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Old 03-24-05, 12:09 AM   #26
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i've never heard of getting left back in the 9th grade. my friend failed a few classes so he now is in both freshman and sophmore classes
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Old 03-24-05, 12:15 AM   #27
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i've never heard of getting left back in the 9th grade. my friend failed a few classes so he now is in both freshman and sophmore classes
yeah they dont hold you back at the highschool level...its simple..you either have enough credits to gradutate after 4 years, or you dont. If you fail classes, thats what summer/night/ school is for.
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Old 03-24-05, 12:16 AM   #28
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what in sam hill is cold plasma?
You can basically heat something up hot enough to provide it with the kick needed to strip the electrons off the vapor or do it electrically.
So the plasma forms, gets charged up, and is propelled towards your target, which in my case, happened to be coins, where the charge dissipates and the gold gets left behind at room temperature. Quite a shock to people when you pay with gold currency, nickels, dimes and quarters.

We had one of these: https://secure.2spi.com/catalog/inst...sputter1.shtml
We had the one without the carbon coating controller.

It was quite romantic sitting there in the dark with a girl, listening to bootlegged music, and watching the purple glow from the plasma. I don't think she ever talked to me after that one...
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Old 03-24-05, 12:17 AM   #29
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you obiviously won't be screwed overall, the high school doesn't want you to fail and not do well, though they willl try everything in their power to make sure you do well. Take oppertunitys of summer classes, I don't understand why your mother wouldn't let you take them I mean your future is at stake and you don't need to be at high school for more than 4 years.
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that would be cool......this is the kinda thread thats moving fast enought that it would be better done in a chat room. wasnt there supposed to be a bikeforums chat room at one point?
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Old 03-24-05, 08:51 AM   #31
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MetalHead, I don't know if you'll read this, but you may be a candidate for special education. I'm not joking. It's obvious something isn't working, if you are getting all F's and say you are trying.

It doen't mean you have to ride the short bus. It's not a stigma. A LOT of students are in special education or Resource (you take regular classes but have extra help).

My wife teaches special ed. One of my sons is in special ed, but you'd never know it by talking to him. You'd think he was in AP classes. He has a lot of difficulty writing. Without extra help he would probably get all F's too.

Talk to your counselor and parents and get tested. You may have a learning disability that is easy to accomodate with a modified program.

I may get some flack from some people that see special ed as a waste of time and money, but what do you want? A person thrown into the scrap heap, or invest a bit of extra time and get a productive citizen? Many of my wife's pupils have overcome their learning handicaps and have gone on earn a college degree.
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Old 03-24-05, 08:57 AM   #32
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drop out when you turn 16 and become a bike messenger
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Old 03-24-05, 09:12 AM   #33
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Pff...homework....*shudders* look dude, when I go home I don't go there to be bugged with work I go there to kick back and relax and ride. And no I have never pissed off any administration...I think...and to awnser you question I pass about all my tests and turn in abotu all my projects but I seldom do homework. Now if you ask me that is some damn good effort for a master procastinator.

THat's the issue...if you don't do all your homeeork, you HAVE to pass ALL your tests.

I got by on a C average without ever taking a book home that way, I aced the tests and got what homework I could done in study hall. If I actually cared, i possibly could have made a run for valedictorian (especially since I know my state achievement test scores were higher than theirs), but I really just didn't care.

Downside is it bit me in the butt come time for college...nobody who was accredited would take me...talk about a raw deal.
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you reap what you sow.
the school systems may not be the best, so sometimes you need to look outside what they offer for assistance in bolstering your education. If you don't care about helping yourself, then you face the consequences. I find it hard to believe that a school would persecute one student so mercilessly. Easy enough.
As far as NCLB, get real. That is all about funding - not educating - when it really comes down to it. CEO's are new the new school leaders when NCLB privatizes schools. Educators? What are those? We can just have Managers and other corporate structures forced into the realm of education.
This country is slowly slipping away when it comes to educational structure and the responsibility of a nation when it comes to its children. But this is nothing new. I am only seeing it at this depth for the first time. Disheartening...
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MetalHead90, I have nothing to say other than
that sucks and I feel sorry for you.
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Do your homework. It's part of your grade. Your teachers should have explained how your grade is determined at the beginning of the semester. It sounds like acing the tests and special projects isn't enough to pass the class.
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just do the work, attend all the classes, and let the teachers know you are trying. there is really no other option. if you REALLY are trying and you're still failing, then they need to know that so they can teach you. make them teach you.
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Old 03-24-05, 10:13 AM   #38
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Where did you find these losers (unless she was a materials major and bored or something)? I guess it could be worse. My roommate's boyfriend watched Don juan with her! I wouldn't even watch that movie.
Actually I was alone by myself... I just like to think a girl was there with me.

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you two should get a room...
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Repeating the same grade next year may do you some good. Perhaps you'll actually put forth some effort in completing your assignments. My stepson had to go to summer school for 3 summers in order to graduate on time. Guess who paid for it at $175.00 per class - he did!
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you two should get a room...
Maybe we should get a room...
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Old 03-24-05, 10:37 AM   #42
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Sweet $175/class.
I was paying $800/credit. Each class was 4 credits, 4 classes a semester. $3200/class...
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Maybe we should get a room...
sure...as long as we keep it strictly "bike related".
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Old 03-24-05, 01:46 PM   #44
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and don't skip sleep. that will seriously mess you up. just look at slvoid. he just sits around ogeling this forum all day.
What else am I supposed to do at work??
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i only read the first few posts of the thread, but i honestly thought school was too easy back in the day. when i was going from 8th to 9th, i knew my grades were terrible. i really should NOT have moved on to 9th and was resigned to staying back an extra year. still, a few weeks before the last day of school, i was called to the office to talk to my counselor who basically told me how much i sucked and that they knew it was only because i wasn't trying or didn't care. honestly, i should have been kept back, but all i got was a slap on the wrist and that was it. i basically recieved a 'get out of jail free' pass for the 8th grade. not the message you want to send to a kid like me who was more than willing willing to test the lower limits of the system. if they were going to let me slide without falling, then slide i would.
once i was in highschool, i did slightly better, but still just barely good enough to get through it. my highschool counselor even put me in a special ed. class at the beginning of one semester as a scare tactic. i completely lost interest by the time i was a junior and got out with my HSE and what was supposedly the vocaulary of a 4th year college student(...whatever that means). oh yeah...and a quote from my art teacher: "a great man has a child's heart." i was never worried, because i had decided way back in 4th or 5th grade what i was going to do with myself, anyway. i know it's not like that for most people, and i would never suggest taking the route i did even though things have worked out quite well.
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Old 03-24-05, 02:33 PM   #46
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MetalHead90

Good you'd rather be shot than repeat 9th grade!
Instead of being shot:
1 Come up with a plan
2 Talk to the admistration and your teachers.
3 Do homework
4 You may need some help from tutors or books kown as Schaum's Outlines for especially hard subjects. I still have a couple here at work.
5 Make up your mind that you will do anything required to pass.

Good luck it won't be easy, but it is possible.
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Old 03-24-05, 03:06 PM   #47
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Pff...homework....*shudders* look dude, when I go home I don't go there to be bugged with work I go there to kick back and relax and ride.
...and to awnser you question I pass about all my tests and turn in abotu all my projects but I seldom do homework.
Without getting into all those preachy, lecture areas let me ask you
a few simple questions.
Did you pass the exams with C's and D's, or A's and B's?
How much does your homework count towards your final grade?
30%? 50%?
How much does your exams count towards final grade?
You mentioned that you were sick a few days and missed 2
projects in science, then your C+ turned to an F. So how much
did those projects count.
I seem to recall that any science projects I got assigned
took more than 3 days to complete.
You mentioned attitude in one of your posts, and that is a
large part of the problem as I see it.
Sorry but there are no free rides, better get used to it.
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Sorry but there are no free rides, better get used to it.
Check it out, a coworker of mine just gave me 2, check it, TWO free buffalo wings.
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Old 03-24-05, 06:02 PM   #49
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well I had a banana thrown at me today.
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Metalhead,

You seem to be using homework as a vehicle to rebel against authority - both at home and at school. The writing in your posts and your claims of being able to cram for and pass tests indicates that you are capable of doing the work. But for some reason you refuse. If so, you are playing a dangerous game with your future.

The good news is that since you are not yet in high school, your current grades will not count against you when, and if, you apply for college later on. The bad news is that unless you resolve whatever is causing your rebellion now, you face an uphill battle through high school, getting into a good college, and eventually holding down a job.

Maybe you need an extra year before you start high school to help you mature. Perhaps you need to talk with a councillor about why you refuse to do homework. I suspect there is more to it than simply wanting to go play after school. Whatever the cause, you need to get your head straightened out as soon as possible. You may not realize this, but the school and your mother are all trying to get you to do what is best for you. You are fighting yourself, not them.

Get it figured out because life really sucks when you don't have an education. And by the time you figure that out - it's too late.
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