Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The first post!

I tried doing a blog once before and FAILED.
This is try #2! where I'll post when I feel like blogging and I guess I'll put the blog link on my facebook or whatever.


Anyways! I guess I should introduce myself if this is my first blog post.
I'm Jesse on the internet I like to go by the name of Jeshi and I go to Sudbury Valley school, normally you DON'T say something like what school you go to online but its a big part of why my life may or may not be interesting, see.

Sudbury Valley is an alternative school, there are no mandat0ory classes or curriculum, or classrooms, or teachers, the entire school is run by the School meeting members, which is the the Staff and the students, all the rules and the such are decided at a School meeting, if you break a rule a then a student can bring you up(report) to the Judicial committee which is a bunch of students chosen from each age group every month(except the clerks which are elected every 2 months), there is no age separation, everybody from age 4-18 goes to the school with no separation, you can hang out with whoever you want.
Because there are no mandatory classes or curriculum or teachers, you are free to do whatever you want with your day, you can go the Art room and practice drawing or work on a craft project you have, Or you can read one of the MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY books around the school(Almost every wall is a freaking bookshelf XD) theres a computer room for computer related activity's, and theres a type writer in one of the rooms too.
You can go outside the building and play sports or something, or you can practice music up int eh barn in one of the Music rooms, or you can play video games! theres a place for that too!
Or you can go outside the CAMPUS and take a walk in Callahan state park or walk with your friends to Nobscot and get some Pizza or something(although its 45-minute walk each way :P)
You can play pool, Watch TV, or lift weights or something in the basement.
some students start up their own concessions and get marketing experience!
Or you can just lie around doing nothing all day.
Your free to do whatever you want as long as it doesn't violate a rule.

You can get to school anytime between 8:30am to 11:00am, and leave any time at least 5 hours later(as late as 5:00pm).

in order to keep track of attendance theres a check-in check-out list, check in when you get here, check out when you leave, if you get here after 11:00am you get a red dot meaning your late, and need to tell the attendance clerk(which is another student) when your leaving and if its 5 hours later then you get permission to give yourself a blue dot meaning it doesn't matter you were late.

If you get a red dot but no blue dot then it's assumed you didn't get enough time at school, to much of this and you get put on attendance notification, meaning your on a thinner rope, don't improve attendance and your off the rolls! too bad!

If you forget to check in or out you get a green line, resulting in you having to pay a $1 fine, it raises if you don't it though, I know a student who never checked in and never payed his fines, he ended up with a $40 attendance fine!

If you don't show up or call in sick you get an A in your check-in Check-box for that day, meaning absent, If your absent to much without good reason then the same as too many red dots applies.

Theres no dress code and you can bring any item you want with you, however if you come to school wearing a bikini or bring some REALLY inappropriate you'll most likely get brought up and charged with community norms(Any act which is looked upon as inappropriate or unusual by the community at large)

It's run on a democratic government, and if you want to learn ANYTHING you can probably ask a staff and they'll either help you learn it or tell you what you can do to learn it yourself.
I'm probably forgetting something, but I think thats enough.

http://www.sudval.org is the website if you want to learn more.

Anyways, this blog is about my life or whatever else I feel like blogging about, not my school.

So! yeah, this is my blog :D.

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