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Re: CROCKER SCHOOL
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2008, 02:11:11 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2008, 12:17:46 PM »
The state of Mo offers online classes for rural schools who don't have enough students to offer the class.  The students take the class in the library or computer lab for that hour.  From what I understand the district must pay for the cost since they don't offer the course, this sounds like it may be an option for your child.  The program is called MoVIP, Missouri Virtual School, it can be found on Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website
  We've used it and it's a pretty good program, but the student has to be self-motivated.  Otherwise, you end up standing over them and doing a lot of yelling, but hey, let's not go there! 
 I'm not so sure about the district be required to pay for it though.  There are "state-funded" seats and tuition seats.  Part-time students, home-schooled, home-bound, disabled, IEP etc students can get the state-funded seats.  Everyone else is supposed to pay and it's pricey, $350 per semester per class.  My oldest managed to get a free seat last year because hardly anyone signed up for the first semester so everybody got in.
If you can't get a free seat on MO-VIP, try the MU online high school.  It's about half that price.  It seems to be geared toward home-schooled and gifted but they have a wide variety of classes.
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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2008, 12:32:16 PM »
We may have to go that route. I don't like it though, She could probably become a Doctor on here if she found the right site. I do appreciate the information. I still think if someone at the school were to put in a little effort they could rearrange the schedule to fit every ones needs. The teachers seem more than willing to do their part.
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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2008, 03:26:54 AM »
Four teachers are leaving this year......probably the good ones.....first they find a way to get rid of two good principals....now all the teachers are leaving....grrrrrr

A really good friend of mine was teaching there at the beginning of the school year.  Needless to say.....she quit.  She said it was horrible.  There are a few teachers that she still talks too.  They are not returning next year. 

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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2008, 02:44:26 PM »
I can believe that! I have had my dealings with her and she acts like she runs the place and she does talk about students as well!! I have seen and heard it with my own eyes. I have had to go on many many occasions and it is plain ridiculous!
My son has 1 more year and Im not even sure if he will make it! He hates that school so bad its such a fight to get him to go or even try anymore and this isnt like him at all!
Once he is out... I will be so glad and I will home school my grandson ! NEVER EVER again will I deal with crocker school!

We had the same grade school and high school principal, superintendant and counselor the whole time I was there from 5th grade to the 12th!!
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2008, 02:59:41 PM »
The next board meeting is Tuesday May 27th. I plan on attending this meeting. If other concerned parents also come to the meeting, maybe we can fix this mess!
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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2008, 03:36:26 PM »
Geez, my son and his girlfriend just moved outside Crocker, and I thought the Crocker schools were really good because I never heard anything to the contrary, so they are excited about their new school.  Anyone had any problems with the elementary school?
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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2008, 05:59:26 PM »
I can't say that I've never had any problems with Crocker schools but I would pick it over any of the other local districts.  No school is perfect but I really like a small, caring community school.  And people do care about it, including everybody on this thread!   
There were probably more people in my graduating class than the population of Crocker so I really enjoy sending my kids to a small school. 
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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2008, 06:55:20 PM »
well i for one went to crocker from first grade to the 12th and may have just been me but I don't like crocker school back when i went if you weren't popular or didn't have money you didn't get the help in school that you needed. and no matter the questions i would ask the teachers they didn't want to help. That is why I like swedeborg school because they do have teacher wanting to help our children out. Really wish they had a high school here so they wouldn't have to leave after the 8th grade.
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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2008, 01:21:02 AM »
I for one like Crocker School, I do not like the Super they have in charge, we have lost a lot of good teachers because of him!  Even when my kids went to school we had a few incidents, that we had to be called into the office, but it usually worked out in the end. Maybe the ones on here who do not like Crocker should try enrolling your child in Waynesville School district I think you would love Crocker then!! And yes I do agree if you are not popular, or in sports, or had money you were nobody but it is like that everywhere, not just in Crocker!!

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« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2008, 12:50:07 PM »
Every student should be treated fairly regardless of who they are related to, or who they know, or if their parents are intimidated by the counselor or not. Each student should have the opportunity to take the college prep courses if they so desire. A school administrator who is too immature to admit that mistakes have been made and won't change them simply because it may be a shot to their ego is UNACCEPTABLE !
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« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2008, 01:47:10 PM »
Homeschool, homeschool, homeschool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2008, 05:08:32 PM »
Mark, You shouldn't act like your the first and only person that has dealt with this. Many students have and they have to decide to go to Vo-tech or take advanced courses. If they offer the college courses in the afternoon what about the kids in the work program who leave at noon? During my high school years I never had one problem with Mrs. Stevenson. She was always great and if you showed her respect she did the same to you... She is a busy person she does a lot with the kid's especially towards the end of the year with senior's. Maybe wild man's right maybe you should home school your daughter... But bashing Mrs. stevenson or the school system on the internet because you didn't get your way is probably not the way to do things...

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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2008, 07:06:33 PM »
As I said, I want whats fair for ALL students.
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2008, 07:10:08 PM »
and your daughter has it... She can go to Vo-Tech or do college courses.... Ever heard the saying can't have your cake and eat it to? All the school is trying to tell you is you can't go to Votech and take college courses. Let's say your daughter is the only one in the evening to take one of these classes. How can crocker afford to teach a afternoon class for one student...?

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« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2008, 07:35:51 PM »
The board meeting is 6:00pm on May 27th if you want to argue the details you can come to the meeting. I will be happy to debate the issues with you or anybody else that comes to the meeting. Lets say what we know to be fact. ALL of the kids returning from vo-tech can only take beginning classes or classes that they have already had.
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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2008, 07:47:07 PM »
Your Wasting enough of my time on here, Why would i want to waste more of it in a school board meeting. That's the choice your daughter as well as other students are going to have to face by choosing to attend Vo-Tech

Lets say what we know to be fact. ALL of the kids returning from vo-tech can only take beginning classes or classes that they have already had.

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« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2008, 08:15:47 PM »
Pay tution and send her some where else, see if you like it better!!

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« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2008, 08:40:28 PM »
All the schools are about the same as far as votech is concerned...

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« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2008, 08:46:37 PM »
Exactly that's what I'm trying to put thru his head....If you can't tell it's been difficult

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« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2008, 08:49:17 PM »
and your daughter has it... She can go to Vo-Tech or do college courses.... Ever heard the saying can't have your cake and eat it to? All the school is trying to tell you is you can't go to Votech and take college courses. Let's say your daughter is the only one in the evening to take one of these classes. How can crocker afford to teach a afternoon class for one student...?
You hit it on the head Probie.  Mark, I understand that you are frustrated but it's a choice to go to Vo-Tech.  It's a choice to go on work program.  It's a choice to take the college prep classes.  You can't have everything.  We are a small school with a limited number of teachers and a limited amount of money.  Most of the upper level classes are taught once a day.  There aren't enough students in them to justify more than that.  If that doesn't work in your child's schedule, you have to make other arrangements like the online classes. 
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« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2008, 08:56:06 PM »
So why can't they be taught 6th or 7th hour as apposed to 2nd or 3rd hour? (the upper level classes that are only taught once per day)
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« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »
There may be more of a demand in the morning. If there are 10 kids in the work release program wanting to take college courses and 1 in vo tech. What time do you think the College classes are going to be? it's simple mark.... She ethier takes Vo-tech and does online classes some where's else. Or she won't attend Vo-tech and be able to attend college classes during the day like the rest of them... Your daughter may have been miss pulaski county a few time's and she's probably pretty smart  but that's not going to change the way the classes are scheduled

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« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2008, 09:20:11 PM »
ALL of the kids returning from vo-tech can only take beginning classes or classes that they have already had.
This is not true where i went to school and its small like crocker my senior year i attended vo-tech in the morning, and i wasnt taking beginning classes or some that i had already. The point is, is that not enough kids attend vo-tech from crocker  for them to offer the class in the afternoon. The classes are scheduled accordingly, and it is the childs choice to either take the class or attend vo-tech.  Now if your so worried about your daughter taking this class then tell her she cant attend vo-tech. Sometimes in life there are things that you cant change...and i believe this is one of them.

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« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2008, 09:54:44 PM »
Still no one can answer my very simple questions except to say maybe if this were the scenario, or this is how we've always done it.  I am saving the big guns for the board meeting. I hope someone is there that had a few of the advanced classes so we can have an intelligent discussion.
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« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2008, 10:43:18 PM »
WOW your shit talking ability's amaze me

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« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2008, 10:53:17 PM »
So this is the only time i have ever heard anything derogatory about the Crocker schools, and I have decided that I will continue to have a good opinion of it.  I have read alot of positive things about it over the years I have lived here.  Now I have dealt with Richland high school, and let me tell you.....LOL
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« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2008, 12:24:39 AM »
I can say a lot of good things about Crocker H.S. There are about 250 students who all know each other and care about each other. Last year many of the students shaved their heads in support of their sick school mate who lost his hair. I have met several great teachers at Crocker. The bus drivers are outstanding. They drive these gravel roads daily through rain, snow, and other hazards. Again I will say (for those of you who are having trouble) I want the best for the students in Crocker. I want them to be well educated and be prepared for adulthood.
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« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2008, 02:57:15 AM »
I hope someone is there that had a few of the advanced classes so we can have an intelligent discussion.
  So is it safe to say that you have had the advanced classes and therefor can carry a intelligent conversation? No one on here can answer your "simple question" because we dont work for crocker school or make the decision about when the classes will be held.

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« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2008, 03:04:17 AM »
Mark - before you go to the meeting, I would find out just how many of these vo-tech students actually want to take advanced courses like your daughter does.  If there is a class full of vo-tech students wanting to take the courses they could change things.  If she is the only one they will likely not rearrange the schedule, and should not turn away all of the work program students who are scheduled for these classes.

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