Students to be treated with respect, teachers caring more about mental health
Students to be treated with respect, teachers caring more about mental health
Mosinee High school
Inspired by the DC Everest petition
As my may of heard mosinee high school is thought out to be one of best schools to support students with at-home issues, mental health, and academics. But is that really true? Has a student other than the teachers, principles, and super intendant agree with this? As you may not have heard, due to the lack of respect that the students voices are given, the lack of care from staff members, and simple lack of respect towards students, you most likely have not heard about it. Numerous amount of students are faced with a disrespectful, targeting, unfair, and a discriminatory school whom simply do not care about the future generation.
Me and most of my peers have been not given a chance to speak our minds and feel like we haven’t been heard and never will. We feel left out and not important because nothing is being done about these constant issues that are brought up. Mosinee high school is now going to extreme amounts to where students are Not Allowed to go to Students Services, Not Allowed to have any type of device with you, other than school devices, in the classroom, and importantly we feel like we are Not Allowed to have a voice. Students who have a bad reputation from either their last name, previous events, or sexual orientation, are treated differently. The teachers and I quote are, “self-centered and care more about their own problems than the students mental health and learning”. The mental health of students from mosinee high school doesn’t seem as important to what the teachers are facing at home.
Targeting: If the higher authority of the school doesn’t like you, they will try their hardest to catch you doing the slightest things like having a backpack on, having a hat or hood up, late to class, sleeping in class. All of which are yes, breaking school rules, BUT it’s always different when you are singling out a student. For example, the preps, the people with good reputations, last names, academic history, and if the principles respect them, wont get in trouble. A prep can wear a shirt that is showing one elbow, and it’s above the belly button won’t get asked to change, and the every time excuse is, “I didn’t see them”, but yet another student(s) can not show even 1 inch of skin above the waste. The dress code is out of hand to which you are allowed to wear cat ears, which can deceive the facial structure, but we aren’t allowed to wear hats.
Discrimination: A couple weeks ago a student was in class sniffing due to a cold he got from the day before. He was at the door waiting to be excused by the bell, and was sniffling. In front of him was another student, whom of which will be kept anonymous. That student in particular was the only student to have a problem with him sniffling. They hit him in the chest, with a thick government textbook, and left a mark across his rib cage. The victim of this, reported it to the principal. Now keep in mind assault should be taken seriously. And assault should be up to at least two days in or out of school suspension, going off of past scenarios that’s how it always was. That student who hit him with a book, not only did not get any type of suspension, but had to face a punishment of which wasn’t able to be said. The principle stated that, “well it could have resulted in a punishment out side of school”. The only punishment that I can think of that would result in the student going outside for a punishment is picking up trash on school grounds. Does that seem fair to you? The student that got hit was a straight male, the student that assaulted him with a book, was a transgender female.
Lack of respect by staff: When you are freaking out, and feel like you can’t control yourself what do you want the other person listening to do. Do you want them to leave you alone? Do you want them to help fix the issue? Or do you want them to simply just listen, talk, and understand? Sadly, that’s rarely the case that teachers do. Yes I agree that some care, and when students are unable to control there emotions they are able to go to a teacher to talk to, Can they all the time? No. Regardless of the issue if the teacher doesn’t allow you to, you can’t go, and the seriousness of the situation is ignored. You can’t go a day without a teacher of any kind being disrespectful. Even though of the core values is being respectful. Pretty sad that not even the own teaches can follow a simple rule, and think that the rules don’t apply to them. I know this because students have repeatedly been dealing with a teacher, whom i’ll keep anonymous, who calls parents of the students who are disruptive in class, or that teacher straight up doesn’t like them. This certain teacher has repeatedly made up lies to parents saying their child is on meth (purely from their own judgment), saying their child is a complete pot head (again from their own judgment), saying their child is constantly hiking their shirt up to break the dress code (again from their lying). This teacher in particular has not only caused so much drama, but bad reputation and trust issues as well amongst their family. Does that seem right? This teacher is abusing their power because who is going to tell a lie? A student or a teacher? And who would actually lie? A teacher or a student? This certain teacher was called out for their lies, and the teacher just continued to lie even knowing the own truth. When the student who was accused by the teacher for being on meth they called the teacher out for it, the teacher simply refused to even have a chat with them. This issue with this teacher was of course brought up to the principles, but due to the fact that their are no teachers wanting to have a job, and due to the fact that this teacher has built up only but a good reputation and has never been caught for their lies, nothing as happened to that teacher. That teacher shouldn’t be allowed at mosinee if they can’t follow the core values. Sadly, nothing is being done about it.
Lack of caring of the students mental health: The mental health of students at mosinee are ignored. Students are not allowed to go into the break rooms unless the class you are in allows it. This has happened to me. I was having a terrible, and just wanted to be by myself and for 42 minutes I wanted a break from the disrespectful, targeting, and discriminatory school that I was at. I was at by breaking point and I thought it was best for me to be by myself in order to keep my self control. Unfortunately the teacher in the class I was in at the time has set a grudge for me. They do not like me, my reputation, or myself in general. That teacher didn’t allow me to have a break. That teacher bluntly said, “No I am not allowing you to go there, go sit in your seat”. At that point I was ready to freak out. I was ready to just walk away, but keeping my attendance in mind, I had no choice but to sit through class. If I would’ve left, I would’ve been marked absent from this teacher, without an excuse, which would result in lunch detentions. About 15 minutes later, 2 students asked to go, and this teacher would allow them to go, if they completed their homework for the day. I felt pushed aside. I felt that my own emotions were not as important due to the fact i’m a different gender as the other students. My mental health doesn’t matter is what I thought. I realized then, this is how it is for other students. A close friend has told me that when they were freaking out and just wanted to be left alone because the stress was too much, things got escalated. The student starting becoming more and more agitated along with the principal. Instead of the principal understanding the situation that maybe it’s best to leave this person alone, the principal said and I quote, “You need help”. Is this the school that you want your children to go to? Your own child could be dealing with this same problem, and their own principle says, “you need help”. Is that really what you want your child to be dealing with?
All in all, you could just be reading this and thinking how stressful it is knowing that students from Mosinee High School deal with this everyday. That the students have no voice, and their mental health is pushed aside. That their own teachers are revolting and using their power against the students in order to keep themselves satisfied. I want a change, and I speak for all the Mosinee students that they want a change to. We want mosinee to be a place that cares more about the mental health of students, than the projection of a good academical school. Please sign this petition, to make our voices heard.
Im keeping this anonymous because I don’t want to face a punishment.