Archive for April, 2016

Skano first graders share a poem on spring.

Skano first graders share a poem on spring.

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Photos

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Information about the 2016-17 budget is now available in the Budget Newsletter

2016-17 Budget Newsletter is available and it is currently being printed and will be mailed to all residents.   The Shenendehowa Teacher’s Association will host a Meet the Candidates Night: May 3, 2016 7 p.m. High School West Auditorium   The Public Hearing on the Budget is: May 10, 2016 7 p.m. Gowana Library

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Okte 1st grader, Noah Wein, earned 30 fuzzies so he could have lunch with his principal, Mrs. Mickle!

Okte 1st grader, Noah Wein, earned 30 fuzzies so he could have lunch with his principal, Mrs. Mickle!

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Photos

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Last year Shen had all high school students watch a youtube video featuring a young student announcing her new transgender identity. The American College of Pediatricians has put out a recent statement titled Gender Identity Harms Children. Will Shen be participating in the Day of Silence this April 15th? If so, will you be presenting all views of this ideology? Is gender identity taught to elementary students?

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  There was no observance of the Day of Silence, just a recognition of the day.

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Who paid for the PTA banquet that occurred on April 4th?

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The individuals who attended the event.

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Im reading half of these comments, it does not feel like your answering the question we post sometimes… I feel this is more for comedy than help…

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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I feel like many of the answers to the question are to ask someone else in specific. However, this goes against the anonymity of this website. The grapevine provides a place for students and parents to address problems that they either feel uncomfortable or unwilling to talk to a higher authoritative figure about with them knowing who they are. Could you possibly forward issues like those to the principal or such so they could give a full response and not force the student or parent to confront someone?

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. They are forwarded to the person responsible. However, many questions are just too general to give an accurate reply and require a conversation.

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Does a woman answer these questions? Maybe if we had a man answering these questions he wouldn’t be as rude or sarcastic. Have you thought about such an implementation?

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Both men and women answer questions.

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When is that last school day for highschoolers and does regents week start he week after the last school day

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Last day of classes for gr. 9-12 is June 10. Local exams are on June 13 and Regents exams begin on June 14.

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Seems to me female middle school students should be allowed to carry a handbag/purse. Is is rather awkward for our young women to be putting their feminine products in their boots, back pocket, pencil case, etc. As a mother of multiple girls, I and many other parents find this odd and somewhat discriminatory. A. Middle school students are allowed to carry a purse. I saw this and was quite baffled, because I carried a purse, medium sized so I could put (1!!!) half inch binder to lighten my other carrying load, and a teacher gave me a “talk” and threatened a referral, despite my insisting it was a purse not a backpack. What can be done to prevent these kind of misunderstandings?

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Talk to your principal.

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