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I have seen what happens when school activities and expulsions happen to our kids in Steamboat Springs. They are left with absolutely nothing. Nothing to be accountable for their actions. Nothing to look forward to especially sports that these students love. Would it be possible to look at these situations differently? To say, "In this situation, our policy is expulsion but we are willing to give you a chance because we believe in you!"
Idle hands, idle time is the worst thing for our teenagers. Keep them busy! If the disciplinary action/option is kicking them off a team, why not tell them that if they really want this they need to earn it. Make them do something for the school, the team. Make them stay before school and clean up the grounds. Get the equipment ready. And then stay after and make sure everything is back in the locker the room and clean the gym. Then make them study what it was that got them in trouble and write a paper on it.
Or maybe in this student's case, give them an opportunity to learn from this and earn their diploma/graduation back. I think having to take a drug and alcohol course, mandatory drug test, counseling, write a paper on drug use and community service. If those criteria are met by June 1st, then she could walk and graduate. If she did not comply, then at least our district leaders and high school administration made an effort to help a student that needs direction, guidance and our support.
Every student is different. Clearly this is an exceptional student and I know that this is a very difficult situation for the Superintendent, School board, and High School Administration. I do believe that it is possible to make a HUGE difference in a student/childs life. The school district has this power and we CAN always do better. It takes a big person to admit to a mistake, make amends and give chances. It's not too late. Let's do what we can to give this student a chance.
This all just seems so wrong. Two empty Habitat homes and 2 families struggling to find a more permanent place to live. I can't imagine being in these women's shoes. So much promise, hope...and then dissapointment. Steamboat Springs....where is the heart? Volunteers put in the generous time to make this home possible and these families put in the man hours and their sweat equity. Something just doesn't seem right.
What is Habitat for Humanity International?
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build or repair over 600,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 3 million people worldwide.
Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.
How does it work?
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses. How are partner families selected?
Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.
The affiliate’s family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan.
Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection.
Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.
What are Habitat affiliates?
Community-level Habitat for Humanity offices that act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International.Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area.
Thank you, Shannon, for nominating and recognizing Miranda's dedication to cheerleading. She loves that she has found a sport where she can utilize her dancing and gymnastic passion. Her commitment has made her more focused on school and her community. And Shannon...
Thank you to you and Angela and all the other coaches for your time and effort in making our children better young men and ladies. Go Sailors!!
Yea Sailors! Our new coed team is incredible and we couldn't have come this far without our amazing coaches and squad. They put in many hours of tumbling, cheer stunts, execution of routines and of course, studying and doing community service work. You made us ALL proud and you represented us well! Next year...DisneyWorld and Nationals!!
What a beautiful night for football!! There was a gentleman sitting beside me that was all alone and I jokingly asked if he was a college scout. He said he was in the Army and I asked where he had served and he told me he had just returned from Afghanistan. He graduate from SSHS in '94. I asked how his transition was back to the U.S. and he said "great!" Holy Name had just scored ANOTHER touchdown while we were talking and I could tell that nothing was sweeter than being back home, watching his alma mater play on a beautiful night in the good ol USA. I thanked him for his service, and looked at the beautiful young kids on the field and thought win or lose...we are so fortunate to be here in Steamboat.
Stacy and Rich Most are wonderful people and if you are lucky their adorable daughter, Lida, will ask you if how you liked your dinner!
I met Stacy and Rich about 4 years ago and I have never seen a mural of the previous owners in the restaurant. FYI that was removed a long time ago. The review of the food, service, wine and service were commendable, however, your inaccuracy of the description of the decor (the mural) takes away from your credibility as a restaurant reviewer and makes one question whether you were really there.
Steamboat Gymnastics was one of the reasons why we chose to move to Steamboat. Mr. Dan is wonderful with children and he will be missed! Thank you Dan for being such an amazing man and friend. We will miss you.
Paula, Randy, Miranda and Reina Salky
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