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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fisticuffs at Hamburg High School

Concerned is Concerned.

It has been reported to Concerned that Hamburg High School is a cesspool of violence.

Just this week,  it was reported a young man in the 9th grade was pummeled by a 10th grade boy. The violence occurred this week during a lunchroom attack witnessed by hundreds of students, and the 9th grade boy was taken away by ambulance.  It was reported by several bystanders that the 9th grade boy had his head bashed into a wall in the cafeteria.  It has also been reported that this 9th grade boy is regularly subjected to the kind of violence that is characteristic of a school absent of leadership, tolerance and consequences.  The aggressor in this attack is a 10th grade boy, who students rallied around the following day making t-shirts and signs supporting the attacker.  It seems, the moral fabric of many Hamburg High School students is to revere the aggressor not the victim.

Concerned can report six other fights that have been reported to us.  One fight goes back to early September, and it was based on a racial conflict between and white girl and an african american girl.

So, why are these kids so angry, hate-filled and unbridled?  

Where is the authority, guidance, and leadership at Hamburg High School ?

Concerned has been told by countless teachers, that there is no authority, leadership and guidance.   

We have been told Hamburg High School is a free for all. 

It was reported on this blog by a commenter that the high school has over $50,000 in new security cameras. For what purpose?  The kids know they can get away with whatever they want to do at Hamburg High School.  The only solution to the students running the Hamburg High School is to get rid of the lackluster administrators in the building who collectively earn over $250,000, and hire a school resource officer.

It is time Hamburg, Mr. Gallagher must go.  

He has  been given years to make Hamburg High School all that it could be, and once was.

The only solution to these problems is a new "fresh start".  It is time for the school community to insist on safety and academic excellence, something Mr. Gallagher can not provide.

 A school resource officer would save the taxpayers tens of thousands dollars, restore law and order and  provide an environment free of violence so that Hamburg staff and students can focus on excellence.


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this really true. i didn't hear about a medical code this week. isn't that the procedure when the help comes into the building?

concerned said...

This is terrible, there needs to stop for all the kids.

Anonymous said...

Drugs to

Anonymous said...

First Aid and a trip to the hospital. This was serious, not positive for either of the two students. We are not doing enough. A principal that is indifferent is not the solution.

We are fearful to do anything, we will be the scape goat. Morale as reported low and no trust in Steve Achramovitch. Principal will throw you out the window to save his own neck. This is the new normal at Hamburg High School

hs said...

violence & drugs

student

Village parents said...

I'll help you take out many full page adds on Matt Dils. He has been around a long time, he is the only person left on the school board that lost ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION dollars TO THIS school district. Now it is reported that we have to take our kids school dollars to pay it back.

We are mad and I certainly will help with more than one full page add. He needs to go away

wake up Joan said...

Remember everyone, It isn't our Principal Mike G. it is Steve Achramovitch. He has basically cut the nuts off everyone. He is the master mind behind the decline in our morale, education and he uses Joan for his own self preservation. I have argued on Joan's behalf , but at some time Joan must take ownership of the direction this district is heading. I am reflecting on her behavior towards new sb members, I relfect that Steve Achramovitch has referred to us empolyees as IDIOTS. What a statement from the Supt. why, because we had a difference of opinion. The latest is his video gym classes. He will not rest until he gets his way, he views this as a personel defeat, when in fact it isn't. It is actually a policy change which is not his call, it is for the school board to call. He streatches the truth so many times that he is not realiable. Sick of what Steve is doing to hard working, dedicated school employees.

parent said...

Do something ,anything, but make our schools better.

Armor Fire Hall... said...

Joan Calkins, president of the bored of education is DIABOLICAL. Some has her on tape with C. Battin the social worker at Hamburg High School. Someone investigate what happen to James. Martinez when he was removed from the high school...all roads go to C. Battin. She had lengthy conversations with Mr. Margaret Moses, former Boe President and Dr. Mark Crawford. I heard there is a lawsuit against her from defamation...dont play with fire.

Monitor the halls said...

I work in the highschool and have for many years. We all remember the attacks of K Battin on Mr. Martinez. We loved Martinez, if he were at the highschool that fight would not have happened. I saw the fight in the cafeteria, it was violent. We then got a email from K Battin saying there are her character education students going to Boston Valley. We arewondering why James Martinez lets her anywhere near BVS now that he is principle. We remember her big mouth and what she did to Jim. Jim if you are suing her, there are people behind you and will give you all the ammo you need. She is a poison in the schools...a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Raymond S. said...

MATT DILS WANTS TO BE ELECTED VILLAGE TRUSTEE.
WE ARE WATCHING $1.8 MILLION MATT DILS LOST TO OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND ATTENDS ONLY 50% OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS. HE SHOUDN'T RUN FOR ANYTHING. HIS EGO IS THE ONLY REASON HE RUNS. HE NEEDS TO THINK OF ALL OUR CHILDREN NOT JUST A SELECT FEW. RAYOND

Anonymous said...

This question may be too obvious and may already have been answered, if so I appologize: Were the students (at least one or both) suspended from school for fighting? What is the school district policy with regard to fighting and violence on school grounds? Whose job is it to deal with this?

Anonymous said...

Youre blaming the administration for kids fighting in school? You should rename this blog to "Its Never the Parents Fault". What a laugh.

Anonymous said...

ITS OK TO BLAME THE TEACHERS WHEN THE KIDS DONT DO THE WORK AND THE KIDS FAIL, BUT NOT THE PARENTS. WHY IS IT THE PARENTS FAULT WHEN THE KIDS FIGHT, BUT WHEN THEY FAIL IN THEIR STUDIES ITS THE TEACHERS FAULT. HEY LETS BLAME THE SHAMELESS UNABASHED CHILDREN. THESE ARE THE SAME KIDS WHO TERRORIZED THE NORTH STREET NEIGHBORS AND THE SAME KIDS WHO SELL DRUGS. YOU NEED A COP IN THE SCHOOLS. NOT A 140K PRINCIPAL. LETS ALL WAKE UP, HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL IS A FIRST RING SUB-URBAN HIGH SCHOOL WITH ALL ITS TRAPPINGS. ITS NOT ORCHARD PARK, BUT THE TAXES ARE. THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE BOARD ARE OUT OF CONTROL. HEY CONCERNED DO THE STORY ON THE TWO TEACHERS WHO WERE FIRED FROM HAMBURG FOR TRYING TO EXPOSE THIS TRASH!!!!!! ITS A GOODY.

Anonymous said...

Energy education one sided deal for energy education. $500,000. to tell us to turn off electricity and lower temp. We know that Steve Achramovitch former dist. Greece cancelled their contract with Energy Education, why? Cost too much, those are the reasons. Please publish the contract the dist. has with enery education to see for all to review.

Anonymous said...

We need a security cameras on the Supt. He will invent any tale as long it suits his needs. Protect yourselves from this evil man.

we see said...

Why did Dr. Calkins make a visit to the guidance dept at the beginning of this school year? \ Dr. Calkins doesn't have any children in the hs so that is not the reason for her visit. Dr. Calkins is the only sb member to walk into the guidance and have a chit chat with a female counselor that we are talking about. We know all the trouble she created for our former v principal. We watched what she did, he didn't deserve any of it. We see it happening again. A sb member has no right to pop in any classroom or guidance office without sb approval. She is not special. She has to go.

Anonymous said...

The Energy Education Company is a scam. It's a way for superintendents to hide money, while claiming to "save" money. As soon as the company finds out that a district is considering canceling the contract, they will swoop in and ask to make a presentation during a BOE meeting. Be ready Hamburg. Citizens, have that contract in hand when the time comes. FOIL your utility bills and try to come up with the same "savings" that the energy education software says you're saving. Cannot be done. Springville can't wait to get rid of it. Another legacy from their former Superintendent who was run out out of town. Take a very close look at the dollar amounts on that contract. Does the word "about" appear before the $ sign? Good luck.

Anonymous said...

More about that Energy Education, Inc. Read this article about a school district in Sacramento, California claiming the company's software uses "faulty metrics" to determine the so-called savings. They could not verify the "savings" either! Cost them $700,000 to get out of the contract!

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/16/4823944/energy-education-inc-settlement.html

Apparently the company never counted on anyone in a school district actually computing the math.

Anonymous said...

Energy Education grants awards to bolster their contracts. Meaningless awards to put a positive spin on a contract that is very expensive.

They give themselves awards, take a few pictures / bolster the fact that this is a contract that ENERGY EDUCATION benefits from at a costly amount to the school district.

Energy Education is costly school districts are cancelling their contracts because of the cost. What it does is you pay for their computer program and must use only their's and your paid employee puts in the data, tells school personal to turn off lights, unplug computers, essentially power down all unessential divices when not in use. Now this is done and we have as we have all witnessed an unusually warm winter of course there will be a savings. Concerned get the contract and publish it.

Anonymous said...

Where is the post from last night? Why did you take it down?

12th grader who voted and knows whats going on said...

I am a senior in Hamburg High School. I am in the business program since Freshman Year, and my dad and mom own a business. Today, Mrs. Lockwook, the substitute teacher in my Economics Class gave us very wrong information. We have had Mrs. Lockwook alot this year in our class...she is a sarcastic, rude and gossip. When we were going over our worksheet today she was shooting her mouth off. I found out after school today that she is a big troublemaker in Hamburg. Another senior has and aunt that was harassed by Mrs. Liz lockwook. We were told she is a a crazy lady who only comes into school to keep and eye on her kids teachers. Why would Hamburg hire Liz Lockwood as a substitute teacher when Liz Lockwook was fired as a special ed teacher in Hamburg Middle School. Liz lockwood was fired from the middle school, but was in the high school trying to teach us about how companies are organized. She was trying to tell us to take a job so we can have child care......but my mom told me she cant even keep a job her self. Crazy Hamburg with crazy people.

enough said...

Why are substitute teachers interfering? We have enough trouble with administration.

Anonymous said...

What is this about substitute teachers? What's going on now?

Matt said...

Matt Dils is responsible for the 2 MILLION BUCKS that the State of New York is demanding the school district pay back. Matt Dils is incapable of sound financial management of this school district. When our kids don't have the proper number of hours of physical education, or sit in a class of 30 or more in the ms & hs. When our school rankings continue to drop. We can blame MATT DILS FOR THE LOSS OF OUR KIDS EDUCATION. NOW THE IRRESPONSIBLE PERSON HE IS IS USING OUR TAXES FOR HIS OWN DEFENCE. HE HAS BALLS.

parent of freshman said...

look at the way the kids inappropriately dress for school.

Drop your kid off and listen to the questionable language. We need the Principal and V Principal presense in the am & pm

parent freshman

gossip is destructive said...

Let the subsitute teachers meddle in this one. Why not focus on the students and not the teachers business. What is the purpose of a subsitute? To fill for an absent teacher not gossip around the school. As stated we have enough bullying via Achramovitch without the subs chiming in.

Vetearn & alum said...

Veterans Day.

Thank God for Democracy and free speech.

A Fan

Anonymous said...

There is no HONOR in our Supt. A VETERAN