Talk:Atkins High School (North Carolina)

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Information removed[edit]

I've removed the following information from the article because the article is about the school, not about the principal. Additionally, this section is commentary, and not written neutrally, thus not in line with neutrality policy, original research, etc.

Mr. Carter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Central High School there. He received degrees from Syracuse University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. In 1923 Mr Carter came to Winston-Salem to teach at Fourteenth Street Elementary School. From 1924 to 1926 he taught Chemistry at Columbia Heights High School. He next taught at Winston Salem Teachers College, then returned to the public school system to become principal of Columbia Heights High School. When the high school mission was moved to the new Atkins High School in 1931, he became the principal there, where he served until 1959. During his tenure as principal Mr. Carter traveled in the summers and visited high schools in other cities to acquire new ideas and insights to build the academic strength of Atkins, which became noted for its comprehensiveness in a variety of vocational training fields and academic preparation. Respect and popularity were hallmarks of Atkins High School in the community. Parents, teachers, and students had high regard for Mr. Carter. He is remembered as a true academician who was a stern but fair disciplinarian. The hiring of very qualified teachers from all across the United States to teach at Atkins was a noted and ongoing accomplishment. Mr. Carter was married to Alice Mason Carter and was the father of two children -- Lois Carter Ramsey, now a retired supervisor of kindergarten for the Philadelphia Public School System, and John Allen Carter II, MD.

The above information may be condensed, and placed into the article in the history section if that's appropriate, but it shouldn't be given undue weight.

Please review the manual of style with regards to how to properly format articles, what not to include (things like "click this link" or "see here for more" followed by URLs in brackets), and also some helpful pages are citing sources, footnote citations, article development and layout guide. I've done some work on the article, but it still needs valid, third-party reliable sources. Additionally, I've moved the URL http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Atkins_High_School_(former) into external links, as that's not a reliable source (it is a wiki just like this, thus, not WP:RS) If anyone has any questions just drop them here. Cheers! ArielGold 19:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Simon G. Atkins?[edit]

Shouldn't there be an article dedicated to Simon G. Atkins High School? After all, This page is listed on a list apparently dedicated to the CURRENT schools located in Winston-Salem, And not historical schools. ~ Mreatspie