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Friday, May 13, 2011: 9:56 am
More from Parent
|if we are upgrading athletic facilities, how about new bleachers in the gym? They are beginning to show age..might as well spend it all!|
Sunday, May 15, 2011: 12:39 pm
More from swim parent
|Wow, never meant to anger people with my comments regarding the swim team. Just does seem surprising that we are spending money to update the football field "in these economic times". I agree, it will be nice, however, turf or no turf, the team would still be able to play on grass. Swimming pool had to be drained over Christmas break due to leaks, (preventing practice) now I hear there is another issue with the pool leaking into the swimming locker rooms. Obviously these problems prevent the high school and both middle schools from using the pool when it has to be drained. Anyway, seems unfortunate to spend money on a facility that is still "useable". ButlerGrad what a shame you don't think we could have an educated discussion regarding these issues. Maybe my user name should have been PurdueGrad?? I do support all the teams and admire all the athletes who choose to dedicate themselves to their sport all while maintaining their grades. I just feel here in Martinsville we always favor football over any other sport. Go Arties (all Arties!)|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011: 12:34 pm
More from sportsfan
|I agree that no other athlete should be punished for another sports advancement. It's completely unfair. |
I have no football player or track athlete, but I do have a vball player. Our group is plagued with horrible issues with the varsity coach. The AD has been told on SEVERAL occassions by several parents and players about the mistreatment of the girls and its all documented but yet nothing is done. WHY?
Wednesday, May 18, 2011: 12:55 pm
More from Liberty
|What a complete disgrace to the community.|
This community places so much undue stress on the children to just make a D on the ISTEPS ( which most can't do) and then teach them to celebrate if they do, setting their goals a the " D " level.
So where do they spend their resources ?
It's no wonder we can't compete with third world nations education and have lost our place as a world leader or provider.
Some have taken every opportunity to persecute those who points these facts out or holds the union-government responsible for out educations destruction and all the social problems it's caused but yet this community of zombies will still spend a ~ million dollars on a stupid field for stupid sports that has absolutely nothing to do with education.
Wake up parents and stop being spiritual zombies. Don't trash your children's minds with sex, drugs, anti-christian teaching,perversions, and anti-family instruction. Save them while you can. Yank them out of the union-government schools.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011: 6:19 pm
More from nobodyimportant
|It was a thoughtful and measured discussion for a while at least.|
Thursday, May 19, 2011: 10:52 am
More from swim parent
|Hey sportsfan - My daughter also played volleyball in middleschool as well as swimming. She tried playing on traveling VB team ran by the high school coach. Her freshman year when it cam time to tryout for VB - she wanted no part of it, not to mention the fact the tryouts were held prior to beginning of school year without notice in the paper, or any kind of notification to any students! I too complained to the AD - all he did was defend her actions. Wake up parents - think its time for a change at MHS.|
Thursday, May 19, 2011: 3:33 pm
More from Arse
I truly believe your incessant commentary would be better appreciated in a more fitting setting...say Times Square with a hand-written cardboard sign.
Thursday, May 19, 2011: 9:45 pm
More from swim parent
|Arse - I agree. Liberty has valid points about education however, participating in sports teaches our kids how to work on a team, how to utilitze time managment skills, requires them to maintain good grades and keeps them active and busy so they do not have time to get into trouble with drugs or alcohol. Sports give our kids life skills that have nothing to do with the actual sport itself. These kids have drive, integrity and character. These aren't things that can always be taught sitting behind a desk. Most athletes have better grades then the kid who doesn't participate in anything extra-curricular.|
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