Sunday, January 3, 2010

Guest Thread: Planning for New Wakefield H.S. Will Start Soon

Hi Yupette,

Please be aware that planning for a new Wakefield High School will start soon. So if you have children who will attend Wakefield you should be involved. Don't leave the decision-making to the politicians. Our kids deserve better than educational decisions made on the basis of local politics by political parties.

Maria

26 Comments:

At 03 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wakefield may have a 33% drop out rate but you can be assured that the new H.S. will have America's finest swimming pool and soccer fields.

 
At 03 January, 2010 , Anonymous Laura said...

When will the planning meetings be announced? Do parents get to have input or only the school board's and county board's pet people?

 
At 04 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Called the School Board office. They don't know about any future meetings.

 
At 05 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask at the Civ Fed meeting tonight.

 
At 06 January, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy said...

Yupette, Wakefield HS planning is going to the Planning Commission on January 13th as an informational item.

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not want another Washington-Lee where the focus is on sports.

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous F Y I said...

The County Board and School Board brought in another of their fellow Rockefeller Republican bureaucrats to design the school from dysfunctional New York State.

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Joan said...

Anon., I agree, Wakefield will have a Jay Fisette - designed aquatic center and Walter Tejada - designed soccer fields.

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of aquatics centers, why is it that all I ever hear about the new W-L is "Aquatics Center"?

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anon. Parent said...

Have you seen what the new school superintendant (Patrick "Relocatable" Murphy) is up to? Turning Arlington's schools into clones of the Fairfax County school "system".

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parent, if Fairfax County's schools are so great, why do so many Fairfax County residents illegally send their kids to Arlington Schools?

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Fed Up said...

What the hell will Wakefield be? Another Columbine?

 
At 07 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

School system has held informational meetings about Wakefield for a few neighborhoods.

 
At 09 January, 2010 , Anonymous Parent said...

Hi Yupette,

Link to architects' renderings of the new Wakefield HS can be found at:

http://www.aspva.us/1540108285711560/lib/1540108285711560/SchematicDesignBooklet.pdf

 
At 11 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an upscale community center with classrooms. Don't we already have enough community centers? County Board just approved $25 million for another.

 
At 11 January, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

Yep, sure looks like a 21st Century Columbine to me. Cheerleaders vs. the Nerds. Minorities don't count.

 
At 11 January, 2010 , Anonymous Better Fairlington said...

Thanks for posting this thread. No one in Fairlington knows anything about the architects' plans, let alone about the plans going to the Planning Commission on January 13th.

 
At 11 January, 2010 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

What do you expect from a corrupt civic association that's a pawn of County Government?

 
At 12 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There aren't enough classrooms in the proposed building for a projected school population of 25,000 within 10 years.

 
At 12 January, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Basic decisions were made at least 18 months ago by your elected officials. Parents and citizens get to choose the color of the floor tile.

 
At 13 January, 2010 , Anonymous Cathy - Parent said...

I oppose the plans for Wakefield because the focus is on the school as a recreation, sports, and community center, also because the building will not have enough classrooms for the projected increase in Arlington's school enrollment. But I have a kid in the school system and am afraid to say anything. The County Board's and School Board's pet people approved the plans, chaired the committees, etc. Yes there were meetings, but they rubberstanped the County Board and School Board plans.

 
At 13 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone mention traffic? From BRAC office construction and a redeveloped King Street.

 
At 13 January, 2010 , Anonymous Dump Fisette said...

How many non-residents will be in and out of the Jay Fisette South Arlington Recreation and Sports Center every day?

 
At 13 January, 2010 , Anonymous Claremont said...

The new Wakefield HS will also include the Jay Fisette live theater.

 
At 13 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to attend tonight's Planning Commission meeting but only the Nanny Nancys on the Planning Commission and County Staff who live outside Arlington get to speak.

 
At 16 January, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry there is no money for this

 

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