Archive for December, 2017

How many students are in the class 2019 and 2020?

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You can find the class size for every class K-12 on our enrollments page. Just click on 2017-18 opening enrollment. https://www.shenet.org/about-us/enrollments/

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Went to the High School Play, Almost Maine, last night. What a great job those kids did. Keep it coming, drama club!

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Shen’s drama club rocks!

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Where can I purchase a Shen sweatshirt?

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Your school store.

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How do my shoulders stop people from getting an education? I asked this before and got ignored, but I was being serious.

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Grapevine

A. If you did a simple search of the website for “shoulders,” you would see that similar questions were answered on Nov, 17, Sept. 20 and July 12.

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My child attends high school West. The other day it was mentioned how a staff member was walking around with a farting device and setting it off in front of other employees and obviously if my child heard it, kids too! Very unprofessional and in no way does that appear acceptable. What would happen if the kids did it?

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

A. It has been addressed.

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I have recently been having problems with HSW monitors who make random comments at my expense. One said to me “why did your mother say sorry? You should say sorry to her!” when my mother brought me my lunch one day. Another student told me that one time when walking into school a monitor told him, “Why is she holding the door for you? Shouldn’t you be holding the door for her?” when that student was being helped by a friend of his who had kindly helped him with the door. I feel like this is a little unfair to hear comments about them and what they are doing wrong. Am I right? How can I report this anonymously?

Written by on December 19, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Report it to your principal and explain that you would like it to be confidential.

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I really do not appreciate the super short responses to grapevine posts. Sometimes it does not answer the question at all. Please give a human answer, not one that seems computer-generated. Do not respond with “Thanks for your feedback,” etc.

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Perhaps you would better appreciate conversing with a human. All district employee’s phone numbers can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/contact-us/

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Why did you choose the Google GSuite Ecosystem over the Microsoft Office 365 Education Ecosystem? It just does not make sense. You already were using Windows Machines. With the newest version of Office, you can share documents just like Google Docs just with more features, same for PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, etc. With Windows 10 S computers rolling out, and with a similar price tag to Chromebooks, you should convert from the Google GSuite ecosystem to the Microsoft Office 365 Experience. It includes Microsoft Forms, All Office Programs, OneDrive, Microsoft Classroom and more. It just seems silly that you would have Microsoft Windows be on the desktops but have ChromeOS on the Laptops. With this, you could completely abandon having to host your own server “F:\ Drive” for student and staff personal drives because it could ALL be stored in the cloud so that we could access ALL of our files from the Laptop and Desktop at home and of course at school. Instead of a new Wave of Chromebooks, you could completely abandon the Ecosystem and change to a wave of Windows 10 S Computers. Windows 10 S is similar to ChromeOS with blocking the ability to download programs “apps” (except from the Windows Store). It has the best features of Windows Built in like the Windows Ink Workspace and the Start Menu. Some relatively cheap Windows 10 S Laptops even have touchscreen capabilities which would unlock a whole new level of creativity within students and could have many applications in classes such as art. Some of the laptops can even have the keyboard flip around and turn into a tablet. Which would be useful if you needed to use the device while holding it. This would reduce the risk of it dropping. That is why I believe Shenendehowa should Transition to the Microsoft Ecosystem. (Please do not respond with “Talk to your Teacher”, or “Talk to your Principal” or “Thanks for your feedback!”, etc.)

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  In 2013, the district investigated cloud based solutions including and Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365.  At the time Office 365 was an emerging product and several of the features that currently make it competitive with G-Suites for Education were not available at that time.  We did run a brief pilot of Office […]

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There is a club called Breakfast club that gets their own homeroom. (at least is HSW) I was just wondering what Breakfast Club does, like fundraisers, volunteering, etc.

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The HSW Breakfast Club Homeroom organizes activities centered around character education in the building.  Some projects done by this club homeroom include organizing a food drive, our freshman service afternoons (a.k.a. Freshman Giveback Day), student of the month activities, and other projects to in general promote good behavior and community involvement.  Please see your […]

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Please inform your staff members and mostly teachers who dislike President Trump to stop making their feeling toward him known. My son does not care nor think it is appropriate for the teacher to be influencing the young minds of America with such negativity

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Please see BOE policy 6193 which addresses this matter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYU6Dei8YLG8wyawzZ6dtQqj7ETafRtxSRlH8vdb8JQ/view

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