Archive for September, 2017

Why can’t we dress up for Halloween? It wouldn’t be harming anyone!

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Without know what building you are talking about…please ask your principal.

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Why is each percussion student in the HSE band required to purchase their own snare drum sticks, bell mallets, timpani mallets, and yarn marimba mallets. I just purchased these for my child (no snare sticks) and paid $115! This is crazy! Why doesn’t Shen have a supply for these kids to use? It’s not like they are playing an instrument that they can bring home! So why doesn’t Shen have these in the band room for the students to use. Ex. there is only one student who can play a timpani at a time yet all percussion students will have mallets for it. Why?

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Percussion students at the middle and high school are asked to purchase only one set of mallets/sticks each year, a cost similar to what other students would have to pay yearly for reeds, mouthpieces, etc.

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I witnessed a rat run across the cafeteria floor a few nights ago. As a student who eats at the cafeteria often what is being done about this issue ?

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  If seen again, please inform the nearest adult for immediate action. However, we are regularly inspected by a pest control contractor.

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Hi. I am a student in HSW and an avid leggins-wearer. Leggings are comfortable and they can be worn with many other articles of clothing. We didn’t have to do this in eighth grade, but why do we have to wear shirts that come till mid-thigh in length just to wear leggings? Wearing a top that doesn’t come till mid-thigh doesn’t mean that this outfit is provocative but rather puts a deeper restraint on female students in the building. As a female student, I find this dress code policy very derogatory to girls. Please explain this rule. Wearing a shorter top will not and should not hinder someone else’s education.

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The purpose of school is to learn. Restrictions on fashion are made at the building level based on whether or not someone’s choices are safe and appropriate and/or disrupt, distract or interfere with the educational process or participation in a school activity/function. 

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It’s too crowded with signing out for early release there really should be a better way

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The principal is open to suggestions. 

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why did senior prom get moved forward because of this i can’t participate in the senior skip day after prom because i have an AP test that day and i cant miss the AP test pls fix this problem and never make this mistake again because now i am missing a massive social event because of being in a college level class this can be considered bullying and exclusion caused by the school and discrimination against everyone in the class

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We do not recognize Senior Skip Day as an event. All students are obligated to be in school when school is in session.

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Today I lost my phone and after 35 minutes of searching a teacher told me to go to the main office because someone found it and left it there. The person said she hadn’t seen the person so I asked “Can you tell me where he is this period?” she snottily replied “No I’m NOT going to do that” she refused to tell me where he was and said I would just have to wait until the end of the day. I started crying and went to the CAPS office, the ladies there felt so bad and immediately told me what room he was in. I would just like to know why the HSE main office couldn’t simply tell me where I could go find my $600 phone before it got stolen?

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. There may be a reason that you could not be told where a certain person was, however our goal as a district is to always foster a culture of  mutual respect. If you have any concerns please talk to your principal.

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Why is the high school is there no more birthday on the announcements.

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The concept of birthday announcements at the high school has mixed reviews…some like it, some don’t. Please feel free to talk to your principal about it.

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Just wondering, high school east students aren’t allowed to go to there locker during lunch? I got stopped by a monitor and so did my friend. My next period is all the way across the school I go from 214-157 and then to 237-161… just doesn’t make sense to me they tell us to be on time yet we can’t grab a binder from our locker during our lunch period? Not trying to be rude just trying to understand the concept.

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Student traffic in the hallways is disruptive to classes that are being held. 

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It is only the second week of school and the juniors are already taking all the seniors parking spots in the main lot. Why is nothing being done about this?? Its very annoying they need to wait till theyre seniors because this years class has barely any parking spots because of juniors!

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The monitors are out every day checking as are the CAPS. We have run license plates and addressed many students who are parking illegally. 

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