School poster about “Expressing sexual feelings” shocks parents

SHAWNEE, KS – A Kansas father thought the picture of a public poster was a prank. Mark Ellis was shocked to find out that flyer asking, “How do people express their sexual feelings?” was part of the school curriculum. The poster lists, oral sex, sexual fantasy, grinding and more as options. Ellis learned about the poster from his daughter.

FOX 4 Kansas City interviewed Ellis about what he found, ““It upsets me. And again, it goes back to who approved this? You know this had to pass through enough hands that someone should have said, ‘Wait a minute, these are 13-year-old kids, we do not need to be this in-depth with this sexual education type of program,’” he said.

Ellis contacted the Hocker Grove Middle School principal. He was told it was a teaching material. He is now concerned that what’s on this poster is being taught to his daughter in school.

A spokeswoman for the school district says the poster needs to be viewed in the context of a bigger curriculum.

Ellis plans to remove his daughter from the sexual education classes if And if the school’s curriculum doesn’t change.

More: Father upset with terms on school’s sexual education poster

26 comments

      • Dawn

        Homeschool people – Homeschool or it that doesn’t work for you a private school where you know what your children are being taught – there is no hope in public education right now it will get worse before it gets better and your children will suffer for it – have homeschool questions holler I’ll help

    • Traci

      I whole-heartedly disagree with this poster and the concepts being taught in this class. However, this is not part of Common Core. Common Core is a set of standards for English Language Arts and Math.

      • Jessie Slaughter

        Because SURELY, The government NEVER would pass a piece of legislation with HIDDEN shit in it?

        Anyone/Everyone who thinks common core is going to benefit this country AT ALL, needs pop a glock in their mouth and make a brain slushie.

  • Jean

    Wow, what prudes. Does anyone seriously think 13 year olds don’t already know this stuff? If it’s not from their own computer, it’s from their friends’ parents’ porn collections. I was 10 when my friends and I found a box of Penthouse magazines hidden in a drain pipe by the creek where we played. Is that really the education people want for their kids? Kids need to know this stuff, the dangers and advantages to each (ie more or less disease transmission, pregnancy, etc). Otherwise they are more likely to get pregnant, because they rely on “word of mouth” stuff from their friends, like “you can’t get pregnant your first time” and similar misinformation.

    • Joanne

      You’re lackadaisical attitude is part of the problem Jean. We live in a sex crazed society that treats the subject as flippantly as having an after school snack.

      It doesn’t matter WHAT kids ‘know’…. it matters WHO talks to them about what (you think) they know. That’s NOT a public schools prerogative, it’s prerogative of the PARENTS.

      By the way, MORE young unmarried females are having children with OUT the advantage of marriage OR a husband than ever before in our nation! That sort of blows your claim in your last sentence right out of the water. Here’s the TRUTH (if you can handle it)…

      ABSTINENCE WORKS (no pregnancy with abstinence) but SEX ED does NOT WORK (there’s more explicit info than ever before in schools) with MORE babies born out of wedlock to be raised by a young girls FAMILY.

      So don’t give me that crap about being a PRUDE or else I might just have to call YOU CLUELESS.

      • jessie

        i think maybe you should look up some statistics.

        The Importance of Prevention

        In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years, for a live birth rate of 31.3 per 1,000 women in this age group.1 This is a record low for U.S. teens in this age group, and a drop of 8% from 2010. Birth rates fell 11% for women aged 15–17 years, and 7% for women aged 18–19 years.

        http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/

    • nene

      Or parents could start being parents and educate their children instead of waiting for their friends and/or school to do so.

  • cheryl

    If I cant email this story to my childs health/pe teacher, (it gets rejected) then why the hell are the able to do as they did in this video?

  • Renee Rock

    How do parents deal with this? Know what your children are being taught. This isn’t appropriate for many children. Seriously? Did we really need to overly sexualize our children? It’s not about being a “prude”, it’s about knowing (a parents duty) when YOUR child/ren are ready for such material. No way was my 12 year old daughter ready for something of this nature. Not acceptable.

    • Reality Check

      There were multiple girls who got pregnant at my middle school. Don’t be a parent who waits until their daughter’s pregnant until they talk to them about “this material”. You should have already started an open dialogue with your daughter at her age. Just because you don’t think your daughter is ready for this, doesn’t mean she isn’t confronted by mature or explicit speech, images, etc in her daily life. Just watching Super Bowl commercials can expose your kid to more provocative material than that schools poster did. Don’t be an ignorant parent who thinks their kid has a brain that filters out the adult content they encounter in life. They always know more than you think they do.

  • Tj Scotton

    “How do people express their sexual feelings?” Headline doesn’t advocate abstinence it is just info on how to express sexual feeling or acts. Without the full curriculum it is miss leading and inappropriate for that age group. Parents need to stop being shy about talking with their children so this isn’t needed in the schools.

    • Scooter

      Let Europe laugh themselves silly! This is the United States and I, personally, don’t want to be anything like Europe!

  • Julie

    Come on people , why do children need to be tought that anal sex and oral sex are normal ? I mean I know adults do have oral sex but do our children really need to know this ? It is not the schools that should teach this , it’s the parents.

    I got news for those who don’t believe this is connected to Common Core , you havn’t a clue. Common Core is about raising children on a different set of principles and values than this countey has ever had.

    This is the kind of society they are being conditioned to , a place where everything goes including Pedophelia .

  • nik

    See video for how school admins express feelings of arrogance and being accountable to no family customers. Unbelievable but evident locally here in N CA constantly. Ridiculous

  • Scooter

    You really ought to hear yourself Jenni…. the article stated ths is a MIDDLE SCHOOL. Not a high school nor a college!

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