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2012-06-26 11:11:01 AM
"Moving up ceremony"?

Were the Jeffersons there? Is the theme song played while the kids are "movin' on up". WTF is going on in schools today? When I went to school we had ONE "moving up" ceremony. It was called graduation and happened when you completed 12th grade. Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades.

"Get your cap and gown on kids, you graduated 8th grade! Yeah, you're movin' on up, movin' on up, to the east side, movin' on up, to a deluxe high school in the skyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"
 
2012-06-26 11:11:10 AM
The Police Department received a call reporting a disturbance at the moving up ceremony


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Frowns on these shenanigans.
 
2012-06-26 11:57:39 AM

Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades


they do this shiat for kindergarten now.
 
2012-06-26 12:19:06 PM

Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades.


I was just coming in here to get my Onion Belt Rant on about the same thing. In my day, graduations meant something! Usually that you were soon enlisting to go fight the Nazis or get a job making bombers at the factory!*

* Not intended as factual statement
 
2012-06-26 01:27:31 PM
I wonder if any of these kids will grow up to be an e-LECK-trickle engineer?

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2012-06-26 02:06:58 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


This might make me a shiatty parent but my husband and I have taken turns attending these damn things for our three kids. There is only so many times one should have to sit through the self serving crap. I think school administrators put these things together so they can justify their salaries and jobs.
 
2012-06-26 02:21:59 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


What, really?

It's gotta be for the sake of the helicopter parents, because when I was a kid I know for damn sure the kids were happy to get the hell out of there as soon as the last bell of the year rang.
 
2012-06-26 02:32:01 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

What, really?

It's gotta be for the sake of the helicopter parents, because when I was a kid I know for damn sure the kids were happy to get the hell out of there as soon as the last bell of the year rang.


My middle school kid tried to leave her "graduation" as soon as she got her "award" for academics. Funny thing was EVERYONE got an award of some kind. One kid got one for being the only Vietnamese-American. The black kids got awards for maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher. Then the entire class was given awards in three groups for 3.0-3.5, 3.3-3.99, and then 6 kids had perfect 4.0s. There were awards for Korean kids too. It was also held in a gym at 10 am on a Tuesday and lasted for 2 hours. We were expected to leave the kids at school afterwards for an ice cream social. Thanks for making 200 parents burn a vacation day on your awards fest! The best was listening to a 14 year old talk about how grownup they all are now and how middle school was the best time of their childhood.
 
2012-06-26 02:44:02 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


I attended kindergarten in 1974-75, we had a graduation ceremony.
 
2012-06-26 03:00:29 PM
Middle school, feh!

We had Junior High after 6th grade, so you had the freshman blues for three years instead of one.

Damn kids these days....
 
2012-06-26 03:00:53 PM
My kid's school started doing this, but then they are in the same classroom/teacher for three years at a time. So "moving up" is a pretty big deal. They go from being the leaders in the class they've been in for three years to the followers in the class they move to. It's actually good cycle for them to progress through several times.


/Montessori.
 
2012-06-26 03:08:36 PM

Krymson Tyde: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

I attended kindergarten in 1974-75, we had a graduation ceremony.


I attended kindergarten in 1965-6, we did not.
 
2012-06-26 03:09:05 PM
I was hoping the fight was going to be about who was valedictorian. Instead it is just about assholes who can't control themselves in public. I am sure the kids of these people are all well adjusted.
 
2012-06-26 03:10:09 PM
Well, the kinds of people that actually attend these things are either insane (they actually think they serve some purpose) or they don't really want to be there. I'd probably end up in a fight too.

//Took the non-crazy option as a kid and didn't go or, when attendance was mandatory, didn't ask my parents to go. Only time I wanted them to show up was school plays and maybe sports, they had to actually force me to attend my own high school graduation.
 
2012-06-26 03:11:16 PM
"He kicked another male in the groin," Alagno said, "causing him to fall to the ground."

Yup, that's pretty much the standard procedure when such an event occurs.
 
2012-06-26 03:13:58 PM
haha Public schools are doing such a horrible farking job that each time a student advances a grade there is a "celebration"

/okay I'll go cry now
 
2012-06-26 03:15:11 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


They did it at my daughter's preschool. Of course, it took half an hour start-to-finish, and we all had popsicles, making it vastly superior to most graduations.
 
2012-06-26 03:17:22 PM
Kinda glad I dont have kids. I thought it was absurd when they did this for us in the 8th grade before we left for high school. I hope if they start doing this on a university level I wont be around to see it.
 
2012-06-26 03:18:09 PM
I'm about to kick it up in here.
 
2012-06-26 03:18:30 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

They did it at my daughter's preschool. Of course, it took half an hour start-to-finish, and we all had popsicles, making it vastly superior to most graduations.


They did it for my son's preschool too. We didn't get popsicles though. Cheap bastards.

Krymson Tyde: I attended kindergarten in 1974-75, we had a graduation ceremony.


Damn, KT. I didn't know you were an old fart! j/k.

/born in '74
 
2012-06-26 03:19:42 PM

cleveoh: "He kicked another male in the groin," Alagno said, "causing him to fall to the ground."

Yup, that's pretty much the standard procedure when such an event occurs.


But was he screaming "That's my purse!" when he kicked him?
 
2012-06-26 03:20:10 PM
We quit attending these functions when one of our kids told us how lame and boring it was and how the rest of the kids just wanted to be done and out. Another of my kids loves them, so we just go to his. But then, he's only 4, and yes, everybody gets some piece of paper and a ribbon at this age.
 
2012-06-26 03:21:13 PM
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2012-06-26 03:21:16 PM
BFD.
Parents aren't necessarily masters of self control.
If they were, there'd be no need for a foster care system.
 
2012-06-26 03:21:51 PM

Gwendolyn: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

What, really?

It's gotta be for the sake of the helicopter parents, because when I was a kid I know for damn sure the kids were happy to get the hell out of there as soon as the last bell of the year rang.

My middle school kid tried to leave her "graduation" as soon as she got her "award" for academics. Funny thing was EVERYONE got an award of some kind. One kid got one for being the only Vietnamese-American. The black kids got awards for maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher. Then the entire class was given awards in three groups for 3.0-3.5, 3.3-3.99, and then 6 kids had perfect 4.0s. There were awards for Korean kids too. It was also held in a gym at 10 am on a Tuesday and lasted for 2 hours. We were expected to leave the kids at school afterwards for an ice cream social. Thanks for making 200 parents burn a vacation day on your awards fest! The best was listening to a 14 year old talk about how grownup they all are now and how middle school was the best time of their childhood.


Where's that "That's racist!" gif when you need it?
 
2012-06-26 03:23:41 PM

Krymson Tyde: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

I attended kindergarten in 1974-75, we had a graduation ceremony.


We had a BBQ.
 
2012-06-26 03:23:42 PM

Walker: "Moving up ceremony"?


I had never heard that term either until my wife said it about my daughter's 8th grade graduation. She's a native New Yorker, maybe its regional.
 
2012-06-26 03:24:01 PM

Je5tEr: cleveoh: "He kicked another male in the groin," Alagno said, "causing him to fall to the ground."

Yup, that's pretty much the standard procedure when such an event occurs.

But was he screaming "That's my purse!" when he kicked him?


"I don't know you!!"
 
2012-06-26 03:24:43 PM
My daughter just turned three and is enrolled in a Montessori school that we moved to Atlanta especially for her to attend. I pay $55,000 a year for her to go there, so damn right I want to celebrate when she moves up. And these ceremonies are important for her too because she needs to recognize that she's learning more in a year than most children will learn in ten years. It also helps to acclimate her to the spotlight and give her some experience in speaking in front of a crowd. I agree with most previous posters - these ceremonies are silly for public schools of any grade and also the majority of private schools. It's like throwing a party for the garbage man that gets promoted from the back of the truck to the driver's seat. No matter how many streamers and balloons you tie to him, he's still just a piece of shiat garbage man.
 
2012-06-26 03:24:51 PM
You can't blame them for being excited. They finally got a piece of the pie-ie-ie.
 
2012-06-26 03:25:41 PM
What's wrong with these people?, Everyone knows you save fights like this for important things like little league games
 
2012-06-26 03:32:21 PM

spentmiles: My daughter just turned three and is enrolled in a Montessori school that we moved to Atlanta especially for her to attend. I pay $55,000 a year for her to go there, so damn right I want to celebrate when she moves up. And these ceremonies are important for her too because she needs to recognize that she's learning more in a year than most children will learn in ten years. It also helps to acclimate her to the spotlight and give her some experience in speaking in front of a crowd. I agree with most previous posters - these ceremonies are silly for public schools of any grade and also the majority of private schools. It's like throwing a party for the garbage man that gets promoted from the back of the truck to the driver's seat. No matter how many streamers and balloons you tie to him, he's still just a piece of shiat garbage man.


4/10
 
2012-06-26 03:35:13 PM

Neato: One kid got one for being the only Vietnamese-American.

Where's that "That's racist!" gif when you need it?


The look on the kid's face when they announced it was priceless. It was a WTF is shiat? They had to give him a look to get him to come up.
 
2012-06-26 03:38:48 PM

Gwendolyn: Neato: One kid got one for being the only Vietnamese-American.

Where's that "That's racist!" gif when you need it?

The look on the kid's face when they announced it was priceless. It was a WTF is shiat? They had to give him a look to get him to come up.


I just lost it when I read that. WTF?
 
2012-06-26 03:43:43 PM
spentmiles
My daughter just turned three and is enrolled in a Montessori school that we moved to Atlanta especially for her to attend. I pay $55,000 a year for her to go there, so damn right I want to celebrate when she moves up. And these ceremonies are important for her too because she needs to recognize that she's learning more in a year than most children will learn in ten years. It also helps to acclimate her to the spotlight and give her some experience in speaking in front of a crowd. I agree with most previous posters - these ceremonies are silly for public schools of any grade and also the majority of private schools. It's like throwing a party for the garbage man that gets promoted from the back of the truck to the driver's seat. No matter how many streamers and balloons you tie to him, he's still just a piece of shiat garbage man.

Love the troll, as always.

Remided me of Randy:

"Let me tell you somthing, teacher ..."

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"My Life Is Good"

A couple weeks ago
My wife and I
Took a little trip down to
Mexico
Met this young girl there
We brought her back with us
Now she lives with us
In our home
She cleans the hallway
She cleans the stair
She cleans the living room
She wipes the baby's ass
She drives the kids to school
She does the laundry too
She wrote this song for me
Listen
Yeah

The other afternoon
My wife and I
Took a little ride into
Beverly Hills
Went to the private school
Our oldest child attends
Many famous people send their children there
This teacher says to us
"We have a problem here
This child just will not do
A thing I tell him to.
And he's such a big old thing.
He hurts the other children.
All the games they play, he plays so rough..."
Hold it teacher
Wait a minute
Maybe my ears
Are clogged or somethin'
Maybe I'm not understanding
The English language
Dear, you don't seem to realize

My life is good
My life is good
My life is good, you old bag
My life, my life

Just his evening
Some young associates of ours
Are flying in to see us from
New York City
They're gonna stay with us
Oh, a couple weeks or so
I'm gonna take 'em to
Restaurants and everything
Gonna get 'em some
Real good cocaine
They don't get much
Where they come from
And this one guy's wife
Is such a pretty little brown thing
That I'm liable to give her a poke or two
Whaddaya think of that?

Teacher, let me tell you a little story
Just this morning
My wife and I
Went to the hotel in the hills
That's right
The Bel-Air Hotel
Where a very good friend of ours
Happens to be staying
And the name of that young man
Is Mr. Bruce Springsteen
That's right, yeah
Oh, we talked about some kind of woodblock or something
And this new guitar we like
And you know what he said to me
I'll tell you want he said to me
He said, "Rand, I'm tired.
How would you like to be the Boss for awhile?"
Well, yeah
Blow, big man, blow

My life is good
My life is good
My life is good
My life, my life is good


Thanks, Randy.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:13 PM
Wow...8th graders are at about the max in peer pressure and ease of being embarrassed by their parents actions. If these kids weren't already screwed up by wacko parents, they certainly will be now given they are associated with hissy fit moms who can't get along, or dad the groin kicker!
 
2012-06-26 03:49:25 PM
Everybody was graduating....
Those kicks were groin-destroying....
 
2012-06-26 03:51:04 PM
black people problems
 
2012-06-26 03:52:25 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


They do it for preschool. I refused to go to my step-son's recent "graduation". I'm not going to take time off work for nonsense like that. And he thought it was stupid, anyway.
 
2012-06-26 03:54:27 PM

Walker: When I went to school...


An onion, motherfarker. Your belt needs one.
 
2012-06-26 03:57:29 PM

Nynaeve224: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

They do it for preschool. I refused to go to my step-son's recent "graduation". I'm not going to take time off work for nonsense like that. And he thought it was stupid, anyway.


Okay, okay. I didn't refuse. I forgot all about it. (Because I didn't want to go.)
 
2012-06-26 03:59:17 PM
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The gentleman in question
 
2012-06-26 04:00:15 PM
It is a lot worse than this. The last two weeks have been one ceremony after another, and we are expected to attend them all: field day, chorus presentation, moving up, class picnic, orientation at new school, etc. My kid was crying when we had to miss one too, saying that we would be the only parents not there (BS of course).

If I am gonna take a week off from work, it wont be to sit in an elementary school gym, me and the kid are GOING TO VEGAS!!!!
 
2012-06-26 04:08:40 PM

Gwendolyn: Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.

This might make me a shiatty parent but my husband and I have taken turns attending these damn things for our three kids. There is only so many times one should have to sit through the self serving crap. I think school administrators put these things together so they can justify their salaries and jobs.


Smart thinking! Every school-related function consists of this breakdown:

20% wasted time / introductions / speechifying from principal and/or teacher
75% other kids doing something painfully lame on stage that makes you want to kill your own soul from the sheer boredom
5% your kid on stage doing the thing you came to see (5% is generous)

It was always considered "a big score" when our daughter's part of the program came first (or at least TOWARDS the beginning). We had a protocol in place in which she had very specific instructions to meet at a predetermined location immediately after she finished her part, with all of her gear and stuff (this was pre-cellphone) so we could vamoose with teh quickness. Swift compliance on her part resulted in awards of "favorite fast food for dinner" & such.

Often, the kids would be instructed by the teacher that they "could not" leave until the program was complete. Turns out this was a guideline that only newbs follow. She never got in trouble for leaving early.

"Graduations" were the worst (she had one for preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, 8th grade, but never quite made the high school one due to an early GED - thank god)
 
2012-06-26 04:19:09 PM
I only went to high school and college graduation. They had ceremonies for other years but generally my Mom would take me out a week early to go down to the shore for the summer. Never missed a thing of worth.
 
2012-06-26 04:27:51 PM
Has anyone asked wtf a "moving up" ceremony is yet? Seriously... wtf? Fark you all and your perfect little unique snowflakes. Your cult of self-esteem bores me and transforms your children into self-entitled little shiats.
 
2012-06-26 04:37:48 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


And, I honestly do not understand it. Why is it necessary to pat children on the head for simply maintaining grippage? Let me tell you (adjusts girdle and readers), the real world won't be so doting and these moronic parents and 'schools' are not doing young people any damn favors.
 
2012-06-26 04:39:14 PM

Krymson Tyde: I attended kindergarten in 1974-75, we had a graduation ceremony.



susler: I attended kindergarten in 1965-6, we did not.



Y'all sound old. Sorry. I SAID "Y'ALL SOUND OLD".

/hearing is the first to go...
 
2012-06-26 04:40:39 PM
I had graduations in kindergarten, 6th grade and 12th grade. The 6th grade one was really more of an awards ceremony than anything else. I thought it was dumb, though. You're supposed to move on from 6th and 8th grade. Why does there need to be a ceremony for that?
 
2012-06-26 04:43:06 PM

Aarontology: Walker: Now there seem to be graduation ceremonies for most grades

they do this shiat for kindergarten now.


Thats been going on for awhile .
 
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