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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to The Republic

The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it. 
Not some of us. 
All of us. 
Not some of the time, but all of the time.


Anonymous said...

If the economy doesn't improve soon I'm going to have to blame the RSB.

Keep our freedom said...

So true concerned.

In the scheme of things this is very important to our free society.

Bye Bye Rubber Stamp Board, let's start some discussion and dialogue.

Keeping our Freedom

Wife whose a teacher said...

The one member of the BOE is a jail guard for Erie County. I am a teacher and my husband works with him, he is totally anti-union and speaks very badly about teachers while he is on his shift. He is a loud mouth blow hard that doesnt know enough to keep his mouth SHUT. Hamburg, you are in a very bad place.

Anonymous said...

July 5th 6:08. If you were a teacher you would know the difference between "whose" and "who is". Go back to grammar school. Maybe then I'll give you some credibility.

Super said...

The Sun News
The Hamburg Central School Board just announced it has made a time change for its meeting on Tuesday, July 12. The board meeting is expected to begin at 6 p.m., at which time, new board members will be sworn in. The board will then move immediately into an executive session and the regular portion of the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

11:58 am Wednesday July 6th 2011

village taxpayer said...

Clearly (July 6.2011 12:00 a.m.) you are not on the right team.We do not attack someone that gives us information on how the school board thinks outside of the parents ears.Oh you must be a school board member or maybeeeeee the super himself

Anonymous said...

Village Taxpayer. You caught me.

Thugs in the Village said...

Go hangout at any of the Hamburg taverns and watering holes and you can hear the man who is on the BOE and the men who, thank god, are no longer on the BOE talk about teachers. Thugs.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, heaven forbid our school board members patronize local restaurants. You guys are comical.

Super said...

I'm not sure if this went through so if its a double post please forgive me.
I just wanted to point out the illegal part of the post from the Sun Newspaper about the upcoming Hamburg School Board meeting

“The board will then move immediately into an executive session” the school board CANNOT PUBLISH THAT THE ARE GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION this is something that has to be decided on at the meeting by a vote, the new board isn’t even sworn in yet and they are already braking the law .

Klozman said...

Ref Super's remarks on upcoming 7/12 Board meeting. I note that the procedure delineated continues to violate Open Meetings Law protocol. OK Holly and new guy...this is your opportunity to object to these perpetual shenanigans and put the RSB on the fast track to becoming the BOE.

Anonymous said...

Sure, pull a bar stool up at Mammosers and hear Dils shooting off his mouth.

parent said...

To anonymous 7/6/ 12:am,

You take issue with whose and who is or who's. I would like to point out some teacher cannot spell or put a decent sentence together. Where have you been.

Private school said...

Pathetic situation the best and brightest of our kids going on to
9th grade (35 + out of approx 200) going to private schools for HS because of the drug problem at the High School. Mike Gallagher is in over his head CLUELESS.

Anonymous said...

Private school. Leaving because of the drug problem? You really think so? And then think of the kids that come from private schools into Hamburg. Get real.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2:30..the kids that come to Hamburg HIGH school from private schools do so, because they got kicked out of private school for drugs. Alternatively, the went to HMS and got to private school and realize they cant compete. Dont believe me, go to Borders or Barnes and Noble and check out the summer reading lists. Other than Hamburg AP 12 English...the HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT does NOT have a summer reading list posted. Orchard Park, Eden, Gowanda, Frontier, LakeShore, Nichols, Mt Mercy, Canisius and event Bishop Timon has required summer reading. Hamburg...with the exception of AP 12 English..NOTHING! I wonder how much it would cost the district to hire a consultant to recommend children read during the summer. If the Hamburg High Principal was and educational leader he'd have those kids reading atleast 3 books per summer. Or, he can just pretend Hamburg is competitive by making up grades. The BOE should focus on academics rather than slandering teachers and staff behind closed doors. Poll the kids who graduated in 2010 and ask how many dropped out, had serious issues reading and writing Freshman year of college, and who had a rude awaking about the grade fraud that goes on in HHS. Wake up taxpayers.

Super said...

AnonymousJuly 8, 2011 6:12 PM you are kind of right when it comes to summer Reading. Hamburg High School Does not have a “required” summer reading list the following is the Hamburg High School Suggested Summer Reading List .This list can be found on the High Schools website .I have also listed it below. I too think it’s important that our kids Read and continue learning over the summer, But these are young Adults as such I feel that a suggested list is fine at some point they need to start to take some responsibility. My freshmen student is reading a few of these books this summer but the choice to do so was his
9th Grade:
• Shabanu, Suzanne Fisher Staples
• Forbidden City, William Bell
• Hiroshima, Lawrence Yep
• The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
• Death Be Not Proud, John Donne
• Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom
• The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
• Black Boy, Richard Wright
• Native Son, Richard Wright
• Flowers for Algernon, Keyes
• West Side Story, Shulman
• The Wave, Todd Strasser
• Brave New Girl, Louisa Luna
• Homecoming, Cynthia Voigt (series)
• Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers
• A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
• Fences, August Wilson
• The Pearl, John Steinbeck
• Z for Zachariah, Robert C. O’Brien
• A Child Called It, Dave Pelzer (series)
• ***Star Girl, Jerry Spinelli
• ***Cut, Patricia McCormick
• ***Monster, Walter Dean Meyers
• ***Go Ask Alice, Anonymous
• ***The Luckiest Girl in the World, Steve Levenkorn
• ***The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky
• ***Speak, Laurie Anderson
• ***Crank, Hopkins
***These titles are of high interest and relevance to many teens. However, please discuss them with your child as they may contain sensitive subjects and profanity.
10th Grade:
• My Sister Keeper, Jodi Picoult
• Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin
• Jane Eyre, Charolotte Bronte
• Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
• Catch 22, Joseph Heller
• Kaffir Boy, Mathabane
• The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
11th Grade:
• The Awakening, Kate Chopin
• The Chosen, Chaim Potak
• Test of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
• The Pact, Jodi Pocoult
• Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Adams
• Slaughterhouse 5, Vonnegut
• Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
12th Grade
• The Things They Carried, O’Brien
• The Kite Runner, Housinni
• High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
• A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
• Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
• The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch & dragon lady pres suggest more teacher cuts next year. Larger classes and less offered to our kids. Teacher & parent

parents class of 2010 grad said...

Concerned, Hamburg is just like Georgia, the same creeps that changed or ordered the changing of the grades investigating themselves. Just imagine the dishonet investigation. Imagine finding oneself guilty. Same goes on here at Hamburg High.

Parents of daughter class of 2010

alum sad to say said...

I can assure you that when I attended the high school when Principal Hood was there we were a well regarded school ranked 3rd in area. I can assure you that my sons school is not near that caliber today. Sad to say

Anonymous said...

Havent had so much interest from Dixie since the election of Lincoln.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 6:12. Kicked out of private school because of drugs? Nice generalization. Spew some more ridiculous statements why don't you. Of all the kids that came to HHS from private school in my class none of them did drugs. And what do reading lists have to do with drugs? I read books every summer before school. From middle school through high school. Just because you don't SEE a reading list doesn't mean there isn't one.

hs said...

Ya drugs in hs for sure, can sleep it off in nurses office or class room.

Notice said...

TIME CHANGE FOR SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZATION MEETING: Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, 5305 Abbott Rd. (It is anticipated that the board will adjourn into executive session at 6:00 p.m. and return to regular session at 7:30 p.m.)

A+ Nice Job :) Great Work! said...

The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it.
Not some of us.
All of us.
Not some of the time, but all of the time.

Anonymous said...

No required summer reading for hhs. My child is attending next year. As for the return to hhs from private schools its for sure because they could not make the grade for some reason....... ie. Socially academically kicked out. If I could afford private school I would. Just look at the business first rankings. My daughter is an A student and we have to settle for the mediocrity that HHS has become.

Anonymous said...

Academically or socially? Again, nice try. No private school kid that went to HHS had any serious academic or social issues. Several of them took AP classes. Several were involved in sports or the music program. Ridiculous. I wish you had put your kid in private school. Maybe they have the reading list you all are dying for.

Reefer at HHS said...

Anonymous clearly are in administration. What about the transfer boys from St Francis who were caught on drugs at Frannies and then ended up selling at HHS? All of us kids knew who they were. You are in as much denial about the drug problem at HHS as is the principal. Here is irony, Mr. Gallagher, who hides the drug problem father is in charge of Kids Against Drugs. I guess this doesnt apply in Hamburg HIGH. Gallagher's gotta go.

Anonymous said...

Gallagher can't handle any problem let alone drugs problems. GALLAGHER IS A JOKE

Anonymous said...

Reefer at HHS. You caught me.

huge pot problem said...

approx. 80% of 9th graders have tried pot. AND you don't think that they need health education in the high school anymore. Pot is the least of it, perscription drug sales and use at the hs and we don't need to teach about the danger of drugs. Synthetic pot out on the streets very dangerous, but we don't need life skills or health anymore. You have got to be serious, my two kids and their friends tell the same story. Big Huge Problem at our Hith School and kids just left to whatever suits them. The kids run the school the principal hides in his office. Parents of hs kids