Petition to Adventist Medical Center College, Zenaida G. Gersana, Ph.D., CESO III
ABOLISH 2.5 GPA
Please take time to read LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD KEEP THE SIGNATURES COMING! ~ Academic AdministratorAdventist Medical College CentreSan Miguel, Iligan City 9200 Dear ______________ Greetings! I am writing this letter to bring to your attention a concern that is, in our viewpoint, unfair to us students. I would like to appeal and oppose on the act that requires students to attain a certain grade point average . I believe that there are certain variables that is to be considered before applying this policy. This policy is to be implemented with the primary purpose of improving the standards of the institution, which we fully understand. However, as we think that there needs to be a deeper analysis on the policy's implementation, we also have seen that it can be ineffective in some ways. By discussing our concerns, we cohesively think that there would be a better solution than requiring the students to achieve a certain grade point average. The policy's implementation is highly unsatisfactory to the students. It is also perceived to be unjust that if one student does not meet such grade point average, he/she is prohibited to acquire full units. In the worst scenario, a student may postpone his/her study for a semester as they are not allowed to take some subjects, which requires them to extend for a year or more. Furthermore, the policy may decrease the school's population as some students consider transferring to other schools as an alternative solution for the concern, since they prefer to graduate in the expected years in college. It is in great hope that this appeal be considered and responded by the administration. As for suggestion, a meeting with the necessary faculty and student representatives can be carried out to discuss this concern thoroughly. I highly support the aim for quality education which is also one of the reasons that I am sending this appeal, since the policy, in my careful observation, is not the most efficient way to achieve such academic progress. Below is a list of the names of students who are in unity with the endeavor of addressing the concerns aforementioned. Thank you! Sincerely, Petitioner’s signature cc: CHED Region Office X ~ FAQs: 1. What will happen if the petition reaches 100? Will the 2.5 policy be really abolished? The goal is actually 500. No, it won't but the petition is directly linked to the AMCC's and CHEDRO X's email addresses. Lets just hope they care enough to reconsider. Godspeed. 2. (From outsiders) What's the difference between our school's 2.5 to yours? We are using the US 4.0 grade point so, 2.5 (AMCC) = 2.0 = 85
Petition to Jennifer Moore, LTHS school board
Overturn Decision to Eliminate Class Ranking
Recently, the Lockport Township High School (district 205) school board voted to eliminate class ranking starting with next year's incoming freshman (class of 2022). While the school administration notified parents of students that are currently enrolled at the high school via a flyer at parent teacher conferences, the public and those parents of students affected by the new policy were not given adequate notice of their intention to eliminate class ranking. Furthermore, any opposition from parents/the community was downplayed and dismissed/not taken seriously. Class ranking is important, and allows students who have achieved high academic success to be recognize by their peers and the community. It is also one of the many ways in which colleges and universities help judge a student’s academic performance. Class ranking is also a way to honor the top students (valedictorian and salutatorian), much the same way athletics honors their top performers. Lockport Township High School was not forthcoming or transparent about their decision to eliminate ranking. They did not give notice to those who would be affected by the rule. The vote should be overturned immediately and a publicized hearing and town hall should be scheduled to allow community members and those who would be affected to voice their concerns. Please tell district 205 that honoring and publicly recognizing valedictorians and salutatorians is very important!Anyone wishing to join to fight, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees, Liliana Carrillo
Please reinstate Ms. Harvey's teaching position.
On April 16, 2017, Cypress High School’s choral program learned that their new director, Ms. Melanie Harvey, was to be laid off due to budget cuts proceeding the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The district has ensured that the choral program will remain intact, but our director, Ms. Harvey, has lost her job. Ms. Harvey is the greatest thing that has happened to this program in a long time and we students believe that with the support of our community, the AUHSD Board of Trustees will hopefully acknowledge Ms. Harvey’s impact on our lives and education, and how essential she is to the program. With your participation in this petition, you are contributing to the fight to keep strong arts programs in the education system. We must emphasize the importance of music education and the fine arts as it is generally overlooked. Every signature helps us let our voice be heard. Thank you for your time and support for students, the arts, and a dedicated teacher. Thank you for using your voice to help a teacher that has allowed her students to find theirs. BACKGROUND Ms. Harvey is a first-year teacher at Cypress High School, and was vulnerable to the budget cuts due to her low seniority, but has grown the choral program to new heights. Ms. Harvey is the hardest working and most influential person we have ever had the honor to have as an instructor. Her impact on the Cypress choral program includes, but is not limited to: The number of students signed up for the upcoming school year (2017-18) has doubled in comparison to the current school year (2016-17). Ms. Harvey combines show choir and concert choir into the curriculum, giving students a strong background to classical music education, and a show choir (singing and dancing) experience. She is also dedicated to making sure students are proficient in music theory. Ms. Harvey offered to teach a separate music class to the Special Education students at Cypress High School, but since she has been terminated that class is no longer for sure being taught. Whoever replaces her has the decision to take it or not, and it is a difficult class to teach for some teachers. Ms. Harvey was actually excited and eager to teach and give this opportunity to the Special Education students. Ms. Harvey organized and directed four choir shows the past school year, as well as taking the advanced group, High Voltage, to four show choir competitions, and to one choral festival along with the beginning level group, Shockwaves. Ms. Harvey organizes after school and weekend rehearsals, taking time out of her own personal life for the students. Ms. Harvey teaches not only music, but life lessons and morals. She teaches integrity, teamwork skills, and confidence. The budget cuts by the State of California left Cypress High School without an on campus drama/theatre class, and threatened the existence of the dance program. They also completely cut the floral program. Students feel as if their arts programs are slowly diminishing. (As shown through the hashtag #savechsarts on Instagram) The arts is a calling to many students who are passionate about what they create. It is something that they can rely on for stability and communal support every single day when they walk into a choir, drama, or dance classroom. Cypress has had a different choir director every single year for the past three years. This has hindered the choral program from growing and stabilizing. If the teaching position is changed once again for the 2017-2018 school year, the program will repeat the cycle of having to reform and rebuild. Ms. Harvey was hired from outside of the district specifically for our class because there was no one else qualified for the position she took. If she leaves, then who will teach us? This causes emotional stress on the students, but also puts Ms. Harvey out of work. Every student deserves a strong music education. Ms. Harvey has provided Cypress High School with that, and could continue to impact more students’ lives with your support.
Petition to Carol Campbell, Tom Koehler, Julie Esparza Brown, Mike Rosen, Pam Knowles, Amy Kohnstamm, Steve Buel, Paul Anthony
Save the French Program at Grant High School
The French program at Grant High School is in danger of being phased out. Despite strong enrollment in French programs at Grant and its feeder schools, only 2nd and 3rd year French will be offered to students in 2017/18, with no promises for the following year. French has been part of Grant High School's curricular program since Grant was founded in 1924. Please sign this petition before the upcoming June 13th budget meeting to ask Principal Campbell and the PPS school board to prioritize a robust language curriculum for students at Grant High School by retaining the French program for all four years. This issue is bigger than Grant High School. It's about reversing the increasing trend to plug budgetary gaps by cutting language options in public schools. Please show your support for languages! The district is facing tough decisions. According to a Willamette Week article back in March, Principal Campbell put staff on notice that Grant would be facing significant cuts, and that she'd take forecasting, programming, and the requirements to maintain the core curriculum into account when making decisions. We ask that you consider the school board’s decision making priorities in your comments in order to demonstrate how school language programs contribute to academic success and strong communities. How has language study contributed to your success (or your children's success) in core competencies such as reading, writing, and speaking? How has your study of French contributed to your education (or that of your children) as a global citizen? Have you ever hosted an international exchange student or visited a Francophone country as a result of your kids studying French? Has studying French opened doors to other educational or career-related opportunities? Why do opportunities for cross-cultural education matter to you and your family? Why is it important to retain the French program as a language option at Grant in addition to Spanish and Japanese?
Petition to Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, New York City Public Schools, Cory Booker, New Jersey State House, New Jersey Governor, New Jersey State Senate, Robert Menendez, Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Donald Payne, Chris Smith, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Frank LoBiondo, Albio Sires, Leonard Lance, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Stephen Sweeney, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Donald Norcross, Annette Quijano, Nicholas Scutari, Chris Brown, Scott Garrett, Josh Gottheimer, Jeff Van Drew, Jennifer Beck, Vincent Prieto, Joseph Vitale, Christopher Connors, Diane Allen, Loretta Weinberg, Jerry Green, USA Today, FOX News, Andrew Cuomo, United Nations, NBC, ABC
NO FINAL EXAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH STRAIGHT A’s!!
FINAL EXAMS FOR GRADES K-12: Students with straight A’s OR a 3.4GPA or higher should be exempt from final exams. They only should take finals if they choose to do so. Students can choose to include their final exam into their grade, or have the final in a separate column of the report cards, or not take the final at all. At the end of the year, most schools have final exams. In which the student is expected to study and memorize eveything from all of their 7 classes from the past year. THIS IS NOT EASY! For students who do not meet the requirements: Final exams should be in its own separate column on their report cards. Unless their exam grade benefits them, then it will get averaged into their grade if they choose to do so. Final exams should ONLY be used to track how much information the student has retained from the past year.
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SIGN to get them to RESIGN Superintendent Reinhart and Assistant Superintendent Emili
SIGN TO HAVE THEM RESIGN!!!!! We AS A COMMUNITY are asking for the resignation and/or firing of Superintendent John Reinhart and Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili as to their incompetent handling of Easton Wrestling Coach JaMarr Billman. The Easton School District FOSTERS A CULTURE OF FEAR AMONG ITS EMPLOYEES (quote Express Times article) Assistant Superintendent Emili ABUSED HER POWER!! Reinhart and Emili need to be held accountable for their actions!!!! They both withheld and/or destroyed and tried to cover up their incompetence that hindered the investigation. We want better for OUR community and OUR children in Easton.
Petition to Cynthia Amoroso, Jim Schmid, Dr. DeeDee Currier
Campus Supervisors: Accountability and Order in the Halls of Burnsville High School
To the entire ISD 191 Community, To maintain an orderly learning environment at Burnsville High School, Campus Supervisors are an important component. Functioning similarly to grooves alongside a winding country road, Campus Supervisors guide students who may not have the energy, desire, or attention to get to their next destination. They keep the halls that span throughout our learning environment quiet, clear, orderly and safe. Unfortunately, our Campus Supervisors are not respected and often the administration fails to support them with appropriate disciplinary action. Key Issues: The School Board has been presented with the proposal to lay off Campus Supervisors as of April 12th, and the decision remains up for grabs until the budget is voted on in June. Campus Supervisors play a key role in our learning environment and we demand that they stay apart of it. If the School Board cannot make room in the budget to keep our hallways orderly and safe, can they make room in the budget to pay for the lawsuits and medical fees that will accompany the disorderly conduct that is bound to follow? As a student, I can certainly attest that without Campus Supervisors the amount of students out of class during passing time will fluctuate. Campus Supervisors are granted no respect from insubordinate students. It is quite apparent that particular students have no respect for any staff member or elder, but it is even more so relevant when speaking of Campus Supervisors. They are often alone with students in the hallway, which makes students prone to use racial slurs, cuss, mock, and run from Campus Supervisors. They do not listen to Campus Supervisors, and if they do, students are simply sent to the "Fire-Up Room." The Fire-Up Room is a joke, folks. It's meant to be a punishment, or "detention." It's become the cool place for insubordinate kids to hang out. Repeat offenders are rarely sent home, suspended, or punished in any form and therefore have no respect for Campus Supervisors who often monitor the room. They can be seen coming and going as they wish from the Fire-Up Room, yet shockingly never en route to class. As previously touched on, there are few policies in place that prevent insubordination in our hallways. Reading through the handbook, few of these policies are enforced or completely followed through. Campus Supervisors are not respected because students know that there punishment (or lack of) is 100% worth the enjoyment and freedom of insubordination! Cause and effect: if students do not want to go to class, they will roam the halls. When students roam the halls, disorderly conduct occurs. Fighting, screaming, shoving, and running are a common occurrence on campus. Sending students who refuse to go to class home will reduce the amount of police calls to service and will keep the role of Campus Supervisor to just that - supervision. The removal of insubordinate students, along with greater discipline, is guaranteed to reduce the number of negative news stories a high school can have in just one school year! By signing, you show your support of the important role that Campus Supervisors play throughout Burnsville High School. We demand policies be put into place and enforced that protect, support, and most importantly keep our Campus Supervisors in our hallways. We also demand a zero-tolerance policy with repetitive insubordination, and to remove insubordinate students from our schools. Thank you, Trevor Dostal, Burnsville High School Junior Send this petition to everyone you know involved in our ISD191 Community! Your help is needed to gain support & spread the word! Please, along with signing this petition, contact the school board directly about how you feel. You may find their contact information at this link: http://www.isd191.org/about-us/board-education Take care of our teachers! They deal with plenty of the issues that Campus Supervisors must. Settle the contract dispute! The title Campus Supervisor is, at times throughout, used to represent not only campus supervisors, but teachers, school resource officers, administration, and other staff who may be in or monitoring the hallway throughout the day. No school staff were involved in the production of this petition. Twitter @BvilleStudent
Petition to Marsha Powers, Rebecca Negron, Christia Li Roberts, Tina McSoley, Michael DiTerlizzi, Laurie Gaylord
Keep the Laptops for Learning in MCSD
Laptops are now becoming vital to student success. They have become part of everyday classroom work, homework, and classroom activities. Some sources we use and need are ClassFlow, Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Drive, Quizlet, Pearson, Math Nation, Kahoot.it and several others. Laptops are also used for students at home. Students that do not have access to a computer at home will not be able to check current grades. It will also be much more difficult for teachers to grade work effectively and efficiently. There is no need to go back 20-30 years in technology and teaching when we have the resources.