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August 10, 2013

‘Strictest Parents’ have returned



At the same time, the work continues. (You are now allowed to emit exasperated groans!) A huge part of this molding process is education and the Strictest Parents in Duncan are here to make sure you comply with your half of the bargain.
There are basic rules, which haven’t really changed since you entered preschool. During the next 10 months, you will:
n Attend school regularly.
n Abide by the rules of the school and of each teacher, and show respect to school personnel and other students. (If a situation arises in which any of these folks are flat-out wrong, we’ll stand behind you. But don’t expect we’ll always agree with your version of right and wrong.)
n Try not to be a distraction to other students who are also seeking an education.
n Do your best to pay attention and, definitely, avoid substances that alter your ability to reason and learn.
n Do your homework and accomplish the requirements for passing each class. Unless some dire health problem develops, Anthony, we expect you to graduate from Duncan High THIS May. Chris, you’re expected to go from eighth grade to ninth.
We don’t demand all “A’s” or that you’re always on the honor roll. (Well, your mom would love it if, just once, one of you made straight “A’s.”). Want we do expect is your best effort.
If you abide by your half of the bargain, so will the Strictest Parents in Duncan.
That means there will be daily questions about how things are going in your classes — and “Uh, okay” is not the acceptable answer.
We’ll ask if you have homework or projects to work on. We’ll harp at you until those tasks get completed and, although we’ll give you some wiggle room, your social life suffers until they are.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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