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The Doc Marten Mary Jane, which retail for $100, is one of three shoe options available to students in the 2014-15 school year.
Brie Chellino June 4, 2014 at 06:50 pm
While I understand the tackiness of wearing uggs with your uniform or crocs... My question is hasRead More the school looked into the long term effects the three types of shoe brands they chose have on a persons foot? I was always taught just because it is expensive, does not mean it is the best. The choice of just 3 specific shoes doesn't not leave much room to make sure every student is wearing something that is comfertable and not causing long term damage to their feet, back, & alignment. Take for instance someone with flat feet, wide feet, a bunion, or an over weight teen? Do these 3 shoe types cater to over all foot health? While I understand the reason behind the want of limited choices to maintain a properly uniform appearance... Who picked the shoes? Because if it was not a podiatrist or foot specialist then I believe if I was one of the parents I would be moving to make sure my child is wearing something comfetable & supportive... Seeing you are in those shoes for at least 8 hours a day!
gmc June 5, 2014 at 10:24 am
An open letter to the Mother McAuley Students The recent shoe policy has become almost laughablyRead More widespread news these days. It is an outrage for two reasons: not just because of the price tags on the shoes, but because there has been more sharing of this shoe issue than of anything truly noteworthy regarding the school—for example the recent triumph in the Science Bowl. I'm sure there are plenty of athletic, academic, or artistic endeavors put forth by you McAuley students which are actually worth broader public attention, but that's not what people are talking about. And it's a shame. This new policy is emblematic not of a what the administration insists on (“As a school community, we firmly believe that the enforcement of a formal dress code helps to perpetuate a positive learning environment conducive for academic success”), but of the type of pointless administrative control that will probably haunt you for the rest of your lives. Indeed, saying that the McAuley uniform represents the spirit of the school is merely a more ideologically convenient way of saying that your appearance matters more than your education or accomplishments that you having footwear that does not match arbitrary criteria somehow impacts how people will perceive you and how you learn. It also implies that the teachers have ample time to engage in monitoring footwear instead of learning outcomes. Those lessons all sound well worth your tuition fee, don't they? I should take a moment here to state that generally speaking I have absolutely no problem with the requirement of black or brown closed-toe shoes. That's the very definition of what a “uniform” is--a unified look. Perhaps the shoe guidelines even reflect safety concerns (I'm referring to the closed toe and rubber sole aspect—I don't think having a purple shoe will cause anyone eye damage, but then again I'm no doctor). But there is absolutely no justification for limiting you, the women of McAuley, to these three expensive, unsightly shoe choices. I owe a lot to my years at McAuley and I believe in its educational merits. I still look back in frustration, however, at these pedantic administrative power struggles. So students of McAuley, I encourage you to complain, and complain loudly. Engage in debate with the administration. Tell them to emphasize what really matters. Show that part of being educated is voicing your informed opinions, opinions on everything from how clothing affects the perception of women in society, to the role of high-priced footwear in the global economy, to your own abilities to judge where the equalizing power of the school uniform wanes and becomes little more than a petty argument about “image”. They might feel differently if they were in your shoes. Emily Grace Pelka, MMcA ‘05
Ruth Harper June 5, 2014 at 04:05 pm
As a former educator at this institution I have seen the history of struggling with proper uniformRead More and appearance for students. Each year a policy is implemented and each year it failed. The goal of the school is to present a clean, neat appearance conducive to an academic environment. The goal of many students has been the sloppier the better. Good luck in this and each aspect of keeping a proper dress code. With discipline, educating and requiring to please all factions of the community, this is a daunting challenge . If all factions would be supportive of these policies perhaps more teachers could do their job with a little more ease and more students might graduate saying they gained a vital education.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
A parent April 26, 2014 at 09:02 am
I couldn't help but to do some comparison between Stevenson and DHS as a resident in Deerfield,Read More since district has put up the news on the website. Operational spending per student is $16,839 in Stevenson and $20,821 in DHS. STEM ranking, #37 for Stevenson and #145 for DHS. I have been very disappointed in science teaching in DHS. Now I believe that there is some truth in the rankings.
Ying Shen April 27, 2014 at 10:05 am
都是公立高中么?
WLA May 1, 2014 at 07:18 am
I don't think magnet schools should be included. All the other schools have to take all students inRead More their district, magnet schools can pick and choose best students.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
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