Tonawanda News


February 23, 2013

TUCKER: Let's hear it for the 'lost' horse

Tonawanda News — At last! Good news.

The lost carrousel horse has been found. A caller said a parishioner from St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda located the horse and it is now grazing peacefully in its home pastures in the church. The city has promised to put it on the pole in front of the church as soon as the weather warms up.


A caller wondered if, with all the new changes planned for Tonawanda High School sports’ fields, anyone has considered naming something after Chis Lawson. Chris was the ultimate “cheerleader” for the THS sports’ teams and could be seen (and heard) at nearly every game.


Rod Rowland, a former teacher who still substitutes, weighed in on last week’s comment about students not learning cursive writing.

“Students spend at least 45 minutes a day on the computer, if not more,” he emailed. “So if something is added to the curriculum, something has to come out. That ‘something’ turned out to be cursive. It is still taught, but not practiced. I think they should teach students how to sign their own name, legibly, and let it go at that. With regard to suspensions. They have been doing in-school suspensions for at least 30 years. Out of school is reserved for truly serious infractions, usually fighting or something else physical in nature. The ISS room is also used for time out if a student is disruptive in class. My beef with that is some students would rather be in in-school than class. ...  On one occasion one boy was sent down three times in one day. I thought that was working the system.”


Paul Gerlach who is well known for his volunteer work at Meals on Wheels, is a retired teacher and principal. Paul sent along this so true story:

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