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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Elizabeth E. November 18, 2013 at 11:35 am
I just read an article from the Post-Dispatch about children in Illinois (back in the 1940s) whoRead More raised $60,000 to purchase one of 5 handwritten (most likely in cursive) copies of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. It is still shown in the museum. If we exclude the teaching of cursive writing and reading, kids will only be able to look at it and say "oh, that's nice." Won't things such as the authentic, historic articles of our country lose some of their significance? Why bother traveling to see the original Declaration of Independence? Another question I have been asking every time this topic arises: though the authenticity and purpose of one's signature has become a bit obsolete, how will these younger generations sign for purchases and paperwork without knowing how to create cursive letters? Maybe the anticipation is that by the time these kids get to that point in their lives, the act of signing anything at all by hand will be extinct.
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PaulRevere November 11, 2013 at 10:22 am
A Diverse cultural America almost requires a "Diverse Education system". When the goalRead More becomes a "common core", education it becomes akin to mating Cats and Dogs. Common is in direct conflict with society's cultural differences. Yes, people, rebel as much as you want. Education decisions (and what is must include) has now been transferred to the Federal Government. The historical freedom to locally Educate your children according to the local communities "standards" has been lost. FREEDOM? Another local freedom about to "bite the dust". It's called Federal money lures-- as the Controlling puppet strings attached to each state become smaller and smaller. FEDERAL- Takeovers FEDERAL-Education --now FEDERAL-Medical care--It's all getting clearer. A society of COMMON EDUCATION and Therefore COMMON RESULTS. BTW: I thought Reading-writing and arithmetic were common-core enough. Just when did that become unattached?
Denice Spinale Skyles September 27, 2011 at 07:00 pm
I'm a happy customer of the cafe. The student "workers" are lead by three wonderful roleRead More models and the coffee is great. Denice Skyles Guidance Secretary
Ann Hinderberger September 28, 2011 at 03:49 pm
Everyone wins with this great addition to WMS. Thanks!
Rhonda Miller February 2, 2012 at 04:39 pm
A former WJH student and now a Special Education Teacher---I LOVE This!!
Trey Marlette speaks to the Mehlville School Board: "As soon as they walk into the door, they’re Mehlville."
Dee Magee August 10, 2013 at 07:07 pm
Pam, I know quite a bit about the city and merging some departments with the county really does makeRead More sense for both the city and county . I don't look for conspiracies. I deal in facts. The children are being bussed to remote districts to discourage them from leaving their own district. Why do you think Normandy sent theirs to St Charles. If the parents put their kids in adjoining districts they would have to provide their own transportation. I'd just encourage you to make sure you get as involved in issues and politics as I do and then you will most likely feel better when you are on a first name basis with key players in the city and county and you can have meaningful discussions about your concerns with them. It doesn't hurt to go to Jeff City to advocate for things either if you have concerns.
Pam Z August 10, 2013 at 08:38 pm
Dee, Thank you for confirming what I said about the fact that they are already merging only underRead More another name. No conspiracies, the latest Oakville "planning in the night" tells it all. Please tell those folks that there is no under cover agenda too. Fact is, if you put people in charge that have a progressive agenda then a progressive agenda is what you will get.
Dee Magee August 10, 2013 at 09:11 pm
Pam, I didn't vote for the ones in charge but I do believe in progress in some situations. TheRead More status quo isn't working as well as it did years ago. Don't have any idea what you're referring to as planning in the night but if you are talking about the senior housing that was totally the fault of the residents not being vigilant. I routinely check the county websites and always get out of my car to read notices for public hearings and attend them if interested.
Trey Marlette speaks to the Mehlville School Board
Denise July 26, 2013 at 10:23 am
Trey Marlette's welcoming speech is wonderful representation of character and what I would hope allRead More Mehlville students posses. We are a District of Character and I believe that most students/people are People of Character. Trey's comments are well received and hopefully are the hallmark of the action of everyone within our district. However, with Trey's comments in mind, we can not and should not, oversight numerous other issues. We must remain focused on valid concerns. The non-accreditation concerns are not "fixed" with transferring students out of Riverview Gardens. The financial strains imposed upon Riverview Gardens coupled with struggling academic excellence , are real and must be examined and remedied. Concerns about "catching" students up within their grade level are real concerns...who will carry the costs involved with tutoring after school? Sure, those students exist within our MSD....and we, the taxpayers, support those extra educational periods. How will Riverview Garden students attending after school activities get home once the bus leaves..and who pays for the taxi service? Unfortunately, we must address these issues realistically and find answers to all questions. It's not as simple as it may seem. In the meantime, let's show our character and shine as we welcome ALL new students into our Mehlville School District. We have a strong academic district and are proud!
Denise July 26, 2013 at 10:24 am
Denise Bayer July 26, 2013 at 10:23 am Trey Marlette's welcoming speech is wonderful representationRead More of character and one I would hope all Mehlville students posses. We are a District of Character and I believe that most students/people are People of Character. Trey's comments are well received and hopefully are the hallmark of the action of everyone within our district. However, with Trey's comments in mind, we can not and should not, oversight numerous other issues. We must remain focused on valid concerns. The non-accreditation concerns are not "fixed" with transferring students out of Riverview Gardens. The financial strains imposed upon Riverview Gardens coupled with struggling academic excellence , are real and must be examined and remedied. Concerns about "catching" students up within their grade level are real concerns...who will carry the costs involved with tutoring after school? Sure, those students exist within our MSD....and we, the taxpayers, support those extra educational periods. How will Riverview Garden students attending after school activities get home once the bus leaves..and who pays for the taxi service? Unfortunately, we must address these issues realistically and find answers to all questions. It's not as simple as it may seem. In the meantime, let's show our character and shine as we welcome ALL new students into our Mehlville School District. We have a strong academic district and are proud!
PaulRevere July 30, 2013 at 03:20 pm
I really wonder why any "state" supported Public school district would have the power toRead More decide who could attend the school. Barking about "space limitations" is the fault of our Boards approving financial spendings not even related to Education. As I see it, MSD collects real estate taxes from over apprx 2,000?? homeowners & businesses every year who do not even attend the district schools. Wouldn't it be more polite for each of those non-attending taxpayer homeowners to offer their "spot" to any of the new students from Riverview? The people are asking the wrong questions of our School boards. We should be asking--Why does the school spend every penney of revenue each year? Should they be saving much more revenue for future MS-district students who will be flocking to MSD as their non-public elementary schools start to close their doors. Wake up, people. It's not about accepting perceived outsiders. Riverview parents paid the same Tax bills you all paid. You have no special rights to refuse anyone under our Missouri constitution. Which says "Missouri shall provide "free" public schools Education" to any child under the age of 21. Cost of Tuition at any Mo Public school should be the same. "FREE". It is time for All public school districts to have the same cost structure --where-ever located. Oh! what will you all do when 500 district residents demand that "free" Public school education for their children. (as they leave their non-public schools.) Answers anyone??!!! Are the Boards ready to refuse accepting children who actually live in the district? Get ready for some major tax increases on business and individuals. Every ice cream cone or Restaurant meal cost will remind you all that education costs are paid from more than real estate taxes. _It's not Free. MSD should already have the room for 500 more students. Instead they squander the annual funds toward Raises and benefits having ZERO to do with Education costs. While Trey Marlette speaks from the heart-- our school boards and officials spend foolishly on things Trey should be aware of. There is not one MSD Parent who pays the $9,500 "tuition" for PS. So, why should a parent from Riverview pay that.?
Venki Palamand, former school board president, chats with State Sen. Scott Siffton at the Riverview Gardens meeting in Mehlville.
Candace Jarrett July 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm
Great coverage Lindsay.
Franchesca July 26, 2013 at 09:22 am
I was at last night's meeting and something I want to mention is that the anecdote relayed by theRead More grandmother also contained information that suggests that child was not delayed BECAUSE of Riverview Gardens. Some students just require certain interventions and many times it takes a year or more before those needs can be identified. Having said that, I think the highly qualified, advance degreed teachers in Mehlville could have easily sped up that process. I personally view that as a positive outcome for that family and not an indication of an overwhelming academic delay of incoming transfer students.
David McCrary June 23, 2013 at 11:04 am
No Child Let Behind and now Common Core? Is there a pattern at work here? Have you read anyRead More objective evaluations regarding the impact of NCLB? Parents and teachers had better pay attention before ALL local control of the government schools is lost to the socialist bureaucrat class. The teachers inparticular had better be careful because their jobs/wages are going to be totally dependent on student evaluations based on CC standards. We don't need another 'we need to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill' situation. Proceed with caution.
Paul Anderson June 4, 2013 at 09:00 pm
Guess the Patch couldn't send anyone to the Mehlville/Oakville Graduations.....this is a pic of aRead More 2012 graduate hugging the principal last year. Is the Patch really dying a slow death? KUDOS to Dr. Knost and staff for pulling off the move to OHS....CLASS ACT!!!
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