Friday, December 21, 2012
Your local Patch site will go dark during national observance for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Patch sites around America, including yours, will take part in a National Moment of Silence at 8:30 a.m. Central time on Friday. At that hour, the website will go blank for 5 minutes. The page will be replaced by a message noting the National Moment of Silence, and a link will direct viewers to a website that explains ways you can join the campaign to help the people of Sandy Hook. The Moment of Silence coincides with one across social media sites. Over 100,000 people have pledged not to tweet or post to Facebook, reports TechCrunch, including Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Britney Spears, Suze Orman, Tyler Florence, Goldie Hawn, and Joe Montana. After 5 minutes, the website operation will return to normal. Looking for ways to help the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
“If anything comes out of this tragedy, it is a way for us to reflect on where we did well and where we can improve," said Superintendent Matthew Wendt.
Oswego District 308 Superintendent Matthew Wendt Monday night addressed concerns around the rumors of violence that started circulating at Oswego High School last Tuesday. Wendt said the rumors started Dec. 11 at Oswego High School and spread quickly through the school community. The district worked with law enforcement that day and the next to find the source of the rumor that had remained contained at Oswego High School. Two days later, however, Wendt said the situation had “mushroomed” with rumors spreading across town to Oswego East High School and several of the junior highs. “It became something managing us instead of us managing it,” he said. Wendt said tremendous amounts of misinformation were fed through social media networks and …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Flags are flying at half-mast until further notice.
Update 3:00 p.m. Monday: The District posted this announcement on their website Monday afternoon: We extend our sympathy to the families and community in Newtown, Connecticut for the tragic loss they have experienced. As with any incident that affects students, we share in their grief for the victims. Our thoughts are also focused on the safety of our own precious children who attend our schools. The following links will provide resources which may help you address this event with your child. In addition, if your child has any difficulty processing the information he/she has heard, please reach out to your school counselor, social worker or administrator for assistance. School District 308 strives to provide your children with both a …