Levi Morse did not like the
Marana High School logo and decided to do something about it. Morse
teamed up with his older brother, Shawn, and designed a new
tiger-head logo. Now, it is being used around the school
The excitement of
back-to-school preparations can bring back fond memories of
youthful school days. Once you have kids of your own, making new
memories can be even sweeter by thinking about your child’s new
friends and teachers and what the new year will bring -- but
they’ll need some cool new school supplies first.
Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t
be tailored to every student’s individual needs - particularly
these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special
enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states
provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than
they did before the recession.
For most parents, weekday
mornings before school are like a challenging math problem: pack
backpacks and lunches, plus get yourself ready for work – minus the
luxury of unlimited time. But skipping breakfast should not be part
of the equation.
Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is
fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids
of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do
well on their tests will be the easy part. After all some of
today’s most downloaded apps involve math - maybe you’ve heard of
the popular app, 2048.
Whenever possible, visit with your child’s new
teacher prior to the first day of school. This allows
everyone to get to know one another and learn important things,
such as where to line up on the first day, where the new classroom
is, and what the new teacher will look like.
School bells will ring and parents will sing!
Back-to-school is coming up but it can be costly. A
father-daughter duo in Tucson has done their homework and is
helping families’ gear up for the new school year – at a fraction
of retail prices. Just Between Friends of Tucson is getting ready
for its upcoming event July 24-26 at the Tucson Convention
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista
Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of
a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education
teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach.
Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out
those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going
Graduating high school and entering college was the most
exciting time of my life, as it should be for most 18-year-olds. To
me, it meant no 11 p.m. curfew, a break from my old friends with a
chance to make new ones, and (perhaps most anticipated) college
parties. The list goes on and on. And on and on and on… the
possibilities were endless. Want to order a sandwich at 2 a.m.? Do
it. Want to sleep in until dinnertime? Do it. No one is stopping
you. No one is telling you no.
Having a college education is a privileged opportunity that
opens the minds of young adults. There are many benefits of going
to college, but for incoming freshman the thought of embarking on a
four-year degree can be a daunting task.
During back to school shopping season, it can be easy to feel
overwhelmed. From commercials to coupons to mailers, there’s an
overload of information about where the deals are for all the stuff
your kids need this school year.