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16 years ago
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Neen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Which Map Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Which map on the fcps website will be the new > > boundary? > > > > > http://www.fcps.edu/fts/planning/westcoboundary/in > > > dex.htm > > Staff scenario 1. Really, this shouldn't be called "S
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16 years ago
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NavyGetsOut Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Jay Matthews article could not have been more > timely. What an interesting quandary the SBMs now > find themselves in. They are far from being a > progressive group. They dont do change well > although it would appear that they feel everyone > else will or should. > > Navy will be exclu
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16 years ago
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So I'm assuming this is a done deal. Now I'm wondering how they will pay for all the extra bus rides for three years if they do grandfather the way they say they will. Two schoolbusses in the same neighborhood for three years in times of budget shortfalls? I have heard that one way they will attempt to cut the budget is to eliminate freshmen sports. But that is about the only specific that I'
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16 years ago
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Blue and Green Rocks Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Oh God, that's all we need at South Lakes, kids > from the Counties two troubled schools; Westfields > and Oakton Haha..you're right....your football team would improve as would your standardized test scores. At least that is what Stu is hoping...
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16 years ago
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Flurries Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Clarifier Wrote: > > > > > South Lakes has an immediate opening for 700+ > > students. The first wave will only fill a > quarter > > of that capacity. It will take four years to > get > > to the numbers needed for full course > offerings. > > So the need is NOW and the op
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16 years ago
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FME Mom Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > LeaveMyKidAlone Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic > > > le/2007/12/12/AR2007121201005.html > > > Great article. Mr. Carney described perfectly > what has happened. Hopefully we won't be left
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16 years ago
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Mike Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Clarifier Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > > > Therea re more than 27,000 public high schools > in > > the country. By this measure, South Lakes is in > > the top 3%. > > > Since SL is in the top 3% IN THE NATION what is > the urgent probl
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16 years ago
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word Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Families with children do not buy homes in the > Reston area because the schools are dreadful. > That's why enrollment is down. Don't kid yourself. > This has been going on for a long time. In the Post today, I think I counted 18 FCPS high schools that scored higher than South Lakes. JEB Stuart (whose FRL is much
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16 years ago
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FME Mom Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > OAKTON > > Grade 2004-2005 2005-2006 > 09 615 583 > 10 601 623 > 11 588 600 > 12 552 545 > > Offense Category 2004-2005 2005-2006 > Related to Weapons 1 1 > Against Student 9 16 > Against Staff
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16 years ago
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word Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Msg to all my Fox Mill Friends - current > enrollment projections for Oakton show plenty of > room for pupil placement. Get into the AP program > or find other programs that are not offered at > South Lakes. You can only pupil place into AP for the immediate year and there really aren't any options along those
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16 years ago
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krugerhill Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This really amazes me. We all know that many of > the Oakton and James Madison parents are racists. > But, whats amazing is that they actually think > that the public school system should support their > ractist opinions and ways. Oh please. This whole racism thing is really desperate.
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16 years ago
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thatslife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > wonderRC Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > To you all: > > > > Hunter Woods is a magnet AND a GT center, right? > > > Then, why don't they feed into Hughes instead > of > > Rachel Carson? Woods is in Reston, not in > Herndon, > >
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16 years ago
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academy to SL Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > hmmm07 Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: > > > > > > -------------------------
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16 years ago
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Ffx Dad Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here are some of the positives and challenges I > see with the new proposed plan. > > 1. Althought the new map was not drawn that way, > McNair is now an island (they must cross Floris to > get to Westfields as the open area is Dulles). > > 2. South Lakes is at capacity, which does not > make s
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16 years ago
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South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hmmm07 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > hmmm7, > > > I didn't say it eliminates dominoing, but it > >
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16 years ago
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South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hmmm7, > I didn't say it eliminates dominoing, but it does > minimize it over some of the other scenarios. > > This option weights SE balance higher than > dominoing, which seems consistent with the > criteria. > > How about if Navy stays at Chantilly, and Oakton > takes the
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16 years ago
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SLVerity Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hmmm07 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > > Absolutely. If McNair wants to drive it, I > have > > no doubt that Oakton would take them without > > complaining...especially since Oakton will be > so > > far under capacity. > > So far und
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16 years ago
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Clarifier Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'm still not hearing Oakton/Chantilly/Westfield > parents complain about their numbers. > > If you look at all 8 criteria, the option proposed > now would meet them all. Proximity and commuiting > issues improved overall, socioeconomic balances > significantly improved, capacity issues resolved, >
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16 years ago
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South Lakes Pyramid parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hmmm07, > I think socieconomic balance is a worthy goal, but > apparently you would be willing to sacrifice that > for South Lakes. Thanks a lot for your altruism. > > The alternate option helps SE balance the most, > minimizes the number of students making a change, > and limits
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16 years ago
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SLVerity Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > hmmm07 Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > > The only way you could keep Navy where it is > > without pretty much making Oakton about 500 > under > > enrolled would be to put McNair into South > Lakes > > in place of Fox Mill. Would South Lakes
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16 years ago
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Clarifier Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As a South Lakes supporter, I would support > keeping Navy as it is if that is what Navy and > Chantilly and Oakton all want, provided Fox Mill, > NE Floris, and Madison come to South Lakes. Do you > have support from the school and its other > communities to keep Navy as is? Do you have any > suggesti
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16 years ago
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NavySplitPersonality Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > looks like south lakes got everything they wanted > and everyone else got screwed Yup. Stu Gibson is obviously rewarding those who voted for him and punishing those who didn't! But hey, South Lakes can now offer jewelry making and have competitive sports....they'll probably even be able to beat Oaktonin
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16 years ago
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Forum Reader Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > FME Mom Wrote: > > New scenario is up. > > > ------- > I know there is no option that would satisfy all > criteria, but, looking only at the numbers > posted: > 1. Navy kids have a longer commute. > > 2. Madison, already below the "magic 2,000" ideal > size, is drawn further do
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16 years ago
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huh! Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Clarifier or someone posing as such, > What purpose does it serve to pull new boundry > situations into play at this point. The student > numbers to the east do not exist. I encourage > everyone to study the material that was handed out > at the meetings, it shows where kids live within > each district and
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16 years ago
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Crossfield/SL Parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > huh? Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Posted by: Clarifier (IP Logged) > > Date: December 10, 2007 12:01PM > > > > > > "Put some numbers to these assertions and give > the > > source because the shortfall is several hundred
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16 years ago
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Clarifier Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Question: Who was it here who suggested moving the > Crossfield boundary to bring in more kids? Could > you discuss the numbers? I can't find numbers that > show where that boundary should be drawn to ensure > there are at least 500 (IMO) kids coming to SLHS > to help with the numbers needed for more cour
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16 years ago
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Thomas More Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Oakton Parent Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > (option 4) and even the > > SLHS PTA doesn't recommend that option. > > SL PTA has taken no position on this issue. Any > representation to the contrary is against the PTA > charter. Any officer of th
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16 years ago
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SLVerity Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Forum Reader Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > ... schools can do > > better with what we've got. > > In years past which led to Stuart's successes, > they had an excellent principal who was very much > responsible for those successes. Meanwhile, South >
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16 years ago
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Forum Reader Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > YaYaMaMa Wrote: > > ... if they are no more than 15% > > of the student body. The norm for FCPS seems > to > > be about 10%. To make these students 10%, > South > > Lakes would need to add 3000 advantaged kids. > > Even to make 15%, roughly 1600 advantaged kids > > would n
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16 years ago
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Hmm Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > we are just fine Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > In regards to your comment that Navy would be > > united...............a majority of the students > > and parents whose children attend Navy, FMS and > > then Chantilly are more than happy with our > >
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