unless there is a giant drop in demand for a chance at excellence without all of the peripheral distractions of the public schools. If you don't want to believe me then next time you see Congressman Arcuri, ask him why he sends his children to Notre Dame. Here's a hint. It isn't because the lunches are better.
just me

Baldwinsville, NY

#9 May 26, 2010
MOE wrote:
Notre Dame is a joke and the nuns fck the students!
Reason number 1 why I don't send my child to a public school...qouls never want them to be around scum like you...THANKS for proving my point~
jan

Baldwinsville, NY

#10 May 26, 2010
O please wrote:
<quoted text>O yes another vain moron that mistakes rightful distaste for envy! It's true the place is a throwback but you just need to feel better so you mistakenly think it's envy! lol Pathetic!
I know it's envy...and so do you...that's okay justify yourself with lies...we know the truth ND is here to stay, oh and yes, it is by far the best school in this area..wake up before it's too late for you and your family
Father

AOL

#12 May 27, 2010
It is no longer a Catholic High School so it has no mission.The school will be closed in 2012.
Catholic School Grad

Manlius, NY

#13 May 27, 2010
curious wrote:
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What exactly is it that you would have them experience? I think many parents sacrifice their wants to be able to send their children to Notre Dame and it's partly because they don't want them to experience things like gangs and police in the hallways. Is that wrong? If I know there is a bee's nest in an apple tree and I want an apple, do I climb the tree knowing that in all likelihood I am going to get stung? Or do I look fo an apple tree without a bee's nest?
In life we are at least partially a product of our environment. If you work in a factory and all of your co-workers are uneducated and cuss constantly then it's likely you will end up the same way because it's what you live with and see every day. If you work in a professional office and everyone there has a degree and are able to carry on an intelligent conversation without every other word startin with 'f' then you will likely be that way. At Notre Dame most of the student body strives for a top notch education. They do that because for the most part parents who are paying the tuition push them to excel because they want the best for them. When the children are surrounded by that kind of drive, they will also work harder. That explains why Notre Dame routinely graduates 100% and nearly that same number go on to colleges and universities.
I think, no I know, that a lot of the negativity expressed here and other places about Notre Dame is rooted in jealousy and guilt. Many are jealous because they cannot afford a Notre Dame education away from all of the things that students encounter in the inner-city public school. Then there are those who could afford it if they were willing to make the sacrifices necessary to pay the tuition. Of the two, these are worse. They make a conscious decision that having a new car, a bigger house or an expensive vacation is more important than the possible long term success of their children. Make no mistake, having your children go to Notre Dame gives them more of a chance at success in life. In an increasingly secular society and public schools system where everyone is afraid to tell the truth because they are afraid of being called old fashioned or racist, Notre Dame cotinues to teach all of the things that the public schools teach with the addition of a moral and spiritual foundation.
So, you won't be seeing Notre Dame close anytime soon unless there is a giant drop in demand for a chance at excellence without all of the peripheral distractions of the public schools. If you don't want to believe me then next time you see Congressman Arcuri, ask him why he sends his children to Notre Dame. Here's a hint. It isn't because the lunches are better.
Your comments show you to be ignorant of the economic conditions in Utica and are an elitist snob. God Bless You that you do not have to send your children to Utica Schools with the "poor and unwashed". I work daily in a Utica School where 85% of the children are eligible for free or reduced lunches. Despite the abject poverty of many our children and their families, the majority of students are respectful and responsible. Teachers and support staff work daily to teach students not only academics, but good moral values. I attended Catholic Schools in Utica for 12 years and can tell you from personal experience that I would have been better prepared for the realities of life if I had attended Public School. If you are proponent of Catholic morals, remember the Bible verse the Nuns taught us. "He who is without sin, cast the first stone". Thank God for your blessings and read the prayer of St. Francis again you hypocrite.
better

Syracuse, NY

#14 May 27, 2010
Catholic School Grad wrote:
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Your comments show you to be ignorant of the economic conditions in Utica and are an elitist snob. God Bless You that you do not have to send your children to Utica Schools with the "poor and unwashed". I work daily in a Utica School where 85% of the children are eligible for free or reduced lunches. Despite the abject poverty of many our children and their families, the majority of students are respectful and responsible. Teachers and support staff work daily to teach students not only academics, but good moral values. I attended Catholic Schools in Utica for 12 years and can tell you from personal experience that I would have been better prepared for the realities of life if I had attended Public School. If you are proponent of Catholic morals, remember the Bible verse the Nuns taught us. "He who is without sin, cast the first stone". Thank God for your blessings and read the prayer of St. Francis again you hypocrite.
God Bless I am not a BIGOT like you. Typical ND person
PARENT

Fayetteville, NY

#15 May 27, 2010
Here it is in a nut shell. You people spend more time defending the kids in ND and Proctor that you loose focus on they are all kids and American families that want the same things in life. The difference is the parents after all it starts at home and not in our schools. I have spent countless years coaching sports with our inter city youths and I can tell you first hand a high percentage of the parents are just well to be blount clueless. These kids want more then what they see at home and why knock a school like ND that is proven to give that? I know you will say well not everyone could afford it. This is true but there are some things in place that can change this in the future. How about maybe support a private school in your area because you never know when you will need to knock on heavens door that it for sure. I graduated from Proctor and bleed maroon and white the original proctor colors but times and people are so different. I would love to see all our youth get the same treament and opporunuties. Until we all come together this will never happen. A kid is a kid no matter what back round what race! This is a two way street Proctor kids are frown upon because of the repertation we have given them and ND kids are frown upon by the people who were given the bad rep. So ask your self who are we to judge you can be part of the problem or part of the solution witch are you?
curious

East Syracuse, NY

#16 May 27, 2010
Catholic School Grad wrote:
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Your comments show you to be ignorant of the economic conditions in Utica and are an elitist snob. God Bless You that you do not have to send your children to Utica Schools with the "poor and unwashed". I work daily in a Utica School where 85% of the children are eligible for free or reduced lunches. Despite the abject poverty of many our children and their families, the majority of students are respectful and responsible. Teachers and support staff work daily to teach students not only academics, but good moral values. I attended Catholic Schools in Utica for 12 years and can tell you from personal experience that I would have been better prepared for the realities of life if I had attended Public School. If you are proponent of Catholic morals, remember the Bible verse the Nuns taught us. "He who is without sin, cast the first stone". Thank God for your blessings and read the prayer of St. Francis again you hypocrite.
I am neither a snob nor ignorant of economic reality. If you read my post and understood it you should know that I was talking not about the public at large but about those who seem to take some kind of warped pleasure in bashing Notre Dame or telling downright lies on this forum and others. Those are the people who I'm speaking of. There are those who hate Notre Dame and make bad or false comments out of a sense of sadness that they can't afford the tuition because it makesthem feel better or worse, those who can afford the tuition if they are willing to make the sacrifices necessary. I think they bash Notre Dame because down deep they realize that Notre Dame might just give their children something a little extra for the future but they don't want to give up the new car, the bigger house or the Disney vacation. I mean what would the neighbors and the family think? Maybe they feel guilty or maybe they just think they look superior when they make these comments. Maybe they are mentally handicapped. I don't know the reasons they do it for sure but I do know that it disgusts me. That is what I said and I stand by it.

You'll also note that when I made my comparison I said nothing about the "poor and unwashed". Those are your words not mine. I used police in the halls and gangs in my comparison. Are you going to tell me that isn't valid and that those things aren't a concern for those who send their children to public schools. Read it again and tell me that it's not what I've repeated here. It seems to me that this kind of anonymous and ill-informed criticism has become somewhat of a sport for some to do that and to bash the Catholic Church. I don't know what kind of satisfaction comes from criticizing things that have no bearing whatsoever on your life unless you choose to partcipate in them. Like I said, it disgusts me.

The post about education starting at home is right on target.
No help

Galeton, PA

#17 May 27, 2010
My child had a horrable time at Notre Dame. She has a mild learning disabilty and her IEP was rarley followed! She has adjusted wonderfully at Donovan and is doing well!
Bill

Manlius, NY

#18 May 27, 2010
The moron with the Syracuse IP should spend more time with his/her child instead of wasting all this time on topix
curious

East Syracuse, NY

#19 May 27, 2010
Bill wrote:
The moron with the Syracuse IP should spend more time with his/her child instead of wasting all this time on topix
Name calling and speculating about things one knows nothing about rather than having an intelligent, fact based conversation is a sign of a real winner in life, Bill.
Denver Omlet

United States

#20 May 27, 2010
curious wrote:
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If you don't want to believe me then next time you see Congressman Arcuri, ask him why he sends his children to Notre Dame. Here's a hint. It isn't because the lunches are better.
Arcuri is a douche-bag and so are you if you support that lying no good, corrupt dirtbag.
jan

Baldwinsville, NY

#21 May 27, 2010
curious wrote:
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I am neither a snob nor ignorant of economic reality. If you read my post and understood it you should know that I was talking not about the public at large but about those who seem to take some kind of warped pleasure in bashing Notre Dame or telling downright lies on this forum and others. Those are the people who I'm speaking of. There are those who hate Notre Dame and make bad or false comments out of a sense of sadness that they can't afford the tuition because it makesthem feel better or worse, those who can afford the tuition if they are willing to make the sacrifices necessary. I think they bash Notre Dame because down deep they realize that Notre Dame might just give their children something a little extra for the future but they don't want to give up the new car, the bigger house or the Disney vacation. I mean what would the neighbors and the family think? Maybe they feel guilty or maybe they just think they look superior when they make these comments. Maybe they are mentally handicapped. I don't know the reasons they do it for sure but I do know that it disgusts me. That is what I said and I stand by it.
You'll also note that when I made my comparison I said nothing about the "poor and unwashed". Those are your words not mine. I used police in the halls and gangs in my comparison. Are you going to tell me that isn't valid and that those things aren't a concern for those who send their children to public schools. Read it again and tell me that it's not what I've repeated here. It seems to me that this kind of anonymous and ill-informed criticism has become somewhat of a sport for some to do that and to bash the Catholic Church. I don't know what kind of satisfaction comes from criticizing things that have no bearing whatsoever on your life unless you choose to partcipate in them. Like I said, it disgusts me.
The post about education starting at home is right on target.
Excellent post...thank you...finally someone with a brain.

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