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  1. well, there is THAT.....ESPECIALLY this time of year.
  2. Arming teachers is a HORRIBLE idea. Kids who want to cause problems can find out who is armed (guessing it would have to be public knowledge since they would be acting as an agent of the State beyond their normal responsibilities) could easily overtake a teacher. When police are called to a school for an active shooter, they see a gun, they are firing. They are NOT taking time to ask who the person is. I think being armed changes the whole dynamic of a student/teacher relationship, on both sides. We do have a couple things in my district that it seems many districts do not. SRO's for one, and secure entrances.....but even then, many shooters come from inside the building and know their way around, and in the case in Florida, the SRO failed MISERABLY at doing his job. There was an armed police office inside Robb Elementary yesterday. So, what if a teacher fails to act? Can they be held personally liable? What if a teacher fires and misses? or even worse.....?
  3. It was a 16.4% increase https://journalnow.com/sports/college/david-teel-with-notre-dame-as-full-member-in-2020-21-acc-revenue-increased-16/article_408fa227-5e4b-5635-ba94-eb7f71d887f2.html
  4. Being in a district in that setting, I disagree to an extent. You cannot apply the same mindset across the entire state I look at course offerings that schools like Homestead and Carroll have and see that there are so many more classes students can take. In multi school district, far too often, the mindset is if one school has something, all the schools have to have it. Or if one school wants or needs to do something different, the answer is no because the other schools don't have it. Multi school districts divide too many resources in attempts to balance things out too thin; giving little to each, and often leaving each school short changed. Like anything, there are unintended consequences as well. I know down sides to having one large school. Some kids can get lost or feel overwhelmed around so many. Travel increases for kids in outlying areas, but in the long run, I think the positives outweigh the negatives.........at least for our district. I can easily see that in more rural areas, the problems I mentioned are more magnified, especially travel. But it is rural schools that feel the biggest negative hit in a severely flawed funding formula that the State uses.
  5. Composer of one of the most epic movie theme songs. RIP https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/vangelis-oscar-winning-composer-chariots-of-fire-blade-runner-dead-obit-1355854/
  6. Not sure if anyone is familiar with Coach McCullough's background, but it is a remarkable story. I actually had a chance to meet him as he came to the school to meet our RB at that time. It was a great chat, but before I knew this story. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29324031/kc-chiefs-rb-coach-deland-mccullough-jaw-dropping-story-search-family
  7. More than likely, it was simply because it was such a rare occasion for me to get one. 🤣
  8. I knew those free cheeseburgers at McDonald's for the A's we got on report cards was a slippery slope.
  9. That is above my pay grade. Interesting question though. As a Cubs fan, I am ok with it counting against the Reds. 🤣
  10. 6 times in MLB history has a team had a pitcher or a pitching staff combine to throw a no hitter........and lose. Well, it HAD been just 5 times.........until Sunday May 15th, 2022 when the Reds became the 6th team. Interesting to note, the first time was 1964. Seems the Reds just want to find new ways to lose. The crazy part was just a few years ago, they had been active in the free agent market and appeared to be set to make a run deep into the post season. I do feel bad for a guy like Joe Votto though. He is one of those guys you would love to see win a championship. https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/pitchers-throw-no-hitter-lose-hunter-greene-reds-mlb/oksmri1ryygq5fimomeyopal
  11. I also think MOST in congress that campaign as pro life would have preferred to remain quiet when not on the campaign trail. I also think most would have preferred that the Court NOT take this case up.
  12. Madison Consolidated High School has several coaching positions available, including Defensive Coordinator. There are still teaching positions available throughout the school district as well. If you are interested please contact Coach Wilson, lwilson@madison.k12.in.us
  13. Bloomington High School South will have a Social Studies position open for the start of next school year. There is a coaching opportunity available. Please contact Head Coach Gabe Johnson at gjohnson@mccsc.edu if interested.
  14. While he was great in The Right Stuff as Gus Grissom, he was really great in Tremors. RIP https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/13/entertainment/fred-ward-obit/index.html
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