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Old 01-24-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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A 15 year old middle schooler? Really?

Sounds like I need to redshirt my snowflakes now some how.
Me too. My 6th grader is only 11. No wonder he seems so small compare to so many of the other middle schoolers.

 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Me too. My 6th grader is only 11. No wonder he seems so small compare to so many of the other middle schoolers.
don't laugh or make jokes it is happening!, I know 5 kids (all boys) 8th graders that finsihed at our middle school (well one finished 7th grade), then took either 8th grade for the one or 9th for the others at a private school or even the 1/2 day homeschooling academy to return to public school the next year to repeat the year they had at the private school or the homeschooling 1/2 day school. Primary reason time to grow/mature for sports.

More are thinking it over and probably going to do the same thing.

for reference mine are a boy and a girl that are freshman and turned 14 in late October, they will not drive until they have started their junior year.

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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Me too. My 6th grader is only 11. No wonder he seems so small compare to so many of the other middle schoolers.
The redshirting can get pretty extreme, but holding back 5 year olds from Kinder seems to be more the norm now - even if they make the cutoff... Do the math. If kids aren't starting until 6 and turn 7 their K year (which is not that unusual from my experience), they're turning 15 while still in 8th (Middle). But in retrospect that same situation has the 6th grader turning 13. I'm surprised you haven't noticed it before.

It definitely skews the athletic programs.

Back in the day I graduated and started my freshman year in college at 17. Boy how times change.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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don't laugh or make jokes it is happenin!, I know 5 kids (all boys) 8th graders that finsihed at our middle school (well one finished 7th grade), then took either 8th grade for the one or 9th for the others at a private school or even the 1/2 day homeschooling academy to return to public school the next year to repeat the year they had at the private school or the homeschooling 1/2 day school. Primary reason time to grow/mature for sports.

More are thinking it over and probably going to do the same thing.

for reference my are a boy and a girl that are freshman and turned 14 in late October, they will not drive until they have started their junior year.
I honestly wasn't joking. I know redshirting happens frequently nowadays as holding back 5 years olds from starting Kindergarten but I guess I didn't realize it was common to do in older kids.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Back in the day I graduated and started my freshman year in college at 17. Boy how times change.
Ditto. The toughest part of being that young was driving last and then legally drinking last. Especially not being able to get into the bars in college. The upside was I was finished with college and earning $ at a younger age too.

Fortunately, my kids have Nov/Dec birthdays so there wasn't any debate about when to start them.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Where do you guys want the next new cluster to go? Do you even want a full new cluster? Start with Cuthbertson Elementary and go from there? What about the Porter Ridge area overcrowding? Should the next high school be big enough to easily fit a much larger number of students like they have at CMS?
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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Ditto. The toughest part of being that young was driving last and then legally drinking last. Especially not being able to get into the bars in college.
Thank god for grandfathering in certain states. Grandfathering with no transportation for those over 18 but under 21 of course.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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With the redshirting posts, I think you all would be shocked at the number of 19 year olds currently enrolled in UCPS or those that will turn 19 by graduation. There are a TON of them.
 
Old 01-24-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Where do you guys want the next new cluster to go? Do you even want a full new cluster? Start with Cuthbertson Elementary and go from there? What about the Porter Ridge area overcrowding? Should the next high school be big enough to easily fit a much larger number of students like they have at CMS?
I'd say out Porter Ridge way and/or something a few miles south of downtown Waxhaw? Just a guess... but... "if you build it, they will come."
 
Old 01-24-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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Ditto. The toughest part of being that young was driving last and then legally drinking last. Especially not being able to get into the bars in college. The upside was I was finished with college and earning $ at a younger age too.

Fortunately, my kids have Nov/Dec birthdays so there wasn't any debate about when to start them.
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Thank god for grandfathering in certain states. Grandfathering with no transportation for those over 18 but under 21 of course.
I missed being grandfathered by months... I'd complain, but those were the days of paper licenses with no pictures. Drinking was never an issue. lol
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