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Dec. 8, 2006

Hallway sweeps planned to help eliminate tardies

by Mary Donahue, Online Managing Features Editor
Starting Monday, Dec. 11, administrators will be begin enforcing the "locked-door" late policy previously optional to teachers in order to help deal with tardy students. After the late bell rings, teachers will be required to lock their doors and security guards will sweep late students from the hallways to give them detention slips.

Administrator James Short stressed that this is not a new policy, but an enforcement of a policy that already exists. "It has always been an option for teachers to use detentions as deterrents for tardies," he said. "Being on time to class is not a new expectation, it's a requirement."

Administrators decided to begin enforcing the policy to help deal with the increasing number of tardies, especially in sophomores and juniors, that cause students to lose credit in classes, Short said.

"Many of the [loss of credits] are not necessarily students skipping, but that they are late," he said. "I look at it as though we are helping."

The hallway sweeps will take place in between every class, though not all students will be issued detentions. Students who are late because of missed busses or traffic will be directed to the attendance office to receive a late pass. Those who are unexcused still will receive a pass, Short said. "[Their tardy] may not be excused, but they should still have a pass."

Senior Rachael Bernstein, who has multiple classes in the freshman wing, was one of the students swept up last week when the policy was implemented only in the freshman hallways. She feels that the policy is moot and just disrupted her class even more. "We ended up going back to class even later, so it sort of defeated the purpose of the policy," she said.

For the past two weeks, the policy was enforced only in the 250 to 270 rooms, but administration decided to expand the policy school-wide after its success. "We have less and less kids late on the ninth grade wing," Short said.

Bernstein agrees that the policy will probably become effective, but feels that it will take some time. "I think people will learn quickly," she said, "but for a little while they'll have a lot of angry teenagers serving detention."

Short was impressed by the upperclassmen who have already been part of this initiative. "We had a lot of upperclassmen swept up when we started enforcing this in the freshman wing," he said. "It was great to see our ninth graders watching the upperclassmen step up to the plate, coming to detention and not complaining. They set a good, mature example."

Detentions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 234. Students who fail to show up for detention will be called in for a conference with their administrator to discuss a harsher punishment, Short said. He stressed that this does not necessarily mean suspension.

"What is catching peoples' eye is that the students can be suspended, but that is not necessarily the case," he said. "This isn't like we're trying to `get the kids' it isn't like that we're trying to help them."

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  • argentinian89....dis sucks (View Email) on December 8, 2006 at 10:39 AM
    I think this "new or old " policy is just another way on getting students in trouble. Is a waste of time for the securities and teachers. I give it 2 weeks...i dont think that the administrators or securities will follow through with this policy just because alot of students are late. Some people are 1 or 2 seconds late and they get a tardy and detention...i dont think it should work like that. So what happens if you're 5 seconds late and the teacher locks the door? you're just gonna miss the class just for being 5 sec. late?...i think it sucks...
  • 07 on December 8, 2006 at 1:54 PM
    Im steady tryna find a motive,
    Why do admins hate us so?
    Always pushing further,
    No matter how far they go
    our dignity stolen, need IDs,
    admins patrolin, and now they done stop me,
    And i get locked up,

    They won't let us in, no they won't let us in, (we locked up)
    They won't let us in, no they won't let us in, (we locked up)
    They won't let us in, no they won't let us in, (we locked up)
    They won't let us in, no they won't let us in,

    why do the blair admins insist on running the school like a prison? also, i've had frosh friends told me that they haven't been running this in the freshy academies, and that they've never been locked out of a class. gahh i hate them back.
  • confused and angry on December 8, 2006 at 1:56 PM
    helping?! how does making kids serve detention, instead of doing their homework, help the situation. When I'm late to class I'll accept the unexcused tardy on my record and then move on to the task at hand in class. With this policy students who come 30 seconds late may end up missing 10 minutes of class or more, depending on the number of security sweeping the halls. This issue did not come up in the experiment because you can sweep 3 hallways in two minutes if your moving slowly. And does the detention eliminate the unexcuse tardy and eventual LC or does one replace the other? because the only way detention is a way of 'helping the kids' then it must replace another policy that hurt kids worse than taking time out of a busy schedule filled with homework to sit in a room and be quiet while staring at the walls.
  • tin tin on December 8, 2006 at 1:58 PM
    I really think this hallway sweep is a great thing for Blair HIgh School. Students today are very wrong in always coming to class late. Every time a student comes late to class they interupt my classmates and my learning experience. Education is something we should all value. Obviously most students do not value education. I do and I value school because at school I am able to drink from the fountain of knwoledge. WIth this new policy students will now have to come to class on time. THis is a great thing for them, because now they can enjoy the great opportunities this school offers them. I love school!!!!
  • mEeM on December 8, 2006 at 3:27 PM
    ok so what if im late like a min ta class and then the hassle of going to attendence office and all that would make me miss more class. gosh
  • C. S. on December 8, 2006 at 3:52 PM
    This is ridiculous, and it will not help anyone. In a large, overcrowded school with only eight minutes between classes, people will be late occasionally. It's not always their fault. Sure, some kids stand around in the halls talking, or just don't care if they get to class on time, but they are a minority. Most people try not to be late, but sometimes are anyway, and it is not fair to always punish them for it. What if a kid has a class in the 170's hall, and their next class is in the 320's hallway? Or what if someone has to go to the bathroom? There are always so many people in there between classes that people have to wait a long time to use it, and many teachers do not like to give passes. If security has to round up students and put them in detention, why not punish the ones who just stand around in the corridors and block the way, or walk slowly in large groups, causing others to be late?
  • Republican on December 8, 2006 at 4:22 PM
    Pretty good idea, they should give warnings first though. Like, the first time you're late for class, you only get a warning, but the second time, you get a detention. This would be only fair.
  • :-) on December 8, 2006 at 6:09 PM
    This isn't going to work
  • Corrie on December 8, 2006 at 6:40 PM
    Good article! Security guards should not lock students out of their classrooms just for being late, especially if it is not their fault.
  • this is wack! on December 8, 2006 at 6:53 PM
    what r they talkin about? ms. fus never gives excused passes for traffic! ive already got caught up in the 240's hall sweeps and im not even a freshman!

    this is so stupid! if just a couple of seconds late, they make u waste even more time issueing detention. i missed atleast 5 minutes of class waiting in line to sign my name! is that what they want!????therez got 2 be a better way.
  • >< on December 8, 2006 at 11:29 PM
    wow, do they really think this is going to work? if a student is late for their class, do you really think that they're gonna wait outside until the security guard comes?? i mean come on, this isn't gonna eliminate tardies, instead it will encourage skipping...hmmmm...doesn't seem like they really thought it out from our perspective...
  • Libertarian (View Email) on December 8, 2006 at 11:40 PM
    Old policy? The punishment for being late is an unexcused tardy. 3 of those equals one unexcused absence. This can lead to LCing a course. So because people were late and LCing (a pretty harsh punishment), they decide to give an even harsher punishment just to stop people from getting an LC? How about a more constructive step like a call home?

    On the other hand it really isn't all that hard to get to class on time. We get 8 minutes. Most high schools in the county get 4. Blair is not twice as big as the next biggest high school.

    And Ms. Fus will not excuse someone being late not on a bus, but she will give you a pass so you don't get detention.
  • freshie on December 9, 2006 at 10:12 AM
    this policy doesn't take into account other circumstances that might lead a kid to be late. okay, so they might be skipping. but they also may be
    1) going to an activity council, sports practice, band practice, play rehearsal or other in-school, school-sponsored activity for which the sponsor couldn't give out individual passes
    2) going to the office
    3) being kept late by a lazy or forgetful teacher who wouldn't give them a pass
    4) trying to open a jammed locker
    5) lying beaten-up in one of the bathrooms
    etc. This policy is impractical because it punishes students who may not be at fault as well as those who are.
  • 09 on December 9, 2006 at 10:13 AM
    i really want to get locked out. it'd be fun to be like a fugitive in the school for an horu and a half.
  • Party-til-I-Die on December 9, 2006 at 1:19 PM
    Dude, this is so stupid. Let's all have a hall party, and let em' give us all detentions. Then we can have a detention party too! I'll bring the krispy cream!
  • Arsenios on December 9, 2006 at 5:40 PM
    Swept up? They make us seem like so much waste...
  • m on December 9, 2006 at 6:13 PM
    tin tin-- perhaps if you were to drink from the fountain of knowledge, you'd be able to spell knowledge correctly.
  • aom on December 9, 2006 at 9:57 PM
    they implemented this in the freshmen hallway, when the most tardies are found in the sophomore and junior classes. so how does this make sense?

    Tin tin- i see what you are saying, but what about those kids who are late because of other people?

    I agree with Republican on this one, warnings first. that's probably what the school is going to end up doing, like they did with first id policy.
  • blazer on December 9, 2006 at 10:14 PM
    this is unrealistic and it's not going to work.

    the only reason upperclassmen did not complain is they have learned complaining, or even calmly expressing your opinion to an administrator at an appropriate time, does nothing. it doesn't mean they agree with it.
  • Richard L. Clarke (View Email) on December 10, 2006 at 2:20 AM
    No, see this policy was deliberately made to "get us kids". Now that the bell has been ringing randomly and our time in the hallways has been "inconspicuously" shortened to 6 minutes, students who are traveling to class don't have enough time to get to class as well as do other things. For example, if a student is coming from room 100 and going to room 375, and they have to use the bathroom, and they have to go to their locker, they don't have enough time. Since we are not allowed to run in the hallways due to possible injuries, students can't run to class if they are in a hurry. Also, the hallways are usually extremely crowded. If it isn't a magnet student with an unusually large bookbag, it's that group of kids linking arms. If not them, A cluster of students who stand in the EXACT center of the hallway. If not them, a teacher who is pushing one of those carts through the hallways. The list goes on forever. I was going to my 5th period class in room 267. I was coming from my health class in room 117 and between classes i had to wait in a line in the bathroom. I was about two feet from the door and the bell rang. Then I went through this huge annoying 20 minute process and hardly had enough time to finish the test I was taking. So, I had to stay during lunch to finish. Then I had to go get help from another teacher at lunch and didn't get it fully explained to me. And all because I was late by half a second. I know teachers don't particularly care because they don't have anything to worry about. I think the school is taking liberites by making this rule. This is just going too far. We already have the LC policy. If we are going to have this rule, then there has to be something for both sides, students and staff. Since the staff gets to issue a 45 minute sit down after school for not being in the door, we should get two more minutes between classes to give us enough time to get to class. The teacher doesn't know what happeed to the student. They could've been beaten up, they could've dropped their stuff, maybe their teacher refused to write them a pass after keeping them late. This policy is wrong and uncalled for. Now I have to worry about wearing a cheap, breakable piece of plastic, having my agenda, and now I have to rush to class. The line has been officially crossed.
  • f'real on December 10, 2006 at 12:15 PM
    With an LC policy regarding tardies in place, this does little more than set up more obstacles to prevent learning. Being 30 seconds late to class is better than missing the entirety sitting in the office waiting to see an administrator. Also, if the administration is to enforce this policy, perhaps they should consider making the bells ring on time as opposed to two minutes early. There is a resounding difference between 7:23 and 7:25.
  • The Pooka on December 10, 2006 at 2:24 PM
    Personally, I think that this, along with the ID policy, is just preparing students to become sheep in later life. It's just more bureaucracy and hassle for everyone involved. If they have the ENTIRE school following this policy, they'll have to open up more rooms for detention. Besides, what's more distracting, a kid who comes in thirty seconds late, or a kid who comes in five minutes late and has to knock and have some one else open up the door?
  • Euclid on December 10, 2006 at 4:42 PM
    The policy will actually encourage students to skip class. We're resourceful, enough to either get out of the building or dodge the security guards, and none of us want detention. Think about it. If you were a half second late for class and get locked out for last period, a good chunk of the school would just leave.
    Furthermore, teachers are late pretty often. I've had to wait outside for the teacher to arrive so the class can enter the locked classroom repeatedly.
    Plus, I believe they have said that students aren't allowed out during the first thirty minutes of class. Given that we don't have time to go to the bathroom between classes, this is rather absurd. The policy is just plain moronic.
  • Someone you may know on December 10, 2006 at 6:22 PM
    Since when have we been allowed to get late passes for traffic?! Woah, that's definitely a new policy because I tried before and they said that since I wasn't on a bus, I have to just go to class.

    And I agree with Richard Clarke, the bells ARE ringing earlier, so there definitely isn't enough time to use the bathroom and go to your locker [neither of which we can't do while in class] and still be on time to classes that aren't next door to each other. If I get to school at 7:22 and I HAVE to use the bathroom, why should I end up serving a 45 minute detention? Because there are 30 kids in the hallways that are always roaming the hallways, so the entire school has to suffer under a ridiculous new policy? Why doesn't the school give detention to the kids that are still walking around 15 minutes after the bell rang?

    Does anyone else think this might increase accidents at school as well because people will be rushing to school to not get a detention?

    This definitely will not lower the number of students that LC their classes. If you have a group of students that don't care to get to class on time and get their credit, they probably won't care that they have detention. All this will do is make it worse for the students who have legitimate reasons to be late to class.
  • . on December 10, 2006 at 6:25 PM
    i used to have a class in the portables and then class in the 310's hallway. i, as well as my entire class who was going to this class (which was about 8 students, maybe a little more) were late every day to class, at least by a few seconds. if this policy was in place, we'd be swept up every day? (and speedwalking doesn't work...i tried)
  • >:( I HATE THIS POLICY!! on December 10, 2006 at 8:05 PM
    this is sooo stupid! this new "policy" is only going to make kids even more late and they wont learn anthing in class! THIS IS BOGUS!!!!
  • JEG on December 10, 2006 at 9:35 PM
    This policy is idiotic. If im late to class i get detention, but if i skip a class I get a phone call home. hmm.....
  • Rayzor (View Email) on December 10, 2006 at 11:01 PM
    i dont know why they have to hand out detention slips. only if the student was actually about to skip, but doesnt LC'ing make up for all the times youve bin tardy? just thinking out loud
  • Annoyed Senior (View Email) on December 11, 2006 at 12:23 AM
    This is just annoying. The fact of the matter is students are commonly late. Some students that waste time and come to class late consistently should be punished, but not the kids that come maybe 30 seconds late due to unpredicted events. If I am given detention, I won't go. It is not that I refuse to go out of principal; it is because I actually do not have the time. As a legal adult, I have taken more responsibities. Every day that I do not go to a major bank, where I work, after school to start my shift at 1:00 I go to rehab for unrelated reasons. Neither of these is expendable. I will defend my case to anyone needed, but if I am suspended because I am either contributing to society or being helped with a problem that causes many more problems then tardiness I swear on everything we as students must stand for, Blair will pay. So go ahead Blair, test me and see what a tardy student is capable of.
  • What?? on December 11, 2006 at 7:33 AM
    this is stupid...first the ids now feels lik were some kind of boarding military school!! I mean blair is not bad of a school why are we being punished...there are other schools that need this more than we do.
  • Jaymes K. Lunsford (View Email) on December 11, 2006 at 7:45 AM
    So what about the disruption from all the students coming in the middle of class after getting their detention. instead of coming right at the beginning of others learning they come in the middle. good going Dr. Gayness. i love administration genius.
  • yeah on December 11, 2006 at 8:50 AM
    last year i had ap nsl in the portable and then comp sci in like 314. thats all the way across the school and up three floors. im sorry i dont feel like running to class with my 20 pound back pack

    we've never had late passes for traffic. you know what i hate most? sometimes the bus comes at like 7:24 and the bell hasn't rung yet. all the security guards do is yell 'get to class kids' by the time i get up to my 3rd floor the bell has already rung. the only reason i dont get late is because my teacher is lenient and would rather have us come straight to class than get a bus pass. i tried getting a bus pass for a time like a 7:24 arrival but i was denied...

    the policy is stupid...screw detention and the new rules...get a grip on things.
  • MoneyGuy (View Email) on December 11, 2006 at 12:04 PM
    Man i think this is actually gonna last for about.. a yeah man no matter what it gonna get playe dout and someone will mos def find out a "skeem".. lol but yeah this is seriously like a waist of time..
  • Ann on December 11, 2006 at 12:23 PM
    what is hysen doing about it?
  • angry on December 11, 2006 at 12:23 PM
    okay, so my carpool comes late almost every morning, no matter how many times i ask them to come earlier, and we're magnets, so we live kinda far away, and now i'm gonna get detention for being like 2 minutes late? when its not my fault? i don't think so...if they don't repeal this policy soon, they're gonna have a lot of pissed-off parents on their case...
  • (&#65307;&#65439;&#1044;&#6543 (View Email) on December 11, 2006 at 1:59 PM
    A lot of teachers don't care if you come to class 30 seconds to a minute or two late in the morning. By locking the doors immediatley after the bell rings, you're just creating a problem where there wasn't.
  • time on December 11, 2006 at 3:06 PM
    if they are going to sweep the halls, and you dont have time to go to the bathroom, AND you cant go during class....when are you supposed to go?
  • :-) on December 11, 2006 at 4:41 PM
    We got locked in the class room today because of the new policy. We had to get security to open the door and let us out.
  • Whoo...Hoo... on December 11, 2006 at 5:57 PM
    Since when do they want to "help" us students...?! 1st its the dumb issue about IDS?! its hall sweeps?!....I think we should all they are not going to issue a detention...for the whole school being late...i dont think this is going to work...none of my teachers actually locked their doors today...i give it a week....AHH! i just think this is too much...they are just finding more ways to lock us up in skool...and yea since when does the attendance lady give passes for being late due to traffic?!?!..... and why issue detention for 45min...for someone who is late a couple of min. ... not fair at all....
  • boo on December 11, 2006 at 6:29 PM
    the bells are ringing earlier now because they were late and kids were missing their buses afterschool
  • Someone you may know on December 11, 2006 at 6:30 PM
    Isn't the problem with kids that AREN'T trying to get to class? The kids that are standing outside the classroom banging the doors trying to get in obviously have some desire in the world to go to their class. Why punish them? Administration, stop worrying about the little freshmen whose running to class in order to not get detention and instead focus on the kid who is still sitting in the SAC ten minutes after the late bell rang, listening to his iPod.

    "It was great to see our ninth graders watching the upperclassmen step up to the plate, coming to detention and not complaining. They set a good, mature example." -- Mr. Short
    How come the school doesn't pressure the staff to get a good example for us? My teachers are late all of the time, don't wear their IDs or wear their IDs from last year and go to the bathroom whenever they please.

    To time:
    I bet the administration will come up with a new policy banning the use of the bathrooms all together. "We're trying to teach students that in the real world, people only use the bathroom once a day. By banning the use of the bathroom, we are preparing students for the real world," will be the administration's excuse for the new policy. All of those caught using the bathroom will receive a Saturday detention.
  • unimportant on December 11, 2006 at 9:21 PM
    this is depressing. we are being socialized to run around like rats in a maze. props to the kid listening to their ipod 10 minutes late, at least they have the guts to break the routine and give the admin a little hell. school is becoming prison, and i want no part of it
  • Republican on December 11, 2006 at 10:14 PM
    The administration believes 8 minutes is plenty of time to get from one class to another. It actually is, even with all the traffic; I've made it to class on time no problem the whole school year even though some of my classes are on opposite ends of the school. What many students are doing is treating the passing time as recess. They socialize and do not even make the attempt to get to class until it is too late. The administration tries to crack down on these people and their plan of action is perfectly reasonable.

    The implementation of this policy is plain horrible however. A poor student in my first period class actually had to go down to find a security guard to give him detention just so they can unlock the door. What happened to being late and missing out on important topics that are being covered? Being late for first period is explainable especially when there is usually heavy traffic.

    Anyways, if you're issued a detention, however you feel about it, just bite the bullet and hope for better times. After all, it only took a month or two for the administration to stop checking for IDs.
  • blazer on December 12, 2006 at 6:29 AM
    Yes because in the real world, if you are not at your desk at seven twenty five in the morning, you have to wait outside your cubicle until security comes around and brings you to your boss, who fires you right then and there.

    I do not know any adult who is punished when they are late for work (possibly with the exception of my teachers). Most adults I know do not even have a set time when they must be at work. Sometimes they go in at 5am, sometimes they go in at noon. Maybe all the adults I know are exceptions and are setting bad examples for me, I don't know. But I am pretty sure they are living in the "real world".

    That said, PLEASE stop telling us what the "real world" is like. I am so sick of it. It's rediculous. The "world" has no set time limits or restrictions, one job and one place is different from the next. What everyone keeps calling "the real world" sounds more like "minimum wage job with satan as your boss". Maybe my view of the "world" is just totally skewed or something, but man. I don't think it is as bad as you guys make it.
  • aom on December 12, 2006 at 9:11 AM
    why didn't the teachers or the SGA know about this? we should have been informed about this way before they told us. This affects us more than anyone else.
  • AES on December 12, 2006 at 1:01 PM
    very funny about not using the bathroom. People run around like chickens with their heads cut off when security yells 'the bell's gonna ring soon' and it is not fun to be in the halls in that mess. I made a comment earlier (third 1 from bottom as the name confused and angry) and every1 seems to agree that this policy will lead to more kids missing more class. Also, this policy disturbs class because people have to knock on the door and then the teacher stops talking while they go to get the door. Here's a fictional example from my english class: teacher- "so after reading this book we can easily come to the conclusion that the meaning of the book, and life in general is..." *knock at the door* *teacher goes to open door for students with bus passes* teacher- "where was I? Anyways your essays are due on Friday and they will count for 80% of your semester grade meaning if you don't understand the meaning of the book then you will probably not get into college and your life will be a complete failure" *bell rings 1 hour early* see you on Friday.
  • I'm Late once in a while on December 12, 2006 at 2:02 PM
    It's not fair to punsih someone who is late once in a while. Things happen...staying up late finishing assignments or family buisness. Whatever the reason is, those students who have a habit a=of coming to school late should be in DENTENTION. But others who care about school should not. Some peolpe do work more then 3 days, so why not help them instead of wasting their time in Dentention?
  • NOT FAIR on December 12, 2006 at 2:05 PM
    I was given dentention out of 15 students that came in late at the same time I came in? That's not fair, kids are sinky. A word of advice... Has administration thought that kids can make fake copies of the DENTENTION SLIP and act as if they were caught, but really haven't?
  • 07 on December 12, 2006 at 4:03 PM
    "It was great to see our ninth graders watching the upperclassmen step up to the plate, coming to detention and not complaining. They set a good, mature example."

    --and by "maturity" i hope they mean we have the common sense not to waste our breath because administrators won't listen to us on the subject anyway.
  • Support on December 12, 2006 at 7:48 PM
    I Support this policy. For two reaons. One, the stupid people seem to dislike it. Two, if you are in capable of getting to class on time, and you have not yet figured out how to get there on time, perhaps detention is the only way for you to figure it out. Stop being so dumb.
  • What the hey? on December 13, 2006 at 6:10 PM
    first i would like to start off asking the question, WHO THE HECK LIKES SCHOOL??????!!!!!!anywhoo, this whole thing won't last in this school. THere is no point to it. if we are late then they are making it worse by delaying us a lot more than we would have been. Aren't they interfering in our education if we are late more that we would have been. locking us out is very cruel.
    P.S.-I HATE SCHOOL.(if my life didn't depend on my education i wouldn't be caught dead in any school!!!!!!!!!!)
  • A Potentially Serious Problem on December 13, 2006 at 6:19 PM
    What happens during a code red emergency? Teachers are not supposed to open the door for anyone during a code red. If a student is late when the code red happens, where does the student go?
  • f'real on December 13, 2006 at 8:06 PM
    Hysen, from what I hear, has submitted a petition to Gainous because administrators are supposed to inform the student body and receive input before putting policies into action and neither the SGA nor Eric was involved in the decision-making process. As Mr. SHort stresses in the article, the administration claims that this is just an extension of a pre-existing policy which qualifies as something not necessary to involve student input but nonetheless, Eric has said he's willing to take it to the Montgomery County school board if Gainous refuses to comply.
    Props to SGA
  • Drew Keys on December 14, 2006 at 1:52 PM
    if i get not goin to detention

    plain n simple
  • lost on December 14, 2006 at 7:16 PM
    i rather levav school than attend detention because people work after schooland you dont mess wit money.but hall party wold be nice dude.that's a hell of an idea and oh i would like the chocolate covered doughnut, PLEASE.
    i will bring the beer.
  • glad im a SENIOR on December 14, 2006 at 11:33 PM
    man i cant wait 2 leave blair...all these useless policies will no longer be implemented once i get into college! n really bout the bathroom thing...i cudnt go btween classes b/c i didn't want a detention (don't have time-must work!) and my teachers refused to let me go during class...thus leading to me holding in my business and going thru the pain of having a UTI! i shud sue blair for malicious harm to my body!
  • TinTin on December 15, 2006 at 12:24 PM
    It has been a week with this new policy. Like I predicted I love this new policy. It brings joy to me eyes to see the troublemaker students getting detention for not taking their classes and education seriously. This policy is definitly helping my educational experience, which I love, and only will continue to help this wonderful school. I love school
  • Someone you may know on December 15, 2006 at 8:54 PM
    To TinTin:
    What about the good kids who just happen to be late to class for a legitimate reason? Do you take pleasure in seeing them get detention as well as the trouble makers [which by the way usually aren't hurting you]?
  • to lost on December 19, 2006 at 7:11 PM
    where were you this morning when we had the lockout? i didn't see any beer
  • To: Someone you may know on December 19, 2006 at 7:12 PM
    i think tintin was being sarcastic
  • steph. (View Email) on January 29, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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