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Shaw Heights Principal Surrenders (dress code to allow American flags again, Colorado middle school)
850am KOA website ^ | Thursday April 6th, 2006 | 850am KOA website

Posted on 04/06/2006 8:29:38 PM PDT by ajolympian2004

BREAKING NEWS: SHAW HEIGHTS PRINCIPAL SURRENDERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2006

Shaw Heights Middle School Ends Neutral Dress Code

Westminster, CO: Due to the exemplary behavior of the students at Shaw Heights Middle School and the progress made throughout the week, as well as Attorney General John Suthers news release regarding the display of flags in schools, Myla Shepherd, Shaw Heights Middle School principal has announced that the neutral dress code will end effective Friday, April 7, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: americanflag; americanflagday; colorado; dresscode; flag; middleschool; mylashepherd; oldglory; shawheights; westminster
Letter from Shaw Heights Middle School Principal Myla Shepherd to parents regarding new dress code:

March 31, 2006

Dear Parent and Guardians:

The safety of our students is a main concern at Shaw Heights Middle School. The issue of illegal immigration that has been featured in the media and discussed by legislators at federal and state levels has caused some unrest and increased tensions among students at our school. Some clothing worn recently by some of our students has created a tense and sometimes hostile environment in our school over the last few days. This is not the environment we want for our students.

In order to rebuild relationships and avoid further tension, I have altered our school�s dress code. I am asking students to dress neutrally so that we may shift our focus back to learning. I believe this will help calm some of the frustration and hurt feelings generated this week.

You and your student can help by complying with our current dress code and by students not wearing:

# clothing that makes a political statement # camouflage clothing # banners, flags, bandanas of all types

Our goal is to live up to our �Falcon Four� by showing respect, responsibility, integrity and pride at all times. My goal is to keep this the best middle school in the city � safe and focused on learning. I will keep you updated and aware of our progress at Shaw Heights.

I appreciate your support. Please contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Myla Shepherd Principal

1 posted on 04/06/2006 8:29:42 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
There is still a rally on at the school for 8:00am Friday April 7th.

Freedom of Speech Rally -
Yes, The Gunny will be there!

Friday April 7th at 8:00am

Shaw Heights Middle School
8780 Circle Drive
Westminster, CO 80030

One block west of 88th & Lowell

For more information visit:

http://www.freespeechforstudents.com/

2 posted on 04/06/2006 8:34:11 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

The ONLY reason they backed down is because the CO State Legislature passed legislation today that said ANY school who refuses to allow the American Flag will be cut off from ALL funding. I heard that on the news earlier today.


3 posted on 04/06/2006 8:34:21 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN THAT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA)
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To: HiJinx; cgk

Celebratory ping! :D


4 posted on 04/06/2006 8:35:12 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Conservatives teach you how to fish. Liberals give you the fish by stealing it from the fisherman.)
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To: NRA2BFree

That was certainly part of it. I think the endless number of calls from parents of children at that school into our local talk radio stations had a lot to do with it as well. Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman of KHOW 630am have organized a grass roots effort to sue the school and the principal. It worked!


5 posted on 04/06/2006 8:36:39 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

Well....maybe now the parents are starting to figure out just what kind of little "indoctrination camps" their little ones study in daily.....this is GOOD!


6 posted on 04/06/2006 8:42:16 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: ajolympian2004
"Due to the exemplary behavior of the students..."

Their behavior was never in question.

A more accurate preamble for this principal's pretentious and false assertion of authority to determine whether or not students may wear patriotic clothing would go:

Due to the Drudge Report, I am now exposed as a traitor to my country and must cowardly retreat from my communist beliefs by ending my illegal attempt to punish conservative students at my school.

7 posted on 04/06/2006 8:44:28 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: ajolympian2004
Suthers was prepared to take Shepherd to court as well. The only things educrats understand is having their funding yanked and having their butts hauled into court.

Wait until the CEA sees how Coffman solves the PERA snafu.

Myla deserves some more mail for being a legally ignorant schmuck: mshepherd@echalk.adams50.org

8 posted on 04/06/2006 8:48:25 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: ajolympian2004
There is another rally that will take place on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver tomorrow at 12 noon.

This rally is celebrating the annual "Homeschool Day at the Capitol". Many dignitaries will be speaking, including Governor Owens.

The Governor has also signed a proclamation declaring Friday as "Homeschool Day" in the state of Colorado.

Everyone come out and join in the festivities!
9 posted on 04/06/2006 9:07:30 PM PDT by politicket
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To: ajolympian2004
The Hispanic Challenge (To America) A MUST READ Samuel Huntington (Long But Good)

The Mexicans are unlike previous immigrants. This definitely needs to be read by everyone at least once! It should be linked on pertinent immigration threads. Here's an interesting link about Samuel Huntington:

"Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party, and has written foreign policy speeches for Adlai Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, and Jimmy Carter."


10 posted on 04/06/2006 9:18:11 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; All
AG Suthers official announcement -

Attorney General Suthers Comments On The Display Of U.S. Flag In Public Schools

04/06/2006

Suthers: Colorado schools may not ban reasonable displays of U.S. flag

(DENVER) �At the urging of Attorney General John Suthers, Commissioner of Education William Moloney today sent a copy of Colorado Revised Statute 27-2-108.5, concerning the proper and legal display of the flag of the United States, to all Colorado superintendents.

�The statute is clear,� said Suthers. �No Colorado school has the authority to prohibit students from reasonably displaying the flag of the United States on their person or property. While schools can and should act to prevent conduct by students that interferes with the education process, their remedy must be narrowly tailored and cannot include a general ban on displaying the American flag.�

Attorney General Suthers urged Commissioner Moloney to provide schools with a copy of the statute following actions taken by principals of certain schools which prohibited students from displaying the American flag in any manner.

C.R.S. 27-2-108.5 reads, �The right to display reasonably the flag of the United States shall not be infringed with respect to the display: (a) On an individual�s person; (b) Anywhere on an individual�s personal or real property. . .�

Announcement in PDF format

11 posted on 04/06/2006 9:32:55 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004

I just gotta say it.

Cowards cut and run (and surrender). Marines never do.


12 posted on 04/06/2006 9:47:07 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: ajolympian2004

From AG Suthers to Myla Shepard:

Myla, you ignorant slut ...


13 posted on 04/06/2006 10:00:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Protect American jobs. Don't hire illegals.)
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To: freema

See my tagline.


14 posted on 04/06/2006 10:00:03 PM PDT by PalestrinaGal0317 (Cowards cut and run, Marines never do.)
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To: ajolympian2004
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15 posted on 04/07/2006 12:49:12 AM PDT by Penny
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To: Penny

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16 posted on 04/07/2006 1:38:25 AM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: BinaryBoy

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17 posted on 04/07/2006 1:47:54 AM PDT by Penny
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To: NRA2BFree
The ONLY reason they backed down is because the CO State Legislature passed legislation today that said ANY school who refuses to allow the American Flag will be cut off from ALL funding. I heard that on the news earlier today.

>sigh<

Once again, freedom dies a little so freedom can survive. :-(

It's great that in this case, the funding was in the hands of the good guys...but...

18 posted on 04/07/2006 2:29:26 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: PalestrinaGal0317

: )


19 posted on 04/07/2006 4:49:17 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: NRA2BFree

Good......now fire the b*tch! Maybe then she will give the American flag more consideration in her next position.


20 posted on 04/07/2006 6:53:50 AM PDT by newcthem (Wonder if Ted Kennedy would support amnesty for Lee Harvey Oswald?)
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