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News - January 28, 2011

Principals describe 'new campus cultures'

Attention to student feedback, mental health stressed in report to board

by Chris Kenrick

The new principals at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools stressed a "change of culture" on their campuses in their first formal presentations before the Palo Alto Board of Education this week.

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Posted by Confused, a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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Posted by Yeah Right, a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Eating together does not make schools better. Things still not working well at the high schools. It is not even a month that we lost a female Paly/Gunn student to suicide, but principals are only mentioning the ones last year. If eating together, and their programs were working this girl would be alive. This clearly proves that there is a lot more to be done in order to serve or meet our students need in a more efficient way.

Posted by Listen to the kids, a resident of Gunn High School
on Feb 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

The principals congratulate themselves and the board applauds. But has anyone asked the kids what they think about the current culture and how they feel?

Social cruelty and cyberbullying continue. Cutting and other forms of self-harm continue. Cut-throat competition abounds.

If you don't look for these signs and symptoms, you won't see them.

Don't think all is suddenly all good just because they say so. Ah, but were it that simple...

Posted by Thanks Skelly, a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm

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