Frazier looking to make big changes in return to Glenn Hills High

Dr. Wayne Frazier, new principal at Glenn Hills High, talks about priorities and sings a song to students on the first day of school.
Friday, Aug 7, 2009 12:00 PM
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New principal Dr. Wayne Frazier instructs a student to tuck in his shirt so that he can see the belt during the first day of school at Glenn Hills High School, Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in Augusta, Ga.  RAINIER EHRHARDT/STAFF
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New principal Dr. Wayne Frazier instructs a student to tuck in his shirt so that he can see the belt during the first day of school at Glenn Hills High School, Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in Augusta, Ga.

Hoping to make big changes in his first year back at Glenn Hills High School, Wayne Frazier spent the first day zeroing in on the small stuff.

He had boys pulling their pants up, tucking in shirts and removing earrings. He and teachers were making sure hallways were cleared between classes. And in a tactic that Dr. Frazier says worked at his past jobs at the alternative school and Tubman Middle School, he let students know that anyone caught watching a fight will be suspended twice as long as those actually fighting.

Dr. Frazier said he's hoping to raise the graduation rate next year to 85 percent and make Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind, which Glenn Hills didn't achieve the last four years.

"Students who are self-disciplined and who have structure for themselves, those are the ones who sail through academically," he said.

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sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 08/07/09 - 12:07 pm
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Good for you Dr.

Good for you Dr. Frazier....stay with it.....hopefully...lots of folks will join you in your efforts and make a difference at your school.

concernednative
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concernednative 08/07/09 - 12:09 pm
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Good Luck, it is long overdue

Good Luck, it is long overdue at Glenn Hills.

froggy1
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froggy1 08/07/09 - 12:09 pm
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hooray!! hooray!!

hooray!! hooray!!

sucram
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sucram 08/07/09 - 12:24 pm
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Great move RCBOE, I think

Great move RCBOE, I think that Dr. Frazier will do a good job at my alma mater.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 08/07/09 - 12:28 pm
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I wonder if the school system

I wonder if the school system could clone Dr. Frazier....

lady_alessandra
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lady_alessandra 08/07/09 - 12:29 pm
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I was thinking the same thing

I was thinking the same thing nuts. We need a bunch of Dr. Fraziers.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/07/09 - 12:31 pm
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not made ayp in 4 years and

not made ayp in 4 years and had the nerve to solicit the county for money for b-ball championship rings?!?!?!?!?, well i guess that falls into line regarding the priorities of the school board. just making sure they can count to 4, instead of hut..hut..hut..hut, it's 1stqtr..2qtr..3rdqtr..4thqtr. here's a suggestion why not expell all of the disruptive, disrespectful and under achieving students and concentrate the resources and efforts on the remaining students who are there because they want to learn

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 08/07/09 - 12:34 pm
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He should be at Laney.

He should be at Laney.

happythoughts
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happythoughts 08/07/09 - 12:51 pm
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What a great asset to the

What a great asset to the school. Parents are lucky to have him involved with their children. This is what students need, some kind of structure that will help them mature and grow into fine adults.

get_real
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get_real 08/07/09 - 12:56 pm
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He is a great role model.

He is a great role model.

hardtobelieve
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hardtobelieve 08/07/09 - 01:00 pm
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The school system could use

The school system could use more men like Dr. Frazier. Criticizing the school system will only go but so far. It is time for more men in the community to step to the plate to start assisting men like Dr. Frazier who want to see a change come about for these young men in this city.
Expelling students who are disruptive or underachieving is not the solution. Its time for the parents and the community to begin to focus their attention on these kids. What ever happened to "It takes a village to raise a child." The only difference between the successful and the unsuccessful individual is a positive role model.

get_real
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get_real 08/07/09 - 01:00 pm
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Dr. Frazier has a wonderful

Dr. Frazier has a wonderful story to tell of how he came from poverty and a single parent household to eventually make something of himself. He defied all of the odds.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 08/07/09 - 02:22 pm
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jisomjr I agree with you, but

jisomjr I agree with you, but if they did that we might only need three high schools in Richmond County. Yes we need more people like Dr. Frazier but it takes the parents to make the child behave.

oldhampshire
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oldhampshire 08/07/09 - 03:30 pm
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(From Lean On Me) Joe Clark:

(From Lean On Me)

Joe Clark: [at lunch, in the cafeteria, Clark has singled out Sams] ... I want all of you to take a good look at this slovenly, sloppy boy - as an example of how NOT to dress. If you look like THIS in the morning, find some other clothes to wear. Self-respect permeates every aspect of your existence. If you don't have respect for yourself, you're not gonna get it from anyone else.

zambu_glenlivet
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zambu_glenlivet 08/07/09 - 03:55 pm
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Change has come to the

Change has come to the HILL!!!!

Cestlavie
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Cestlavie 08/07/09 - 04:26 pm
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Jisomjr, if we kick out all

Jisomjr, if we kick out all the thugs, then they will be spending their newly acquired free time breaking into your house and your neighbors' houses. It is better to try to reach them where they are; who knows, they may become productive citizens who pay taxes instead of spending them being housed in a prison.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/07/09 - 05:11 pm
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cest, unfortunately this may

cest, unfortunately this may be true, but schools are not a babysitting service, nor are they there to werehouse those who don't want to learn, if these wannabe thugs get into trouble start punishing their parents/guardians along with them, i am sure the hard working property owners would rather see their taxdollars be spent on those who want and desire an education than for it to be wasted on wasteful and ineffective "programs" to reach what you would consider "at risk youths".

Barf Obama
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Barf Obama 08/07/09 - 07:33 pm
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A singing princial.What else

A singing princial.What else does this school need?

blackambiance79
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blackambiance79 08/07/09 - 08:20 pm
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jisomjr, is that your

jisomjr, is that your solution... put them all out and lock them up? that's not an effective approach.... maybe ideal but not realistic or effective... jails and prisons are already overcrowded... of course some can't be helped but others can be... lumping all of them together in the same category isn't right... some have the potential to change... and I have witnessed some actually make those changes... Are you willing to lend a helping hand? if so, I know a way you can get involved in being a mentor...

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Pu239 08/07/09 - 09:37 pm
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Glenn Hills has has been a
Unpublished

Glenn Hills has has been a steppingstone to the superintendants offfice in the past. Oellerich and Strelec went to the top from there. It appears Dr. Frazier is a man of character and deeds. As a GHH graduate I wish him well.

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