All parents fear that, one day, they might discover that their kids are selling or using drugs. Virtually no parents, however, expect to confront these issues when their kids are just 10 years old. In Greely, Colorado, however, several parents of elementary-aged children have been forced to have these uncomfortable conversations after a fourth grader at Monfort Elementary school was busted selling pot to three of his classmates at the school playground on Monday. As if that weren't bad enough, the following day, one of the three "custies" returned with a marijuana edible for the original pot-dealing kid.
Similarly to college, middle school is a time of transition between life stages, so those few years are a great opportunity for self-discovery, exploration, confidence building and goal setting. For the most part, middle schoolers need not think too much about college, but for students and parents who already have a degree on the list of long-term goals, there are several things that can be done between sixth and eighth grades to prepare for college. Starting early will help your child to set goals and focus on achieving them, without all of the pressure and stress that many late high-schoolers experience. Below are some tips to help college-bound middle schoolers get the most out of their pre-high-school days.Continue Reading >
I never went to my high school prom, but if I did I would assume that whatever I chose to wear would be appropriate for the event. One North Carolina teen however got in trouble after she showed up to her prom wearing something other than a dress. Shafer Rupard Instead opted to wear pants to her prom held at the Cherryville Golf & Country Club on Saturday.
However her unique fashion sense struck the attention of a teacher chaperoning who asked her to leave because of her attire. How rude!Continue Reading >
My jaw hit the ground after reading a list of 9 "rules"on how to deal with bullying that was sent home with fifth grade students from Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. The "rules" are so absurdly inappropriate they have sparked outrage among parents and gone viral, much to the chagrin of the school I'm sure.
What makes the "rules" so awful is that they read more like a how to be the perfect victim and enable bullies to get away with their abuse tip list than anything else. I have a feeling you are going to be as shocked by them as I was. Hold on to your jaw because it is about to hit the floor.
As many as 20 people were injured in a scary stabbing spree that took place on Wednesday morning at a Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
According to authorities, the suspect (who has not been publicly identified yet) began randomly stabbing people throughout multiple classrooms in the science wing of the building, this morning before classes had started for the day. The suspect is now in custody and police say they are "in the process of interviewing him" to try and find out what could've spurred the vicious attack.
Women are used to being fat shamed, but we forget that thin women also get attacked. In fact, prestigious Ivy league Yale is in hot water for almost kicking out one of their students for being too thin. The 20-year-old woman, Frances Chan, claims in a personal essay written for The Huffington Post that the school nurse conducts monthly weigh-ins on her because they believe she has an eating disorder.
Not only does their conduct sound unprofessional, but the bigger issue is that Chan claims that her whole family including herself are naturally very thin people.Continue Reading >
An Aquinas College professor in Michigan is newly famous after a video of him falling victim to the ultimate April Fool's joke went viral.The unnamed instructor takes his macroeconomics class so seriously that he has a strict cellphone policy. If a student receives a call, they are required to answer it on speakerphone for the class to hear.
His plan backfires when one female student receives an embarrassing and awkward phone call. You have to see it, it's amazing.
I thought I'd heard every term out there to describe abstinence in sex ed classes, but I was wrong. It wasn't until now that I learned about how some schools in Mississippi are comparing women who have sex to pieces of dirty chocolate or gum. What the hell?
Not only is this an absurd comparison but it's completely ignorant. Wait till you hear what teachers did in the classroom to prove their point. It might leave you dumbfounded!Continue Reading >
I was utterly disgusted to hear about what happened to 16-year-old David Egan after a school fight that practically left him disfigured. The teen was the victim of a savage beating by a classmate at their Atlanta school which was all caught on surveillance tape. The attacker is not being named due to his age, but the harm he caused Egan will last him forever.
You see, the boy was beaten so badly that his WHOLE nose became detached from his skull!Continue Reading >
Duct tape is pretty darned useful. You can use it for all sorts of things, but I wouldn't recommend using it on a child. Nope, not a good idea...EVER! Not even if that child is a teenager with bad posture. I promise you will get in trouble.
Just ask Brian Sullivan the band teacher at Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan. He's on paid administrative leave right now because he allegedly duct-taped a student's ankles to her chair. But wait, it's not as bad as it sounds, he was just trying to help her. Actually, scratch that...it is as bad as it sounds.Continue Reading >