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Thanks Rhys. Lots of unreasonable persistence and a bit of luck :)
We knew this when Soda was rebuilt - that it would not add enough capacity, but ti was rebuilt anyway. For some reason, our district has staunchly refused to believe that the enrollment would grow. This goes all the way back to 2002 when they told the state school board that enrollment would decline even though it had been growing steadily at that 2-3% rate. With the administration not believing in the growth and telling the school board the same, then no wonder that growth is not planned for. Given how this rolls to the just about full MS and HS, seems that the best thing to do now would be to use the lot they have at Silver Spur to build a K-8.
When you post/print results it would be helpful to have SOME explanation of what they are. In this case, there isn't even any clue as to what sport this is talking about.
So glad she was found safe. It is unfortunate that the code red notification to the cell phones just comes in as an 866 number and if you answer, it sounds very much like a telemarketer asking you to hold for a very important message. I was with a friend and her phone rang first, but she didn't answer since it was an 866 number she didn't recognize. Then my phone rang and she recognized it as the same 866 number, so we listened on speaker. It wasn't until after it asks you to hold for the message that it identified itself as an emergency notification. On my land line, the caller ID showed emergency. I wonder how many people didn't answer or hung up before they heard the emergency part of the message. Could the message be improved to identify itself as emergency notification right away?
It would be great to have Yampa as a pedestrian mall, but the downtown parking is already tight. To do this, there would need to be parking added downtown in a structure or something.
I think the school has done a good job of articulating all the reasons to change away from "The Lowell Whiteman School." However, for so many years the K-8 Whiteman and the 9-12 Lowell Whiteman were erroneously connected. Now, very shortly after the K-8 changes to Emerald Mountain School, couldn't the 9-12 have picked a name that is more distinct from the K-8 than Steamboat Mountain School? Seems that the two schools will again be erroneously connected.
The link for the school calendar survey does not work. The link starts with a %20, which is a space and therefore does not come up correctly. The rest of the link is right. If you go to the school district website, the link is right https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015-16SchoolYearCalendars
We have the greatest Nordic Combined coaches. So nice to have them recognized.
Frekanomics is timely in regards to this conversation. Just covered the ROI of learning a foreign language - http://freakonomics.com/2014/03/06/is-learning-a-foreign-language-really-worth-it-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ Almost no economic gain (2% increase in expected income for Americans who speak a foreign language over those who don't), yet we spend about 1/6th the teaching time in High School on Foreign Language. At SSHS, Foreign language is required, but there are no computer programming classes. US education has to learn to evolve with at least the US economy (if not worldwide). Not nearly as many Spanish teaching jobs as there are computer programmer jobs for these kids once they get out of school.
I was asked to take the survey 3 times since I have 3 kids in the school district. I did reply to the survey once and although I made it through the questions, I found it to be a poorly constructed survey with some questions that felt unanswerable but with no N/A choice or ability to skip them. When participation is so low, things like multiple surveys per household and poorly worded surveys should be looked at as causes.
As to the students themselves, my high school student logs into infinite campus, but the middle schoolers do not and would never have seen a request for them to take a survey. From the completely disparate results for the one grade where the survey was taken in class, clearly the rest of the grades were not well informed nor instructed to take the survey.
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