Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Official announcement- Biden, Arne Duncan coming for ribbon-cutting ceremony

(From Joplin Schools)

Joplin Schools is proud to announce that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plan to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at JHS/FTC, 2104 Indiana Ave., Joplin. Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan will speak during the event. The Oct. 3 ceremony will mark the end of our three-year journey together to rebuild and recover after the devastating May 2011 tornado that damaged or destroyed half of the school district and more than one third of the Joplin community, including thousands of homes and businesses. Most tragic, 161 lives were lost, including 7 Joplin Schools’ students and 1 staff member. In January 2014, Joplin Schools reached a milestone in its recovery efforts with the opening of Irving Elementary, Soaring Heights Elementary, and East Middle School, returning more than 1,300 students to permanent schools. On Sept. 2, 2014, the rebuilt Joplin High School/Franklin Technology Center, the last of the district's major rebuilding projects, opened for more than 2,200 students and staff. As part of the Oct. 3 event, Joplin Schools’ students, staff, parents, and community members will attempt to break a Guinness world record for the longest ribbon used in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The current record of 5.51 miles is held by the state of New Jersey for the ribbon cutting held to re-open the Jersey Shore on May 24, 2013. Joplin Schools will attempt a 6.5-mile ribbon. The 6.5 miles symbolizes the path of the storm through Joplin and the long, united journey to restore the Joplin community and the school district. The event will be open to the public. More details will be coming soon.


Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why today's youth has such a lack of respect for Authority and an inability to exercise good manners and a respectful attitude?
Head on over to the KZRG and read the comments on this subject matter.
Kids learn from the adults in their lives.

Anonymous said...

The comments from the Right are predictable. I just ignore them. There is not much that can be done for those who prefer to be uninformed. After all, they are bringing Sarah Palin to town. Enough said.

On the other hand, I resent this because it has nothing at all to do with the kids. It's a photo op for an egomaniac trying desperately to get a new job before the audit catches up to him. Huff is, once again, exploiting the tornado story and the children of Joplin in order to promote himself. It is sickening.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that the media was informed at least an hour before the staff. Makes it kind of hard to deny that this is just a media event to shine the light on Huff. If asked, no one would have said they want this just because they are sick of Huff's circus.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean we will be forced to wear our tee shirts so the public will think we are united behind Huff again? I think not.

Anonymous said...

How will they keep over 7,000 students, their teachers, and their aides comfortable and safe for that long? What if it storms suddenly? What if there is a crazy person with a weapon out there? There would be no place to hide. I am keeping my child away, and not for political purposes. Obviously, this isn't a learning day. He will spend more time being bused around and waiting around than he will spend learning. Not that learning counts in Joplin.

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:20, speaking of egos, does it buck your phallus up to normal size to belittle the beliefs of others?

Guess that makes yours a comment predictable from the Left.

Actually, you don't ignore them. They bother you enough to make you stop ignoring them and tell us all how you ignore them.

How many dozens of other dignitaries have visited Joplin since the tornado?

Each one a photo op for whom?

taxpayer said...

What a crock of "you know what" about Huffy and his regime at the bunker making arrangements to bus every student and staff for his big to do and unveiling of that ribbon. That is why they scheduled it at 1pm. No one would volunteer to waste their own time for that nonsense.