This is a petition made by the students of Dr. Cortlandt V.R. Creed high school, which is currently planned to be closed at the end of this 2017-18 school year. We voiced our final opinions stating that we are against the closing of Creed on May 14, 2018, at the New Haven board of education meeting. However, the board decided in a five to two vote to close Creed indefinitely. With your help, we the students may appeal to the state board to reevaluate the district's decision. Creed is home to many bright young minds and a staff that cares for students intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The devastation that derived from the board's decision not only because the family will be separated; kids will be fed to the sharks of public schools, and educators will be forced to fight for their livelihood. Not only is there no concrete evidence that shows our kids will be placed in the magnet schools of their choice, but our teachers lack job security. The only definite way for them to work is to bump others out of their current positions, which throws other families out into the wilderness. We are all responsible for one another, every act counts, and every opinion matters. We are the howling wolves, no matter what, and the pack is stronger together than it is apart.