Our High School here just had Graduation Night party. Supposed to keep kids off streets and safe that night. The kids from the Alternative School were not invited. High School claimed it is due to the "grants" they receive. So the alternative kids, parents, a lot in the community are pretty "miffed". I would and am as well. The kids from the Alternative School try so hard, and over all have been really good here in this town. A lot here come from abusive homes, drug homes, a lot are G'sFG... you know the deals. Some are actually just kids who could not deal with High School, maybe got picked on, and they "chose" to leave the "perfect" High School. Well in the Paper today a bunch of parents, wrote defending the High School's choice to keep the Alternative Kids out of the celebration. My biggest problem was this parent wrote, "With every choice we make in life there are consequences. By OPTING out of SHS (the high school) they GAVE up the opportunity to participate in SHS Grad Night." The words, "Opting out, and gave up" are what have inflamed me. I understand about consequences, but a lot of these kids, most, did not have a choice. What are we teaching them? I just get so sick of the Holier than thou attitude by some. My kid would never chose to do what you have so I don't have to worry... In an article earlier in the month, these kids talked about hop grateful they were and how wonderful it was to graduate. How much it meant. The alternative school has little funding. This kind of attitude just makes me sad. Sorry I am just venting, and see some of our kids being treated this way, regardless of how hard they try.