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David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Kimberly DeLude Quigley March 18, 2014 at 09:16 am
@Donny.....that referendum passed.... Barely!! Yes I do remember it...I voted No and so did a lot ofRead More other taxpayers. I also remember after it was voted in hearing a lot of "Are you kidding me!!" I also remember a referendum to see if taxpayers would approve a $60 million building bond to have astro-turf at East and Central's football fields. I voted No and so did a lot of other taxpayers and that referendum failed. Wait....no it didn't because the school board didn't listen to the taxpayers and the astro-turf was installed anyway. Oh but wait we are talking about LW football...can't make cuts in that department. Football generates a lot of money for the schools I get that, but NOT every student plays sports! Building two new schools was a huge mistake....this is my opinion. No one knew the economy was going to turn out the way it did, but my wallet and my non-existent equity in my home didn't either. Making cuts in the Arts is a huge mistake, but the kids shouldn't have to be punished for something no one could control. The board approves too much take it out on them not the kids. My son graduated from East in 2009 and is doing well and had a great HS career not only because he went to a LW school, but because he had good teachers.... Very good teachers. Instead of cutting the teachers, cut from the top. LW is too top heavy. Start there. My opinion.
DJK March 18, 2014 at 05:28 pm
A lot of really good posts here. Sounds like some people have the inside track on some facts andRead More some others don't want to hear what's going on. Nothing new here folks, 210 has been a good old boys club since we moved here almost thirty years ago. Don't bother running for a school board seat. If I recall, the last person elected that was not an incumbent was at least ten years ago...maybe more. They retire before their term is up and the board approves the replacement. The replacement then runs as an incumbent and you know what that means. Been going on for years. Not going to change. As for the fine arts center, if in fact the IPO is not being charged, that needs to be investigated. Just because they let our students into a concert for free, doesn't cut it.
lala March 19, 2014 at 10:27 am
Those with the inside track should contact one of the investigative reporters from the local newsRead More stations!
Jack T. Gagliano March 11, 2014 at 05:38 am
I believe the quote should probably have read, “The evening of jazz and dinner includesRead More performances by the East high school students’ VOCAL and instrumental jazz groups."
Lauren Traut (Editor) March 11, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Got it, Jack.
Kim McAuliffe March 12, 2014 at 08:41 am
maybe sell ad space on place mats?? I would be glad to take an ad space www.anenglishgarden.com toRead More contact me
Richard Starkey March 1, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Gary P, no need to inform me to be grateful, as I already am for the kids. As parents we want ourRead More kids to develop into fine young adults and ROTC is just one of the best ways to help them do so. You do realize that ROTC not only benefits the participants, but also the community. I have no doubt the great majority of tax paying residents would also agree. This is why there were large crowds at the board meetings. If you or anyone else had negative issues with ROTC and wanted to express your opinions, you were more than welcome to state them at the board meetings in front of everyone so you could be heard. Fortunately for the kids who stood up for what they believe and the rest of community, you either did not attend the meetings or remained silent while you were there. By fighting to keep their ROTC program, the kids learned an extremely valuable life lesson and deserve applause for their efforts.
jerry mrozek March 2, 2014 at 08:51 am
Seems to me that the board has made "cuts" in many other areas that benefit more kids thenRead More the ROTC does. I guess they were not vocal enough but put there faith in the board who was elected to represent the entire community, point is that our board made a decision to discontinue the ROTC, I presume it was made after considering all facts and other options then because of a few parents who complained they reversed there decision, I wonder why? Bad publicity verus what is smart? I bet this reversal will cause other programs to be discontinued, we do not live in a democary we live in a republic we elect officials to represent us and not back down when a few people get upset Need to look at the big picture what will benefit the most students, not just a few. Take a look at your tax bill ??? Sorry but sounds like "not agreeing" is evil
Richard Starkey March 2, 2014 at 11:05 am
Please describe those cuts that were already made. When you keep repeating that ROTC only benefits aRead More "few" kids, do you know the real number? It is almost 500! That seems like a large number of kids, not just a "few" as you stated. You also presume that the board considered all facts, which I don't believe was true. The board did not discuss anything with the parents or the community prior to making their initial decision, they just assumed the path of least resistance would be to just shut the program down completely. They certainly miscalculated the response. Now that the entire community has responded to their actions (not just a few parents), a fair compromise was reached. Please spare us your hyperbole. No one ever stated at any board meetings that people were "evil" because they disagreed. If you are going to make arguments to discontinue ROTC, please use facts in your arguments.
JROTC supporters address the Lincoln-Way 210 School Board Thursday night, Feb. 13. | Credit: ABC 7 News
Deb Jones February 16, 2014 at 09:50 pm
Frank Zeimetz February 18, 2014 at 01:41 am
Props to Paulette. For Mr. Malloy, where was your side of the story at the board meeting? TheRead More board had nothing to say. They didn't even want to hear what the public they represent had to say. You went along business as usual. Maybe if you included the public we could help you work out some of your problems. People could brainstorm ideas and use their imaginations to solve the problems of the community. I don't like people being put out of work, I don't want to see trade programs go away. I would like to see solutions that are win win for everyone. What I don't want to see is more vacant space in a over populated and under staffed school. By cutting programs lincoln way is failing it's own mission statement, and I believe that to be unacceptable.
Deb Jones February 18, 2014 at 07:01 pm
This is written as a parent of a current Lincoln-Way senior & an incoming freshman who wouldRead More like to have had the choice to join JROTC. We went to the "Class of 2018 Open House" and listened to person after person informing us how wonderful Lincoln-Way schools are because they offer so many choices. Please do not misunderstand me I believe LWHSD 210 is a very wonderful school district, otherwise we would not have bought our house in the district. I am also not planning on moving my children to a different district because of these cuts. I do plan on having a conversation with my elected state officials, especially those who ran or run on the platform to improve the way the state of Illinois funds it's school districts. If the problem is the state of Illinois's lack of funding why suggest we contact the federal government or USAF? We should be demanding our local elected officials pay the bills & balance the budget just like every voter is expected to do and usually does. Mr. Molloy & school board in general, I as a parent do not wish to see any program eliminated be it a sports, clubs, or classes. By eliminating any of them you directly impact the students because you LIMIT their choices. However, I understand cuts must be made, I just hope we can find a better way to do so and still allow students the same opportunities as before. By allowing students choices they learn what have to struggle in, what comes easy to them, how they learn the best, what they enjoy & what they do not enjoy; but furthermore, by not allowing choices you are limiting their discovery of who they are to become. I would prefer my children to have a slight clue as to who they want to become before I receive the bill for college tuition, it does get very costly when they change their mind every semester or year. So if at all possible would you please open the lines of communication. You have been given many choices and I know they are plenty of more out there, let people know what will not work, what will work & together we can find that middle ground. That goes for all the programs that are to be eliminated due to budget cuts. To Jay I hope you know that ROTC is in colleges/universities JROTC is in high schools. Yes there are 16 AFJROTC in IL, but the is 46 AJROTC and 15 NJROTC in the state of Illinois and that is not to mention the ROTCs within the state of Illinois.
Heather Smith February 2, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Such a shame that such an obviously helpful program would be cut. Especially one that is helpingRead More establish leadership and great morals in these students when our current culture of behavior leaves a lot to be desired. I have a suggestion why not look into cutting some of the many many asst. superintendent, department chairpersons and any of the really unnecessary staff that would seem to be a better solution to the problem.
Ty Conderoga February 3, 2014 at 11:03 am
Why do they keep clearing the comments?
Lauren Traut (Editor) February 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
No one's clearing 'em, Ty. Are you thinking of a different article. There have been a few on thisRead More topic.
Sarah Hegeduis Kurkowski February 1, 2014 at 06:52 pm
I agree with Kathy 100%!!! JROTC has been a fabulous experience for my daughter, as well as all ofRead More the kids I have watched grow through this program. It is unfair that the Lincoln Way School Board continues to cut programs that benefit the well behaved, contributing members of our schools. When the JROTC program is phased out, what is going to be available for this type of kid. Many are not athletic and are very shy, but in JROTC they come alive and shine! They belong to a family, a group of people just like them and come together to do great things. These kids serve the community through volunteering and helping those in need. We need more of that, not less. I sincerely hope that the Lincoln Way School Board reconsiders their decision to cancel this fabulous, much needed class.
R.W.Voter January 19, 2014 at 09:18 pm
Connolly, My opinion of you is much lower than yours of me. I am entitled to my opinion and you canRead More disagree with it. Obviously you act like a left wing person in that you just attack the person. What is your opinion on the situation, say it or don't you have an opinion. I am not going to ruin the country, the public education system will do that, and has a good head start. Thank you
Connolly January 20, 2014 at 06:29 am
R.w. voter.full day kindergarten is nothing but a great thing for our children.the school districtRead More has very highly educated teachers that work very hard to teach our children.the children absorb so much information at that age why would you want to limit to a half a day.this is a proven fact not opinion.so in my opinion yes it is people like you that will ruin this country because you want to hold back children..from the education that they need and deserve to be prosperous.. Thank you. .....
R.W.Voter January 20, 2014 at 08:18 am
The education degree is one of the lowest on the scale, what does it take to teach a 5 year old,Read More mothers have been doing it for years without the assistance of a Union teacher. The teachers are more worried about their contract, and will they get extra to get them on the bus. Full day kindergarten is a waste of time. In public schools the scores are dropping so they want to eliminate standard tests. No, it is just a ploy,bring back the day when children failed, and were not promoted when they couldn't make the grade, then you have a good system that will put out great results. I vote for vouchers. Thank you
Should schools close because of below-zero temperatures? | Credit: File Photos
Penny January 5, 2014 at 11:15 am
I used to think...what's the big deal? Why cancel school? Until I slid off the road into a ditchRead More trying to get my kid to a before school activity. What if that were a school bus? Then you would have everyone criticizing administrators for not canceling school. The problem with extreme temperatures after a large snowfall is the road conditions. If the roads are not safe school should not resume. Better to be safe and not have any lives lost. It's one day of school that will be made up at the end of the year!!!!!
Kirsten January 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm
For those saying "when I was in school.....", they should keep in mind that the wind chillRead More chart has changed. What used to be -60 is now -40, it makes a difference.
Deanna January 5, 2014 at 03:13 pm
People!!! This is not the 50's anymore! Things change! And I highly doubt parent's are gonna beRead More letting their kids out to play tomorrow seen as, they are saying in 10 minutes or less frostbite may occur!
B January 5, 2014 at 06:45 pm
How I live in an area w such despicable ignorance, intolerance and hate amazes me. And it's notRead More likely any of you idiots walked to school in temps this low. Seeing as how there were only a handful of days this cold in the early 1980s (3 of them in1982), it wasn't this cold before that since 1872. This kind of cold is dangerous for kids and the elderly. This isn't 15 deg. Frostbite in 5 minutes for exposed skin..... Also - we apparently need Michelle Obama to tell us what to eat since I bet most of you ignorant commenters are fatties yourselves who could use some dietary and exercise advice. We all pay for your poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles in a wide variety of ways. Maybe her advice will save some of your dumb lives or the lives of our children. Finally, why are there always a few hateful, spiteful, right-wingers who reek of cognitive dissonance on these boards? Nothing better to do? Sitting home complaining about all these "takers" while you collect your social security, use your Medicare benefits, and watch out your windows while "evil socialism" plows your streets so you can leave your house! Makes me sad that you live w such hate and judgement in your hearts. More than likely, you judge and are terrible to others bc you need the most help and live the most immoral, sad, un-Christian lives...... (ps - why don't all of you who called out our "soft kids" walk somewhere tomorrow at 8am. See how far you get). Idiots.
Brian January 5, 2014 at 07:28 pm
B your post is the only one calling people names and spewing venomous hate. Your true judgmentalRead More colors showed in your first sentence. It must be difficult for you to look in the mirror. The fact that you defend Michelle Obama says a lot about your lack of judgement and character. If there were more right-wingers, as you call us our country would be in less of a mess and we would have fewer "soft kids". I need to go back outside for a second time with my kids and shovel. I hope you find peace.
R.W.Voter January 5, 2014 at 09:23 pm
B, I can't believe your statement. This is the Midwest, it gets cold in the winter. In the 1950'sRead More many people didn't have cars, there were no school busses in the City of Chicago. You walked to school, you walked home for lunch, that was life. The Catholic nuns that taught me lived next to the school. Kids today never wear golashes, wouldn't wear a raincoat and hat. Never wore shoes or boots with a hole in it in winter. You believe Michelle Obama, you drink the kool aid and do what you are told. you need help. Thank you
R.W.Voter December 18, 2013 at 07:28 am
This board and the school administrators just keep asking for more money to throw down the darkRead More hole, while the taxpayer suffers in a crummy economy. More money for them and the student population keeps dropping, because the residents can't afford the taxes in this little village. So sad, why didn't I move into the other school district, apparently they know how to budget money. Thank you.
R.W.Voter December 18, 2013 at 09:39 pm
Only my comment exists, it is proof that no one reads this thing they call the Patch, or the schoolRead More board shut them up. You decide.