Officials at Archie R. Cole Middle School, found in Rhode Island, recently scrapped the idea to have their annual honours night for students. An e-mail was sent out by officials to parents stating that honors night was too ‘exclusive’ at that honours students would be recognized during an event that recognized pretty much every student at the school.
The e-mail stated: This will afford us the opportunity to celebrate the individual and collective successes of all students and their effort, progress and excellence…Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honours Night.”
To summarize: Some parents were complaining that their kid wasn’t on the honour roll so we caved after they bombarded us with phone calls demanding their kid gets an award for something.
Kaitlyn Kosloski, an eighth-grader at the school stated that she was incredibly disappointment that the night was cancelled. She said that the event caused her to work hard the whole school year, and “the fact you can’t work toward it anymore then there is no goal,” What do you think? Are we treating our children too tenderly by trying to make everyone feel like a winner?