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Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 08:10 am
JSanders... why don't you explain what you think "Destined for Greatness" means to you? IfRead More you have watched the news and seen the interviews with many of his fellow students and coaches, it seems as though this young man had an upbeat and inspiring personality that affected those around him in a positive way. In my book that is greatness. To be a person who brings out the best in others is truly rare. I imagine my definition of greatness is likely different than yours, simply because there is not much that I have ever agreed with you when I see your postings on this site. The negative comments that I read sadden me, and even more so the number of recommendations following those comments. It says a lot about the negativity either of this community or the followers on this website. Pearson Lyverse gave a personal perspective which I certainly appreciated, why do you need to refer to it as a "rant." It is simply disrespectful. The REAL topic here is a life lost too soon.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 13, 2014 at 09:10 am
"He was destined for greatness" is a quote from one of the people posting online about hisRead More death. scroll through the Storify curation and you will see what I am referring to.
Ann W. February 13, 2014 at 09:20 am
I would still like to hear JSanders definition of "Greatness." He seems to have the needRead More to diminish the perspective of those who actually knew him.
Male and female students and staff at Maybeck High School in Berkeley wore skirts on Nov. 8, 2013 to show solidarity for Maybeck senior Luke "Sasha" Fleischman, who was set on fire while wearing a skirt on an AC Transit bus. Photo: Charles Burress
Frank McGinness November 9, 2013 at 05:57 pm
This goes beyond homophobia. It's clearly an attempt to force social conformity. Like circumcisionRead More and 'genital normalization' for intersex. All are to be protected to allow the right to body integrity and autonomy. And at any age. Bay Area Intactivists support Luke "Sasha" Fleischman's heroism.
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Diane Kern November 6, 2013 at 08:09 am
Values- a top down approach and a bottom up approach. The top down approach is to directly teach aRead More value system. Parents reveal their values, the values that are imbedded in their cultural traditions, etc. A bottom up approach involves engaging your child's critical thinking skills. In the spirit of a philosophical discussion articulate a hypothetical situation; eg, a friend is doing something harmful to self -say having someone else do their homework. Ask them to list 2 or 3 ways it might be handled in the best interest of their friend. This more innocuous hypothetical situation is easier for them to address. They are less likely to quickly spit out a 'right' answer. As a young person becomes comfortable with such discussions more serious issues may be discussed. The bottom up approach is more likely to prevail over time as 1) it is a product of the young persons own critical thinking process and 2) it is less likely to become attached to the not uncommon step away from family values that might characterize what might be characterized as 'adolescent rebellion'.
Tuberculosis bacterium. Courtesy of CDC website.
Susan September 6, 2013 at 09:03 pm
The WCCUS District does not perform TB testing. The problem is not the fault of WCCUSD!
Susan September 6, 2013 at 09:04 pm
East Bay health officials said the Centers for Disease Control informed them recently that aRead More national shortage of Tubersol as well as limited availability of Aplisol may impact facilities that administer these skin tests. The School District has no control over this.
Diane September 6, 2013 at 09:32 pm
I understand however I believe people not tested should not work in the district without proper T BRead More Testing...And yes..the lack of Tubersol and Aplisol does cause this problem..the District suffers..Unfortunately. The Health Department and CDC must resolve their problem at the expense of WCCUD.
Sterrett Family August 31, 2013 at 09:13 am
Gregory Gardens is a great school and this improvement comes as no surprise under the leadership ofRead More Mrs. Kolano, who has been and continues to be a fantastic principal. Go Gators!
PH Fan August 31, 2013 at 08:21 pm
I am very happy to hear about GG improving. It has had slipping scores the last couple of years, soRead More this improvement is great.
PH Fan July 30, 2013 at 08:02 am
Gregory Gardens doesn't usually do an All In One day which I think is a real shame. They shouldRead More really put one back together. It is a great way to garner donations, sell spirit wear and connect with people. I wish they would do that again.
Sterrett Family July 30, 2013 at 10:31 am
Gregory Gardens had one last year on August 16, which included the activities you describe. The PTARead More is very active and I'm sure one is in the works for the upcoming school year.