#COVIDchaos week 3

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

Adam’s engineering presentation

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

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

Online Access to Grades – Yay or Nay?

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?

My One School Year Request

(Disclaimer:  I think teachers are one of the most important people in a child's life. Teachers posses more patience, more energy and more excitement in one school year than I have in one hour. Teachers are helping our little ones become responsible members of society. And the last thing they need to be hearing is … Continue reading My One School Year Request