Skip to comments.Everybody Gets A Trophy: School Cancels Honors Night, It’s Too “Exclusive”
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.
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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
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.
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
The world seems like one big parody these days.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Socialism — reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator.
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.
“Members of the school community”
You mean, brain-dead liberals, right?
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!!!
fTR, my wife informs me they have back pedaled and reinstated Honors Night.
“The HS has eliminated the Valedictorian & Salutatorian because the other 350 kids feelings would be hurt.”
Be Your Way
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.
Keep honors night and have a mediocrity night for the rest!
Strive for mediocrity.
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.
but of course they still recognize the individual top atheletes....
Why excel then?
Academics: If you learned something, your smart.
Academics: If you learned something, your smart.
I believe that’s the point...
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