Tag: High School

At Friday nights Homecoming game I heard a student was taken away by ambulance after vomiting and passing out. Will this be address and I would think this is a perfect opportunity for the school to stress how dangerous, drinking and drugs can be. I know that SHEN is not immune too many parents think the this doesn’t happen at SHEN. We need to make parents realize that it does not matter where you come from poor, middle-class, rich it effects all of us. I hope the district takes the opportunity to hold some kind of assembly to wake kids and especially the parents up. It is a crazy world out there and we need to be involved with our children.

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Unfortunately, sometimes students make poor decisions and are disciplined for it according to our code of conduct. The district constantly has programs related to the consequences of destructive decisions.

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I am shocked that a cannon was shot off at the beginning of the homecoming football game. It sent a shock wave through my body. With the current incident in Las Vegas, shouldn’t the school be more sensitive to this issue?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. That was discussed and from now on it will be announced when it is going to go off.

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on a high schoolers report card that is taking honors and ap classes, what average is on the report card? the weighted or the unweighted one?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Unweighted. Weighted grades are only used for class rank.

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whats the policy on senior pranks

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. They aren’t allowed and you will be subject to consequences outlined in the code of conduct.

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If you don’t have a parking pass for HSE, can you still “park” there if you don’t park in an actual spot? For example, many students park on the grass/dirt by the road everyday and don’t have to move. Is it okay to park there?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No, you can’t drive to school if you don’t have a parking pass.

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Because my parents decided to rip me out of Shen, I now attend a school in Chatham. I would like to go to the Jr Prom this year with a few friends, do I have a friend grab the form to let me come, or can I get it on the website?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You can only attend as a guest of a current student. That student must fill out the form.

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This is from the high school graduation document posted on Shen website: “dress or blouse and skirt for girls; trousers (no jeans) and dress shirt for boys; dress shoes for both”. The girls wore light short sleeveless dresses and sandals. The boys wore pants, dress shirt, tie, socks, and dress shoes, being all covered up, in the heat and humidity. Why are boys not allowed to wear nice shorts, shirt, and sandals? It is not fair.

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We ask students to dress as they would in a business casual type atmosphere. 

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Can you do weight room even if you do not do a Shen sport

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.  The weight room is open every day after school from 2:45 to 5:00 pm.

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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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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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