Archive for March, 2017

Where can I access old high school yearbooks?

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. The Superintendent’s office and the high school library have copies to view.

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Hello, I recieved a letter today from Lauren Studios regarding senior portraits for next year. My family and I would like to get my senior portrait taken from an outside company. Is it fine to get my picture taken from an outside company as long as I have the same attire as mentioned in the Lauren Studios letter? If I can take my picture with an outside company where can I drop off my portrait since it will not be taken from Lauren Studios? Thank you!

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. Please see the Yearbook Club web page for information, including who to contact with questions. https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/carillon-yearbook/

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my son wants to play shen hockey, but hes in the 7th grade. what should he do?

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. You can contact the athletic office with your questions.

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What are the requirements for the National Junior Honor Society? Is this the only middle school honors program? I heard there was something for those with averages over a 95%. I can’t find information on the district website. Thank you.

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. All of the middle school NJHS clubs have webpages. https://www.shenet.org/MS-extra-curricular-clubs/

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Are teachers allowed to share their political views and choices with students/ classes? I have a teacher that consistently bashes trump directly and indirectly and I find it quite inappropriate and it makes me feel uncomfortable.

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. Please see BOE Policy 6193: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYU6Dei8YLG8wyawzZ6dtQqj7ETafRtxSRlH8vdb8JQ/view

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My child is in elementary school. He is in 3rd grade and they won’t let him play the violin! When he asked the teacher, they told him no! Why is this here, this is so mean to children!

Written by on March 8, 2017

A.  Your best course of action is to speak with the teacher directly.  Sometimes it makes sense to point a student in the direction of a particular instrument but only the teacher can provide accurate information about those decisions/suggestions.  You may also reach out to the Academic Administrator for Music, Frank Rosselli, for more information.  […]

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Are there free condoms available in the nurses office?

Written by on March 8, 2017

A. No.

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I was not aware that a principal can make a school/building policy without BOE/District review. Mr. Burns has made a Acadia policy not to allow students to decorate a locker for any occasion (i.e. B-Days, school spirit, support or recognition). It is my understanding that he made this policy after a parent complained that their son or daughter couldn’t have their locker decorated. Kids have been decorating lockers for school spirit, accomplishments and birthdays for a long time and it is part of the experience of school. I really hope that this will be looked at more closely and the appropriate action be taken to have this policy removed and let the kids have some fun and express themselves. A SIS message to the Acadia parents would be helpful to understand what the policy is going forward. Thank You.

Written by on March 8, 2017

A. Schools are able to make their own policies when it comes to the day-to-day operations. This decision was made to be consistent with the two other middle schools.

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how many classes do you have to fail to go to summer school. i am in middle school

Written by on March 8, 2017

A. Two or more.

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Where do you buy the buffalo chicken pizza that is served at lunch in the high schools?

Written by on March 8, 2017

A.  Sysco.  The brand is Big Daddy’s

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