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The Gross Incompetence Of The ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Administration Is Again ‘Up In Lights’.

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Yes, this is the latest incident of BULLYING by ACS — by ACS Administration (not the kids).

Making fun of Teischan YET AGAIN!

Bullying — like racism — comes in many shades.

Well, let them have their petty satisfaction.

A shameless crew. All of them, led by their shameless Superintendent & grossly shameless Principal — a man very short on principle.

C’est la vie.

We were NOT at the graduation. As far as we are concerned she did NOT graduate from ACS. She was homeschooled.

Teischan hates that place.

There has been a ‘Guruge’ at that school for 13-years & the buggers still PRETEND that they don’t know what our name is.

They CANNOT — they CANNOT — hide by saying this is a NEW one off issue.

Let me share this e-mail from 3-years ago.


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Bullying Is Back BIG Time At ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS), N.H., So, What Does The Administration Do …

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They make sure kids will not have their phones with them so that they can RECORD the incident or call for HELP.


Honest. I kid you not. This is serious stuff. Could be life and death, especially given that the latest incident involved an 8th-grade boy being physically beaten by two other 8th-grade boys.

That happened last week (the week that started January 27, 2020).

It happened during a ’20-minute’, 8th Grade recess outside. Another 8th grader, who had a phone with them, recorded the whole incident.

Folks, including other parents, have seen the video. No, I have not seen it. But a friend of ours did and told us about it.

Vicious beating with foul language. 8th grade boy being beaten up by two other boys.

Yes, we know the name of all three involved. The two attackers are related (but I won’t divulge how they are related because that might prove too much of a clue to their identity). It is also the case that the parents of those involved actually know each other, socially!

Yes, I e-mailed the Principal & Assistant Principal (who I have known for years) about this incident last weekend. They as such know that I know. I urged them to take the necessary action. As I expected they did not respond.

NO TEACHERS PRESENT.

The beating is NOT broken up by any adults.

No teachers present.

The ACS Admin, extremely political savvy, was MOST distressed that there was a video of the incident! That was their main worry. That there was a video. Now they can’t spin the facts. There is a video.

So, what is the first thing they do. Make sure that kids will not have phones on them.

They do not want more videos.

What can I say.

We have no more skin in the game. We are homeschooling our 13-year old.

We spent nearly 3-years trying to minimize bullying at ACS. We thought we had succeeded. Obviously we had not. Pity.

I will monitor the situation. It would be so much better if current parents get involved. Bullying must be stopped.

What happened last Thursday was inexcusable.

Where were the teachers.

I am so glad that we have a VIDEO of it.

Please ….


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IF This Is THE 2019 ‘School Of Excellence’ In NH, I Am Mortified How Bad The Other Schools Must Be!

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NH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION 


This did NOT surprise us. Alton Central School (ACS) is Teischan’s school and Devanee also went there. So, we know ACS well — which is also why both Teischan & Devanee were homeschooled at various times.

We got these September 2019 test results last week. When I saw them I knew that ACS was in trouble — because I know Teischan and if she is this much ahead of the school, the other kids are sunk!


The NH EDies are a SHAM. I think they are a ‘pay for play’ Vanity Plate scheme. Yes, they will argue that their awards take into account more than academics. But, if a school is failing on academics it can’t really have a claim to excellence.

Well the charts above tell everything that needs to be told.

Schooling in NH leaves much to be desired.


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Teischan Playing Her Trademark Pink Flute At The ‘ACS’ Holiday Concert — December 5, 2018.

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I would be an untruth if I said she does this by choice or with grace. From these pictures and from what we could see she seems to enjoy it and was quite ebullient after it (though that could have been just a sense of relief and adrenaline). But, it was a struggle, quite a struggle, to get her to perform at this concert. I took grief from her nearly everyday. Claimed she hated it. Well, I got her to it and that was an achievement. Now, as she has already pointed out a number of times, we all get a break from band till next year. And trust me, I could do with that. Did I say it had been a struggle. This homeschooling lark is no easy — or at least not for I.

But, it was good. Always a joy to see the kids perform and all the relatives there to see them.

Happy Holidays. It is in full swing around here.


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The Views From Mount Major, Alton, New Hampshire — June 8, 2018.

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Mt. Major is the best known and most rewarding hike in and around Alton, New Hampshire. You can’t beat the views from the top. It is a relatively easy hike, albeit with a few tough spots, and you can get to the top in about 45-minutes. The elevation at the top is 1,785′ — and there is, cutely, a roofless remains of an old house built in the 1920s when folks used to go up by horse. I feel bad for the horses.

This was my second visit to the top and I can’t understand why I don’t do it more often. I am going to try.

It was an Alton Central School (ACS) field trip and I was a chaperone.

It was perfect weather (though there was a haze and Mt. Washington was behind clouds).

Well, I thought you might enjoy the pictures — taken with my Sony a6500.


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Teischan Playing Her Trademark Pink Flute At The ‘ACS’ Spring Band Concert — May 17, 2018.

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Though she is now being homeschooled she wanted to continue playing flute with the ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) band. That is one of the neat things about homeschooling in New Hampshire. You can still freely participate in à la carte activities and even go to different classes of one’s choice. ‘Band’ was the only thing she wanted to do — and today was her Spring concert, at ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘. She had one. It was a good band concert.

This was her practicing for the concert, in the afternoon, on her trampoline.


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Today’s Sunset In Central New Hampshire, Lakes Region — May 17, 2018.

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Around 8pm in Alton, New Hampshire. We were coming out of an ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) Band Concert held at ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘. Pretty spectacular. Had to take some pictures.

Enjoy.

This is the season, in New Hampshire, for memorable sunsets.


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Teischan’s Pencil Doodles Whilst At School & Bored.

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This is one of the reasons we yanked her out of ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) earlier this month and opted, reluctantly, to homeschool her. She and the school had become incompatible. She would doodle in class rather than paying attention or taking notes. The homeschooling, actually, is working out!

These intricate patterns are her new things — as you might have seen in her ‘Thank You’ card.

She is getting good at it. She even painted one on one of her closet doors. She has promise as an artist. So ….


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Through With ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Grade 6 — Resorting, With Regret, To Homeschooling.

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We have had a continuous albeit checkered, 12-year relationship with ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) since we moved to Alton, New Hampshire in April 2007.

ACS has some very good teachers, and I have sung some of their praises over the years. Some of those teachers, one in particular, wrought magic in the now 12-year old Teischan. [Devanee started at ACS ahead of Teischan, hence the 12-year relationship, though Teischan has only been attending ACS for 9.]

Homeschooling is NOT something that I am particularly fond of doing. We did it for a year for Devanee, when she was being bullied at ACS, and I was hoping I would not have to do it again.

Alas, not so.

Today, after much soul-searching and regret, we pulled Teischan out of ACS and will be homeschooling her for the rest of the school year.

5th Grade was bad — and as some of you may know a teacher ‘left’ mid-stream.

6th Grade has been even worse. I have had so many meetings with the Superintendent, Principal, all the teachers ….

In the end there was but just one viable course open to us. Homeschool her for now and HOPE that 7th Grade will be better.

Well, that is the headline for now. I will post more, if I get the time, as we go along.


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