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Maybe Tickets Aren’t the Answer

Maybe Tickets Aren’t the Answer

Dr. Tracy Platt, Letter to The Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I applaud the editorial staff not only for their well written piece but also for pointing out the hazards of making change without the opportunity for complete explanation and collaboration.  In my effort to not overwhelm students, I clearly have failed to communicate the important reasons behind this i...

We Won’t Get a Ticket For This

We Won’t Get a Ticket For This

Staff Editorial

August 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you are going to treat high school students like elementary school students, at least give us the recess time we’ve earned. School is meant to be business environment and should be treated as such. We come to school every day to learn and to teach. We, along with many others, have been in this...

Hands on Learning

Hands on Learning

Rachel Wise, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Approximately 1 million people are deaf in the U.S. according to the research of International affairs at Gallaudet University. Would you be able to communicate and understand them? Most people try to over-enunciate, talk louder, and act as if they are stupid. This is why I think there should be an ...

Urine-ville

Urine-ville

Haleigh, Copy Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Students and staffs’ health was jeopardized when a main water break caused the High School to lose the use of running water on Monday, March 13. If students had to use the restroom they were left with only two choices: walking down to Central Office or facing an unpleasant bathroom where they cou...

Lack of Spirit

Lack of Spirit

Samantha Swenson, Illustrator

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

New Law, New Hope

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Missouri is among the handful of states that adopted a new bullying law in 2017. The purpose of this law is to cut down on the amount of bullying that takes place in schools. The law covers all aspects of bullying, including cyber. The bad news first: this law can only cover so much bullying. The only type of bullying that thi...

New behavior system misinterpreted, students question effectiveness

New behavior system misinterpreted, students question effectiveness

The Tribe Times Staff

November 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In every school, it can be hard for students to focus when there isn’t a way to handle distractions in the classroom setting. When a behavior matrix is implemented, however, and proven ineffective, it exists as exactly the thing that is distracting the students. On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, Smithville...

Grow the Tribe

Grow the Tribe

Haleigh Ronspies, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Smithville “Tradition of Excellence” Statement states that they will “educate all students in a premier learning environment,” but how can the district provide students with the ideal learning environment with classrooms that are overflowing and the excess being forced to learn in mobile trailers? Students...

Books over Looks

Books over Looks

Savannah Oesterle, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Back in elementary school, every librarian taught us not to judge books by covers. Little did they know, they’re teaching kids an even bigger lesson than trying to get them into reading. In kindergarten, teachers taught us quantity isn’t everything, quality is. In middle school, they taught us w...

Pledge of Conformity

Pledge of Conformity

Alexander Drake, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Pledge of Allegiance is broadcast over the intercom every day at the beginning of second hour.  But some don't feel comfortable with the idea of it, so they either remain silent or don't stand for it.  The Pledge is filled with many loaded words and odd phrases. First off, many don't like...