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14 years ago
SLVerity
Well, I'm sorry that things are so biased now. My kids had plenty of rote to go along with. It was an excellent mix and I think made them creative thinkers in the later grades and even now in college. Why do the pendulums have to always swing so far?
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Not at the beach w/ Quantum et al... I think we can all acknowledge that the things posted on this forum are anecdotal, so HW Parent's experiences may not jibe with those of other parents. My kids loved the way art was integrated into the subject matter at HWES (and they were there two principals ago). Studies have shown that the more a subject is repeated and integrated into the brain via w
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Quantum, thank you for the above post. Perhaps you didn't realize that prior to the GT center being located at Hunters Woods, it was at Crossfield. There was a push to move some students from over-crowded Crossfield to Hunters Woods, including kids attending Crossfield who would have matriculated to Hughes and SL (Fox Mill Woods). The Crossfield parents were so openly opposed to moving to Hunt
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14 years ago
SLVerity
South Lakes Class of 2007 sent a student to MIT to study engineering. It does happen, despite what some might say.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
wrong side of tracks Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Please invest in a dictionary before posting on > a > > public forum. > > > Must be from wrong side of tracks, probably from > Reston and can't afford a dictionary or spell > checker. Typical anti-SL gratuitous insult, but why would I expect anything else. And Tina Hone said t
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14 years ago
SLVerity
moment_of_silence Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Not a single AP or Honors course in SLHS. Oakton > has a full suite. Comparable and as good as AP do > not cut it. His classmates going to Oakton will > graduate with college credits and a suite of AP on > their applications to college. The unfortunate few > from SL will be at a disadvantage four
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Forum Reader, you totally missed the point of what I was saying. I understand that you view everything through the AP prism, so I will just leave it at that. I do have to laugh though when you say that AP is for the other 95%. In which schools are 95% of the students taking AP classes (and please don't count TJ).
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14 years ago
SLVerity
I check in from time to time but nothing has really changed, has it? Some people try to elevate the discussion, some hurl gratuitous insults, some repost the same old comments ad nauseum, some reach out and try to begin the healing, some respond in kind, and both get rebuffed or ignored or smacked. Fox Mill families who choose to go to South Lakes either have brilliant kids (and we know that be
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14 years ago
SLVerity
That was not me, that was probably IBVeritas, another poster altogether.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
moment_of_silence Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Take a moment of silence and think about what some > of the students in RCMS had to go through today. > They were today confronted with the real results > of the failed RD - friendships broken, dreams and > hopes crashed with the stark reality of having to > go to SLHS with no possibility of takin
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Oakton Parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Interesting editorials...much to commend in each, > even though there are quibbles (e.g. many schools > have empty seats now...moving kids around doesn't > reduce the number of empty seats in the school > system as a whole...) > > The Examiner raised an interesting question about > how close SL
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14 years ago
SLVerity
I believe that is what the SB intends to do.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
To all future Seahawk families, those both already in the pyramid and those who will be coming, I encourage you to continue the discussion about AP and IB. There are many families in our community with children of all ages who will welcome it. South Lakes was already an IB school by the time my children got there (it was an AP school when we bought our home). My children did very well with the
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Thanks, Old Timer. As the poster above just said, don't rely on others for your info.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
She is the only one grandstanding tonight. Neen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > SLVerity Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Tina Hone is a self-serving, self-centered > > politician. This is all about her and her > > grandstanding. She could give a rats ass about > > MI, except for maybe any
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Tina Hone is a self-serving, self-centered politician. This is all about her and her grandstanding. She could give a rats ass about MI, except for maybe any money they threw her way.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Please put this in perspective. So much angst for such a small issue. Use your energies for good and for healing. Is that why CAPS chose to hold their meeting at the RCC Lake Anne Community Center, the Ground Zero of the Failed Social Experiment?
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Notice that the top IB schools also offer AP classes, which skews their results up. To those who keep speaking of Aldrin, it was placed in Herndon in 1993 or so, when SL was an AP school and many years before IB was implemented. Again, that is when SL fortunes began to decline.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Forum Reader Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And you wonder why so many of us are "turning > against you"? You've always been 'against us.' You want any non-magnet IB school in the County to go down in flames, so you can be right. Admit it. I have stated many times that I am agnostic about the IB issue, and I would gladly return SL to an AP school, but
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Oakton Parent, I am really not trying to be haughty. I am just asking why Oakton parents are concerned and wanted an honest answer. It looks like Oakton will be just about where Madison was a few years ago, and since Oakton is such a great school, with few of the demographic issues that SL has, I anticipate that its numbers will be just fine or will actually increase as folks moving into the ar
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Oakton Parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > I don't recall anything about changes to > Crossfield districting in the fifteen years we've > been here. Rumors possibly, but no proposed > changes. Oakton Parent Wrote: > > I don't recall anything about changes to > Crossfield districting in the fifteen years we've > been here. Rumo
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14 years ago
SLVerity
I am intrigued that Oakton parents are so concerned about their numbers being reduced; does that not give them more empathy for South Lakes and not less? What are they afraid of: less sections offered, smaller sports teams, less money in the Booster coffers? Now perhaps the parents of Oakton know how we South Lakes parents have felt lo these many years (at one point, the SB tried to move por
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14 years ago
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Manoj Bal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > HooTribe Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Forum Reader Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > -------------- > > > When to change borders: > > > 1) When a new school is opened (or o
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14 years ago
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Don'tThinkSo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I can say for all my friends from Asian, we live > here mainly because of the school. Most of us > moved more than once to get to the school we want. > Some of us work in MD, like my husband. But we > still live here because our kids love our school. > I'm confused. Do you go to Westfield, like so ma
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14 years ago
SLVerity
The point is that Woodson is not a school with many disadvantaged children, so the idea that it was purposefully placed in only low-scoring schools, which is what Neen said, is false. Can we agree on that?
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Floris Parent Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > What WHY_IB Wrote, Does not reflect the views of > the overwhelming majority of those of us who > oppose the RD. This is clearly posted from someone > who is a simple minded racist. > > I know that you probably realize this to be true. I pray that is true, Floris Parent.
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14 years ago
SLVerity
Manoj Bol, Neen conveniently overlooks the fact that IB is at Robinson and was at Woodson for two years, both schools that don't fit her view of history. It's ok, though, as for her "the end justifies the means."
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14 years ago
SLVerity
WHY_IB Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > We all know, the African Americans and Hispanics > are not going to survive this rigorous training. > They don't have the resources and they don't have > the diligence. > So African Americans and Hispanics as a group don't have the resources and DILIGENCE to survive? Are you sure that you want to say t
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14 years ago
SLVerity
WHY_IB Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am so fed up with this RD business, I am going > to lay down my theory in very raw words. > > IB is put in schools which are struggling with > minorities and underenrollment problem because, > > *** THEY DO NOT WANT THE WHITE POPULATION TO > LEAVE. *** > > IB draws more money and resources f
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14 years ago
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taxpayer Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Oakton Parent Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Baffled, > > > > South Lakes was over 2000 students and couldn't > > take on the Armstrong kids. > > Forestville used to go to Herndon and when Aldrin > opned people were moved out of it into Aldr
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