Grandfather all 7th and 8th grade Lakewood students into Traughber Junior High!
Lakewood Creek Subdivision parents, students and concerned citizens call for Oswego School District 308 to not shatter the educational stability of our incoming 7th and 8th graders. We appeal to grandfather ALL affected 7th and 8th grade students into our current school, Traughber Junior High for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 school years in Map B if chosen. We strongly stand behind Map C, keeping all junior high feeders unchanged. 0.4 miles is the difference between Lakewood to Traughber and Lakewood to Thompson. Flipping flopping virtually identical numbers of students between the two to schools is senseless.
This exact age group has an immense epidemic of major depression and anxiety in America right now. Uprooting this age group of students in this monumental number will have a ENORMOUS impact on their academic, emotional and social stability. These students will be torn away from staff, teachers, counselors, students, clubs and sports teams that they depend on. 7th and 8th graders undergo intense cognitive, physical and emotional changes. This is turn makes 7th and 8th grade the most challenging years for students on multiple levels. This uprooting is catastrophic at this pivotal age. Stability is critical at this age. Not every student adjusts the same to monumental changes. Every child is different.
We demand that our students educational, emotional, and social stability not be completely destroyed. We implore that Map B include GRANDFATHERING for ALL 7th AND 8th grades students in the Lakewood Creek Subdivision.