Saturday, April 28, 2012

Greece Central Rents Little Theater

  
School Staff To See
Special Screening Of "Bully"

WHEC reports: The Greece Central School District has rented out the Little Theatre for its staff members to see a showing of the movie, "Bully." That showing is next Thursday May 3 at 4:00pm. The event was arranged by Athena Middle School Principal David Richardson. Greece school staff members who work with students in grades 3-12 have been invited to attend the screening. Richardson hopes seeing the movie as a team will reenforce the work that is occurring in in the Greece schools and also provide an opportunity for dialogue among Greece teachers about what they can do to help students.

SCATS ~~ This raises a lot of questions. Was there no place in town, like A-PAC, where this could be watched at less cost? Are ALL staff expected (i.e. required) to attend? Are we providing transportation to & from, too? What measure will be used to determine if the money spent had any positive payoff?
  

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all have to pay for our own pop corn and drinks, but the lemos are picking us up at the school. Can Greece do nothing right? Hello, it's a movies that showing at theaters, I am sure we could just get a copy to show at the APAC! Sometimes you are such a Duh!

Anonymous said...

"reinforce" not "reenforce" ??

I hope that won't reinforce the incorrect spelling. It was the news agency's error at first. Now it looks wrong both ways. Maybe Siri should just read us the news from now on and all the text books. And then the students can dictate their assignments and the teacher can just listen to them to assess the work. Why not?

http://www.how-do-you-spell.com/reinforced

Anonymous said...

who is siri?

Anonymous said...

It doesn't even mention that that sweet boy Tyler from Ice Hockey volunteered to be an usher. It's one of the career lines Tyler's testing,something he can hopefully make a living at given his GCSD education.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure films playing in commercial theaters can be rented for private showings

Anonymous said...

Why aren't teachers of k-2 students included in this? Are k-2 students immune to bullying?

Anonymous said...

Scatsas usual negiative negative negative!!!! . I thought you knew movies can not be copied or released to the public until they are released as casets.J

SCATS said...

To 1:46PM ~~ Oh puh-leeze!! This is Greece Central we're talking about ... where copyright is a meaningless word. That's why textbooks aren't bought ;) They just ditto or photocopy the material!

Anonymous said...

K-2 was invited as well.

Anonymous said...

Scats, How about calling the principal and asking the questions. If you need his number i can provide it for you. It amazes me how petty you can get and the topics you will conjure to just rile the troops.

SCATS said...

To 3:39PM ~~ That's not what the news item states.

"Greece school staff members who work with students in grades 3-12 have been invited to attend the screening."

Anonymous said...

Scats you are starting to sound like a bully yourself. Always negative and nit picking. Why is going to the movie a bad thing maybe they can walk away with some positive information. Those who want to go can, what's the big deal? I agree you are starting o sound petty when looking for an underlying agenda in something as simple as this.

Anonymous said...

The last time this many teachers were invited to attend something, THE BLOB got them all cheering "We want Meg, we want Meg!".

SCATS said...

To 5:07PM ~~ Asking questions is "bullying?" Wow, no wonder Greece students are failing school!! They're no longer allowed to ask questions.

By the way, we're supposed to be facing dire financial issues, absolutely DIRE! We can't afford certain classes, activities, services etc. that BENEFIT THE CHILDREN EDUCATIONALLY. How the heck do we tell the students we can afford to send the teachers to the Little Theater on the School District 's dime??

Anonymous said...

It's called professional development , they can take away information that can benefit the students, in case you haven't noticed bullying is a very serious and real issue among school age children lately. So why do you have such a issue with anything that can be a positive. You can never say anything positive about the school district or the police so I guess I am starting topside with other posts where they wonder why you just don't up and move since you clearly see no positive in this town. Constructive criticism is one thing but constant bashing is just starting appear and sound like a lot of underlying bitterness. And more like you have a personal axe to grind.

Anonymous said...

Scats, Do you know for a fact that it is on the school district's dime?

SCATS said...

To 9:30PM ~~ Is "professional development" optional for employees to attend? This event is billed as such. Given that, perhaps we rented a theater where no one will go. It's possible, isn't it?

To 10:19PM ~~ I posted a link to a media website where they say the Greece School District rented the theater. Ask them. If they made a mistake, they need to fix it & put out the word.

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Anonymous said...

Isn't the Little now part of the TV 21 empire now along with their AM & FM operations?

Professional development, is that where the "teachers" try to compete with students in dress like a hooker contests; Or is it where the "teachers" try to work something up with a student without developing a STD?

This eduspeak is getting beyond confusing without a decoder ring.

Was going to the movie perhaps recommended by a GCSD lawyer as something that might be used in the future to limit damages when the Hockey Mob screws up again?

Will GCSD employees be paid for attending the movie? Will bottles of Ripple be passed out as they enter the movie?

Will there be chaperones? I hate to think of potential District liability if a "teacher" claims she got knocked up watching the movie. There is prescident.

Should GCSD employees be crowded into a dark room together?

SCATS said...

To 12:19AM ~~ LMAO!! Thanks for the laugh :)

SCATS said...

SCATS deleted the posting made at 11:05 PM and is reposting it here, minus a phone number.

Anonymous said...
Is that the way you absolve yourself of your responsibility, "Ask them. If they made a mistake, they need to fix it & put out the word". Scats precisely that. A media website put out the communication and you just ran with the story not checking to make sure that there was some validity to it. Wouldn't it be best if you knew the facts before condemning everyone? Dave Richardson's number is xxx-xxxx. Let's get the facts and continue this conversation tomorrow.
4/29/2012 11:05 PM


The media gets paid to gather, report and get the news right. I do not. When YOU listen to the news, or read the paper, do YOU contact them to verify every story, or do YOU "just run with it"? Wouldn't it be best if YOU verified EVERYTHING YOU READ OR HEARD before believing or repeating it?

And for the record, I've "condemned" no one. I merely raised a lot of questions. Folks like you who have quibbled over that fact have only caused more questions to surface ;)

Anonymous said...

So is bullying the only discipline problem in our schools???????

Anonymous said...

To 5:07PM ~~ Asking questions is "bullying?" Wow, no wonder Greece students are failing school!! They're no longer allowed to ask questions.

This is a typical bully response actually. Twist the bullied persons response around to benefit the bullier and make them (the bullied person) appear foolish. Scats?- were you a bully in school? You seem to be experienced with it.

SCATS said...

To 10:28AM ~~ Actually, I'd say most of you who have written in on this topic are the instigators & the bullies. I posted a news item with several questions I have related to that. Where's the bullying???

It's OK though. More of us everyday realize how threatening it is for union folk and their supporters to have to be accountable to the taxpayers.

YOUR RESPONSE is not at all unlike how you respond to a parent who tries to hold you responsible in a classroom. How do I know? I get the comments, messages, postings from your victims often.

Anonymous said...

Reading this thread and it appears out little teacher union flunkies have their panties in a bunch trying to justify using a 'Professional Developement" day by sitting on their arses in a movie theater to watch a movie.

Based on the bullying going on in this thread my guess is watching this movie won't be worth it to the very kids the union professes they care about so much!

Anonymous said...

I haven't been inside a classroom since 1978. I am not one of your hated teachers.

SCATS said...

To 1PM ~~ I couldn't agree more!

To 1:02PM ~~ Are you trying to tell us you are REALLY out of touch??

Anonymous said...

The news may have reported 3-12 but I am a primary teacher and I got the invite.

Anonymous said...

To 10am- the movie is outside of school hours. It's not a professional development day.

Anonymous said...

The movie is at 4pm AFTER the work day and IN SESSION WORK DAY. Today was a Prof. Dev. Day spent scoring ELA exams. ALl the mis information just to continue to bash the teachers is pathetic.
Signed
NOT A TEACHER

SCATS said...

To 6:54PM ~~ Thanks for verifying that this will truly be wasted money. It is "by invitation" only to an event held outside the "work day" and not a requirement for continued employment. This means anyone invited can blow it off without repercussion.

I wonder how those families who are impacted by the latest round of slashes to the district's course offerings would feel knowing this money is being used in this way ... hmmm ...