Schools letting out for the Boys Sweet 16

Page 2 of Originally Posted by Clyde When will the team go down? I don't think they get a shootaround so I would think I wouldn't take them down until that day. ... 53 comments | 2153 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    And why not? If you don't follow the Team during the season, why do you need to follow them in the Sweet Sixteen or is it just a day to miss school while sitting at home playing games.

    I work with a gentlemen whose 1st grade daughter attends Walton Verona! He couldn't believe the entire school shut down to attend the KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen on Wednesday. He and his wife had to scramble to find a sitter for her that day.

    So lets say Dixie shuts down the school next Wednesday, what percentage of the kids will attend the game at Rupp. !00%, 80%, Half or maybe 30% will attend. So what happens to the rest of the students?
    How far do you take it? What is "following your team?" What if a kid at CCH has to work and misses a lot of games? How many games do you have to attend to be "allowed" to go?

    As for your Walton friend how is that any different than a snow day? At least they knew ahead of time.
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    Dixie is not cancelling school for what it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon View Post
    Dixie is not cancelling school for what it's worth.
    When will the team go down? I don't think they get a shootaround so I would think I wouldn't take them down until that day. Sitting around all day and getting out of your routine would be a concern to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    When will the team go down? I don't think they get a shootaround so I would think I wouldn't take them down until that day. Sitting around all day and getting out of your routine would be a concern to me.
    Also don't forget that state mandate ACT test is Tuesday.

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    Mason County is out for Spring Break, and some schools that are playing aren't? wow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    When will the team go down? I don't think they get a shootaround so I would think I wouldn't take them down until that day. Sitting around all day and getting out of your routine would be a concern to me.
    I believe they are heading down some time after school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    Mason County is out for Spring Break, and some schools that are playing aren't? wow...
    Mason County started applying Spring Break to the week of the state tournament around the early 2000's, to ensure that they didn't have to worry about students skipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    Mason County is out for Spring Break, and some schools that are playing aren't? wow...

    They plan ahead....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold sunrise View Post
    They plan ahead....
    Sorry GS we have been doing this for at least seven or eight years it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    And why not? If you don't follow the Team during the season, why do you need to follow them in the Sweet Sixteen or is it just a day to miss school while sitting at home playing games.

    I work with a gentlemen whose 1st grade daughter attends Walton Verona! He couldn't believe the entire school shut down to attend the KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen on Wednesday. He and his wife had to scramble to find a sitter for her that day.
    So lets say Dixie shuts down the school next Wednesday, what percentage of the kids will attend the game at Rupp. !00%, 80%, Half or maybe 30% will attend. So what happens to the rest of the students?
    If they didn't close, I would have had a hard time understanding that! This was the first appearance at the Girl's Sweet 16 in school history. It was big and the school administration wanted to let the girls know it. Walton had great student sections during the district and regional and the kids who were cheering were excited and proud of their school. Obviously your friend and his family didn't have the same excitement about this accomplishment and support for the team. If his daughter decides to play, I wonder if they will feel the same way if they make a trip while she is on the team? This is something that small schools don't experience as much as large ones, so it has to be special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon View Post
    Dixie is not cancelling school for what it's worth.
    And Banta is giving free tickets to the students along with a free ride down. I wish she was there years ago as I haven't heard a bad thing about her. The students seem to love her.

    As for the thread, I think an excused day with a ticket stub is fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    If they didn't close, I would have had a hard time understanding that! This was the first appearance at the Girl's Sweet 16 in school history. It was big and the school administration wanted to let the girls know it. Walton had great student sections during the district and regional and the kids who were cheering were excited and proud of their school. Obviously your friend and his family didn't have the same excitement about this accomplishment and support for the team. If his daughter decides to play, I wonder if they will feel the same way if they make a trip while she is on the team? This is something that small schools don't experience as much as large ones, so it has to be special.
    The Father/Mother aren't into Sports and in fact only moved into the Walton School District after they found out they were pregnant. They wanted their child to attend a great academic school and considered Walton the best around! Can't argue with that thinking at all. BTW he had no problem with the HS kids being off but thought that it was quite silly to have the 1st graders missing school for a hs basketball game!

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    I personally feel if your team is playing in the sweet 16, it's okay to cancel classes for the day. I promise you missing class for 1 day does not spell doom for students. Besides, having class the day your school plays in the sweet 16 would not be productive. I think most students would be so hyped up, very little instruction would be obtained that day. School spirit is a big part of the experience of making the sweet 16. Let the kids enjoy it without penalty. Just an opinion from someone that dosen't even live in Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    And Banta is giving free tickets to the students along with a free ride down. I wish she was there years ago as I haven't heard a bad thing about her. The students seem to love her.

    As for the thread, I think an excused day with a ticket stub is fair.
    and I too have no problem, if indeed you attend the game....In fact I think I would go a step farther and make the kids sign in at Rupp.

    BTW is Dixie going to do what CovCath has done in the past, that is to only allow the student body to sit in the lower section behind the basket in Rupp? Makes for a much better student cheering section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    The Father/Mother aren't into Sports and in fact only moved into the Walton School District after they found out they were pregnant. They wanted their child to attend a great academic school and considered Walton the best around! Can't argue with that thinking at all. BTW he had no problem with the HS kids being off but thought that it was quite silly to have the 1st graders missing school for a hs basketball game!
    I'm guessing they came from a larger school system where there was more of a disconnect between the elementary/middle and high school.

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