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Pause to honor the meaning of Memorial Day

Pause to honor the meaning of Memorial Day

May 23, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day brings up thoughts of barbecues, outdoor fun and, of course, a day off from school. It’s also important to also acknowledge the meaning of the holiday and share with children the importance of honoring those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our […]

‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams’*

May 23, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My son’s first career choice is professional musician. If that doesn’t pan out, he’s eyeing a professional football career. He also plans to play college basketball, and he has determined that his dad and I can watch his games on television when we can’t make it in person. He is 9 years old, a fourth […]

Seniors, stay focused for the final lap

May 23, 2014 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

My senior daughter is more than ready to graduate. “Shouldn’t classes be winding down by now?” she asked, lamenting the two tests and project deadline she faces in the coming days. I reminded her that there is still nearly a month of school left, including finals and Regents for many students. It’s not likely there […]

Measles breaking out again as potential danger

May 23, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Ask any physician in the year 2000, and they would have told you that measles had been all but eliminated in the United States. But today, health officials claim that the U.S. faces the worst year for measles in more than a decade, arguing that people who refuse to vaccinate their children are to blame […]

A lesson in civic engagement

May 19, 2014 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Voters across the state will journey to the polls Tuesday, May 20, to decide on school budgets, capital projects and Board of Education candidates, among other propositions on local ballots. It’s an ideal opportunity to teach our children the importance of community and the value of participating in our democracy. Understanding civic engagement – the […]