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Sound Off: Why do the four middle schools each have their own unique honor roll systems instead of a uniform honor roll system applicable to all of them?

Kim Bodensteiner, Lawrence school district’s chief academic officer, provided this information: “For many years, each junior high school established its own criteria for honor roll. During our planning last spring, the middle school principals agreed that this site-based practice would continue as we moved to the middle school configuration.”


Steve Swaggerty 2 years, 1 month ago

Who decides about the questions that are answered on this forum? I have been reading this since it began running and I can count the number of intelligent questions answered here on 1 hand and have fingers left. "Sound Off" is a tremendous waste of time and space!!


Scott Morgan 2 years, 1 month ago

things it is irrelevant at that level



rtwngr 2 years, 1 month ago

I had one child that made it a couple of times and one child that was always on it. In the overall scheme of things it is irrelevant at that level but it is wonderful recognition for "achievement". We should reward achievers.


Sheila Hooper White 2 years, 1 month ago

Didn't mean to post it twice.........irritates me when it happens.


Keith Richards 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone who puts an honor roll bumper sticker on their car deserves to get made fun of and laughed at until it is removed.


Deb Engstrom 2 years, 1 month ago

I'm not a big fan of an honor roll anyway. They need to have a category that says, "working very hard, doing the best they can -- even though they might get a C or D."


songbird 2 years, 1 month ago

Heck, grades are calculated differently WITHIN each middle school due to standards based grading. 6th graders only get letter grades in core classes so honor roll achievement must be calculated differently for 6th graders compared to 7th and 8th graders. Talk about complicated!!


Nikki May 2 years, 1 month ago

I've always wondered that as well. It's the same school district, should be the same grades.


Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 1 month ago

Because it has always been that way, and we are not changing it.



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