This is an email that was sent by an Academy @ Shawnee Sophomore to Dr. Hargens on Sunday, Nov. 27. She asked that Dear JCPS publish it our our open letter forum. Dear Dr. Hargens, I wanted to follow up with you in regards to my speech that I gave at the JCPS Board meeting… Continue reading #BringBackTheColonel, Please?
The Academy @ Shawnee has been in the news a lot recently, but the truth is not what the district leaders would have you believe. We've been begging for their support for years, and instead of flotation devices, they throw us bricks. Students need supports and interventions, they respond with retribution. A timeline of events going… Continue reading Academy @ Shawnee Garners Support from Alumni, Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UipZRq5yW4 "Fun" automated transcript provided by You Tube (since I didn't have a prepared speech that night.) good evening dear JCPS my subject tonight is for me thrice I don't know 0:10how many times I've been fooled actually I know it's been at least more than 0:15three but you know how the joke goes for me… Continue reading Fool Me Thrice
This letter was presented at the JCPS Board Meeting on May 10, 2016 by Dear JCPS Co-founder Gay Adelmann. Dear JCPS, As a newcomer to Louisville a few years ago, and upon our selection of a magnet, (which happened to be a priority school in the West End), I was immediately sucked into the dysfunction that… Continue reading Our Last Hope
When the board voted to accept KSC's Proposal (and related KSC Cost Schedule Form) to run the Challenger Learning Center this summer, Dr. Hargens assured us the proposal would "greatly expand the number of (JCPS) students who benefit and learn from the Center, there will be no interruption in service." She has said on numerous occasions that she… Continue reading Status of Challenger?
Dear JCPS, My name is Gay Adelmann, and I am here speaking as a parent of a student at the Academy at Shawnee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej4LyEHQwnQ&t=32s This letter is intended to help you understand a real world challenge that has been happening at one of our lowest performing schools for nearly a decade, maybe longer. In 2008… Continue reading The Academy @ Shawnee: A History of Disparities Never Corrected
@Dear_JCPS Representatives were present at Monday night's board meeting to speak about Challenger Learning Center prior to the board's vote. Gay Adelmann and Erin Korbylo brought up concerns they hope KSC's Proposal (and related KSC Cost Schedule Form) -- which were not available for public viewing until after approved Monday night -- take into account. Here are a… Continue reading Dear JCPS – The Challenger Center Issues