I have sent them to the office. I have tried calling home (no results). I have tried emailing (no results). I have talked to parents at sporting events, at parent teacher conferences, and nothing changes. If anything, the rest of the class has matured and those four have regressed.
I don't HATE any students, but I really very strongly dislike these students very much and cry a little on the inside thinking about the fact that there are still three months of school left. I hate that they have the power to make me feel this way, and what makes me the most frustrated is the fact that if it wasn't for those four students, this would actually be my favorite class. Other than those four, they are great kids, and as a class has the highest GPA, the fewest missing assignments, and the fewest absences.
I blame the full moon.