Well in the past our Red Raider has been called a Knight?
Well I had a choice Thursday night Andy Flocks Town Hall Meeting or Raider Roundtable both at 7:00 pm at the Elm St. School.
Since Andy's meeting had the police chief as well as the (new city engineer sorry she was there). excused for personal reasons. I decided to go to Raider Roundtable.
Well like I mentioned before you can't blame this administration and Board for not trying. 14 people came to the meeting along with at least 7 educators.
I learned why school started so early? We will have the state testing as well as the first semester completed by Winter break (Christmas Vacation.) sorry old school.
I learned the pluses and minuses of Maples A/R reading program. I do believe the reward for reading a book, should be reward enough. At least now I know why the books I buy my granddaughter at Barnes & Noble collect dust there not A/R.
That it will be the administrations policy to have all three elementary school student's at the same level as they enter Heritage Middle School. Now I'm not a fan of this first do you hold one or two schools back so the third can catch up? Not a good policy idea sorry.
Reading program called 'Daily Five Stamina' reading, reading to someone, listening as someone reads, writing .
Did you realize many text books can't be taken out of school? Many cost as much as $100.00 here all along I thought the kids were just lazy? Chrome book, tablet going home forget about it.
The dress code came up, my take was to enforce it or scrap it, don't make some kid's follow it and other's test it's boundaries. Kid's continually ask why can't I go like that? What those kids can argue better with authority?
Many parents claimed even after parenting classes many still did not understand how it worked. I speaking of the new math, I don't get it either.
Another question asked, why the high teacher turnover? I guess you can lose money by not retiring? Makes no sense.
One parent asked why the poor publicity from the News-Herald when it comes to Painesville Schools? Well let's check the circulation of the News-Herald. Highest in Mentor, Willoughby, Eastlake, plus expanding into Clevelands southern suburbs. We are kind of the poor stepchild here. Remember "if it bleeds it leads." Unless it's a scandal preferably one with sex. Now the school have a new reporter covering them, Devon Turchon be honest with him and he will be honest with you. How a Harvey student can place 7th nationally in an FBLA competition and not receive recognition in the local paper is beyond me? Now if he robbed someone......
Bus Transportation issues came up. (what a surprise) Main concern not calling the parents back over an issue.
The administration would like to come up with a strategic plan with the help from parents as well as the community.
First off Raider Pride from the first year to the last and understanding what being a Red Raider means. The BOE should copy write the logo before it gets snatched up. As far as I can tell its been a part of my life since 1955. Always wear it with pride.