Petition to Lincoln Students and Staff
Lincoln Needs The Log as a Mascot
Abraham Lincoln HS's current mascot is the lynx. However, adding logs as a secondary mascot to the lynx, like having a lynx sitting on a log, or Abraham Lincoln's pet lynx building a Lincoln Log house, etc. The old Lincoln was represented by the lynx, but we are the NEW Lincoln. We deserve a new mascot to show that we are new and improved, and just as strong as before. Join the Lynx Logs!
Petition to James Jackson
Improve safety & baseball field/facility conditions at our high school
We the parents of Southwest DeKalb and neighboring high schools, are calling for the installation of lights on our schools baseball fields. Not providing adequate lighting is a huge safety concern for our children. Furthermore, it is extremely unfair and a disadvantage for our students/athletes to cancel or end games prematurely due to a lack of standard operational facility accommodations. Our children should be given an equal opportunity to play baseball for their high school in hopes of obtaining athletic scholarships for college. It is no secret, and in fact there are many articles written by Major League Baseball referencing the decline of black players in baseball. It starts here! It starts with inner city, predominantly black schools such as ours not having sufficient amenities for our players. We have to give our children an opportunity to excel in this sport by supplying them with basic necessities to play the sport to its full advantage. When we put forth effort and give our players tools to succeed, they will develop a love & passion for this sport to perhaps become the next great MLB player. Our students shouldn't have to travel outside their home school to experience what it is like to have basic field amenities. When you attend a baseball game, you are guaranteed to have: 1) lights 2) scoreboard 3) field house or stand for scorekeeper 4) concession stands 5) bathrooms At Southwest DeKalb High School, we have none of these basic needs. We are not allowed to charge entrance fees like schools in other counties. We visit other schools and have to pay to see our child play. They are able to put that money back in their program to provide for their athletes. DeKalb does not allow us the same opportunity to do so for our athletes. Therefore, we are requesting Dekalb County School District to put forth some effort to provide at least lights for our children to play baseball for their school without the stress of losing sunlight. And if nothing else, provide an operable scoreboard as well. Thank you
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 Vivian Orlen, Marisol Rosales, Bill DiBlasio, Richard Carranza
Bring Fame Back to the "Fame" School!
What if Timothée Chalamet, Robert DeNiro, or Jennifer Aniston didn't have the chance to study drama at a high school for the arts? What if Ben Vereen or Desmond Richardson weren’t able to study dance; or Nicki Minaj and Pinchas Zuckerman, music; or Milton Glaser, art?The world would be a poorer place without their enormous contributions. Fortunately, they went to the best high school in the country for artistically gifted students - Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC. Unfortunately, the next generation of talented artists may not have the same opportunity to develop their skills.Since the 2013 arrival of principal Dr. Lisa Mars, LaGuardia's admission process has been radically altered in favor of academic scores and attendance records. With these new admission criteria, talent counts for only 14% of the admission decision.* As a result, hundreds of qualified and gifted students have been denied admission.This change not only defies the 80-year-old mission of the Fame school, it also violates the Hecht-Calandra Act of 1971, which gives specialized high schools the unique power to choose their students based on a specific set of criteria. We demand that the Department of Education return the admission criteria to those consistent with the law and the original mission of the school. The Facts The Hecht-Calandra law provides that candidates for a specialized arts high school be required to “pass competitive examinations in music and/or the arts in addition to presenting evidence of satisfactory achievement.” However, since 2013, applicants who do not have at least a grade of 80 in every core academic subject are rejected, regardless of their audition score. So a student can receive a perfect 100 on their audition but be rejected because of a 79 they got in junior high school math. According to the 2015/16 Department of Education School Survey: - Only 13% of LaGuardia's teachers say they trust the principal - Only 12% of teachers say the principal is an effective manager who makes the school run smoothly - Only 16% of teachers say that the principal places the needs of children ahead of her personal interests - The United Federation of Teachers is now publicly behind this petition and has given Dr. Mars a vote of no confidence. - According to the 2017-18 School Performance Dashboard, Dr. Mars received a stunning 1.44 for Trust (out of 4.99), far below standards. The esteemed legacy of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts must continue. By our signatures below, we demand a return to admission requirements consistent with the Hecht-Calandra law and effective leadership for the school. * This percentage was for the 2013/14 school year, provided by a Freedom of Information Law request. Requests for subsequent years’ admission statistics have gone unanswered.
Petition to College Board
Stop SAT “Adversity scores”
College Board’s new adversity scores are discriminatory. Scores on a 100-point scale are measured based off of race, neighborhood, family income, etc. When it comes to something as important as college, your future should not be jeopardized based on things you couldn’t control. You can’t control your race, kids can’t control where their parents choose for them to live, they can’t control their parents’ income. Colleges should not be taking into account these factors when admitting students, and should only be based off of academics, human characteristics such as leadership, compassion, etc., and extra-curricular activities. This is pure discrimination. Of course those with more disadvantages should be given a chance, but this is not the means for that.
Petition to Sequim High School
Stop using Canvas in Sequim High School
Sequim High School has recently begun to use Canvas more for literature classes to turn in assignments. Many students here have begun to hate Canvas, and want to go back to paper. Using any type of technology is unreliable and expensive. Canvas is confusing, slow, and buggy, sometimes taking hours for one assignment to upload. Just while writing this petition, the website deleted everything I had written randomly, further proving my point that technology is unreliable and buggy. Not every student is fortunate enough to have access to internet and a computer at home, and not everyone has a car, gas, or time to go to the library after school to access a computer. Requiring students to use Canvas from home is requiring them to purchase a computer and good internet monthly, which is very expensive, and not every family can afford this. Canvas itself is unreliable. For example, it took me about an hour to upload a two minute video to Canvas for one assignment I had. Without Canvas, I could've not even filmed the video, since the teacher watched me perform, and she could've just graded it while I performed. Canvas requires a student to write out an assignment, then type it, then go online to submit it. There are now added, unnecessary steps to submitting a simple piece of paper. Without Canvas, students can hand a paper to a teacher, and have it be done. Canvas doesn't work in a high school setting. Using Canvas should be optional at the very least. Many students dislike using Canvas and dislike turning assignments in online, and some cant because they cant access it from home.