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Carol Stigger April 18, 2014 at 08:30 am
It is obvious that Brooks knows the importance of counseling for student success. Congratulations!!!Read More
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Carol Stigger April 4, 2014 at 07:05 am
To Editor: c have could you provide details on funding opportunities that may apply to Valley ViewRead More School District?
Mike April 4, 2014 at 07:21 am
No kidding. The only thing I learned from the article was a list of participants.
Carol Stigger April 4, 2014 at 08:22 pm
Maybe Springfield Journal Register has a more in-depth article
Dori March 27, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Lucy Harding is one of the best, anytime you had a problem she would get right on it. I'm sure sheRead More will be greatly missed. I wish her the best in her retirement life, she deserves it.
Cheryl March 28, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Lucy good luck in your retirement endeavours! Can still remember my great friendships at "theRead More barn" and when Weber was a dirt road. Cheryl F. 1980 to 1984
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Supt. James Mitchem. Credit: File photo
Monica March 28, 2014 at 01:18 pm
"VVSD is gaining a high profile in the State of Illinois" - Yep... for all of the wrongRead More reasons.
Carol Stigger March 28, 2014 at 07:47 pm
@Monica I'm thinking funding opportunities mentioned in the article.
Jason Amaro March 28, 2014 at 07:56 pm
Keep up the good work dad. The correct people notice your dedication and hard work.
Sargent Rock March 29, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Strange - Just talked to a neighbor who has a relative working as a Para-pro at one of the ValleyRead More View Elementary Schools and it seems they are using their General Education Para-Pros to work with reading groups. Isn't that what "Quality over Quantity" was supposed to do away with, that is; Para-pro's working in the reading room as they were not Quality Staff. The certified reading teachers of whom there was only half as many were to handle what those Para-pros that were let go did. After all these were certified reading teachers and would be able to handle all the students that needed various types of help with their reading skills. So what gives, why the backtracking to what was and then boasting about what they did and how it was bringing up grade levels. Sounds like what they did isn't working without the help of those un-needed bodies with lots of experience but no certification (Para-pros).
Cirrock March 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm
This report is an outrage. There is no direct correlation to the removal of para pros and the MAPRead More testing. Students and teachers are now a little more familiar with the test and are doing better. Kinder has no common sense!
Anything is Possible March 31, 2014 at 07:04 pm
Cirrock I am not so sure. While it is unfortunate that many parapros have lost their positions, IRead More think there is something to be said for having a special education teacher in the classroom with a regular education teacher. Our kids are better for it. There are many great parapros, but they lack the specific training needed to help many of our kids. As for MAP, it is possible the kids are familiar with the test but there is data to support higher Map growth in classrooms with 2 teachers versus a classroom with 1 at least in the middle schools. I think the district is on to something here. I just wish we didn't have to lose such nice people in the process.
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Kay R. March 25, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Given all of the negative perceptions surrounding BHS, it's a pleasure to read about the positiveRead More achievement of our students. Congratulations! We need to read about more of the achievements of many, not just about the negative behaviors of a few.
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HonorsStudent77 March 20, 2014 at 05:26 pm
not every one at BHS is bad its just that you only hear about the bad stuff, dont judge:(
Monica March 20, 2014 at 05:58 pm
What Honors class were you in at BHS? English? lol
HonorsStudent77 March 29, 2014 at 08:44 am
im still in and a freshman im in honors english history bio but regular math why does that make aRead More difference?
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