Glenn Hills Middle School plans town hall meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 8:16 PM
Last updated 8:41 PM
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Glenn Hills Middle School will hold a town hall meeting Thurs­day to discuss changing culture, challenges facing the school and more stringent expectations under the state’s new Common Core curriculum.

Principal Glenn Andrews said it is part of a larger move­ment to get parents more involved in their children’s education and to bring the school to the community.

“This is just an icebreaker,” Andrews said. “I don’t think we’re talking to parents enough. Part of what’s driving this is the complexity of what children have to learn.”

The forum, to be held at the Barton Village Comm­unity Center, will focus on the academic profile of the school, the state’s new Common Core curriculum, promotion policy, discipline and school council, and it will offer a question-and-answer period.

Andrews said he hopes to inform parents about what kinds of standards and content areas are required for each grade level under the state’s new curriculum.

He is creating a feeder school leadership team consisting of the principals of the community’s five surrounding schools. He hopes more communication among all schools and grades will help address some problems systemic in the area.

One of the most critical, he said, is working with parents and surrounding schools on reading comprehension and ability. Students must grasp concepts at a young age to be able to leave high school on their grade level.

“I’m really just trying to build a positive environment in the community,” he said.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Glenn Hills Middle School town hall meeting

WHERE: Barton Village Community Center; 3653 Rome Way

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/27/13 - 12:29 pm
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Will there be free food?

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Free stuff. No amount of "hot air" will cure the cancer. The cancer that starts when parents do not care that their children have a better life than the previous generation. The cancer that is feed by comments by their leaders that " the village", not individual parents are responsible for their children. And of course the village is the entire country, i.e. the state government. Personal accountability is a lost heritage. Maybe never a heritage.

We have sought the lowest common denominator and we have arrived. The culture of dependance has made slaves of us all.

The STATE owns the plantation now and we can no longer blame the evil old white men.

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Just My Opinion 02/27/13 - 12:34 pm
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Glad the school is reaching

Glad the school is reaching out to the parents. But I wonder why the meeting isn't being held AT THE SCHOOL?? This way parents can feel apart of the school and feel more comfortable there. Hope there is a great response.

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lifelongresident 02/28/13 - 05:31 pm
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being the middle school

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being the middle school includes the 8th grade (which is counted in the CRCT) you might as well call this a "crisis meeting"because they know there is no way they will pass it...hey just, the reason it isn't held at the school is because most of the parent either can't find it or as soon as they walk into the school their skin will start to burn like dracula when a cross touches him because most have not graduated or not concerned enuff with education of their children to take the time to show up...most schools in rich cnty are nothing more than high tech baby sitting/childcare academies.

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