Posts tagged "Night’s"

Should Stand-Alone Honors Nights Be Scrapped?

Ipswich school officials have decided to fold the district’s Middle School Honors Night into a wider school assembly this year, saying it made students who weren’t honored feel left out, the Salem News reported this week. The Ipswich Middle School principal reportedly sent parents a letter explaining the decision, saying having an exclusive honors night can be emotionally damaging and can impact a student’s academic growth. “The honors night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” the principal’s letter read, according to the Salem News. Instead, honors will be handed out at an all-inclusive assembly during the school day. This has ignited a controversy that has reached the state, national and even international media.Rush Limbaugh chimed in this way, misrepresenting the actual change: “They might still have the honor students, but they’re not going to recognize them publicly. There will be no notice of their achievement. There will be no bells rung, no trumpets, no ceremony whatsoever. Because this guy says we just can’t allow these students to be disappointed. We just can’t allow it.” In fact, there still will be a ceremony, it will just be part of a student-body-wide event. On one side, people say they want an inclusive ceremony that celebrates all students. On the other side, people say eliminating separate honors ceremonies discourages celebrating success. What do you think? Should schools eliminate honors nights in favor of an all-inclusive assembly? Or should they continue with them and give honors students their special … well … night of honor? Discuss in the comments below. South End Patch


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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Share Your Snow Photos from Thursday Night’s Storm

Surprise! You went to bed Thursday night with a light dusting, and when you woke up, there’s several inches of snow standing between you and your commute.  Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account. It’s easy, just click the “upload” button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too. Let’s have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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