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What is the first thing you think of when someone says the word "school"? People usually say stress, grades, brain numb, maybe even stupid or boring, but consider the reason why students may say that, although they are told many times that education is a privilege. Does this mean that our schooling system in the United States may be too loose on pressuring our students into academic achievement?
In the last 2 weeks lots of incidents have happened such as school admin and security beating a student in campus and the permitted entrance to people that are not suppose to be allowed into the campus.
What I need from my school is to feel safe again. Having administrators who threatened teachers and hurt students isn’t my ideal place to be. Fremont High School is the school I have been going to for my whole high school career. Students being hurt by grownups has happened two years in a row.
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I need a school where we can be respected as a family. Knowing that adults put their hands on students and get away with it is not ok. I feel like the Vice Principal should be fired and not allowed in the OUSD district. We go to school where we are being trained to be adults, they treat us like we are 10. How can we “grow up” (like they say) if we keep getting treated like kids.
If a person were to walk through the halls of Fremont High this is what they would see -- people talking about school work and if they had any homework for a class they were absent for. You might sometimes see a fight happening during lunch, maybe once or twice a month. They are usually serious and makes students feel unsafe. You might also see a security guard beating up a kid just because he was refusing to go inside the office. I'm not going to say who that specific kid was, but it was a good thing they didn't shoot him.
Since I have come here to Fremont High as a sophomore, I noticed that the school is not improving. I saw students walking out the gate today and leaving school without permission. In addition, students walking in the hallways during classes hours.There are many fights and violence occurring at the school and after school it isn’t safe for other students.
What do I need for my school?
My name is Denny Zarate and something I need at my school would have to be a new Principal that actually is more visible. To clarify, I need a principal who is a role model. I used to have a Principal who is a role model because he used to come outside and show his face. He was in the student's’ business in a good way. The Principal now only comes outside if there is a situation outside where she has to be there. I barely see her but once a week.
For me, I feel like I need to have in this school better food to digest because sometimes when I decide to go get lunch and taste the food I say to myself “What am I eating?” I throw it away and starve when I go to classes and never have enough energy to keep me going to get my education.
There is a lot of miscommunication around here on campus so I think my school needs better communication with both students and staff. If they improve their communication skills than there would not be as much problems here. When a student is able to talk to a staff member or SSO they are giving them their trust and that is what makes them feel safe.
When there is no good communication going on within the staff and students sometimes that can lead to a lot of anger and anger can lead to violent force which makes them look bad, especially the staff.
I need to have administrators who care for the students and listen to our opinions. As a school we shouldn’t feel threatened from people who have some type of authority. Recently, an incident occurred with an SSO and our vice principal Kino Carson. A student was handcuffed and forced back into the office as he tried to walk out. The story can be found here:
Hello my name is Maria Castellanos I am a senior at Fremont High School. I am concerned about the Lunch issue that has happened this school year since you have changed our school policies. For example the hallway policy, phones during lunch and passing period, and especially the the event in which you have taken away the food truck that was outside of the school. This action that you have taken upon yourselves to change without the input of the students thoughts about those decisions and not even informing us about the changes in advance.
My name is Noah. I'm a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland. I really do not like the phone policy because we can not take out our phones during lunch or before school. I do not get why we can not have our phones out if it is not learning time.
I understand that the decisions that are made by you are done with the best of intentions and as a way to help our school be better, but some of them end up affecting we students in a negative way. In the past three years that I have been here electronics were not allowed during class time and that was not a problem.
Dear Fremont High School Administrators,
There have been a lot of changes since you all have come to be a part of our school’s culture. I understand that the administrators are trying to input discipline and molding us into the young adults society wants us to be, but the administrators have to understand that a big part of being a mature adult is making mistakes and making decision based on what we believe. Nothing is wrong with having a helping hand and distributing the knowledge the administrators have about adulthood, but the school leaders are babying the whole school.
Hello, my name is Denny Zarate, I am a Fremont Senior.
Here at Fremont High School I believe that there should be a connection with the Principal and us Seniors because the policies don't really get appreciated. Seniors should have some privileges, for example off school lunch like previous years, being able to go to a class at lunch with out having a pass to to check up on that class…, We're “old enough” to have the ability to manage our phones this isn't about equality, freshman aren't equal to seniors… (Why aren’t seniors equal to freshman? Tell me)
I would like you to address the problem that I have with Fremont High School which is that Fremont school is boring. School is supposed to be fun, but the classes and the teaching is boring here. This is my perspective as a NEW student here. It feels like when teachers are teaching, they are talking at me instead of to me, and that is hard for me to learn that way.