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Everybody Gets A Trophy: School Cancels Honors Night, It’s Too “Exclusive”
Clash Daily ^ | 21 May 2014

Posted on 05/21/2014 11:57:49 AM PDT by kingattax

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. —Citing concerns about the “exclusive nature” of the annual honors night at Archie R. Cole Middle School, school officials have decided to scrap the tradition.

Instead, students who would normally be recognized at the annual spring tradition will be honored during team-based recognition ceremonies and graduation.

The notice was sent to parents over the weekend in an e-mail signed by School Principal Alexis Meyer and Assistant Principal Dan Seger.

“Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night,” the email stated.

(Excerpt) Read more at clashdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: communism; publicschools; rhodeisland
these dam insane leftys shouldn't even be in charge of mucking out barns, much less schools.

trying to destroy the competitive spirit and individual desire to achieve something in these students should get these marxist loons an ass-whoopin !

Archie Cole Middle School Phone: (401) 886-3260

1 posted on 05/21/2014 11:57:49 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

My daughter was the last Valedictorian at her HS last year. The HS has eliminated the Valedictorian & Salutatorian because the other 350 kids’ feelings would be hurt.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 12:00:43 PM PDT by wny
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To: kingattax

Cole Honors Night Back on the Table after “Feedback”
School officials on Tuesday afternoon sent a message to the school community announcing there has been a change of heart and that “we have decided to honor excellence as we had planned.”

Posted by Mark Schieldrop (Editor) , May 21, 2014 at 07:20 AM

http://eastgreenwich.patch.com/groups/schools/p/cole-honors-night-back-on-the-table-after-feedback


3 posted on 05/21/2014 12:00:51 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: kingattax

The world seems like one big parody these days.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: kingattax
When everyone is "super" ... no one will be.
5 posted on 05/21/2014 12:02:34 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: kingattax

Why bother, just ship me my trophy. And everyone in the school should get a letter if they don’t play a sport. I mean hell trying out for a team it takes time and effort and some may be ball challenged or some liberal crap.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Altariel

One of those “Never Mind” moments. They have already exposed themselves as a school willing to dumb down an already oversexed (lgbt) and watered down (common core) education curriculum. This will be tried again. So the parent should consider this but a dress rehersal for future conflicts. Good parents for paying CLOSE attention.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 12:07:00 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: wny

Congrates to your daughter she know you know god know so all her bases are covered i was alway proud and strived to to better back in my school days


8 posted on 05/21/2014 12:07:06 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: longfellow

Would you get a 100K desk job with 3 secretaries to do all the hard work too. You could certainly skip college too.

Oh yeah, forget the secretaries because they’d want their 100K desk job too.

...and they don’t even see their own insanity.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 12:08:00 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Servant of the Cross

Same thing with raising the minimum wage it will raise all boats nothing will change poor peeps will be poor peeps its monopoly money anyways


10 posted on 05/21/2014 12:08:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: kingattax

Socialism — reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: kingattax

When the National Honors Society assembly came around senior year of high school I was sure I was getting in. Needless to say, I didn’t. I went into the bathroom to compose myself. My coach came in and started swearing and yelling about how it was such horsesh-t that I didn’t get in. I was almost in tears. I used that as motivation for years to come, and it did me a lot more good than if I had gotten in. People need to learn that failure is not a person, it’s an event.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 12:12:12 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: kingattax

““Members of the school community”

You mean, brain-dead liberals, right?


13 posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kingattax

why bother.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: kingattax

Perish the thought that a school would make judgments on whether some students know the material better than others, and then document which students knew the material better than the others!!!


15 posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:33 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Servant of the Cross

fTR, my wife informs me they have back pedaled and reinstated Honors Night.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladlyÂ…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: wny

“The HS has eliminated the Valedictorian & Salutatorian because the other 350 kids’ feelings would be hurt.”

Seriously??


17 posted on 05/21/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kingattax

Be Your Way


18 posted on 05/21/2014 12:15:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: max americana; wny

“The HS has eliminated the Valedictorian & Salutatorian because the other 350 kids’ feelings would be hurt.”

It is better than some school that have 10 Valedictorians and 100 Salutatorians. I am not kidding. It is repulsive. I don’t care how many AP classes you took....only ONE should be at the top.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 12:19:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

Keep honors night and have a mediocrity night for the rest!


20 posted on 05/21/2014 12:24:26 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: wny

Strive for mediocrity.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 12:25:25 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: kingattax

Kids know which other kids are good at various different things. Cancelling the awards ceremony does not remove the knowledge of which kids were smart and which were not so smart. Giving everyone a trophy at sports banquets does not mean everyone somehow forgets who really was the best player on the team. It’s all so stupid, really. It’s as if there were a prize for “tallest student” and they just gave it to everyone all at once. It’s a 32-way tie for tallest kid.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 12:27:11 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: tiki
Oh NO 3 secretaries would mean i am some male chauvinist or something.
23 posted on 05/21/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: max americana
yes,seriously. However, they still recognize cum laude, magna cum laude & summa cum laude.

but of course they still recognize the individual top atheletes....

24 posted on 05/21/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT by wny
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To: kingattax

Why excel then?


25 posted on 05/21/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: kingattax
Sports: If you had fun, you won.

Academics: If you learned something, your smart.

26 posted on 05/21/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Of course it's "you're." Duh.)
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To: FredZarguna

Academics: If you learned something, your smart.


Gramm(e)r notwithstanding... :)


27 posted on 05/21/2014 1:40:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Puppage

I believe that’s the point...


28 posted on 05/21/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Check the tagline on the original post.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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