All TCHS parents read this

All TCHS parents read this

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Parent

Dahlonega, GA

#1 Nov 23, 2012
TCMOM

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Nov 23, 2012
Parent wrote:
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/g eorgia-schools-lay-unequal-fou ndations-for-colleg/nS9B8/
I think they use a weighted GPA now at the school. That rewards the kids for taking college courses. I know there are no AP courses offered at TCHS which is very sad. I remember when you got your name on a plack in the School if you scored a 1600 on the SAT. Like it was some kind of a great accomplishment,1600 wouldn't get you in a good college. It says 1870 was the AVERAGE at UGA. I doubt anyone is even close to that score at TCHS this year.
YHC will take anyone who can pay their fees, as will most liberal arts colleges. The trouble is, for what it costs to get a degree from one of those schools you would be better off going to a trade school. The jobs available for liberal arts majors don't pay enough to cover the costs of going to YHC.
Did

Hiawassee, GA

#3 Nov 23, 2012
TCMOM wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they use a weighted GPA now at the school. That rewards the kids for taking college courses. I know there are no AP courses offered at TCHS which is very sad. I remember when you got your name on a plack in the School if you scored a 1600 on the SAT. Like it was some kind of a great accomplishment,1600 wouldn't get you in a good college. It says 1870 was the AVERAGE at UGA. I doubt anyone is even close to that score at TCHS this year.
YHC will take anyone who can pay their fees, as will most liberal arts colleges. The trouble is, for what it costs to get a degree from one of those schools you would be better off going to a trade school. The jobs available for liberal arts majors don't pay enough to cover the costs of going to YHC.
Did you get your name on an awards "plack" in high school, Dumbo?

You're now enshrined on the village idiot plaque.
Cooter

Jefferson, GA

#4 Nov 23, 2012
TCMOM wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they use a weighted GPA now at the school. That rewards the kids for taking college courses. I know there are no AP courses offered at TCHS which is very sad. I remember when you got your name on a plack in the School if you scored a 1600 on the SAT. Like it was some kind of a great accomplishment,1600 wouldn't get you in a good college. It says 1870 was the AVERAGE at UGA. I doubt anyone is even close to that score at TCHS this year.
YHC will take anyone who can pay their fees, as will most liberal arts colleges. The trouble is, for what it costs to get a degree from one of those schools you would be better off going to a trade school. The jobs available for liberal arts majors don't pay enough to cover the costs of going to YHC.
If you don't like TCCS, why not take you and your kids somewhere else?
olympic angels

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Nov 23, 2012
Cooter wrote:
<quoted text>If you don't like TCCS, why not take you and your kids somewhere else?
perfect attitude for total destruction.
I think

Bogart, GA

#6 Nov 25, 2012
Did wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you get your name on an awards "plack" in high school, Dumbo?
You're now enshrined on the village idiot plaque.
The atrocious spelling and grammar on this board, speaks volumes for the local school system.
As for the valedictorian comparisons. I think it speaks volumes for the School Board, superintendent and principals. Sometimes you must think out of the box. Getting by is no longer good enough. Some people around here care about their children. They want more than another generation of lawn mowers, roofers, motel maids and grill cooks for their kids.
tc mom 2

Dawsonville, GA

#7 Nov 28, 2012
Parent wrote:
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/g eorgia-schools-lay-unequal-fou ndations-for-colleg/nS9B8/
Did the school board vote to raise the millage rate?
Haven't heard anything.
is it in the paper?
Yes

Jefferson, GA

#8 Nov 29, 2012
tc mom 2 wrote:
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Did the school board vote to raise the millage rate?
Haven't heard anything.
is it in the paper?
Yes they raised the millage and will again next year. That is the only way to keep all their freiends and family on the payroll. They can't cut anymore teachers. The classrooms are already over the limit. That would force them to cut some of the non-working employees who are family.
May

Hiawassee, GA

#9 Nov 29, 2012
Yes wrote:
<quoted text> Yes they raised the millage and will again next year. That is the only way to keep all their freiends and family on the payroll. They can't cut anymore teachers. The classrooms are already over the limit. That would force them to cut some of the non-working employees who are family.
Maybe, my "freiend," they'll raise enough revenue to educate you. Write much, Dumbo?
Maybe

United States

#10 Nov 29, 2012
I think wrote:
<quoted text>The atrocious spelling and grammar on this board, speaks volumes for the local school system.
As for the valedictorian comparisons. I think it speaks volumes for the School Board, superintendent and principals. Sometimes you must think out of the box. Getting by is no longer good enough. Some people around here care about their children. They want more than another generation of lawn mowers, roofers, motel maids and grill cooks for their kids.
Ironically, the grammar and spelling cop who seems to take joy in their policing of the Hiawassee Board is a former teacher from TCHS according to the public records available in Union County and Towns County in association with the TOPIX cases filed there a couple years ago. Check it out.
Tha

Hiawassee, GA

#11 Nov 29, 2012
Maybe wrote:
<quoted text>Ironically, the grammar and spelling cop who seems to take joy in their policing of the Hiawassee Board is a former teacher from TCHS according to the public records available in Union County and Towns County in association with the TOPIX cases filed there a couple years ago. Check it out.
That would be, "cop who seems to take joy in his or her policing...." Write much, Dumbo?
Parts

Gainesville, GA

#12 Dec 1, 2012
Seems to be a big A** hole like Slokepok aka Jerry eller?
Tha wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be, "cop who seems to take joy in his or her policing...." Write much, Dumbo?
Correct

Jefferson, GA

#13 Dec 4, 2012
Maybe wrote:
<quoted text>Ironically, the grammar and spelling cop who seems to take joy in their policing of the Hiawassee Board is a former teacher from TCHS according to the public records available in Union County and Towns County in association with the TOPIX cases filed there a couple years ago. Check it out.
I did check it out and you are right. Several other local big shot wantabe's got exposed too. Why was this not in the paper? Could it be because, the editor of the paper was exposed too? You can't make this stuff up.
my take

Jefferson, GA

#14 Dec 4, 2012
Correct wrote:
<quoted text>I did check it out and you are right. Several other local big shot wantabe's got exposed too. Why was this not in the paper? Could it be because, the editor of the paper was exposed too? You can't make this stuff up.
Homeschooling is the only option around here, and many other places. Very few public schools provide adequate education. Amazing how many parents take such little interest in their childrens education. Put them on the bus and pick them up, thats it.
Oldscool

United States

#15 Dec 4, 2012
I think wrote:
<quoted text>The atrocious spelling and grammar on this board, speaks volumes for the local school system.
As for the valedictorian comparisons. I think it speaks volumes for the School Board, superintendent and principals. Sometimes you must think out of the box. Getting by is no longer good enough. Some people around here care about their children. They want more than another generation of lawn mowers, roofers, motel maids and grill cooks for their kids.
Changes at the school will not happen until the voters of Towns County choose to make changes. The return of Gibby and reelection of Hedden shows this community really could not care less about their children. Those two was on the School Board when the United States Department of Education suggested they fire the whole administration and start over. The School Board chose to do nothing except spend the two million they had in surplus's fund keeping their friends and family on the payroll while the economy tanked and test scores continued to drop.
Now the classrooms are over crowded and above the limits allowed by law, the dropout rate is the same 45% it has been the past ten years and there have been no improvements in academics or athletics. The brightest students are being taught at YHC their Junior and Senior year and the rest is being prepared for their life as roofers, lawn care specialists, grill cooks and hotel maids.
Until the voters demand more, the School Board will continue to lower he bar. The retired teacher will continue to make fun of anyone who points out the problems of Towns County on TOPIX and another business will lock its doors for the last time.
Pride and effort have never been part of the Towns County way of life. Welfare, disability checks and ignorance have and continue, to rule this town.
Tho

Hiawassee, GA

#16 Dec 4, 2012
Oldscool wrote:
<quoted text>Changes at the school will not happen until the voters of Towns County choose to make changes. The return of Gibby and reelection of Hedden shows this community really could not care less about their children. Those two was on the School Board when the United States Department of Education suggested they fire the whole administration and start over. The School Board chose to do nothing except spend the two million they had in surplus's fund keeping their friends and family on the payroll while the economy tanked and test scores continued to drop.
Now the classrooms are over crowded and above the limits allowed by law, the dropout rate is the same 45% it has been the past ten years and there have been no improvements in academics or athletics. The brightest students are being taught at YHC their Junior and Senior year and the rest is being prepared for their life as roofers, lawn care specialists, grill cooks and hotel maids.
Until the voters demand more, the School Board will continue to lower he bar. The retired teacher will continue to make fun of anyone who points out the problems of Towns County on TOPIX and another business will lock its doors for the last time.
Pride and effort have never been part of the Towns County way of life. Welfare, disability checks and ignorance have and continue, to rule this town.
"Those two was"?
"Department of Education suggest"?
"surplus's fund"?
"lower he bar"?
Well, Dumbo, ignorance certainly rules you. Go to school or find yourself a retired special ed teacher to help you.
Eddie

United States

#17 Dec 4, 2012
Oldscool wrote:
<quoted text>Changes at the school will not happen until the voters of Towns County choose to make changes. The return of Gibby and reelection of Hedden shows this community really could not care less about their children. Those two was on the School Board when the United States Department of Education suggested they fire the whole administration and start over. The School Board chose to do nothing except spend the two million they had in surplus's fund keeping their friends and family on the payroll while the economy tanked and test scores continued to drop.
Now the classrooms are over crowded and above the limits allowed by law, the dropout rate is the same 45% it has been the past ten years and there have been no improvements in academics or athletics. The brightest students are being taught at YHC their Junior and Senior year and the rest is being prepared for their life as roofers, lawn care specialists, grill cooks and hotel maids.
Until the voters demand more, the School Board will continue to lower he bar. The retired teacher will continue to make fun of anyone who points out the problems of Towns County on TOPIX and another business will lock its doors for the last time.
Pride and effort have never been part of the Towns County way of life. Welfare, disability checks and ignorance have and continue, to rule this town.
This is about as good of a generalization of the problems at TC Schools as I have seen. Hit the nail on the head!! It's really sad for the children. The citizens of this county need to wake up and demand change!! Real change!! You dont get change by electing the "same ole same ole"!!
tc mom 2

Cleveland, GA

#18 Dec 5, 2012
Tho wrote:
<quoted text>
"Those two was"?
"Department of Education suggest"?
"surplus's fund"?
"lower he bar"?
Well, Dumbo, ignorance certainly rules you. Go to school or find yourself a retired special ed teacher to help you.
the retired spec ed teachers and all the 49% got cut....they were the best teachers to the bottom line of the budget.
tc mom 2

Cleveland, GA

#19 Dec 5, 2012
Eddie wrote:
<quoted text>
This is about as good of a generalization of the problems at TC Schools as I have seen. Hit the nail on the head!! It's really sad for the children. The citizens of this county need to wake up and demand change!! Real change!! You dont get change by electing the "same ole same ole"!!
The school board and superintendent don't have a clue.
or they are protecting some things.
need to make other cuts in personnel besides teachers...get real.
and why did she hire the assist princ when she was trying to make cuts?...bec she wanted to do a favor for his mother and father whom she knew from down south.....now he will prob take over coaching football....one way to get into the system...
STD

United States

#20 Dec 5, 2012
tc mom 2 wrote:
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the retired spec ed teachers and all the 49% got cut....they were the best teachers to the bottom line of the budget.
With the exception of the Math teacher who now works in Union the 49%ers were useless. Walked around the halls all day doing nothing. Most of the SPED teachers were hired by Dick as he was building a SPED shrine at the expense of the other students.
Look at any of the surrounding school systems administration numbers. They are all bigger than Towns but have about half the administration costs. That is the problem. The high administration costs started 20 years ago under Bill Kendall as he was building his kingdom. Then each school board added their wife, son, daughter and cousin who nobody else would hire. Those people drive empty busses, shuffle papers, talk on the phone and stand around the cafeteria all day doing little or nothing. Our classrooms are over filled and our teachers are over worked because all the money is being spent on the Administration.
The Current Superintendent hired an assistant Principal because his brother was a good football player and she wanted to do a favor to a friend. It was not a needed position. The current Football Coach sold his house and is probably out of here after this year. My guess is he is headed to the middle school to replace the next Super. Maybe he will be the next coach. Who cares. It will make no difference.
The current Superintendent will be replaced in about a year with the Middle School Principal. If allowed to fix some of the problems he is capable. However, I doubt he has the stones or will have the backing of the board to fire their friends and relatives. He demonstrated a lack of stones by accepting the Math teacher this year. Moving a bad egg only spreads the smell around. In this case to younger students who might need to actually learn some Math skills. So, the circle of life in TC continues.

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