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Danielle Ferreri October 25, 2013 at 08:44 am
Kids don't need all this junk anyway. No Facebook, Twitter, cell phones, etc = no cyber bullying. IRead More was never cyber bullied. We didn't HAVE cyber-ANYthing! I still managed to live in spite of that. Make them go out and relate to people in REAL LIFE. This is senseless tragedy.
Cristine Kreplick October 25, 2013 at 09:17 pm
I understand but that's naïve. Kids have moved on from Facebook because we're all on it...Read More you have to watch Twitter and Instagram and Vine. Want to know your kids? Take a look at what they post. I'm happy to help anyone.... ckreplick@gmail.com We creep because we care!!!
Cheerleader uniforms violate dress codes at some Bay area schools. Patch File Photo
Dave Deal September 1, 2013 at 08:25 am
Really? They're worried about cheerleader clothing a. Maybe they better look at what the generalRead More school population is wearing, Tight skinny jeans, short shorts low cut blouses, pajama bottoms, flip flops...really? Show a little class..
Susan September 1, 2013 at 10:01 am
This is why they now have dress codes. So many parents have stopped doing their job. TheRead More cheerleaders can change into uniforms after school. What is the big deal? Between predator teachers, one just given 30 days jail for rape of a student,and boys who have no sense of control or boundaries, girls need to be aware of the unwanted attention clothing can bring.
Sarah Chubb September 1, 2013 at 05:38 pm
I totally agree with the school's rule; what good is a dress code if it's not enforced? TheRead More cheerleaders could wear athletic pants in school colors on game day to abide by the code & not distract other students. Students are at school to learn, not to flaunt their sexuality. Fair is fair.
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Scooter Dave August 29, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Our culture and certainly our infrastructure are lagging a bit on the unexpectedly rapidRead More normalization of LGBTQ. I personally expected a decade to get those "family" restrooms in place, ahead of the curve. Conservative leadership have been caught by young people's acceptance (& individualism).
Okiana Rodriguez August 31, 2013 at 08:06 pm
I firmly believe that every Christian family should be blessed with three children,Read More ................................................... ~ ONE OF EACH ~
The Countryside High School colorguard program could be cancelled without a quick infusion of cash. Credit: Cristine Kreplick.
ClearwaterCitizen August 16, 2013 at 07:39 am
What is the current fundraiser ? How can the PUBLIC help ?
ClearwaterCitizen August 16, 2013 at 07:42 am
Why is PAYPAL getting 3% of their money ? Can not someone deposit the checks ! Talk about throwingRead More money down the drain !
Cristine Kreplick August 16, 2013 at 01:14 pm
Paypal is just one option. Another donor will cover all Paypal fees to make it as easy as possibleRead More for the convenience to donors. OR a check or money order can be mailed to 3000 Florida 580 Clearwater, FL 33761 made out to GCBB (Golden Cougar Band Boosters) in care of Band Boosters or Band Director. There is a Jerky Sale going on right now with Jerky Rocks. www.jerkyrocks.com Orders are being accepted now and all funds will benefit the General Fund benefitting the entire organization. www.cougarmusic.com for more information.
The Florida Department of Education on Friday released 2013 grades for elementary and middle schools across Florida. Credit: Jeffrey Rosenfield
Robert Saltzman July 26, 2013 at 01:42 pm
Before you get your undies in a bunch the above statement about teachers was sarcasm...
Jeffrey Rosenfield July 26, 2013 at 03:24 pm
Good thing you clarified for people who don't know you, Bobby!
Sarah Robinson July 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm
As a teacher and parent for almost 25 years in this area, I agree with Mr. Saltzman. School gradesRead More mean nothing. The whole system is a joke and should be eliminated. Grades come from bureaucrats in Tallahassee who change rules every year, who look at a fraction of what a school really does (mostly test scores in a handful of subjects for a part of the student body), and waste tax dollars that could go to much better use. Every year there is anxiety and hype about meaningless numbers that are manipulated and kept in secret when they should be ignored.
The Florida Department of Education on Friday released statewide FCAT school grades for 2013.
Debbie Boehmler Muehleck August 18, 2013 at 07:28 pm
JHOP official "D" school - Proud to say daughter is an "A" student and happyRead More this is last year at this school. Magnet schools need emergency attention from school superintendent..... Appalling support from Pinellas County!!
Gary Moos May 26, 2013 at 09:28 am
Compared to other countries, other states, and even some other elementary schools in the area, thoseRead More numbers are pathetic. I love the USA, but I hate how little we, as a nation, are willing to invest ( including parental time ) for our children's education .
Janay Troutman May 28, 2013 at 12:57 am
Thank you for taking the opportunity to showcase the hardwork completed by Safety Harbor thirdRead More graders and their teachers. St. Pete Times completely missed the chance of recognizing the positive gains that are taking place in our county. Aloha - A SHES third grade teacher!
Wendy Gilmore April 26, 2013 at 03:39 pm
It was stupid that they ever started it in the first place.
Gary Moos April 26, 2013 at 06:30 pm
jim clements September 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm
This is school violence pure and simple. Parents must assume the responsibility of discipline forRead More their child and not some bully teacher or principal I attended Florida schools decades ago and saw and experienced much abuse mainly toward boys. What I learned from these criminals was hate, contempt, fear, feelings of rage and revenge and more violence but not ever respect. If I met one of those abusers today I would spit right into their dirty faces. If I picked up a two foot board and hit someone I would be charged and convicted of felony assault but these people get more brazen with time and get away with their crimes. It is illegal to strike a US prisoner, an animal, a mental health patient, and hazing is illegal as well, but it is ok to physically assault a child? We have perverts (male and female) and I personally know of some that you would never guess, that are employed in our schools and are allowed by law to indulge in their fetish because there is no legislation to protect our children in school. This is disgusting and indicative of a third world country, not the United States of America. It is unbelievable to me that this is still going on.
CJ September 8, 2013 at 01:44 pm
One of these days , Babak, we may meet. I know you don't like me. After we meet you will like meRead More even less. I can tell you don't have a single fan or supporter on any article you comment on. You are disliked by everyone. Your own dog probably hates you. You strike me as a wife, children, and animal abuser. What a pitiful, sorry existence on Earth you represent. You are the kind of person who has a yard I like to let my dog take a dump in and then leave it. Other than that, you are probably not a bad guy.
Brian September 23, 2013 at 08:46 am
Yea put them in time out to think about how not to get caught rhe next time..Yea it works