Thanks to a Garfield parent for pointing out some news from Garfield. They are discontinuing French at Garfield (they suggest taking it through Running Start - one quarter there is equal to 1 year in high school so 3 quarters at Running Start would give you 3 years high school credit). Nothing so shocking there - I think French may be winding down as a foreign language. Anyone?
The AP Euro will change to AP World History. No explanation given. The advent of AP Human Geography at Roosevelt may have also signalled the demise of AP Euro there as well as it would be difficult to build into a schedule especially if the student was in music or drama.
From the Garfield parent newsletter:
Beginning with the 09-10 school year, Garfield is realigning the World History course offerings.
Moving away from Area Studies and AP European History, Garfield will shift its history emphasis to Global World History. The primary intent of Global World History is to teach the history of the world from a truly global perspective."
I had read in a newsletter about teen drinking that there would NOT be a patrol for the last day of school at local parks (where kids typically go to hang out and drink on the last day) for Roosevelt. I confirmed it with our local precinct. They will come if called and if they happen to see something as part of their regular patrol.
Other precincts may be doing the same thing - you'd have to check. My officer urged that parents go out in groups and just be a presence or talk to the kids about what they are doing.