These are very wise young people. Evansville could use some kids like this at the Junior High and High school level.
- Kids rally around boy to stop teasing (wptv.com)
Please excuse me as I continue to have my very proud MOM moment!!!! My son who is a freshman at Madison West has made the Madison West basketball team!!! This is a big accomplishment and one to be proud of. There were around 60 kids who tried out, and in the end he made the team! But he has always worked to get better in this sport, and has improved every year he has played.
We had our first parents basketball meeting last night. I am SO super impressed with the way the athletic program is run at West. During last night’s meeting there was more talk about expectations for its players than really any talk about basketball. They expect ALL their players to keep up a 3.0 average, which they monitor. IF a player does not have a 3.0 they are required to attend tutoring sessions . They expect nothing but exemplary behavior from their players on and off the court.
Several times I heard ” We get these kids ready for college.” There was such a focus on academics it was so nice to hear. They pointed out that Madison West is in one of the toughest divisions in the state , and it takes kids that are not only good with the basketball , but kids who are just as academically skilled.
These coaches realize these kids are going to need something for life after high school.
The athletes at Madison West are definitely held to a higher standard than what the athletic dept at Evansville requires.
Evansville could stand to take some lessons from them with their anemic requirement of only maintaining a 1.5 g.p.a. to play sports. Pathetic.
Teacher’s are never going to like being held accountable it’s just that simple. They went decades without being expected to prove they are teaching the kids, decades collecting a salary and benefits, decades with many, many perks. Everyone in any occupation has to prove they are doing their job, why should teachers be any different? The party is over. Evansville as many other schools across the state and country have a lot of work to do , it comes from years of just getting by , and never being held accountable. Yes its a big goal to climb but if they had done what they should have done all along, which is showing progress, this would not be a big goal at all. Just an ant hill.
It does not matter if it was a group of teacher’s who created common core, those who were not part of creating it would find a problem with it. They just do not want to be held accountable.
Well Evansville for a little town where nothing happens , this story put Evansville on the map. What a sad way for people to now know there is a Evansville , Wisconsin.
We came home several weeks ago to find a flyer with Aprina’s picture and information about her being missing on our door. We also saw these flyers on street sign poles, local business’s had this flyer posted as well. She did not live far from us. I knew who she was , we saw her several times in the last few months. I will come right out and say we never made much effort to get to know the family because I did not like what I saw. A couple different neighbors told us it was a drug house and from what we saw I had no doubt. The police were there enough that it did not take much to realize all was not right there. It was just a couple of weeks ago that the quite a few police cars were there, and Aprina was out on the front lawn sitting , crying.
She was such a beautiful young lady. Yet from the police presence from time to time , how she conducted her self, and the fact the one neighbor told us she was a prostitute it was not hard to believe. I think the Aprina Paul story is one parents can tell their daughters and use as an example of the dangers in this world.
Nathan Middleton is a monster but you know what so is his girl friend. He told her what he did , and she did nothing? Did not report it? I think she knows more than what she is saying and may very well be involved more than what she has said.
HOW EVER I do believe his story to a point. I have no doubt he placed a ad for sex or to ” party” and she answered it. This was not the first time she had done this. I also believe the part of his story that she took some sort of drug before having sex with him. That was nothing new to her either. Do I believe that he woke up to find her dead? Questionable. That he panicked. I could see that happening because he was on probation and knew if he called 911 he would be going back to jail, yet cutting up a body and burning it is extreme. The way Nathan Middleton and his girlfriend acted like it was no big deal and even had smores over this fire.. YUCK. Some thing very wrong with them.
AS many of you know I followed the Trayvon Martin case very closely. I was sickened by the verdict. I think of him and his family often and pray they find some peace. I truly do believe that George Zimmerman will live a life much like Casey Anthony and he deserves nothing better.
But this case is not the Trayvon Martin case. Why do I bring this up. Because I am so disgusted now with her family and friends. It has become very clear they are trying to cash in on this tragedy. The story is not even two weeks out yet, the police worked very quickly, and a suspect in in custody. Yet her family and friends are trying to get CNN and Nancy Grace to cover this story? It is not going to happen. Her family and friends are doing their best to make this about race. I had a neighbor tell me that her family hates white people and since we have been here its become clear they may not hate white people , but they certainly do not like them.
This is not a case about race. It most certainly was not a cover up as some ignorant fool suggested online the other day. It has become very clear the family is going to try to cash in.
I am sure some wonder why I say it’s not gong to happen. Well first this is not the Trayvon Martin case. It is nothing like the Trayvon Martin case. Sadly Aprina made some very bad choices . She used drugs, she was a prostitute. She answered the ad , and went willingly with this Nathan Middleton. The two cases are nothing alike. Sorry Paul family and friends CNN will not pick this up or will Nancy Grace. If they were going to they would have by now. There really is no story for them. She has been found, a suspect is in custody. The police have done an excellent job.
On one of the family members facebook pages they talked asked where Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were? Really ? You really think they are going to come here to cover this? When there is someone in custody and the police have done a excellent job. Who do these people think they are? WHY would you want to try to make this case a circus like the Trayvon Martin case UNLESS you were trying to cash in. This family/friends saw the money the Martin family has come into since the Trayvon Martin tragedy. But totally different circumstances, totally different cases, totally different families.
The other problem with going to the Nattional Media do you really want the entire country to know your daughter answered a ad for sex? That she was working as a prostitute? Do not drag her name through the trenches any more than it has. Let her rest in peace. She will get justice, but it will take time you need to be more patient than what you have been.
I was also taken back by this family/friends petition to CNN asking them to cover it. They needed someone to write it who knew how to spell, and had good grammar skills. It was horrible the way it was written,embarrassing. I may not always have the best grammar skills, and normally I ignore others issues with it. It happens . But if you are going to submit something to a national news organization learn to spell, check your grammar. I can only imagine what the producers of the show thought when they read it, if they read it.
Then some of these comments her family and friends are leaving on the CNN page, are just trashy. They think that since Nancy Grace covered the story of the little girl missing from Waukesha County they should have covered their story. They tried to make it about race. Just trashy , ignorant comments. It says a lot about these people the comments they left. First of all this was a little girl. she did not answer a ad for sex.
Some have questioned if he will ever be charged with murder? They most certainly can charge him with disposing of a body. That sentence is not a long one. I think they can charge him with murder but it will take a lot of work, and time to prove. Sadly there is not much left to test, and they may never be able to prove how she died. But people are tried on circumstantial evidence all the time. But they are very hard to prove.
I am sad for her mother . I am sad for her siblings, truly heartbreaking and devastating. No mother should have to bury her child. Aprina made mistakes but did not deserve to die for them. No one should die for the mistakes they make. This Nathan Middleton and his girl friend need to be locked up for a long time. It’s clear some thing just is not clicking right in either of their heads. They are dangerous to the community.
I know the Paul family has said they want answers. Well they have gotten answers. They just do not like what they are hearing. They may never have all the answers. But I will warn them as we found out when my nephew died, we searched for answers and we got them. It was horrible the answers we got and it haunts us to this day. It did not help us find peace, it did drag on the grief and mourning . To this day I wish we did not find out what we did. Some things are better left unknown.
The family has also talked about coming down to Evansville for a vigil. Really ? Where ? This property is private property. I think it would be beyond devastating to go to where she died. But maybe it will bring some closure. The word that was used is they were gong to ‘ trek’ down to Evansville. I laughed. Evansville really is not that far. Many people in Madison talk as though Evansville is in the boonies.
We need to preach to our daughters about the dangers in society, to encourage them to go on to school to get an education. Raise them with self respect, and self confidence.
The Aprina Paul story is a sad, sad story and could have ended so much differently if different decisions were made . But it is not the Trayvon Martin Case.
We came home last week from work to find a flyer with her picture and information stuck in our door. I never , ever would have thought or dreamed it would lead back to Evansville.
The Evansville school district has lost quite a few teachers over the last two years. Most left for greener pastures.
BUT to lose a teacher like Ms. Ellie Haberl is just truly sad. She was the best , one of the few really good teachers Evansville had left. How did I find out about this?
Her mom teaches at Madison West. I was saddened and shocked to learn Ms. Haberl had left the Evansville school district, not that one can blame her.
We now know where Ms. Haberl got so much of her talent and love of teaching.. Her parents. Her mom is just awesome.
Her mom subs at Madison West. I wish she taught full time there. She is just a wonderful lady and a great teacher.
Evansville schools just continue to go down hill.. growing open enrollment number, loss of the really good teachers.
Evansville residents are paying attention as is shown by the open enrollment numbers. NO one is ‘ stuck’ anymore in a district that is not working.
Evansville just does not seem to be able to understand that, as is shown by their lack of investigation into this.
I am sorry Mr. CzerWonka. Your work on this ” Survey” is a joke. I am sure your not at your fault. I question who came up with these questions? I do not seem to see where it asks about how people feel/felt about the school district/high school/ Junior high administration, over all the administration. Was it not asked because you were afraid to? They really are not digging very hard to see why people are leaving the district. Keep in mind Evansville tax payers the district will lost almost a million dollars this year do to open enrollment. They are a failing district.
So once again the district only asks questions when you are not concerned about the answers.
ALSO take a look at how LOW the numbers are for people leaving the district because of lack of 4k
It’s time for a new coach. In all the years grovesteen has been in Evansville he has never accomplished much of any thing, except for the occasional conference title . Those have been fleeting in recent years. It means nothing to get to the play offs if you get no where. It’s strange for how weird this town is about football they have not demanded more from the football coaches. The kids deserve better.
A excellent , well written opinion by a ParkView resident.
“Here’s the Beef”! Parkview is not Garrison Keeler’s Lake Woebegone, “where all the kids are above average.” The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s report card shows Parkview High’s score at (65.9/100) and the district’s at (66.9/100). Both, a “spectacular” D+. The “Meets Expectations” is a nice, face-saving “smoke and mirrors” description. If the numbers were a few points lower, the Department of Public Instruction would be seriously knocking at the district’s door.
Yep, at 66.9, a great big D+, makes Parkview the second-lowest among the 13 school districts in Rock County. In the county, only Clinton’s score is worse than Parkview’s, and Clinton built a new school recently. Nearby Albany is at 74.1, and Evansville, at 74.2, both “Exceed Expectations” of the state.
“Choice” students avoid the district. The athletics director bemoans publicly that the district’s athletes can’t compete. Declining district population, marginal local jobs prospects and reduced property values add to the dilemma. No one seriously moves into the district for the education! New money is neither available nor expected in the district, and the current product deserves none.
Consolidation with another district is almost inevitable and in fact has already started with Newark and Footville, where years of improvements were/will be all but given away. Parkview schools have no business building new buildings to soon follow suit. A report card that “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” of the state is Parkview’s only cost-effective path to salvation.
People are not enrolling their students in the Evansville School district for many reasons. 4K comes some where in the middle to the end of the list.
Because Evansville has been losing enrollment across the board for years, not just at the elementary level. It’s because of the administration at the school people are leaving including the teachers.
Evansville schools are not good schools in fact they struggle to be average. There are so many parents who drive to Madison every day that taking their kids to schools in Madison where they receive much better educations, and many more choices, the drive is nothing as they work in Madison. It makes switching districts very easy. So far our kids have counted 6 different kids at Madison West that used to go to Evansville, and that is just Madison West it would be interesting to know how many former Evansville school district students are at the surrounding Madison Schools.
PEOPLE are not moving to Evansville because taxes are sky-high and Evansville offers NOTHING. To get decent prices on grocery’s one must go to Janesville or Madison. Janesville is just a short drive down the road from Evansville . But why move to Evansville ? Poor schools, High taxes, No jobs, expensive stores.
Melissa spent a lot of time researching this article and it is excellent. It’s very interesting to see how 4k really did not do much for any of the districts except of course, Verona.