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Re: grades in Elementary

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 15:23:13 PDT


In a message dated 8/2/01 11:48:54 AM Central Daylight Time,
ttucciarelli@yahoo.com writes:

<< Most of my students received S's,
 those who really went the extra mile got E's, behavior
 problems got N's. However, an S keeps them off the
 principal's honor roll, so I've had a few parents
 upset because of that. >>

Sounds like your school is really harsh - keeping students off the principals
honor roll because of satisfactory grades in art . My school is way toooooo
lenient with behavior
problems. Even if I give the "rotten eggs" the lowest grade in art because
of behavior
they can stil be on honor roll because "art is not a core subject and doesn;t
count"!!
I have fought this battle for 6 years and no one cares. These same kids act
up in
middle school and their teachers can;t keep them off the honor rolls - only
their
academic grades count not behavior problems!!! REally a rotten system. This
next
year I have the music teacher on my side so we may make some inroads into the
problem. Roberta

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