Archive for April, 2016
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
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?
A. There was no observance of the Day of Silence, just a recognition of the day.
A. The individuals who attended the event.
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?
A. They are forwarded to the person responsible. However, many questions are just too general to give an accurate reply and require a conversation.
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.
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?
A. Talk to your principal.