Tag Archives: School

2015_Day 293: Class rings, letter jackets and (gasp) colleges


It’s only two months into daughter’s junior year, and it’s quickly becoming the most exciting year for her. She wasn’t but a week or so into the school year when she brought home an order form for a letter jacket. She surprised me when she said she wanted one because I always thought she considered them silly. Continue reading

2015_Day 63: They don’t mess around with bad weather forecasts, school closings

The message on the school district's website.

The message on the school district’s website.

With a winter storm warning in effect from midnight to noon Thursday, schools already are canceling classes and all other activities for said day. Daughter, of course, is ecstatic, as I’m sure are thousands other kids tonight. Continue reading

2015_Day 20: Is too much information a bad thing?

The Internet has meant a lot of access for parents to information about their children's day-to-day classroom activities. But is this a good thing?

The Internet has meant a lot of access for parents to information about their children’s day-to-day classroom activities. But is this a good thing?

I think it’s great how much information parents have access to via a computer or smartphone these days. Gone are the┬ádays when you have to rely on your kid to tell you he or she is getting/got a bad grade on an assignment or exam. Or be surprised at parent-teacher conferences with the news.

These days, all you have to do is create and sign into an account with the school district on its website. And, voila, at your fingertips, you have access to your student’s grades, their unexcused absences or tardies, meal account balance, etc. Continue reading