Friday, August 29, 2014

Predictable Common Core Results

49.7% of teachers were rated "highly effective" 

41.8% were deemed "effective" 

4.4% were rated "developing" 

1% received an "ineffective" score

It's only the majority of students that remain incapable of "performing" in NY State!

Maybe it's all of those free lunches ...?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Walking Free After Hit & Run

LAWYER: She Probably Won't See Jail Time

Mariah Eccleston, 20, Greece - Out on $2500 Bail

She Left A Man To Die After Running Him Over (Allegedly)
SCATS ~~ Where is the public outrage over this travesty of our justice system?? Dawn Nguyen gets years for "filing a false instrument" and this irresponsible murderess gets to go back to living life after taking a life!

Changes The Greece BOE Should Consider ...

(And the parents)

Pre-Assembled Kits De-Stress School Supply Shopping

Later Start Times For Teens: What The Dr. Ordered

Kids WANT To Learn Cursive ... With Good Reason

"Reasons why I want to learn cursive. To write and sign checks. To sign your legal name and to write fast," says Cameron, a fourth-grader.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Have You Seen Her?

UPDATE 8/28/14 ~~ FOUND at friend's home in Irondequoit.
Police say they returned 15-year-old Karissa Zeller to her home on Banyan Drive around 5:15 a.m. Monday. Around 6:05 a.m. Monday, police say Zeller left again and hasn't been seen since.
Police say the second time Zeller left was not reported to officers until after noon Monday. Because of that, police are attempting to find her again.
Officers believe Zeller left on her own and is not in any danger.

Zeller is 5' 2", weighs 120 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

BOE Study Session Tonight, 6:30PM


It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 6:00 pm to discuss collective negotiations pursuant to article 14 of the Civil Service Law.


  • upgrade athletic facilities, 
  • build a bus wash facility 
  • & add storage! With enrollment falling under 11,000, they need to CLOSE MORE SCHOOLS! Then we will have PLENTY of "storage" space!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Town of Greece: Atheists Not Welcome?

One More Sham ... ?

The Washington Post: Following the Supreme Court decision regarding prayer before meetings, the Town of Greece adopted new rules for who can deliver the prayer or invocation at their meetings. The language in the rules specifically includes “religious clergy” and “religious assemblies,” but doesn't mention anything about inclusion of the nonreligious, such as atheists and humanists.

Brian Marianetti, attorney for the town of Greece, said he did not know if atheists would be permitted to give an invocation under the rules.

“I can’t say one way or another,” he said. Each speaker will be “decided on a case-by-case basis.”

SCATS ~~ What the heck are we paying this guy for if he can't respond to this question AFTER a Supreme Court decision was made? Did they allow Dan Courtney to address the Board hoping it would end the controversy so they could return to "business as usual"? Maybe Marianetti could ask Reilich!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Indeed, We ARE Over-Assessed!

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SCATS ~~ Author says instead of raising assessments by tens of thousands on each home, Town of Greece should tighten its belt. Raising the tax rate a little would be a better alternative once they've done all they can to budget wisely. I couldn't agree more!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Greece Mall "Security" ~ An Oxymoron

Berkeley Brean interviews The Jewelry Lab's owner, Mimi Salib, about the recent heist at her shop.

She quipped: "People come covering their head and gloves and it's not noticeable for the security here to stop these people? That's what's sad about it."

Greece Ridge Mall claims it "was not a breach of security" when three masked men wearing gloves entered via a public mall entrance and deactivated the security alarm on the store's entry before unlocking the store doors and carrying-off $250,000 in diamonds & gold without intervention by mall security.

In response to the owner's question, mall officials defend their lack of intervention, claiming the suspects entered the store "under the guise of store employees." The letter says the suspects de-activated the alarm and if it had gone off, it "would have alerted mall security and authorities."

Any resemblance to mall employees is purely coincidental ;)
SCATS ~~ So if you are walking at the mall before shopping hours and see men wearing masks & gloves entering a store and clearing the shelves of merchandise, don't worry about it! It's ONLY AN ISSUE if they set-off the security alarms while burglarizing the retailers!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GPD Arrests Three

Home Invasion/Jewelry Store Heist 
Suspects Arrested

Thomas Pryor, 29, of Spencerport, Qzay Clark, 28, of Farmington and Alexander Kates, 23, of Rochester are facing numerous charges, including kidnapping,first degree robbery, first degree criminal use of a firearm and burglary.

The three suspects are currently being held for arraignment in Greece Town Court in the morning.


Common Core Comparison 2014

City of Rochester Charter School 
Greece Central School of Choice

Discovery Charter School:
Grade 3 ELA: 40 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
68%         23%           8%            3%                  274

Pine Brook Elementary School:
Grade 3 ELA: 94 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
   14%         30%       49%            7%                 317


Discovery Charter School:
Grade 3 Math: 40 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
    73%       18%         0%             10%                 276

Pine Brook Elementary School:

Grade 3 Math: 93 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
    8%        34%          45%         13%                   315


Discovery Charter School:
Grade 4 ELA: 39 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
    49%        38%        10%          3%                   281

Pine Brook Elementary School:

Grade 4 ELA: 95 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
    13%       33%          35%          20%                318


Discovery Charter School:
Grade 4 Math:  38 students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
    47%       42%          8%            3%                   279

Pine Brook Elementary School:

Grade 4 Math: 95  students tested

Level 1    Level 2     Level 3      Level 4     Mean Score
   5%          27%         38%         29%                   327