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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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