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Old 08-08-2004, 06:22 AM
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redcardinalbird, Our MS uesd to be 5-8, but now it will be 5-7. The new center will house the 8-9 grades.

I never liked the 5th and 8th graders mixing... Just too much of a developmental difference there... 8th graders are too "hormonally spohistacated" to be socially interacting with 5th graders... Not the kind of daily role models you want to wash a 5th grader's brain with... if you know what I mean... It was baaaaddd...

As far as class sizes.. by contract the class size can't be over 32 kids... so they hire more teachers, and build tempory kiosks and set up trailers and call them "classrooms"...

We have a HUGE population of retired residents and folks who send their kids to perochial schools in our community... they are very successful at voting down the bonds that the school board launches. Our town is also comprised by alot of park land. There isn't a lot of industry to support our tax base...

The PTA is not allowed to "electioneer"... so it's hard to "get the vote out" when it's time to pass the school budgets that would raise our taxes by double digits in order to build new schools. It's a tough sell to the residents who don't send any kids to the local schools...

But I'm snxious to see how the opening of this new center goes, and how the MS functions in it's new grade assignment. It should be an exciting year!!
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:46 AM
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Val, let us know how the new school goes!
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by Lifestar
redcardinalbird, Our MS uesd to be 5-8. I never liked the 5th and 8th graders mixing.
Our primary school is pre-K - 4th grade.

Our middle school is grades 5-8. However, the 7th & 8th graders are kept separate from the 5th & 6th graders. They are never in the same place on campus. The older students have to stay in the front part of the school before & after school while the 5th & 6th graders stay at the back of the school.

They even have separate school dances and other activities.

Both DS will be at the middle school this year. Because DS # 1 will be in 7th grade and DS # 2 will be in 5th grade, they will not cross paths at all after I drop them off in the mornings.

The high school is 9-12.

When we lived in Georgia, they were building a school for just grades 8 & 9. We moved before it opened. DD should have gone there for 8th grade (until we moved) but there were numerous construction delays.....they were a year late in opening!!
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:38 PM
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Our elementaries are K-5 and some do have preschools. Middle school is 6-8 and then High school 9-12. With as many schools as we have and busing I don't see them every having a school just for 8 and 9 though I think it would be a good thing.

Lifestar that is too bad that it gets voted down. I do have one in a parochial and one in public. Many parochial students here get services from the public schools such as speech therapy (basically any ECE service or evaluations).
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