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white-boy syndrome

white-boy syndrome  n.— «There’s little evidence of any overt racial tension between students or between their parents.…The school superintendent, however, concedes that a perception exists that’s sometimes called “the white...

scatter band

scatter band  n.— «Eschewing the more traditional, rigid marching-band image of peers such as Cal and USC, Stanford’s rowdies call themselves a “scatter band.” Also found at most Ivy League schools and others such as Rice and...

head-topper

head-topper  n.— «Players measuring 6-foot or taller roam the halls of at least five SWI schools, the head-topper being Council Bluffs Lewis Central.» —“SWI Volleyball Teams Blessed With Tall Talent” by John Fey Omaha...

headtopper

headtopper  n.— «We’re somewhere in the middle on height. We’re by no means headtoppers—as they say in hoosierville.» —“Small schools carry big dreams” by David Brown Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake...

skid school

skid school  n.— «Parents would only need to log 20 hours with their new drivers, however, if their child completed an advanced driver’s education program, commonly known as a “skid school.” Skid schools simulate real-life...

dance of the lemons

dance of the lemons n. the repeated reassignment of bad teachers to different classes or schools. Also turkey trot. Editorial Note: Lemon, meaning “a person who is disappointing, foolish, untrustworthy, inept, or the like” (1997...