April 20, 2014

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West headed to Gatton Academy Print E-mail

Ian West of Butler will be attending the Gatton Academy in Bowling Green.

Ian West, 16, of Butler, will spend the next two years attending the prestigious Carol S. Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. The Gatton Academy, which has been named the nation’s number one high school by Newsweek magazine for the past two years, is housed on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Ky.

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NJROTC cadets complete mini boot camp Print E-mail

Pendleton County High School NJROTC unit held a mini boot camp for incoming cadets during the week of July 22. This concentrated one-week course of instruction taught the cadets the basics of drill, marching, core values, and uniform regulations.

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Students should check KEES accounts for accuracy Print E-mail

Kentucky high school students and 2013 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

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What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom Print E-mail

Across the country, parents are beginning to notice that today’s classroom looks quite different from what they experienced in their own school days. From personalized learning technologies to new educational standards, teachers and administrators are using a variety of tools to ensure students are better prepared to succeed than ever before.

In this era of innovation in education, this school year will be particularly exciting in part because states will be piloting assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the new set of K-12 educational standards designed to improve students’ readiness for college and future careers.

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Building a relationship with your child's teacher matters Print E-mail

Children are mom and dad’s top priority, and parents want to give them every advantage in the world to succeed. But with all the time kids spend at school, parents cannot do it alone.

That’s why it’s important for the most influential adults in a child’s life to team up on a common goal.

Parents should cultivate relationships with their child’s teacher early, so they can work together toward the child’s success.

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Back to school tips to get your home organized for a successful year Print E-mail

When your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back to school can seem a little daunting. Establishing a routine will help students kick off the new school year and reduce stress for the whole family.

“Going back to school is a pivotal time for children and families across the country,” says Wendy Froehlich, Vice President of Marketing for Homes.com, one of the nation’s top online real estate listing and lifestyle resources. “Get your home and life organized now to ensure the transition is smooth and the school year is the best yet.”

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Tips to make back to school shopping easier Print E-mail

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.

Even if you are a shopaholic, navigating the mall with your children in tow can be tiring.

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Lunchbox tips: Make it quick, easy and nutritious Print E-mail

Kids today have a lot on their plates - getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. You also want to keep them from becoming “day traders” or tossing out what you’ve carefully packed in their lunches.

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How to get kids excited about the new school year Print E-mail

In a perfect world, all children would be enthusiastic about starting a new school year. But in the real world, some children will be reluctant, nervous, or annoyed about exchanging their summer fun for the classroom. How do you get kids motivated about going back to school?

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Eye exam required for children entering school Print E-mail

Parents will soon be busy making their back-to-school lists. School supplies and new clothes may be at the top of those lists, but an eye exam should be included as well.

State law requires that children ages 3 through 6 who are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time have a vision exam.

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