#COVIDchaos – how to go to school in 2020

As of September 19, there are 30.6 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, 6.75 million in the United States, 53,396 in Kansas, 7,972 cases in Sedgwick County. There have been 953,000 deaths worldwide and 198,000 in the United States. Going to school BC (before COVID)For the past 11 and 12 years, my boys have been "going to … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – how to go to school in 2020

#COVIDchaos – first day of school

Class of 2021 and 2022!Pre-pandemic, the first day of school was Aug. 12. During the coronavirus pandemic, that day got pushed three weeks to Sept. 8. New school supply this year: masks. Today's first day is only for kids who chose the hybrid option, and whose last names start with A-L. The hybrid option is … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – first day of school

Senior night 2020

Welp. There's a high school senior in the house. Years ago, it seemed like a long way off, but like the saying goes, "the days are long but the years are short." My dad took the picture above during the game. That's my senior, standing on the sidelines by the coach. With the sunset, it's … Continue reading Senior night 2020

#Back2Back: Before the state final games

We did it again! The boys' high school soccer team made it to the State Finals, for the second year in a row. The final four teams were two Wichita  teams (us and Goddard Eisenhower) and two Kansas City area teams (Shawnee Heights and Blue Valley Southwest). Blue Valley Southwest was the team we lost … Continue reading #Back2Back: Before the state final games

High School is the New College

At our school district, it's encouraged that 8th graders complete a study plan while enrolling in their freshman year in high school. This maps out their course of study, and ensures they will graduate with all the credits they need for a high school diploma. In other words, as a 14-year-old, they are asked to … Continue reading High School is the New College