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Alek J Hidell April 9, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Sasebo has a huge American naval base. They have been well acquainted with our military since theRead More Occupation. It was the major port for Japan during WW2 and taken over by the Americans since that time. It was one of 14 targets for atomic bombing, and very close to Nagasaki. What a wonderful legacy............. American bases in Japan. Why?
KMA April 9, 2014 at 09:47 pm
Make certain they have current TB tests.
KMA April 9, 2014 at 09:55 pm
Goerge- since you have such contempt for the school board- run and replace the beggar.s. but youRead More can't- you are not a citizen of Temecula, are you?
Audrey April 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm
George when you register a child for school it is up to the parents to identify their race, theyRead More can choose to leave that section blank if they wish. So how exactly is it racist of the district to track the information VOLUNTEERED by the parents? Also this program was initiated by the state not the district so you're crying foul on the wrong people.
Alek J Hidell April 10, 2014 at 01:44 am
"it is up to the parents to identify their race", ....and why, pray tell? why stop there?Read More demand the religion and political party. And state the income.
Menifee parents crowd the board room wearing their red shirts.
ChrisG March 27, 2014 at 06:24 am
This is good. I hope MUSD will approve this charter school.
ChrisG March 27, 2014 at 10:23 am
@Mad, how do you know this? Good news if true.
KMA March 27, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Good job Mad.
(left-right) Karen Caruso, Exalted Ruler; Ed Repic CHEA Drug Awareness Chairman; Emily Crivello; Bela Dobbins; Kiley Beaart; Barbara Conner, Lodge Drug Awareness Chairman; and Paul Gonzalez, District Drug Awareness Chairman.
Alek J Hidell March 5, 2014 at 06:31 am
they should ban those caffeinated drinks like Monster and Rock Star and 5 hour as well. Kids theseRead More days are all amped on that crap. And have you guys noticed all those 99 cent tiny bottles of vodka lying about? 100 proof and everybody can afford them. Made for kids.....
Alek J Hidell March 13, 2014 at 10:18 am
Yeah, they didn't have AP classes when I was schooled last century.....oh wait, yes they did: TheyRead More were called Honor's classes, much more challenging but an A was an A then. now we have A+++. ...... Scam.
Q Frued Grety March 21, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Um no, AP is considered much harder than honors; just look it up on Google. And honors classes areRead More still on the 4 point scale. AP classes are the only ones on the 5 point scale because they are considered college classes.
Q Frued Grety March 21, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Here ya go https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090124082903AAAaXyQ
southernbelle February 20, 2014 at 08:19 am
@ Artemis, and the weight room. It is in sweaty, moist areas, and bodily contact like wrestling, orRead More bacteria being left on Mats, Weight benches, equipment, etc. @Chris-just so you know, that link only said ow to avoid--it didn't state that the on;y way to contract is to not bathe. You could wrestle with an infected person, bathe immediately after, but it's too latte because the bacteria has already corrupted that little paper cut you got a few days ago. c'mon--don't be silly, rarely do kids go unbathed in highs school where social interaction is the utmost importance--not bathing in HS would be social suicide!!! Several sites clearly state is a bacteria that thrives in hot, moist environments, highly contagious, and spread by direct contact or the ways I mentioned before. Also, sharing towels, girls swapping clothes, sleeping on same sheets, using same razor, etc.
ChrisG February 20, 2014 at 08:36 am
@belle, ok, I cede your point. By the way, I only wrestle with my wife.
rubberband February 20, 2014 at 09:10 am
WAIT...not bathing is "social suicide?" Crap. This explains a lot.
Deborah February 21, 2014 at 09:43 am
Hi Penny, very cool to see a familiar name! Great article, this is why I love the TVUSD
jill March 13, 2014 at 06:05 pm
Non-profit or not, College Board is a big business. I am disgusted that districts can't just provideRead More classes with college prep rigor in them without it being College Board AP, and having a $90. test at the end. They brag about low income fee waivers. The fee waivers this year had a $23.00 discount. It's still $67.00 and most driven kids have more than one AP class per year. The original idea of SAT tests was to have college admissions be more fair. Being competitive costs a fortune these days, and it is just not fair.
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Jeff Kleiner February 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
@southernbelle, I don't think this is just a current situation with our kids. It's just now beingRead More addressed. It's always been there at an alarming rate....we now monitor it better with health care, social media and studies by health professionals and crime professionals.
Marti Searcy February 4, 2014 at 02:23 pm
She also looks like a woman who works at the Temecula Walmart... just weird why can't you go withRead More somebody your own age you going to do it.
southernbelle February 4, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@Jeff- I know it is not a current issue, but it is happening at a much greater rate, enveloping aRead More lot more youth than ever before. I agree that we are more educated in these issues and provide better management, but there are countless upon countless number of teens who are not being treated at all, who refuse to be treated due to stigma, or can't afford to be treated. It's tragic- the number of teens who are suffering.
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Robert Coake March 5, 2014 at 07:41 am
FOR ALL OF ABOVE: 8400 TOTAL DISTRICT TRANSFERS 2013-2014 per TVUSD. It's not a few whining aboutRead More boundary changes, it's absurd to even discuss it until we support, encourage and attend our own schools. 6500 not going to their own schools (transfers should only be fore extraordinary circumstances) and 2400 from OUT OF DISTRICT, Fallbrook (San Diego County!), Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, it's called misappropriating my taxes in my book so let's fix it.
Sara Neeley March 28, 2014 at 08:28 pm
(This is written by my son) I am in 6th grade at Margarita Middle School. Now I am in the TVHSRead More boundaries. One of my friends is probably going to CHS and my other friend has no choice but to go to TVHS. We all live on the same street. My brother goes to CHS so I have a choice. It would be nice for me to go to CHS so my brother can drive me. The new changes will keep my friends apart though. Also my orchestra teacher is moving to TVHS and I like to play the cello. That is hard but I have two years to decide. I went to the school board meeting when they voted and I felt bad for the people who bought houses in a certain school boundary and now it has all changed.
ChrisG March 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm
@saras kid. Go to TV.
ChristieD February 2, 2014 at 07:39 pm
And to conclude the relevant discussion; none of us were in the classroom. We can only guess whatRead More the true circumstances and statements made were. Perhaps the "truth" will come out; maybe it never will. Either way, it's been a fun and lively discussion, apart from the name calling. It probably would've been best left at differing political stances (e.g. right wing left wing). Peace out.
James Butler February 3, 2014 at 09:07 pm
whereis the statement from the plaintiff? Not relevant, apparently.
William Edwin Rauh February 4, 2014 at 04:13 am
It is sad when organizations such as this try to distort what has really happened in order to make aRead More name for themselves. Congratulations to the Principal and the teacher for keeping professional and level heads throughout this ordeal. Shame onthis 'so-called' religious organization for building the situation toally out of proportion. This is one example of what is tearing religion apart in this country.
Rally participants, Jan. 21, 2014. Courtesy photo.
CB February 25, 2014 at 09:50 pm
Southernbelle, im late in reading your post, things got busy. But my kids have been coming homeRead More somewhat recently asking who God is. I try my hardest to keep it as fact, not pushing them to believe or not believe its true. And im fine with my 6 year old changing the channel to the shows about religion (as ive seen her do recently) because she wants to know what it is so many families have as part of their lives. I think my point is that kids are so excited about learning usually and they see it as a place where truth is brought to them. So i think if they were to learn religion in school, if it conflicts with their own, it could confuse them because it is a very complex subject. I mean, there are wars in the world over it. It is sensitive. I dont see why it is so offensive to keep it out of school at this point. My kids are growing up, theyre asking a lot of questions these past couple of years that are uncomfortable. Did you know that in i think its 5th grade kids have to get a signed permission slip to discuss puberty? In middle school and in highschool health class you get parental permission to sit in class to learn about sex and all that comes with it. Puberty and sex are things that will happen yet it is such a sensitive issue that the right is given to the parents first. Do kids talk about puberty and sex regardless? Of course. But to do it as part of education takes respect for these minors parents and guardians to determine. I know its not exactly the same thing as religion, but it is in the sense of importance and sensitivity for families.
TVOR February 27, 2014 at 09:08 am
I think we should limit what is taught in school to only a very basic overview of what religion isRead More and the most common religions of our time. It is not right to prevent students from expressing to other students their thoughts on the subject.
Sew Good February 27, 2014 at 11:06 am
I find it ironic that there is such uproar and hate over a kid making mention of Jesus in theRead More classroom while no one pays attention to what is in their child's curriculum. In middle school, my son's social studies class spent a month A MONTH on the history of Islam. They studied mosques, built mosques, and learned about the Koran. The book in use is being challenged for its inaccuracies but that doesn't stop anyone from teaching from it. This text actually credits Muslims for giving us the alphabet we use today. Not Arabians, Hebrews, or Phoenicians, but Muslims. Unfortunately, the same amount of time was not spent on the history of Christianity. And CB, I think it's sad that you are so afraid to teach your children about God. Maybe you could teach them how to learn and find information. God is not as complex as you'd like to make him out to be. I would suggest that you all learn who Jesus is first. Buddha and the Dalai Lama could offer your children some enlightenment, too. It certainly wouldn't hurt.
Temecula first-grader Brynn Williams is pictured with a Star of Bethlehem from atop her family's Christmas tree. She brought the star to school as part of an assignment to share a family Christmas tradition, attorneys say. (Courtesy photo)
LBV Collins January 25, 2014 at 05:11 am
@That Temecula Guy: "Remove religion, remove the self, and it is a lot easier to moldRead More minds." / Sorry, but that makes no sense. Isn't the intent of religion to mold the mind in the first place? If so, what's the difference between a religion molding a person's mind versus a public school? And if your response is that public schools are pushing a "socialist movement," well, isn't that what Jesus was all about? (Christ doesn't strike me as a capitalist.)
Jerry Simeon January 25, 2014 at 07:53 am
Yep, let's suppress one "free" philosophy and replace it with a more restricted orRead More perverted political or religious point of view. Our schools are in the business of "cookie cutter" indoctrination, instead of education and "free" thought and decision making? Then, we wonder we our system is lacking and our children suffer... And who should we put in charge of all Thought, Philosophy, Art, Religion, Politics and other subjective teaching? Who should be in charge of all Sciences, Medicine and engineering? One of the people commenting here? ...What happened to the basic three elements of education... Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmatic?
southernbelle January 25, 2014 at 10:29 am
@jerry, not sure we agree or not on things, but I enjoyed your post, hehehe. Having kids currentlyRead More in school, being very active and present in their schools, as well as knowledge and experience with homeschooling, the cookie cutter schematic is sickening. In fact, it is the main reason I beg my kids to homeschool every summer--if it were;t for the social aspect that a few of them thrive on, I'd enforce it. One child is in an AP class in high school. It is nothing but GRUELING trying to encourage and motivate this child through it. What is the child learning--DATES and NAMES. *yawn!!!* no where is there HISTORICAL events padded in stories and adventure that makes learning exciting and RICH to the still-sponge like brains of these kids. It's almost criminal! What good are names and dates going to be a year from now? Why aren't our history and science TEXT books married up with Historical Literature that not only teaches, but excites and ignites imagination, interest, and long-term knowledge?!!! Anyway, I'm off topic but I wanted to say my piece regarding the cookie cutter education. It's a cryin' shame! Anyway, looks like this is a 'meet nowhere near the middle" conversation where both sides are passionate about their stance and not willing to budge. So let's reel it back to the beginning one more time…we're talking about a 6 yr old child who was not teaching anything but rather SHARING about a family tradition, an assignment she was asked to do. I reject the idea that she could pollute or "indoctrinate" another child in that little ONE MINUTE share. Sounds to me like she was saying WHAt her tradition is, and WHY (hence the bible verse???). And gosh--if one little verse could convert a child in one minute---maybe we all better reevaluate the power of scripture and why??? o-O
Temecula Preparatory School students are pictured during lunch break. School administrators are seeking to open a similar campus in Menifee to be called Menifee Valley Preparatory School. (Photo/Maggie Avants)
anotherview January 10, 2014 at 07:10 am
Make the proper gestures to include the poor and the illiterate. These outcasts of civilization mayRead More then learn the way in to become good citizens and good workers. This dual purpose of American education will succeed if sincerely pursued. That said, the curriculum of this proposed school apparently aims to produce citizens grounded in a tradition of thinking and expressing oneself vigorously and clearly -- a much-needed consciousness in our time of popular homogeneity. Happy New Year!
ChrisG January 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm
I would not want to pay additional out of pocket tuition for private school if my child had to dealRead More with illiterates. I already pay for that in public school. If you want the poor to have access to private schools you should support vouchers.
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