“The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” Superintendent Mark Sievering explained to local paper, the Omaha World-Herald.
As for the "tasteful" requirement, that means classy poses only folks: no photos with weapons pointed at the camera, no brandishing of weapons, and no "scantily clad girls."
Can't they just take a photo? In the yearbooks I was in, it was a simple head and shoulders shot.
Change.org has a petition up for saving recess in Seattle Schools.
I may have put this up before but it's worth showing again. Long ago, there was a girl singer named Lesley Gore who sang a brilliant song, "You Don't Own Me." It was about a girl telling her boyfriend what NOT to do and it truly is an anthem for girls and women who may be with a controlling person. (I actually think a modern-day singer - see Beyonce, Gwen Steffani - could really blow this one out.)
Speaking of women role models, great interview with Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera from the NY Times.
What career and life advice do you give to college seniors?No. 1: competence. Nothing, nothing, nothing replaces being competent in what you’re doing, and that comes with respect for opportunity.
I do not subscribe to the idea that young people should emphasize people skills. The world is not just a social network.
The second thing is critical thinking, which leads to independent thinking, and that comes from a diverse education and stretching yourself with independent-study internships and outside projects and activities.
Community meetings tomorrow:
Director Patu from 10 am-11:30 am at Cafe Vita.
Director Peters from 2:30-4:00 pm at Queen Anne Library
What's on your mind?