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Old 02-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Worst Disney surprise ever!!

A local school in my area had the teachers play a very cruel joke on the grade 8 classes. Just wondered what you thoughts are and if you ever played any "Disney pranks" on anyone? Here is the link to the article from the paper

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/02...liation-tears/
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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A local school in my area had the teachers play a very cruel joke on the grade 8 classes. Just wondered what you thoughts are and if you ever played any "Disney pranks" on anyone? Here is the link to the article from the paper

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/02...liation-tears/
I'm not sure which is worse--lying to 8th graders that they're going to Disney World or telling them they're "graduating".
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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I'm not sure which is worse--lying to 8th graders that they're going to Disney World or telling them they're "graduating".
One of the definitions of graduating is: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

So they are basically graduation from middle/Jr high to high school. I see nothing wrong with that phrasing.

That was a REALLY mean trick to play.
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One of the definitions of graduating is: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

So they are basically graduation from middle/Jr high to high school. I see nothing wrong with that phrasing.

That was a REALLY mean trick to play.
In Canada kids go from JK to grade 8 in primary school and then Grade 9 to 12 at high school. They actually have a Grade 8 Graduation ceremony. They get a certificate and everything. There's usually a party and boys wear suits and girls wear formal gowns.

This joke wasn't funny at all.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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One of the definitions of graduating is: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

So they are basically graduation from middle/Jr high to high school. I see nothing wrong with that phrasing.

That was a REALLY mean trick to play.
In my day, not that long ago, you graduated from high school and if you were fortunate and driven you graduated from college--that was it. I'm with Bob Parr on this one.

But I agree, the prank was cruel--especially from teachers.
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In my day, not that long ago, you graduated from high school and if you were fortunate and driven you graduated from college--that was it. I'm with Bob Parr on this one.

But I agree, the prank was cruel--especially from teachers.
HAHA Maybe it's a regional thing? We graduated from Kindergarden, 8th Grade (catholic school), HS. I'm probably not younger than you. I do know they call the Kindergarden one a "stepping up" now lol
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Read this in our paper this morning too, actually discussed it in our Ethics class. What a terrible thing to do...especially when it involved Disney
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HAHA Maybe it's a regional thing? We graduated from Kindergarden, 8th Grade (catholic school), HS. I'm probably not younger than you. I do know they call the Kindergarden one a "stepping up" now lol
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Public humiliation calls for public apology! There is no comeback from this in my opinion. Cruel and insensitive
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In my day, not that long ago, you graduated from high school and if you were fortunate and driven you graduated from college--that was it. I'm with Bob Parr on this one.

But I agree, the prank was cruel--especially from teachers.
Maybe it's a regional thing. My sons are 35 y/o and 31 y/o and I still remember them dressing up in their little suits for kindergarten and 8th grade graduation ceremonies. For eigth grade they just wore suits and the girls wore nice dresses, but for kindergarten it was little caps and gowns with nice clothes underneath.

I agree this was a very cruel, mean spirited thing for the teachers to pull on those students. They should get more than a simple reprimand.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:51 AM   #11
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this is just AWFUL. yes, I used CAPS.

how sad for the kids.

I attended a 40th bday party. the guest of honor received a "fake" lottery ticket . saying she won $10,000. she was SO thrilled, saying how she was going to buy something for everyone at the party.

it was a prank.. yeah. very funny.

not a funny joke at all. those involved in the "joke" should have had to pool their money and take the kids, as promised.
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One of the definitions of graduating is: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one . . .That was a REALLY mean trick to play.

1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
Right from merriam-webster.com, the intransitive verb version of "graduate":
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1: to receive an academic degree or diploma

2: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

3: to change gradually


#2 seems appropriate.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #14
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
I got the definition word for word from the Miriam-Webster website! I also said in my post ONE of the definitions lol

: to receive an academic degree or diploma
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: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one
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: to change gradually
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #15
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1) I, also, agree with mesaboy2 that 8th Grade is not a graduation.
. . . Webster disagrees with your above definition
. . . Webster's says it is "the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma"
2) It is almost as bad as graduating from Kindergarten to 1st Grade!
3) As for a joke, then this would follow the Graduation theory "to a Tee".
4) The 8th Graders have learned a valuable lesson and had an experience.
I was born, raised, and educated in Windsor Ontario where this happened. I can tell you for a fact that grade 8 graduation is a big deal back home. We do kindergarten to grade 8 in one school, then graduate to high school for grades 9-12.

I've been invited back for my best friend's daughter's grade 8 graduation in June. She has already bought her fancy dress, and they'll have a ceremony and a dance afterwards. I will drive the 1000km to be there.

I'm happy she wasn't in that grade 8 class...that's just devastating to a 13 yr old kid.

If only someone would offer their class an actual trip to Disney...and not invite the teachers!
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