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SORENSEN: Another successful event held

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 am

Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts & Humanities celebrated another successful parent, teacher and community auction event on March 23 called “Viva Sorensen.” The annual auction-soiree raises funds to specifically support the additional programs and activities that make our magnet school unique. We could not thrive as an outstanding school without the support of our staff, parents, community and our school board.

Unfortunately, over the last several days, the auction and who attended or did not attend has become political fodder. The Coeur d’Alene School Board did not receive individual invitations to the auction. Given that board members do not receive compensation for their service, we recognize asking the board members to attend fundraisers at all 17 of our schools is a daunting request.

The school board has indeed shown support for Sorensen by advocating for the passage of this spring’s Maintenance & Operations Levy and last summer’s School Bond. They hosted a “community chat” at Sorensen in February and supported the expeditious move of the administration offices to a new location so that the demolition of the old district office remains on schedule to make way for the Sorensen renovation project.

We have many active parents at Sorensen and the school would not be what it is without their tireless efforts. One parent chose to write a “My Turn” that was published in last Saturday’s Coeur d’Alene Press. Individual parents do not speak on behalf of the school or the school district.

We are saddened that focus has been taken away from the positive activities of our school. We have a rule in our school district that we keep our schools and school-related activities and events free of politics. We hope everyone is reminded of this as we work together to keep Sorensen an amazing school both in our academic performance and in our community spirit.

JANET ACKERMAN

Principal, Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts & Humanities

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6 comments:

  • straight up posted at 10:22 am on Sat, Apr 6, 2013.

    straight up Posts: 929

    And,,,,in case you missed it, that was the CDA Press Editor(s) that chose to feature it in their prominently in their pages.

     
  • parent posted at 10:04 pm on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    parent Posts: 347

    So Adam supports Tom and Christa and not the incumbents and that is what this is all about, right? So Tom and Christa....... are you excited about Adam's support??????? Do tell ! You blog on HBO but not on the Press, WHAT IS THAT ABOUT??????
    I already know but I want you to say it.
    Nasty, nasty, nasty!

     
  • LTRLTR posted at 6:54 pm on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    LTRLTR Posts: 1171

    Adam Graves is a "no show" and Christa Hazel is silent just as all those Spokesman Review DFO blog commenters.

     
  • TomHamilton posted at 9:32 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    TomHamilton Posts: 56

    Class act, Mrs. Ackerman. Thank you and congratulations on another shining success for Sorensen!

     
  • Martha posted at 9:25 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    Martha Posts: 28

    Now that the record has been set straight, will Adam Graves have the decency to apologize to the school board? Will Christa Hazel demonstrate she has a grown up relationship to the truth by linking this letter on her FB page as she did Adam's My Turn commentary?

     
  • LTRLTR posted at 7:48 am on Fri, Apr 5, 2013.

    LTRLTR Posts: 1171

    The principle said "One parent chose to write a “My Turn” that was published in last Saturday’s Coeur d’Alene Press. Individual parents do not speak on behalf of the school or the school district."

    Folks: In case you missed it, that was Adam Graves who slimmed the successful fundraiser.

     
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