Petition to volusia county, Ed Kelley, Ben Johnson, Barbara Girtman, Billie Wheeler, James T. Russell, Elizabeth Albert
Change Volusia County School Times Back to Normal
Volusia County recently made the decison to change school times in 2019-2020. This decision was probably the worst one Volusia County has ever made. It will affect each level drastically. Some kids in High School have jobs to support their family. If high school ends at 3:30 p.m. kids who have these jobs will lose a whole hour pay each day. That means each day, those student’s family could lose $10 a day. To some families, that is a lot to be losing. Not only that, Students already stay up late to finish homework, now students who do after School activities, such as sports or clubs, will get home after 6:00 p.m. and then they will have to stay up later to finish their homework. It will be even later for Middle School students, considering they get out at 4:15 p.m. If Volusia County is worried that students are coming to school tired, giving them an hour to get to School will not help. Students will have the mindset that they can stay up one hour later because they can wake up one hour later. Also if High School is “supposed” to be preparing you for life, all jobs start early. So getting used to an early start is very important to be ready for after High School. Therefore, if Volusia County was actually worried about the students, they would keep the School times the same, and focus on more important things.
Petition to Clear Creek Highschool, Greg Smith
Petition for Clear Creek HS to erect a Vegeta statue in honor of Christopher Sabat.
As some of you may be aware of, The voice actor, Christopher Sabat, graduated from Clear Creek High school in 1992. Christopher Sabat went on to voice act many different characters in multiple tv series, and video games. He has also been a voice director in various projects, and he even started his own audio production company OkraTron 5000. He is most well known for his work in Dragon Ball Z. He provides the voice work for such notable characters as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Zarbon, Recoome, Jeice, Burter, Salza, as well as many others. Christopher Sabat is an incredibly talented gentleman and he deserves more recognition for it. That is where this petition comes into play. Clear Creek Highschool should Erect a life size Vegeta statue above a plaque that reads, "I wasn’t sure how long I could sustain the effort without breaking in two. It was as though the only thing holding my body together was myone burning desire to be better then Kakarott. Sometimes I thought I was losing my mind. Why wasn’t I able to obtain what Kakarott had obtained?! It didn’t make any sense. It was infuriating… and it was my fury that kept me alive. - In Honor Of Christopher Sabat the original Prince of Saiyans." I believe 100% that making this apperant to current and future students will help motivate and drive them to reach their goals.
Petition to Principal Preisser
Make Lunch Time longer
Liberty High School is a populated high school. There is around 2,000 or more students enrolled in Liberty. Last year we had about an hour for lunch , which was perfect for everyone . Students were able to get food and socialize , especially the fact that there is a lot of students in both A lunch and B lunch and it would be easier to get food and also have time to sit and eat peacefully instead of being rushed . They also took away the right to go off campus and eat lunch , (when that is a district privilege so it shouldn't be taken away) with enough time to eat. We also had the chance during lunch time to be able to make up for anything in classes . In this new year we have a new Principal, Gary Preisser . Personally all my four years of high school I have had different principals . As new administration come they come with new rules as usual. We can adapt to other rules which it would be fine but cutting our lunch time to 35 minutes is not enough for anybody in A lunch and B lunch. I have heard many opinions about this and what I found most commonly one was that the lines are too long and by the time you get to sit and eat it's already time to head to class. So in other words Liberty High school and Gary Preisser should Sit down and come up with at least a better alternative for our students and teachers. Overall I believe this change is affecting students performance, this needs to be properly addressed to our new principal. Sign this petition so we can show the administration and make our voices heard.
Petition to Governor
INCLUDE MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN U.S. SCHOOL CURRICULUMS - #LetsTalkPeriod 2019-2020
The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound.org) #LetsTalkPeriod campaign encouraged New York State elected officials to pass endometriosis legislation directing the commissioner of health to develop informational materials concerning menstrual disorders, including endometriosis, for distribution in schools and to patients. Given the seriousness of endometriosis, and the stigma often associated with discussing menstrual health, it is critical to educate both young women and men on this crucial issue. Support EndoFound as we look to get similar legislation passed in ALL states. Sign and Share https://www.endofound.org/letstalkperiod Make sure to follow us on social @EndoFound #endometriosis #LetsTalkPeriod #endo
Petition to Houston Independent School District
HISD: Make AP science classes count as core science credits
In HISD, AP science classes don't count for the required science credits; instead they are science elective credits. Being elective credits means that students cannot rake AP science classes to replace a regular, non-AP science class. This doesn't make a lot of sense, because AP Biology is Biology, AP Chemistry is Chemistry, and AP Physics is Physics. Usually students take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as their 3 core science classes. Since students aren't able to take AP science classes instead of the regular ones, they can take only one AP science class in their 4 years of high school unless they have extra room in their schedule (e.g. taking Biology in 8th grade, testing out, or taking summer courses). Why is this a problem, you ask? Well, it's bad because most high schools in the country let students take all AP science classes without having to take the non-AP ones. HISD students have to go through a much harder time to get the same opportunity. Additionally, in other subjects, such as social studies, students are able to take AP courses in place of regular ones. For instance, AP Human Geography can be selected instead of World Geography for a social studies credit. But science isn't the same, and it should be.
Petition to Department of Education
Petition for NY Schools to Donate Excess Food to Alleviate Hunger Crisis
This petition is to advocate for the schools in New York to opt into the law passed in 2017, encouraging schools to donate their food excess to the nonprofits who will donate this food to the less fortunate. New York City has the most food insecurity of any city in the nation. 1 in 4 people in NYC experience hunger on a regular basis. According to the Coalition for the Homeless, in NYC families make up 70% of the homeless in shelters, 40% of those are children. In NYC, 10% of the children in schools are homeless. While the United States is seeing the worst homelessness and hunger in the history of the nation, 133 billion tons of food goes to waste every year. There is literally enough good food going to waste that no one in America should be going hungry. In September of 2017, a law was passed for all schools in New York from the Pre-K to the University-Level to donate their excess food to charitable organizations that can distribute their excess food to the homeless and poor. I am the Founder & President of a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, Catering for the Homeless, Inc., which is utilizing food excess from catering companies, schools, restaurants, and groceries stores for the millions of New Yorkers who need it. Catering for the Homeless has provided 30,000 meals, 13,000 toiletries, and 210 bags of clothes for the homeless and poor throughout NYC so far. Almost 100 schools have been contacted to get on-board with this new law, but until the Department of Education (DOE) opts into this law, most of the schools will not get on-board, and will continue to throw away perfectly good, quality, untouched food into the trash on a regular basis. If you believe that the schools in New York State and City should donate their food excess to the hungry in their communities to alleviate this hunger crisis, thank you for signing this petition. Visit www.cateringforthehomeless.com for more information. To view more information about Senator Joseph Addabbo's Food Law encouraging schools to donate their food excess to the charities who can distribute their food to the hungry and poor in the community please visit: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/joseph-p-addabbo-jr/senate-approves-bill-co-sponsored-addabbo-encourage
Petition to Students, Parents, Fellow teachers, The Community
Keep Ms. Haider at College Park High School
Ms. Haider is an amazing teacher at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. She has won many awards for her teaching and has amazing bonds with students on campus. Please sign and fight for Ms. Haider to be able to stay at College ParkI started this petition because...My name is Riley Minka, I am a sophomore at College Park and I have had Ms. Haider for World History for this school year. I, as well as many other students, signed up for Ms. Haider’s APUSH History class for the 2019-2020 school year. On Friday, we received the news that Ms. Haider was being let go by our administration. Many students messaged me due to my closeness with Ms. Haider. My hope is that in making this petition we can create a big enough fight that we can keep Ms. Haider at CP. Thank you!!