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Posts Made By: Angelo
Board: The VENT 07-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Sorry

Sorry, folks. Some health issues and a publisherís deadline. Stay well.
Board: The VENT 05-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Hmmmm

I'm not sure I subscribe to the "let it go" mindset here. This was unprofessional behavior and an attack on you and your professional standing / credibility. At some point, we have to teach people...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

It's that time again. I know you long-timers have been looking forward to this! Uncle Angelo (School Counselor in HS) has a PotW candidate for you!

Our first candidate is a repeat offender....
Board: The VENT 05-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
Never mind.

Never mind.
Board: The VENT 05-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Nail polish remover or spirit gum remover. But...

Nail polish remover or spirit gum remover. But keep in mind you may need to pry up one corner with a thin chisel as the product needs to make initial contact with the adhesive. Alternatively, you may...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Dear Parents

Letís clear a little something up, parents. It is NOT the responsibility of staff to personally approach your kid and remind them about upcoming opportunities and deadlines when they donít read the...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
"If I was working at a job paid with public...

"If I was working at a job paid with public funds, I'd make darn sure I did everything possible to earn whatever I was being paid. This isn't a popular opinion here, but I would even feel better with...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Idle People

Is anyone else finding that, given the circumstances, there are a lot of people who seem to be looking for ways to justify their existence? I'm thinking of people whose jobs are relevant and...
Board: The VENT 04-29-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Angelo
Yes

I think the move to distance learning is exacerbating some already unrealistic parental expectations about the role of schools and school staff. To be fair, though, I can understand how even parents...
Board: The VENT 04-22-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Angelo
Hmmmm

Well, truth be told, I did work in public schools for quite awhile. Different challenges, of course, but I think you encounter difficult parents in almost any school in America these days.

As...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
"The mental health card is very popular...

"The mental health card is very popular everywhere."

Yeah, do you ever get parents who claim THEIR mental health is suffering because of the school?

I had a mom who had previously complained...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Angelo
Quit calling me

Parents: I am not your f***ing school concierge. I am an Academic Counselor. I counsel. On matters related to academics. As the title sugests. I am not your go-to person for all things vaguely...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
The Mental Health Card

If I were to judge by "concerns" raised by parents about issues affecting their kids' schooling, I would have to conclude that the greatest threat to adolescent mental health in the the United States...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Angelo
Just for Fun: Things that Might Slip Out

Do you have a list of things you say in your head but which would get you in trouble if you said them out loud? Like me, are you terrified that someday your temper might get the better of your good...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

Okay, folks. No need for nominations. We have a hands down winner for Parent of the Week. (I've re-written some of the the wording and redacted some of the identifying points to protect the innocent...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
"Is there anything you can do?"

I CANNOT BLOODY STAND it when parents (or students) treat me (Academic Counselor) like the appeals court. You asked a question, and you got a clear answer. It happens not to have been the answer you...
Board: The VENT 03-24-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Angelo
This is CRISIS, people!

I know what some of you are thinking. Angelo can't possibly have any difficult parents to deal with or any funny stories about encounters with them. After all, we are in the midst of the worst public...
Board: The VENT 03-09-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Angelo
You: That dude is obviously guilty. I mean......

You: That dude is obviously guilty. I mean... LOOK at him!
Judge: That's a lawyer.
You: I rest my case, Your Honor.
Board: The VENT 03-06-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Angelo
Iíve often said

that subs are judged by an impossible standard. What administration wants can vary greatly from school to school, and it can be hard to navigate the politics as a sub who works in different...
Board: The VENT 03-02-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

I know it's been awhile, and since it's only Monday, but I think it's going to be hard to beat this week's nominee for Angelo's Parent of the Week.

And the award goes to... the mother who left me...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Ha

Iíd love to say itís just the wealth that prompts the behavior, but the fact is we get scholarship students at our school whose parents behave the same way: showing up with unreasonable demands for...
Board: The VENT 02-17-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Sorry

Have I been falling down on the job?

Hmmmm... well, I suppose the past couple of weeks have mostly been variations on a theme. The big excitement was the parent who showed up and started...
Board: The VENT 02-06-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Angelo
Admin

ďAlso, an administrator in my school told us her child was denied bathroom usage during class and ended up having an accident (I think this might have been in middle school). She always says to us,...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Explain the thought process to me.

Honestly... I need someone needs to explain to me what's going through these parents' heads, because I'm at a complete loss as to what exactly they are expecting to have happen.

*Phone rings*
...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
I will LOOK at you...

... when Iím speaking to you. Ever have a situation where you have a parent and student side by side for a conference? Kid sits silently while parent does all the talking. It happened to me today,...



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