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[10 May 2006|01:56am]

rainbow_booger
I'm glad I quit Mitchell.
SUCKERS.
Does anyone have Mrs. Whitehead? She's awesome.
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[05 Feb 2006|12:45pm]

in_mortal_life
So. Let's have a little talk about Mr. Melin.
..Mr. Mellin?
...Melon?


...That new guy that calls himself principal.

So, basically, as I've heard, he's taking away homecoming week next year. No dressing up. I've also heard he wants to cement in that big courtyard area near the cafeteria for more benches. We all know he's a... well. We'll go with "not nice guy;" as he won't let us sit in the gym lobby anymore for lunch, because we "single handedly destroyed the campus with our trash." Which, also makes him a liar, because I single handedly cleaned up everyones trash where we sat so we WOULDN'T get kicked out. I've also heard he wants uniforms and what not.

I dislike him. Even though I won't be there for any of that next year...
Damn, he's just a jerk >_
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[03 Dec 2005|11:18pm]
dpressed_rose
Mother flunks teacher on character
She says Jeffrey Ford's sexual relationship with her daughter violates his religion and marriage.
By MARY SPICUZZA
Published December 3, 2005

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The description of teacher Jeffrey Charles Ford as a "deeply religious" man infuriated the mother of the student with whom he had a sexual relationship.

The mother called the St. Petersburg Times on Friday and angrily described Ford, 27, as a married man who was "pursuing" her 18-year-old daughter and "calling her every night" at their home.

"Obviously, his marriage and his religion weren't that important to him," said the mother, whose name is being withheld to protect the student's identity.

Ford, a language arts teacher and assistant football coach at J.W. Mitchell High School, resigned this week after admitting to having sex with the student. Scott Schmitz, the head football coach, described Ford in a Times story Friday as a good person, a great teacher and an outstanding football coach. Schmitz also said Ford is a "deeply religious guy" who had "a lot weighing on his conscience."

It was that remark that prompted the mother's call to a Times reporter on Friday.

Ford's personnel file showed he was a teacher with consistently high marks and excellent references.

His 2003 application for employment with Pasco County schools portrayed Ford as a man devoted to helping his students.

"As cheesy as it may sound, what I most want to do in life is impact teens to make good decisions and become positive members of society," Ford wrote in his application.

But the mothe r described Ford as an older man who began pursuing her daughter before the girl's 18th birthday.

Night after night, the Mother said, "Jeff" would call asking for her daughter. She added that Ford sounded like a young man and said she had no idea he was a teacher.

But the mother also said the "sexual act" didn't happen until after the girl turned 18 in October.

Because the student is 18, Ford is not facing criminal charges.

The woman said her daughter was not a student in Ford's class and didn't know how they met.

She learned of her daughter's relationship with Ford shortly before she met with district and school administrators on Monday, she said. Ford had called a school administrator Sunday night to disclose his relationship with the student.

The director of employee relations for the district, Terry Rhum, said it will report Ford's relationship with the student to the Florida Department of Education.

Ford could not be reached for comment Friday. Meanwhile, the family of the girl is reeling.

"She told her brother that she had a crush on a teacher, but not this," the mother said.

She said her daughter has "screwed up" before but added "this one is a doozy." But she said that Ford, as a teacher, should have known better. "If you know my daughter, she's a very beautiful, loving girl," she said. "But very naive.

"What a way to lose your virginity."
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NEWS [02 Dec 2005|04:08am]

jamesg
Teacher admits to sex with student
The teacher at a New Port Richey school won't face criminal charges because the student is 18.
By MARY SPICUZZA
Published December 2, 2005


NEW PORT RICHEY - A 27-year-old language arts teacher at J.W. Mitchell High School resigned this week after admitting to a sexual relationship with a female student.

Jeffrey Charles Ford, who worked as a teacher and an assistant football coach at the school since August 2003, called a school administrator on Sunday night to disclose his relationship with the 18-year-old student. He met with the administrator on Monday and resigned.

"Obviously, this is certainly not allowable behavior and won't be tolerated," Pasco County School District director of employee relations Terry Rhum said Thursday.

Because the student is 18, Ford is not facing criminal charges. The student's name is being withheld to protect her privacy.

District policy and the Florida Department of Education's code of ethics say a teacher-student relationship is "just not appropriate under any circumstances," Rhum said.

Ford's resignation stunned his colleagues.

"I'm saddened by it. I'm shocked by it," the school's football coach, Scott Schmitz, said Thursday. "He's a good person, he's a great teacher, he's an outstanding football coach, but he made a very wrong decision."

When asked why Ford, who is married, came forward and admitted the relationship, Schmitz said that Ford is a "deeply religious guy," who had "a lot weighing on his conscience."

As of Thursday, Ford's personnel file showed he was a teacher with consistently high marks and excellent references.

Staff members at Aurora East High School in Illinois, where Ford worked as a student teacher in the spring of 2003, described him as an excellent teacher with a stellar attitude and work ethic.

"Jeff has proved himself to be one of the finest student teachers to come to my classroom," Aurora East English teacher Christina Boyles wrote.

And his application for employment with Pasco County schools shows a man devoted to helping his students.

"As cheesy as it may sound, what I most want to do in life is impact teens to make good decisions and become positive members of society," Ford wrote in his application.

But Rhum said Pasco County will be reporting Ford's relationship with the student to the Department of Education.

Ford could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
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[01 Dec 2005|09:02pm]

in_mortal_life
The teachers supposebly had a staff meeting about Mr. Ford today.

Supposebly, it was something bad. And is going to be in the paper tommorow.
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[30 Nov 2005|04:12pm]

in_mortal_life
Everyones saying Mr. Ford left due to an affair with a student.

I myself believe this to be untrue. One, he would be in trouble, even if the student was over 18, the school would have to send home information. Two, a few teachers, mostly coaches, know why, and they deny it was anything sexual related. Three, Mr. Ford is a very Christian man and has wonderful faith in God, and I doubt he would do such a thing, especially to his wife, who he loves and adores so much.

Many people don't believe this and I am one of them. There are many mean and spiteful people who would spread such a thing but I don't believe a word of it. If it turns out to be true, I will be very disappointed in my role model and someone who meant so much to me. That's really the reason I want to know, I don't want to be nosy, I just want to know why he left us.

A lot of other people are saying stuff like cancer, and he didn't stay to say goodbye becuase it would be too painful. I don't know. I'm just confused.
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Siteness. [29 Nov 2005|10:14pm]

anight2embrace
My site everyone!

http://www.anight2embrace.antiblog.com

Please visit! the Forum is unused and not many people have signed teh guestbook. =[
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[29 Nov 2005|03:34pm]

in_mortal_life
Mr. Ford quit today.

No one knows why. He left a message on the board that said he was sorry he couldn't give us a goodbye, loved us all, and sometimes God does unexpected things. He wasn't there this morning and actually a lot of teachers didn't even know he had quit.

He won't tell anyone why he quit, including the basketball team, or even his classes, who called him today. I'm really upset about this =/
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[23 Oct 2005|02:12pm]

in_mortal_life
I heard school was cancelled tommorow Oo
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Lockdown [18 Oct 2005|03:22am]

surreal4ngel
[ mood | blah ]

I'm sorry, I meant to post this a while ago. The lockdown was BS. And it was stupid. Here's what I heard. (A reliable source was telling me.) Chris, Billy, and Thomas were on campus. Chris was enrolling in the school, so Billy and Thomas came with him. They found out Billy had a warrent out for him, and when he didn't fall into their little trap to catch him they issued the lockdown. Chris insulted the principal and was expelled... which I think is stupid. They ended up catching Billy, but he was only in lock up for the night.... If I'm wrong correct me, but thats what I was told.

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[16 Oct 2005|12:14am]

soo_hot_tamale
[ mood | devious ]

Uniforms huh guys? That fuckin' sucks....I think you should do this. *deep breath*

You should all form a sit-in and with that, disobey every dress code rule that the school board has written. Fuck, they can't send you ALL home. They can't afford it. Mitchell is not a private school and individuality is a vital part of your high school career. Case in point, NO UNIFORMS! SIT-IN!!! EXPRESS YOURSELVES!

I may have over reacted but it is a damn good idea, yeah? I don't know if that rule is a rumour or whatever...I graduated so I have no clue anymore!

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Cat needs a home [13 Oct 2005|03:49pm]

anight2embrace
Me and Becca have a stray cat that needs a home. It has a fairly big size bump on its back and seems to have not eaten for a couple days. It can't be any older then a year. We took the liberty to feed it last night when we found it but neither of us can affor it. If you or you know anybody else that wants a cat let me know. Thank you!
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[11 Oct 2005|07:27pm]

in_mortal_life
Son. Of. A. Bitch.

Kay, first Ruconich told me I could take online school to make up half the Algebra 2 credit I was missing. WRONG. I couldn't, because they don't offer AL2 online. Hmm, you would think a school counselor who's job was to know this would actually KNOW THIS. Nope.

So I get into nightschool 4 days late. No big deal. I miss one Thursday on my own account, one because I was sick, and one because I had to watch my little sister. This is why I wanted online school. So my friend, whos also in the class, calls me on his break and says that I can't go anymore because I've missed too much.

EVEN THOUGH the teacher said I could get out 8 days early if I did all my work (therefore, I should have 8 days to miss) AND that nightschool extends for 6 more days after the other deadline. Seriously, he didn't tell me I couldn't miss!

So, this means
A) My friend could be wrong on what he heard
B) I'm fucked
C) If B, this issue will go in front of the principal
D) I won't be able to walk with my class

I don't know what to do. The tecaher NEVER once warned me about this. AND IT WASN'T MY FAULT. I have a job and 2 younger siblings that I care for. This is WHY I needed online school!

Give me your opinions, please.
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Judy Shepard comes to USF next week!!! [28 Sep 2005|07:50pm]

jamesg
Judy Shepard
“The Legacy of Matthew Shepard”
October 6 at 7pm in the Special Events Center

Co-sponsored by PRIDE Alliance, the USF Council on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI), and the Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (GALA)

The brutal murder of 21 year-old college student Matthew Shepard shocked the world in 1998. In the wake of his death, his parents, Dennis and Judy Shepard, established a foundation dedicated to preventing anti-gay hate and to working toward equality for people of all sexual orientations. In 1999, Judy Shepard testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. From the perspective of a mother, she speaks to audiences across the nation about what they can do as individuals and communities to make the world a more accepting place for everyone

x-posted
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Imposter. [28 Sep 2005|06:03pm]

in_mortal_life
..Wow. NOTHING gets by Mitchell.

A 25 year old immigrant from Guetamala... yeah I can't spell that... came to our school and passed himself off as a 17 YEAR OLD BOY to learn English and how to read/write. Joe Dunn was on the news and he said it was sick. Sick? Sad, a bit, I think, but not sick.

..But yeah, they showed a bunch of students in their tacky day clothes! XD! It was hilarious! My sister says us highschoolers dress weird.


..So does anyone have a Cowboy hat I can borrow for Western day?
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[28 Sep 2005|03:56pm]

in_mortal_life
DOES ANYONE HAVE A COWBOY HAT I CAN BORROW FOR TOMMOROW?!??!
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Selling Zen Micro [27 Sep 2005|01:01am]

anight2embrace
[ mood | tired ]

Hey guys ^^ Since this is the Mitchell community and you guys are local I thought I would try this first.

I have been trying to get rid of my Zen Micro 5 GB MP3 player for some time now but I couldnt find the software for it. Now I've found it. The MP3 player runs for about 200 at Wal-mart but I am willing to sell it around 100. If your interested or if anybody you know might be let me know.

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[26 Sep 2005|05:18pm]

agravain
[ mood | Amused ]

This is an excerpt from readers digest on DUMB TEACHERS. These are the people who do more harm than good to us students.


"In Florida, an investigation by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune found that a third of the state's teachers, teachers aides and substitutes had failed certification tests at least once. Nearly 1,400 teachers failed tests 10 times or more. One Miami-area language arts teacher flunked more than 40 tests."


My question is, how many of our teachers failed these standardized tests for them? You know, the tests state-wide that tests them on BASICS like English, reading (isn't that the same thing?) and math. Not to mention their understanding of teaching techniques and their expertise in the subject they teach?

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[23 Sep 2005|10:13pm]

lee_davis
HIII

My name is Jeremy "Lee" Davis and I'm a friend of Kai's. I'm supposedly moving to NPR (Trinity) to live with Kai and I guess I might go to Mitchell.

So what should I expect?
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