Archive for November, 2017

There is bullying going on the busses home from Gowana, please have an aide on all busses or a camera to assist these drivers, NOT fair to all the GOOD kids taking theses buses home! Concerned and annoyed parent!

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Bullying should be reported to Gowana administrators.  All of our buses are equipped with camera systems. We highly encourage students to, immediately report when it is safe to do so, any incident of bullying occurring on the school bus. Drivers do report incidents of bullying if they personally observe it or if it is […]

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I noticed the cameras on the busses and I noticed that they had a curved line of lights that were lit up,does this mean that the camera is on only when the lights are on?Also please show us how good the microphones are on the cameras.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Those questions will not be answered for security reasons.

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I just want to thank the lady who runs this for always having a great sense of humor in her answers. Clifton Park people are so dumb and I always enjoy reading your dry sarcasm as you deal with their incompetence.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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Do you change some of our comments? I realized that I sent something a while ago, and the question you posted was completely different from what I asked and was missing important parts of it.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Your question may have been asked by someone else. The only time we change the comments is if you name someone.

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Where can I find the dates for the high school choral concerts

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. http://www.shenet.org/about-us/events-calendar/shen-high-school-events-calendar/

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I’ve noticed in my three short months of being at HSE that the library is EXTREMELY loud before school and during the day, especially in the lunch periods. Students go to the library seeing it as a “social hour,” distracting the students who are actually there to get their work done. I go to the library everyday during my lunch period and it is so loud, and other students share my concern as well. Please, can more be done to keep the library as a quiet environment in HSE??

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. It’s funny because we also get complaints that students aren’t able to talk and socialize more in the library. Talk to the librarian if you have a concern on a particular day.

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How does the school plan on addressing what some call “The Great Vape Epidemic”. If you enter any bathroom at HSE, it is likely that you will encounter VAPERS (Very Astray People Exhaling Repulsive Smoke). The smell is the first indicator that VAPERS lurk nearby. Once you turn the corner, its almost certain that you’ll see multiple VAPERS. They operate in packs so it’s very rare that you’ll only see one. Their language is very complex and involves phrases such as: “Bro, let me get that” or “Do you have it dude?”. If you’re lucky enough, you may even find yourself as a witness to a vape transaction. The school needs to focus on problems that actually exist, which it seems they have a hard time labeling. In this case, one possible solution is not constant staff presence in the bathrooms, but rather a random check every so often. After all, the only reason VAPERS exist in the school is because Shen makes sure not to catch them.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. It takes a village. If you see someone engaging in behavior that violates the code of conduct, report it.

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Can you get a petition to change a rule? Such as Hats, Gum, etc?

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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I feel like recess in the elementary schools isn’t enough. All day, they are constantly yelled at for doing the most normal human thing – talking. You have such strict rules on phones, yet the only reason you have those is because they don’t have enough time to communicate normally. If only there were a way… Oh Wait! I know! Maybe NOT splitting recess into half a “period,” or maybe NOT giving them 20 minutes to eat! You’re literally setting them up to be a factory worker! They get grades on their products, they get a small time to eat, they are prohibited from talking, and yet, being a Factory Worker isn’t as bad as today’s schooling, as it as actually CHANGED 100 years ago. You look at a classroom 100 years ago; EXACTLY THE SAME! I really think you need to realize that YOU are the reason so little kids go to college: BECAUSE they weren’t taught what they want to know in the future, they were taught useless stuff about our history, yet we need to know about our Future! And in the middle school, the only class that does this is FACS! And FACS is the most hated course in all of 6th and 7th grade, because of its poor execution. You could at least have us do cooking all year 6th grade, Careers and Housing all 7th grade, and Health all year 8th grade. P.S. Don’t respond with “Thanks for your feedback.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for your opinion.

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Why is the school so Liberal? Just because you think you are one gender, that doesn’t mean you are another. Also, when Trump was elected, you never said congrats or anything, yet you said Congrats to Hillary when she was just the Democratic Nominee! Acadia student.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Schools are made up of people that bring with them all different viewpoints. 

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