Glee

Dallas, TX

#1 Dec 22, 2011
Can someone tell me the Pro's & Con's of the School and is there any opportunity in the county ?
Gitter Dunn

Ellington, MO

#2 Dec 22, 2011
Glee wrote:
Can someone tell me the Pro's & Con's of the School and is there any opportunity in the county ?
Do you want to work in a sawmill ? If so --- Come On Down !
well

Millington, TN

#3 Dec 22, 2011
No theres nothing in vb worth living there
revolution

Poplar Bluff, MO

#9 Apr 11, 2012
Homeschooling is the best option for a good education in Van Buren. There are so many things over looked in this school all in the name of the mighty dollar. Children are not taught what needs to be taught and they are strung through not learning anything. Graded work shows d's and f's but report card reflects honor roll.... How does that work out? We have middle schoolers who cannot read fluently nor do they know their times tables. They do not study anything but Comm Arts and Math until the 5th grade and then its only 20 min a day for science and history. Things such as drug usage and distribution on campus, sexual harrassment, bullying and racism are all just swept under the carpet and not dealt with in the proper manner that is outlined in the student handbook! There is such a tight nit circle of well to do houghty toughty stuck ups that if ur child and your family dont fit in you are treated like shit in public and school.
really

Ozark, MO

#10 Apr 12, 2012
The best and most important learning takes place at home.

If parents don't teach their kids how to behave, they don't stand a chance in school.

If parents don't teach their kids that school is important, they don't stand a chance at succeeding.

If parents don't teach their kids self control and discipline and that actions have consequences, they will fail in life.

This isn't just a problem in Van Buren. It is a problem throughout the US.

Parents try to be their child's best friend instead of their parent. They let their children get away with anything they want.

Parents don't get involved with their child's education, don't sit down with them and go through their homework, and don't communicate with the school - except to whine about how unfair the teachers are to their little angel.

If you want to see what the biggest problems in the schools are, just look in the mirror. It's you and your rotten selfish little monsters.

Half the kids in the school have severe behavior problems because the parents refuse to be parents and expect the school to do it for them.

You want the schools to change and improve? Start at home.
bambam

United States

#12 Apr 12, 2012
Stop by either of the bars on a friday or Saturday ,and You can see for Yourself what Students are favored..these Teachers go to the extreme to educate these kids,There favorite subjects PARTY
whatever

Ellington, MO

#13 Apr 12, 2012
Not really sure what problem you people have with a grown woman in a bar. None of the students are there because obviously they arent old enough to be there.
revolution

Poplar Bluff, MO

#14 Apr 12, 2012
Whether there is discipline at home or not... There should be discipline at school! These things should not be over looked. Yes I agree 99% of the discipline problems in school are because parents dont do their job at home, but teachers and principals should not let this go on inside the school. Kinda like I tell kids who come play with my kids " my house my rules i dont care if momma does let u do it" well principals house principals rules!!!
Just Saying

Ozark, MO

#15 Apr 12, 2012
Most people have no idea what it is like to be a teacher in the public school system. Things have changed so much over the years. The kids are so disrespectful. So many of the problems in school could be resolved if parents would fulfill their God given role of training up their children the way the Bible tells them to. If parents would just follow the 10 Commandments with their children the teachers would be able to do their jobs instead of having to teach the students right from wrong. Alot of parents are too busy with their own social lives to train their children in the right way. We are held responsible by God as to how we bring up our children. If we are to self absorbed to train them then we are the ones that will have to answer for itnot their teachers.
revolution

Poplar Bluff, MO

#16 Apr 12, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
Most people have no idea what it is like to be a teacher in the public school system. Things have changed so much over the years. The kids are so disrespectful. So many of the problems in school could be resolved if parents would fulfill their God given role of training up their children the way the Bible tells them to. If parents would just follow the 10 Commandments with their children the teachers would be able to do their jobs instead of having to teach the students right from wrong. Alot of parents are too busy with their own social lives to train their children in the right way. We are held responsible by God as to how we bring up our children. If we are to self absorbed to train them then we are the ones that will have to answer for itnot their teachers.
very well said! But.... Those in authority in the school should do their job! I am not talking about the teachers, their hands are tied by the state and the administration. I am referring to the principals... Many many parents have went to him to have something done about the problems going on INSIDE the school, and we are told it is harmless and then its swept under the rug. EVERYONE should work TOGETHER for the children
1st parents should do their damn job
2nd school authority figures should do their damn job
It goes both ways!!!! It is no more ones fault than the other!
Just Saying

Ozark, MO

#17 Apr 12, 2012
I agree the administration should enforce the rules for everyone. Not just certain ones. They should also stand behind their teachers. People don't want their children spanked anymore so when the kids are constantly in trouble I think they should be kicked out and let the parents deal with them.
agreed

Poplar Bluff, MO

#20 Apr 13, 2012
Just Saying wrote:
I agree the administration should enforce the rules for everyone. Not just certain ones. They should also stand behind their teachers. People don't want their children spanked anymore so when the kids are constantly in trouble I think they should be kicked out and let the parents deal with them.
yes!!!! It has been a while, but when I was in school you had two options
3 swats and if mommy didnt like that you could choose 3 days of suspension at home with 0's on ur assignments. Thats what should go on now!
thank you

Bonnots Mill, MO

#21 Apr 13, 2012
revolution wrote:
Homeschooling is the best option for a good education in Van Buren. There are so many things over looked in this school all in the name of the mighty dollar. Children are not taught what needs to be taught and they are strung through not learning anything. Graded work shows d's and f's but report card reflects honor roll.... How does that work out? We have middle schoolers who cannot read fluently nor do they know their times tables. They do not study anything but Comm Arts and Math until the 5th grade and then its only 20 min a day for science and history. Things such as drug usage and distribution on campus, sexual harrassment, bullying and racism are all just swept under the carpet and not dealt with in the proper manner that is outlined in the student handbook! There is such a tight nit circle of well to do houghty toughty stuck ups that if ur child and your family dont fit in you are treated like shit in public and school.
for speaking the truth and telling it like it is!!!
revolution

Poplar Bluff, MO

#22 Apr 13, 2012
thank you wrote:
<quoted text>for speaking the truth and telling it like it is!!!
you are welcome! I always have been that way! Thank you for appreciating the truth:)
Well

Dallas, TX

#23 May 25, 2012
I heard mrs Norris the fifth grade teacher got caught with a bunch if prescription pills at school all strung out on them. That's why mrs Tripp had to teach her the class the last week of the school year!... How comforting is that!!?
guest

Chicago, IL

#24 Jun 1, 2012
I personally have had wonderful experiences with the school! The ENTIRE staff! The teachers, office staff, & yes the principal! Any issues that I have addressed have been handled appropriately. We came together as a team. I also am not one of those parents that thinks my child does no wrong! I realize that my child is capable of getting into trouble and if so then I back them up with whatever their choice of punishment. The principal's hands are tied like everyone else's by all of the stupid politics and potential lawsuits! There are to many parents that don't want little Johnny spanked at school cause it might hurt his little feelings! Well he probably needs a good spanking cause his butt isn't getting it at home!!! If people would do their job at home and keep their mouths shut and let the school officials do their job then half these little demons wouldn't be so bad! That being said, when you have a legit complaint they would listen more if you were not up there griping every time somebody looked crosseyed at your kid! I do believe bullying is a problem! I do believe that SOME teachers get out of line. They are human! But not everyone is out to get your kid or you! Van Buren has some amazing faculty!
Foxy Lady

Potosi, MO

#25 Jun 1, 2012
WE as voters and tax payers get EXACTLY what we deserve. I am not only talkng about schools, but also our local, county, state, and national governments. I am fortunate to live in an excellent school district and do not hesitate to provide positive feedback and corrective feedback when necessary.

Please go out, TODAY, and make a positive difference in your community. VB is a community I am quite familiar with. I have hundreds of positive things to say about VB but right off the top of my head I have to tell VB folks that they have an excellent and very progressive chamber of commerce.

I will return after I go do a few good deeds!!
VB school

United States

#26 Jun 3, 2012
beyond repair!
Foxy Lady

Potosi, MO

#27 Jun 3, 2012
VB school wrote:
beyond repair!
Look out your window! You will see people outside with their sleeves rolled up doing the repairs. Go join them!!
Johnson

Ozark, MO

#28 Jun 4, 2012
Foxy Lady wrote:
WE as voters and tax payers get EXACTLY what we deserve. I am not only talkng about schools, but also our local, county, state, and national governments. I am fortunate to live in an excellent school district and do not hesitate to provide positive feedback and corrective feedback when necessary.
Please go out, TODAY, and make a positive difference in your community. VB is a community I am quite familiar with. I have hundreds of positive things to say about VB but right off the top of my head I have to tell VB folks that they have an excellent and very progressive chamber of commerce.
I will return after I go do a few good deeds!!
Are you referring to the BE Dell Chamber of Commerce?

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