By now, I thought we'd be on the downhill from the #COVIDchaos, but here we are at more than four million cases in the United States and 144,000+ deaths. And we can't seem to get this under control. This graphic tells a grim story: My community finally passed a mask mandate on July 3. But … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – when will school start?
On March 23, there were 42,000+ cases in the U.S., 83 in Kansas and 11 in our county. Monday, March 23 Today we should have been going back to school, but since all school buildings are closed for the remainder of the year, we get an extended spring break. Yesterday, our county voted against a … Continue reading #COVIDchaos week 3
For Adam's Engineering & Design class, they split into groups and work on a semester-long project. Each group chooses a "real" engineering problem, create a solution and present it to a group of judges. Adam and his partner chose something soccer related. Above is one of the slides from their presentation. It's a watch-like device … Continue reading Adam’s engineering presentation
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
The ability to check my children's grades online and the weekly emails from their teachers have made me feel like an enabler and contributed to the possibility of me being helicopter-ish. It's true. I like the "real-time" check on how my children are doing, and that I am "in the know" on what they are … Continue reading Online Access to Grades – Yay or Nay?