Quote of the day
"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, July 27, 2008
From the Snoqualmie Valley Record
More than 100 Valley families choose to send their children to public schools outside the Snoqualmie Valley School District.
This fall, Snoqualmie Valley School District board director Kathryn Lerner's family will be among them.
Lerner's daughter, who graduated from Chief Kanim Middle School in June, will enter Mercer Island High School this fall.
Lerner said her family's decision was not an easy one to make, but was based on programming options. Her daughter plans to participate in marching band and study Mandarin Chinese, and neither program is available at Mount Si High School.
Lerner said that while the district needs improvement in budgeting, facility planning and long-range planning, her family's decision was based solely on her daughter's needs.
Read the story here
Friday, July 25, 2008
The SnoValley Star reports that fees will be rising this fall at Mount Si.
July 24, 2008
By Laura Geggel
Mount Si High School plans to increase its student activity fees to keep up with the rising price of fuel. The fees, which are currently $75 per sport, would increase to $100 if the school board approves them before the beginning of the fall sports season.
If approved, there would be a cap on how much each student would have to pay. Students participating in more than one sport would not have to pay more than $150 per year, while families with multiple children playing school sports would not have to pay more than $225 per year.
Waivers for free or reduced fees can be obtained from the school.
Mount Si was one of the last high schools in the area to require an activity fee for extracurricular athletics. Greg Hart, associate principal and athletic director at Mount Si High School, said he and the school board were initially hesitant to implement fees for fear of a drop in athletic participation.
Read the entire story
Thursday, July 10, 2008
What happened to CoDE?
Well it's been nearly 3 months now since the DoS at MSHS. We've been watching the CoDE web site since then to see what they were doing to end the 'indoctrination' in our schools. What a big surprise, they have done nothing!
Since the DoS they have updated their web site once and that was to remove their comments about how they having nothing to do with Hutch.
Of course it's only a coincidence that Le Ann Shaw was President of CoDE during this assault on our students, who she claimed "Is not affiliated with Ken Hutcherson" and yet;
Todd Shaw, a member of Hutcherson's church, said he'll be at the protest Friday with a sign that reads "Education Not Indoctrination."
It would seem that their interest in 'indoctrination' is limited to the GSA and the DoS they fought so dilligently against. There seems to be nothing new happening over at the Ministry of Vice and Truth.
In fact, some of their 'Communications' have been removed from their site including the threatening letter they sent to the students of the Mt Si GSA. This letter included veiled threats of "unstable people" turning to "extreme acts of violence" including "school shootings". They close the letter with;
"Please choose to not spread anger this year and do not request the Day of Silence during the school day."
If there was any doubt as to the motives of this group, that doubt is gone. They are nothing more than a band of homophobic reprobates trying to push their personal religous agendas down the throats of our children.
CoDE has done NOTHING to help our schools or our students. Their site claims;
"Mount Si High School and the Snoqualmie Valley School District have recently had their reputation damaged and have been in the national news due to the actions of a small number of teachers."
It is NOT the teachers at Mount Si that have tarnished our reputation, it is these religous zealots who have brought national attention and ridicule to the valley as being percieved as a bunch of back woods nutjobs that hate gays!
Well to the rest of the world, rest assured that rational minds outnumber these simple minded reprobates in the valley by a wide margin.
It is fairly obvious that CoDE and it's members are more interested in compelling our secular education system to embrace the homophobia and other medieval superstitions that they cherish in favor of the system of law we currently have.
Equal Justice and Protection under the law! It works, even for the simple minded bigots who are protected by the same!
Please CoDE, keep your religion where it belongs, in your temples and churches.
Hate has no place in our schools, but you are welcome to embrace your hatred in your churches as the Antioch members do.
Updated to clarify the position Le Ann Shaw held at CoDE.
Monday, July 7, 2008
"Pastor Ken Hutcherson is still pursuing action against the teacher at Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington, who interrupted his Martin Luther King Day speech to voice his opposition to Hutcherson's Christian views on marriage and sexuality."
Dr. Potratz did not interrupt the assembly to voice his opinion, he simply booed the blowhard when he was introduced. It was Kit McCormick who asked the question, AFTER his "speech". And for booing the guest, he was reprimanded.
"Teacher George Potratz later compared Hutcherson's support for the biblical condemnation of homosexual behavior with advocacy for slavery."
This is a well established falsehood. What Dr. Potratz said, and I was there is;
"Hutcherson has a right to his views...just as someone who believes in reinstating slavery has a right to theirs."
And went on to say;
"just because someone has the right to these ideas, it does not make them acceptable in a public school"
Dr. Potratz NEVER advocated a return to slavery, that was Hutcherson's own deluded interpretation of the comments.
"She said to me, 'Well, if you were the pastor of a black church, that would have much more impact than being the black pastor over there with a white church, and you're the one that has chosen,' basically, 'to live over there with those people,'" Hutcherson details.
Hutcherson was asked who Jenkins was referring to as "those people?" "White people," he answered.
Now Ms. Jenkins has been libeled in the spirit of Hutch's "Christianity".
Jenkins disputes Hutcherson's account of the conversation. "That's not exactly what I said. What I said was that, from the perspective of the Commission on African American Affairs, when there is an issue that's involving a church congregation and maybe a political work that that church may be doing, that it's a little different kind of role and a little different positioning for us to be able to get involved when the congregation of the church is...a black church or a black denomination," she contends.
UPDATED 7/8/2008 From the PI
"It is not what I said, it is what he heard," Jenkins said.
This seems to be a pattern with Hutch, he has a built in BS translator that makes him hear what he wants to hear, which is basically that he is a victim in all of this.
This blow hard reprobate named Ken Hutcherson has to manufacture events to appease the inner turmoil of his dark and sinister mind.
Looking for the face of evil, look no further. Ken Hutcherson is an evil man!
It's time for legal action to put this buffoon in his place!
Monday, 07 July 2008
Thank you so much for praying about the article in One News Now about the State of Washington's Commission on African American Affairs. It is out and linked below.
Pray that God will use this article. Let's make changes in the State of Washington.
I hear God is going to DIGG this article. Oh yes she is!