Friday, September 16, 2011

Jacob Roloff In Public High School -- Video

There is a very random and brief video of Jacob Roloff walking in the hallways of the public high school he now attends. As for action in the video, well, nope, that's pretty much it -- Jacob walking while another kid asks him "what's up?"

Apparently kids at the new school took video on their phones and posted it as proof to their disbelieving parents that a Roloff from Little People, Big World now goes to school with them.

Jacob is the first Roloff kid to attend a public high school. It marks a change in dynamics for the Roloffs. At Faith Bible, most of the kids had known each other attended since kindergarten or for many years, so there was never the 'fame aspect'. Everybody pretended like they never watched the show or cared and were very quick to ridicule fans (with encouragement from the Roloff kids themselves). Now Jacob is going to school with people that obviously were fans/watched the show and aren't shy about admitting it.

If you missed the story a few months ago, last April Jacob Roloff was expelled from Faith Bible Christian School. Matt and Amy were left scrambling to ensure he would not be held back and made to repeat the 8th grade. They immediately talked of home schooling, but settled on a tutoring facility for the duration of 8th grade. He took some state tests and was allowed to start Grade 9 this September.

With Faith Bible (the only school all of the Roloff kids have ever attended) out of the question after their decision to wash their hands of Jacob and with Matt publicly declaring that he never liked that school that they currently send Molly to for her senior year and sent Jeremy and Zach their whole lives, the Roloffs opted for one of the large public high schools in the area.

Some of the Faith Bible crowd have told us they don't think it's fair, because public high school that Jacob now attends has implemented a balanced grading system which means grades are as follows:


A = 80 to 100%

B = 60 to 79

C = 40 to 59

D = 20 to 39

F = 0 - 19

47 comments:

Kayla said...

I guess that answers that question about how the public school kids are going to treat him.

Be in awe of him because he's on tv.

It was either that or hassle him because of it.

David said...

That grading curve is a disgrace. Parents should be outraged. Look at the big picture. It's rewarding kids for displaying no effort and for failure.

Sara said...

He looks taller than he does in Matt's videos.

Paige said...

I don't care how old he is, Jacob, like Jeremy, Zach and even precious Molly, is a jerk that treats fans, the people that have made their cushy life style possible, like dirt and nothing but disrespect.

Nancy V said...

Jacob has the troubled-teen vibe all over him...

nyc said...

I agree with David. Those grades are terrible. Since when is a "60" equivalent to a "B"? When I went to school, getting a 60 was failing. A "B" was 80-89. The dumbing of America, folks.

Timothy said...

David and NYC, I agree with you. Is it any wonder why America can't compete with China?

Btw, does anyone want to have a bet on how long it takes Matt to neglect to mention the grading system, but will make a Facebook post about the improvement in Jacob's grades? I hope there is an improvement with those grading levels!

Julie said...

That grading curve might be a joke, but I don't see how Faith Bible people have any room to rag on it. I remember the juvenile assignments that Zach and Jeremy were doing in their SENIOR YEAR. Seriously, giving an impromptu speech on "skin"? That's just stupid and sounds like something I'd have done in elementary school.

The public high school's curve might be a joke, but Faith Bible's curriculum itself is a joke as well.

Ray said...

I hate teenagers. They have no humanity.

Timothy said...

Julie, you're right too about the assignments at Faith Bible, but at least they apparently had a grade scale that made sense.

But you're right, I was never impressed with Faith Bible.

One sign was the spelling if NUMEROUS Faith Bible grads if you ever had the horror of seeing one of them write without auto-correct. Scary stuff. I'm not talking about messing up a a little known 18 letter word. I'm talking about continuously incorrectly spelling every day words.

The other red flag about Faith's material was Jeremy and Zach's report about To Kill A Mockingbird in Grade 10 or 11. A question was "Who was Atticus Finch?" That's a high school book report study?

Chris Linton said...

High School kids sure have changed! And I'm not that old! I'm still in college!

Back in my day, if a semi celebrity kid who was embarrassed on a "reality show" was seen crying, hugging his parents, and a multitude of other embarrassing things on a very squeaky clean and laughable reality show, that kid would have been eaten alive through the halls of high school.

Instead of a fan coming up to say hi and take a video, back in my high school someone probably would have bull dozed him into the wall and made him lick the floor.

High School was a war zone back in my day, like 8 years ago!

Austin said...

I'm interested to see if going to a public high school changes Jacob at all.

I think it's a lost cause because the fact he idolizes Jeremy and Mueller speaks volumes.

But will he follow in their footsteps and be so quick to string off Bible quotes and "I love Jesus" all the time? I'm betting not.

I hope going to public school will open his eyes to the fact that there are more people in the world than just wealthy white Christians.

Jerome said...

Geez...when I went to high school which wasn't that long ago an "A" was 95-100, and a "B" was 89-94, and so on...

Kids these days have it so easy...

BeckyM said...

Wow... That grading curve is a disgrace. Personally, I can't see any college taking a graduate of this school seriously.

Jacob should feel right at home - grades given to him for nothing.

Vic Rattlehead said...

The grading curve at that school might be a joke but at least it's not a high priced daycare center posing as a "school" like faith bible so obviously was.

As for the other kids "admiring" Jacob because he's "famous" well that's just the reflection of our screwed up society that values being famous over anything else, just ask your average 12-14 year old what they want to be when they grow up and 95% will tell you they want to be famous but when pushed on what they want to be famous for they just say "I just want to be famous" not famous because of a specific talent like athletics being a musician or something of substance.

No they want to "get on a reality tv show" because that's become the new shortcut to fame and fortune for all lazy stupid people or has been celebrities (Hulk Hogan I'm looking at you)who need money.

M said...

Wow 65 was a barely pass in my high school! I do hope Jacob does better then that!

I think not having the show anymore will help the kid now but whats going to happen when the specials air? I hope they edit him to look like a cool kid because otherwise he will get eaten alive!

Julie said...

Timothy - LOL, exactly! How could I have forgotten To Kill a Mockingbird? That was classic.

Neither school sounds that great.

Tiffany said...

Wow. That is one hell of a curve. So why do people say kids from Washington and Oregon are some of the smartest in the country? That curve they have going on...at least in the school Jacob is attending. The school district I went through high school at in Texas IS a lot more demanding than that. For one, there is no such thing in that district as a "D." That just doesn't exist. If I remember correctly, the grading system was A) 91-100, B)81-90, C)71-80, F)70-0.

Tiffany said...

....and that was a public school by the way.

Justin said...

I wonder how Matt is going to cope with the lack of control he's going to have. With Jeremy and Jacob out of the private environment of Faith Bible that they could control, there is going to be more of that kind of stuff and probably some stuff the Roloffs won't like.

People who aren't under the Roloff's thumb and can be intimidated by Matt like he did the Faith kids.

Jocelynn said...

@M That's a good point. The show has been gone for almost a year. I wonder how Jacob will be perceived when the specials are being aired.

I think the school he goes to know must be about 20x the size of Faith Bible. Surely not all of those kids will act like they didn't watch it.

Carly said...

Jacob has a bad temper. It's only a matter of time before he starts acting like a jerk and some segment of kids at the school will feed off that.

Do you know that Jacob gets furious if someone says the word midget? Wait until kids at the high school figure it out.

And it really is sad and ironic that the Roloff kids are so offended about midget but are so ignorant about all other names for groups of people.

On that topic, I don't agree with people saying the rich family from Texas are nice people because they have a daughter that is mentally challenged.

Being on a campaign to "Spread the Word to End the R word" doesn't mean much when they're willing to sell out to befriend a the Roloffs just because their famous when the Roloff kids not only use the "R word" but a whole bunch of other offensive words.

The Roloffs should be ashamed.

BeckyM said...

My guess about this curve? Without it, this school wouldn't have enough kids passing to stay in business per the No Child Left Behind. JMO.

In re: to kids admiring Jacob - maybe in the beginning but I doubt that will hold once they realize he has no social skills and isnothing but a jerk. Let's see how things pan out six months later.

Jess said...

Wow, Jacob sure looks like Jeremy now. Too bad he also seems to walk like him and have his attitude.

Jackie said...

Many of these comments just reek of malice and jealousy. The Roloffs are a normal family with good and bad points and I seriously doubt many of you posting these mean spirited statements would seem any better if you were the subject of "reality tv". YOU should be ashamed (unless some of you are teenagers and your brains are not yet fully developed). Jack.

Anonymous said...

What High School does Jacob Roloff attend now? I assume that there is not very many High School they have in such a rurul area, very limited choices I say.

Ashley said...

Jess, I totally agree with you. Jacob is becoming a clone of Jeremy and that's not a good thing. You can tell he has the hero worship going on for Jeremy. He's trying to be like him in all ways.

Unfortunately he has his terrible attitude and is going to be as much of a jerk that hero Jeremy has turned out to be.

Rap541 said...

Jackie, do you know any of us? :)

Maybe you should look to yourself and ask "am I perfect" before you spew such hatefilled words.

We should be ashamed? Are you God, Jackie? And of course, are you perfect? If you aren't God and you aren't perfect, then judging is hating and you're spewing hate :)

Stop judging our walk with Christ here! How DARE you! Jackie is a hater! Jackie is a HATER! Judging is hating per the Roloffs and HOW ARE YOU JUDGE US??

Hee hee now that we've shown how childish the standard "I don't agree with you so you're poopy and deserve name calling" of the Roloff fan crowd is...

Jackie - what do you think of the grading structure at Jake's new school? Think the Roloffs will be able to control the rumors as easily now that they're no longer sheltered by Faith?

Have any opinions other than "I love the Roloffs and if you don't, you're scum"?

Tammie said...

That grading system sickens me. In our district anything below a 95 is an A- and no special grading curve even for learning disablities or ESL.
I'm surprised they put him in public school because if he does something wrong you know it will be leaked onto facebook or get to the web. If Jacob is having that many issues from tv and the Roloffs made money from the show they should invest some in getting him the situation that wiill help him the most. I can't believe they could not find another small private school or continue with the private tutor.

Timothy said...

In fairness, Tammy, and I still have my doubts because I think Jacob has a whole bunch of issues, but it could be the small private school setting is part of the problem.

It didn't exactly make Jeremy and Zach more worldly, less ignorant or nicer people.

It might be good for Jacob to be out of the little private school bubble.

Ava said...

I predict that Jacob will be suspended and/or expelled before the end of the school year. Jacob is a little smart-ass who doesn't respect authority and he thinks he is a bad-ass who is privileged and entitled. A lot of that is his parent's fault; they didn't demand that he show them respect in their home. No matter who's to blame, I think that Jacob will have trouble with teachers/staff/students at this new school and he will either get expelled or his parents will pull him out (and the Roloffs will blame the school). I hope this doesn't come to pass but I'm betting that it does. Jacob just has a really, really bad attitude that will haunt him forever if it doesn't change. As far as grades go, a chimpanzee could make honor roll in this school. What a joke!

Jacob S. said...

Its really not that big of a deal. He goes to my school and I don't really know him, but he doesn't really have like a huge crowd or anything following him. For the most part he just gets treated like an average high school kid. There's usually only like two or three other people with him when he eats lunch. BTW, GO FALCS!!!

Jacob S. said...

That anonymous person that asked what school he goes to... within a six or seven mile radius, there's like six high schools, hillsboro really isn't THAT rural, maybe compared to new york or something, but there's a bunch of malls and stuff

Chris Linton said...

Hey Jacob S., is anyone mocking him at all?

Is that school the nicest school in history? What happened to high school kids?

Man, I think back to my high school days. If a kid was on tv and shown crying, having tantrums, hugging and kissing mom and dad, mom and dad talking about how they love him.....the kid would be ROASTED at school!

They would never let him live that down back in the day.

Nobody is reacting like that? Nobody is mocking him?

Has anyone asked him about his midget brother or his midget parents?

If we're talking the way real high schoolers talk, aren't they talking like that? I wonder how he's going to respond to that.

Anonymous said...

The way real high schoolers talk? Probably kids don't make a big deal because LPBW is more popular with grownups, (especially moms) so they don't watch it and just think he's a chill guy who doesn't try to act like he's the sh**

Cookie said...

@Chris Linton. Gee, I dunno. What happened to High School kids? Maybe the way we were back in high school-- (I'm 49 and no clue how old you are but seem young and if not young, immature) teasing and making fun of someones family, stature, short comings (pun not intended) or otherwise physical limitations would now be considered bullying--and that in no way shape or form is cool. So what Jacob's parents and brother are midgets as you call them--big deal. Not his problem or his fault.

Anonymous said...

>What High School does Jacob Roloff attend now? I assume that there is not very many High School they have in such a rurul area, very limited choices I say. <

They actually do not live in "such a rural area." From the Roloff Farm, it is less than 15 miles to a major state highway, the world's largest Costco, one of Intel's biggest facilities, three major high schools, etc. I live about 2 miles from Jacob's HS & have taught there - it is not a rural school with limited choices.

KayD said...

Our school district has a zero tolerance policy on bullying. It does still happen (usually under the radar) but when reported, administration comes down hard. The Roloffs are pretty well known around here (I run into Amy at the local Freddie's at least once or twice a month), so the "celebrity" aspect is somewhat muted. I had no idea she had a tv show until I had to sign a consent form to be televised at a local function.

Brandon said...

KayD, ok call me unsympathetic to the Roloffs, but I think the "zero tolerance" on bullying only would come into play because the Roloffs are bullies, not that a poor Roloff is going to be bullied.

I know some people like to go easy on Jacob because he's the youngest and they feel sorry for him, but he is a Roloff, spoiled and following in the footsteps of Jeremy and Mueller who were/are bullies themselves.

I still wonder what the real reason was that Faith Bible decided to wash their hands of Jacob. Bullying? Schools don't expel little angels.

KayD said...

I've never seen the show, so I have no frame of reference as to whether or not the Roloffs have exhibited bully behavior.

I was only commenting on the "would he have been bullied" thread ("Man, I think back to my high school days. If a kid was on tv and shown crying, having tantrums, hugging and kissing mom and dad, mom and dad talking about how they love him.....the kid would be ROASTED at school") and the district policy on bully behavior.

Zero tolerance is across the board; in an ideal situation, it doesn't matter who is bullying or being bullied. I can't say with authority that he does or does not receive preferential treatment, only that I've worked with district professionals for whom fame or celebrity is not an issue. I'm sure there are some who would see celebrity as a get-out-of-jail-free card (UO football coaches!).

Again, I'm neither pro- nor anti-Roloff, just pointing out - based on the above comment - that bullying in school probably wouldn't be an issue for Jacob.

Jill said...

I can't believe that is their grading scale. Can anyone verify that? All of the public schools in our area operate on the 90, 80, 70, 60 scale. I have never heard of such a generous grading scale.

Anonymous said...

The kid who recorded this video is now best friends with Jacob.

JJs cool said...

thats one gay grading scale a 95% at my school is a B and im only in middle school

Anonymous said...

Actually this is how the grade system works.
A->95-100
B->85-90
C->75-80
D->65-70
F->60 and below


Timothy said...

Anon, no it's not. Not for their school in Oregon. A link was posted from the district with the grade scale.

Anonymous said...

You obviously didn't do well in math. You ate missing a few numbers there, buddy.

Anonymous said...

Right on. This is a ridiculous grading curve. No wonder we are lagging in education in the US.