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Principal cancels Honors Night in exchange for all-inclusive assembly (Ipswitch MA)
Fox Boston ^ | 3/19/2013

Posted on 03/20/2013 5:10:05 PM PDT by markomalley

Edited on 03/20/2013 5:12:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

An Ipswich principal is in hot water with some parents after he reportedly canceled the middle school's Honors Night.

David Fabrizio, principal of Ipswich Middle School, notified parents of his plan to eliminate the school's Honors Night last week.

"The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients' families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average," Fabrizio penned in his first letter to parents.


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1 posted on 03/20/2013 5:10:05 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Are they still allowed to have best friends?


2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:12:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Any reason their kid(s) still go to that public screwel?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:13:24 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley

Look for the parents and kids to organize their own Honors Night bash, and leave the Principal locked out.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 5:15:05 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Cultures succumb not to ideas, but to superior cultures. Invoke the "Super Culture." Matt. 9:38)
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To: cripplecreek
Are they still allowed to have best friends?

Can't have best friends . . . that means you're leaving other people alone in favor of one or two people. Not good.

5 posted on 03/20/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

I would much rather have my kids possess poor reading and math skills that have them deal with this crap and the rest of the indoctrination by the left’s brainwashing!


6 posted on 03/20/2013 5:18:38 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: markomalley

Translation: The honors night was “too white”.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: markomalley
An Uber socialist part of The Peoples Silly Republik.

Horror stories ( To me not my liberal relatives ) of Hunting Bans on local lands, and a zoning facist that fined and brought a young lad to court after he cut down a tree on his own property without her permission and told her off are the norm..

With that as a background, why should this suprise anyone...

8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Translation: The honors night was “too white”.”

Winner winner, chicken dinner!!!


9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:21:59 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: markomalley

This will really help them face and deal with the hard knocks that come with real life failures. There will always be someone who is better at something than you are and this crap is just setting up a whole generation of weak people who will be unable to cope


10 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:05 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: laweeks

No hugging and no birthday party invites because someone not invited might get their feelings hurt. And no cupcakes with soldiers, of course.

Homeschool!


11 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Blood of Tyrants

DING, DING, DING!!!


12 posted on 03/20/2013 5:25:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

The “public school” is the Bus Ministry of the State Church of Humanism.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program
in the country.

The “public school” is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is collectivist.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. Children instinctively mistrust hypocrites.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves our children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children better than you can.

Nobody knows your children better than you do.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government entitlement program.


13 posted on 03/20/2013 5:25:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley
Our lowest-common-denominator president has encouraged this country to seek the lowest common denominator in all that we do.

This is why the affirmative action world loves communism.

Everyone must be poor and do poorly in their lives and work. To do otherwise (to seek excellence for example) is an insult to underachievers.

This is why communism doesn't work...it perverts reality.

14 posted on 03/20/2013 5:28:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: cripplecreek
Are they still allowed to have best friends?

Teachers tell children not to have 'best friends' in primary schools... to prevent pain of falling out

Primary schools are adopting a 'no best friends' policy to shield children from the pain of falling out. But critics are warning it is preventing youngsters from learning about the ups and downs of life. Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni, who provides counselling for children in London, said the practice of teachers encouraging kids to play in large groups instead of developing tight-knit bonds is increasingly common.

No Best Friends in School Allowed

15 posted on 03/20/2013 5:29:21 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: markomalley

Well, mediocrity has a place in the world too. Mediocrity and failure need to be honored too.

If the U.S. is striving towards mediocrity on the world stage, who better to represent us there is not the mediocre students and the failures?


16 posted on 03/20/2013 5:29:24 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Woohoo! Where do I go and how soon can I get it?


17 posted on 03/20/2013 5:31:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: markomalley

Just leave the kids at home until they’re 18 and issue a HS diploma, sent in the mail. Thereby nobody’s feelings get hurt.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 5:31:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: adorno

correction:

“...who better to represent us there IF not the mediocre students and the failures?”


19 posted on 03/20/2013 5:32:44 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: markomalley
Honors night was racist because none of Eric Holder's people qualified.
20 posted on 03/20/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: markomalley

Every kid gets a little trophy and a blue ribbon. WTF!


21 posted on 03/20/2013 5:47:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: markomalley

Didn’t H P Lovecraft write about weird happenings in Ipswich, but used a fake name for the city?


22 posted on 03/20/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

The parents should print up t shirts that say “Ipswich Middle School, celebrating mediocrity.”


23 posted on 03/20/2013 6:10:40 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: markomalley
mediocrity is job one...
24 posted on 03/20/2013 6:34:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

From Doonesbury last year... Son cleaning out room finds his old trophy: “Most Improved Trier, Second Grade.” Son: I tied with the rest of the class.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 7:10:06 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: markomalley

I’ll bet that Celebrate Poop Sex day is still on though.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
John Updike wrote a novel called Couples while he was living in Ipswich. In the novel the characters live in Tarbox. I was once told by someone who lived in a town near Ipswich that the novel was supposedly based on things that had actually happened in Ipswich.
27 posted on 03/20/2013 7:19:01 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: markomalley

Ah, the old Progressive “leveling the playing field”!


28 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: markomalley

No kidding? As a parent I want my child to excel. I have 4 kids, none of them stellar students, but when my child falls in grades I have on several occassions met with student, teachers and principals, to give me the tools to help them along. This year my son has gone from a 2.556 gpa to 4.0 due to hard work on his part,his parents, and his teachers. Its a parents job to teach, teachers are there to help. I have to wonder does the school have all starters on the basketball team? Football team? Volleyball? etc. They best be consistant


29 posted on 03/21/2013 11:31:01 AM PDT by robfrazier
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