Posts tagged ‘Elmbrook Schools’

October 13, 2008

Waukesha carnival 10/13/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Let’s start this edition with local news.

Brookfield Alderman Scott Berg has several links concerning the city’s 2009 budget at 359 Degrees.

Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI informs us on the testy public comments sessions at recent Waukesha common council meetings.

Fairly Conservative‘s Cindy Kilkenny wonders at Elmbrook Schools superintendent Matt Gibson’s thought processes.

Alexander at Hobo Springs posts about the anger at the Waukesha McCain/Palin rally that’s gained so much attention and notes that if we’re angry, it’s about the issues, not the personal stuff.

Curt Otto blogs at Maple and Main about a new store coming to downtown Waukesha.

Kyle Prast takes a break from political stuff at Practically Speaking to give us a glimpse of an outing to the Anaba Tea Room.

James Wigderson catches us up on the 97th Wisconsin Assembly district race at Wigderson Library & Pub.

Take this opportunity to check out Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy where MommaBlogger has a recipe for S’mores. The pictures will make your mouth water.

In national news, JJGravelle at The Daily Scoff expounds on what the international supporters of Obama say about him.

And we can’t forget the turmoil in the financial markets.

Dad29 points out derivitive cheerleaders Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton. Hmmm.

Well, I can predict the stock market won’t fall tomorrow. [UPDATE: Never try to read a financial post late at night.] The Asian Badger in this general post on the mess notes that tomorrow is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

A couple of miscellaneous items.

Dan at Skeptics Anonymous reflects on a 2006 trip to Philadelphia to see the Brewers play.

Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle just doesn’t give fine news summaries and nice poems, but also great pictures he has been acanning.

That’s it for this week’s edition. Each week I peruse local bloggers and select the ones I think are the best. It’s hard sometimes and you may not agree. So submit your own thoughts whether you’re a blogger or a reader. You can do so using this form. Or you can e-mail them to me. Or put them in the comments of this post.

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February 26, 2008

Whatever happened to reading, writing and ‘rithmatic?

by thoughtfulconservative

Elmbrook now dealing with teaching gender roles

Having already updated crucial sex education lessons, the Elmbrook School District’s human growth and development committee is now dealing with another critical issue: gender roles.

The committee was established to revisit and rewrite the human growth and development curriculum for the Elmbrook School District. The group will need to present a proposal to the school board, who would need to approve it before the curriculum is implemented.

Last month the committee dealt with the appropriate grade level at which students should be taught about oral sex.

Things have definitely changed since I went to school.

February 5, 2008

A Waukesha Carnival 2-4-2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Here’s another edition of the posts by Waukesha county bloggers that I found most thought-provoking. Note, not the ones I agree with, just the ones that got me thinking. You may have your own, feel free to put them in the comments, or email them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com.

First of all, can a carnival contain a carnival? One could argue that Sancho’s “Hobo Sandwich” is a carnival of sorts.

Sen. Mary Lazich (aide Kevin Fischer?) contends that Wisconsin must approve a ban on partial birth abortions.

Mayor Nelson goes out on a limb and predicts presidential elections.

silent e lets us know something about matching prices gimmicks.

Jeff at Eat Wisconsin thinks the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is not going to hire another food critic. At Five Points Blog, he notes changes to Neighbor’s Social Club.

Fox Head wonders why liberals hate things they don’t think of.

Scott Feldstein announces for president. Then withdraws and throws his support behind Obama.

Sancho posting at La Raza de Waukesha (which has moved to WordPress, update your blogrolls) has a caption contest.

More election politics as James Wigderson notes Ann Coulter’s “endorsement” of Hillary Clinton. We criticize Coulter and rightly so, but we see this all over because outrageous comments begets attention and attention begets sales (book, ads, etc.). James, spending some time in Minneapolis, brings us some news from across the border.

Dad29 posts about what can happen without adequate product research.

Lisa shares at Hobo Springs about what she saw on “60 Minutes” about the sub-prime crisis.

Cindy Kilkenny blogging at Fairly Conservative corrects some errors in fact with this Laurel Walker piece.

That’s it for this week. Again if you have a post you liked or think deserves to be here, use the comments or my e-mail above.