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  • Epping High (NH) student told to cover MAGA T-shirt on day encouraging patriotism

    04/11/2019 1:40:54 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 35 replies
    NH Union Leader ^ | 4/10/19 | Jason Schreiber
    EPPING — High school freshman Ciretta MacKenzie didn’t think it would be a problem if she wore her President Trump T-shirt on Monday. After all, it was a day when students were encouraged to celebrate American pride by showing off their red, white and blue. “I thought for America Day it would be OK and there wouldn’t be an issue,” said Ciretta, who turns 15 next week. But the shirt, which said “Trump” and “Make America Great Again” across the front, resulted in her being called to the principal’s office. Ciretta said she was told by Epping High School Principal...
  • N.J. high school's breathtaking version of 'Alien' blew us away. Internet is crying out for more.

    03/24/2019 3:07:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies ^ | March 24, 2019
    A few nights after North Bergen High School premiered its stage version of the 1979 horror film “Alien," the internet is begging for an encore. After Twitter user Paul Owens posted a few shots of the space-themed set from Friday night's production, many were quick to praise the creative and hard-working students and faculty involved in pulling it off. Drama teacher Perfecto Cuervo said art teacher Steven Defendini was the mastermind behind the set design of "Aliens the Play," which premiered March 19 and had another show Friday evening. The crew has been working since September to bring the creepy...
  • More than 200 Georgia high school students called in to get tested for tuberculosis after [tr]

    03/06/2019 10:56:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2019 | Mary Kekatos
    More than 200 Georgia high school students have been called into the school nurse to get tested for tuberculosis after one student was diagnosed with the life-threatening, infectious disease. A letter was sent to parents on Friday from the principal of Discovery High School, in Lawrenceville, notifying them of the teenager's condition. The letter also revealed that students and faculty may have been 'in close and continuous contact' with the infected student, reported WSB-TV. According to the Gwinnett County Health Department, the teenager, who has not been identified, is currently at home receiving treatment.
  • WaPo: Trump’s “Associates” Pressured His High School Into Hiding His Old Transcripts

    03/05/2019 7:50:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | AllahPundit
    It’s hilarious to me that Trump thinks people don’t just already assume he was a garbage student. What if the transcripts leak out and his image as a genius is sullied?I mean, really. The guy supports tariffs, for cripes sake.This story is classic Trump, though, in how it marries intimidation with a sense of petty absurdity that drains most (but not all) of the menace out of it. Michael Cohen, who admitted to Congress last week that he had threatened Trump’s alma maters about not releasing his records, is the living, breathing embodiment of that vibe, a cross between...
  • Lawmaker’s proposed bill requires high school students pass a citizenship test in order to graduate

    01/13/2019 9:03:33 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    bizpac review ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Frieda Powers
    An Indiana state senator is recommending high school students pass a citizenship test in order to graduate. Sen. Dennis Kruse is proposing a bill that requires students in public high school to pass a 100-question citizenship test in order to officially graduate, The Journal Gazette reported. The same examination used by immigrants to become legal U.S. citizens would be administered to the students if Senate Bill 132 passes. The same bill proposed in 2015 was defeated by the full Senate. “There is a deficiency in government and civics knowledge, and it’s getting worse,” the Indiana Republican told The Journal Gazette....
  • High school to skip events officiated by referee who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks

    12/27/2018 10:30:35 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 32 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 12/27/2018 | Michael Frankel
    BUENA, N.J. -- A New Jersey school district says its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told a wrestler to lose his dreadlocks or forfeit his bout. The announcement came during an emergency meeting held Wednesday with the Buena Regional school board and members of the community. The groups that assign referees have already said they wouldn't assign the ref until further notice. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut minutes before his match on Dec. 19. Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee...
  • U.S. manufacturing so good factories are turning to high school students for labor

    12/04/2018 10:33:10 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/4/18 | USA Features
    Winning: On the campaign trail in 2016, then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump talked of renewing America’s manufacturing potential after decades of decline due to “horrible” trade deals like NAFTA that, he said, led to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. After just two years, thanks to POTUS Trump’s economic policies of deregulation, tax relief, and other business-friendly measures, the U.S. economy is soaring and manufacturing, especially, is booming. In fact, as UPI notes, the manufacturing industry is expanding so fast factories are having difficulty finding enough workers to fill open positions.
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • 2001 video shows Obama admitting being a ‘thug,’ fighting, drinking, drugging in high school

    10/04/2018 8:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The standards being applied to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness for high office would have killed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, among other recent Democrats (Clinton and Kennedy, for starters). Bill Clinton has adopted a low public profile, and deployed Hillary’s ”Bimbo Eruptions” squad to silence and discredit the women “survivors” of his sexual aggression. But Barack Obama went on the record in 2001, and nobody cared about behavior in high school they now feign outrage over in the case of judge Kavanaugh. Kudos to Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire for uncovering a video from 17 years ago...
  • Kavanaugh was asked about ‘formative’ high school years. Where was Feinstein? (Trunc)

    09/18/2018 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 25 replies ^ | September 18, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    "At the end of his time, Kennedy said he was considering asking Kavanaugh if he or his friends ever “snuck a couple of beers past Jesus” during high school, before saying he wasn’t going to go there."
  • Teacher Accused of Sex With Student on 8th Grade Trip to DC.

    08/24/2018 8:31:24 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 77 replies via Instapundit ^ | August 22, 2018 | Andrea Swalec
    A California woman was arrested Monday because officials say she had sex with a 14-year-old student while she chaperoned his eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., this spring. Jacqueline Nicole Muller, 26, was charged with first-degree child sexual abuse after she had sex with a male student at a hotel in D.C. on May 9, charging documents say. Investigators say they found extensive text messages between Muller and the teenage boy.
  • If this HS cheerleading squad T-shirt is ‘racist’ then the term has no meaning anymore

    08/19/2018 10:45:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/19/18 | USA Features
    Overused: These days, the term “racist” is used so often as a means of attacking anything having to do with an American traditional value that the term simply has no meaning anymore, and frankly that’s a shame because there are real racists out there. Louis Farrakhan, neo-Nazis, some BLM members and white supremacists come to mind. But when a T-shirt is called “racist” simply because it contains references to Americana — and the accuser believed and taken seriously just because they’re a minority, then “racist” has no meaning anymore.
  • Inner-city students do better at Catholic schools

    08/14/2018 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    New research from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (SOE) shows that inner-city Los Angeles students attending Catholic schools graduate high school at a much higher rate than their peers in comparable public and charter schools. 100 percent of these students, who came from families living at or below the poverty line, graduated high school. 96 percent were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Key factors in achieving not only high academic excellence but also character formation boiled down to school climate, personal relationship and tuition assistance, according to interviews with the tracked students. One alumnus spoke of...
  • Former high school behavior counselor pleads guilty to beating man with bat in road rage incident

    06/13/2018 5:30:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Heather Nolan
    A former high school behavior counselor accused of attacking a motorist with a baseball bat in a 2016 road rage incident pleaded guilty Wednesday (June 13) to aggravated battery. Wilbert Gray, 42, pleaded guilty as charged as potential jurors assembled outside Criminal District Judge Darryl Derbigny's courtroom, according to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office. Gray was involved in a minor wreck with a 37-year-old man at the intersection of Tulane and Carrollton avenues around midnight on Sept. 4, 2016, according to New Orleans police. The other driver told police he didn't see any damage and drove away. He then noticed...
  • Teacher Says He Was Forced To Quit Over School's Transgender Student Policy

    06/07/2018 10:02:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies ^ | 6/7/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    An Indiana teacher says he was forced to resign after he refused to comply with the school district’s policy of addressing transgender students by their preferred names. John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana, argued that the policy ― which also requires teachers to refer to students using the pronouns which best align with their gender identity ― goes against his religious beliefs and violates the First Amendment. “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the teacher, who has been with the Brownsburg School District...
  • Hoax at Sante Fe HS not taken lightly

    05/18/2018 5:28:50 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 12 replies
    The Edmundton Sun ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mark Cordner
    A potential threat at Santa Fe High School appears to have been a hoax emanating from Galveston, Texas, according to officials with the Edmond Police and the Edmond Public Schools system. Edmond Police had extra presence on campus Thursday morning out of caution and to be visible to students and the community. EPS Public Information Officer Susan Parks-Schlepp issued a statement saying, “We are aware of a social media post that referenced an act of violence at Santa Fe High School today. Please be advised that none of the students mentioned in the post attend Santa Fe. We believe this...
  • BREAKING: Santa Fe High School Killer Wore ANTIFA and Columbine Hammer-and-Sickle Pin

    05/18/2018 3:22:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 5/18/2018 | Jim Hoft
    At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning. This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
  • Curtain Falls For Good on NBC's Extremely Liberal High School Drama 'Rise'

    05/17/2018 2:18:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dawn Slusher
    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” This famous quote attributed to Dr. Seuss applies to many things in life, but NBC’s high school drama Rise is not one of them. If anything, we should cry because it happened, and smile now that it is finally over. Unlike the show’s title Rise, every episode in this debut season continued to sink to new lows, so we can also smile over the news that the curtain has been lowered for good on the series. The show takes place at Stanton High School, where theater teacher Mr. Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor),...
  • 25-Year-Old Man Arrested After Posing as 17 to Play High School Basketball

    05/16/2018 4:58:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies ^ | 5/16/18 | TIM DANIELS
    Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley allegedly posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey refugee so he could play boys' basketball at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported the 25-year-old, who also spent time at Skyline High School, was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering with government records. The mother of a 14-year-old female student told the paper he dated her daughter while at Hillcrest High. Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season.
  • Ridgefield NJ students participate in national walkout to Stand for the Second Amendment

    05/04/2018 5:45:02 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies ^ | 5/2/18 | Katie Sobko, Staff Writer, @katesobko
    While much attention has been paid to his peers pushing for gun law reforms, a Ridgefield High School sophomore thinks his message is just as important. On Wednesday morning, Mario Giordano led about 100 students on a walkout in support of the Second Amendment. It was part of a national "Stand for the Second" event that saw marches in an estimated 40 states. The 10 a.m. walkout started at the high school and ended with a presentation at a nearby community center, where Giordano spoke. Other New Jersey walkouts occurred in Cherry Hill and Jersey City. “The Second Amendment requires...