I’m going to sound like an old fogey with this one, I just know it. Schools today are not the same as when I went to school. I guess they just taught differently before the age of computers.

The reason for this post is that in this months newsletter from the school I saw some interesting tidbits

  • Due to last year’s high test scores, Pacific Grove Middle School qualified to apply for the California Distinguished School Award.
  • Principal to my wife. “We don’t like to treat the children as individuals here.” (My own quote from a phone conversation with the principal about Megan’s transcripts from Scotland)
  • Some students have been bringing rubber bands to school and shooting pieces of paper during class. This is an illegal activity and will result in detention if a student is caught.
  • –refraining from any public displays of affection. This rule is absolute so we do not allow hugging, kissing, hand holding or any other displays of affection on campus at any time.
  • Students are reminded not to chew gum at any time
  • They need to earn 16 hours of community service. Eight of these hours must be earned during the 8 grade.

I just found these tidbits interesting on a Monday morning.