Thursday, February 25, 2010

*** WEATHER ALERT ***


There is a 50% chance that Friday
will be a snow day for students!

12 comments:

SCATS said...

Of course, there's also a 50% chance I've got it all wrong :(

Anonymous said...

Scats-you missed the Greece Hockey Team lost-I'll drink to that

Anonymous said...

nice, great support for the kids

Anonymous said...

A principal at one elementary school mentioned yesterday that today "will be a snow day". So even when we went to bed last night at 11:00pm, and saw hardly no accumilation, we knew the phone call was coming this morning. It does make for a 3 day weekend for staff too afterall ;) I guess we can now make it 182 working days!

SCATS said...

To 6:48AM ~~ I do my best to pay no attention to such distractions from education.

To 9:30PM ~~ In what way does supporting hockey improve Johnny's ability to read, write, spell, do math, etc? Score-keeping abilities notwithstanding, there's little connection between the classroom and the rink.

To 10:04AM ~~ I sensed it would be a day off too. I stayed up watching some of the Olympics and the fact that my street and sidewalks hadn't been given the once over yet was the usual sign that school would be closed.

Paul said...

I would love if our students were motivated enough to work hard at school based solely on the desire to get an education. Unfortunately our too many in our society or our community no longer instill that desire in their children. If letting kids play sports, participate in band, plays etc.. helps to motivate them in the classroom(which it does) then I fully support those activities.

Many studies show that kids who get involved in extra curricular activities do better in their academic courses.

We have entirely too many kids who simply do not care about anything. And this is not me just saying this, this is the actual kids saying "I don't care". Getting them involved teaches them about hard work, commitment, and getting them to care about one thing can often carry onto other areas(classwork).

I know this may sound crazy. But as a teacher in greece, I try everything to get kids to care. Relating things to their lives, doing hands on activities, etc..
So if there are other things that help me get them to care then I am in full support of them, even if I have to pay a little more taxes to support them.

SCATS said...

To Paul ~~ Please tell us how much is "a little more taxes". I suspect it's A LOT MORE and no one I've talked with has ever been able to produce the number. Don't forget, the cost of the extras only begins with the budgeted amounts. The ridiculous number of fundraisers are never considered as part of the total cost ;)

Anonymous said...

Paul; Based on what I have seen over and over the kids are running the buildings.
The failure of those who are SUPPOST to be in charge to allow this to happen truly concerns me.
Every time I go into my kids middle and high school there is a vice principal walking the halls. WHERE are the security people? Or is it as I have been told THEY have no athority!!! Then I see security people being told by the KIDS to go ????

Anonymous said...

Paul; Based on what I have seen over and over the kids are running the buildings.
The failure of those who are SUPPOST to be in charge to allow this to happen truly concerns me.
Every time I go into my kids middle and high school there is a vice principal walking the halls. WHERE are the security people? Or is it as I have been told THEY have no athority!!! Then I see security people being told by the KIDS to go ????

SCATS said...

To 6:48AM ~~ Did you catch the story about the Canadian women's hockey team celebrating their gold medal win with cigars, beer & champagne in the Vancouver rink shortly after the medal ceremony? Here's the link complete with a great pic: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/winter-olympics/7326057/Canadian-womens-ice-hockey-team-apologise-for-beer-and-cigars-on-ice.html

SCATS said...

I almost forgot to mention that their supporters sound a lot like our own Greece hockey boosters: "Supporters said the events were simply a traditional ice hockey celebration following what was a highly emotional moment for Canada as it hosts the Winter Olympics."

Underage women drinking, smoking stogies and even trying to drive the ice grooming machine ... sounds VERY traditional to me too! LMAO

Anonymous said...

Hopefully those fine young Canadian ladies were partaking of fine Cuban cigars. After all the Queen's subjects deserve the finest available after their win.