Ogden High School has been a historic landmark and the alma mater to many Ogden families for 75 years. But, the recently the beautiful gold brick conceals numerous shocking incidents and members of the administration were nowhere to be found.
As a current senior I have noticed a steady decline, since my junior year, particularly in administration and their responsibilities. We expect the administration to be present before school, between classes, lunch, and after school overseeing the students. If students approach administrators with urgent matters, we expect them to take it seriously and handle it in a timely manner. Those expectations are not being taken seriously by them or the Ogden School District.
After school one day, in the parking lot, I had to get out of my car to help a female student who was being hurt and forcibly kept from leaving by another male student. I was wondering why I'm not getting paid to protect my fellow students, while our resource officer and administrators are getting paid to stay inside and turn a blind eye.
On April 26, 2013 a fight broke out in the courtyard, not a single administrator or resource officer was there to break it up and properly punish the students. When students went to tell an administrator, they nonchalantly asked, "What went on down there anyway?" Not only are they absent in times of need, but they have a general lack of caring.
As students, we should not have to tell the administrators about serious problems and have them be shrugged off as if the problems will go away on their own. The administrators and resource officer should be there to break up fights, give proper counseling, oversee students, and care about us. We are not just another number to add to the graduation list. We are not another number to pass "end of level" tests. We are students and we want to feel safe and cared about.
Parents should rethink their decision to enroll their children at Ogden High School until administrators step up to the plate and start acting like leaders and role models.
Raven Chae Moore