Published September 2010: ParentUSAcity.com
A First Look at Private Schools
The right school for your child might be a private school.
Whether your child is in preschool, elementary, middle, or high, an ideal time to start researching the idea is the fall the year before you want your child to be enrolled. That is, now! Here are guidelines to begin. Read more »
Published in the 9/14/10 issue of the Suburban Journals
Collinsville educator gets another chance to conduct
Retired music teacher to lead band in November
Bruce Hawkins said he got the best going away present imaginable for a music teacher when he retired from Collinsville schools last year: A published piece of music dedicated to his years of service.
“It is one of the most thrilling, memorable things anyone has done for me, and I’ve had a lot of thrilling moments in my 35 years,” said Hawkins, who led the middle school band for two decades. Read more »
I now know that a quick lick of the finger wipes off cereal crumbs from a child’s face while pulling into school and that luckily, school cafeterias allow ‘charging’ for lunch once in awhile when I’ve forgotten to slip my kids $2 on the way out the door.
In a world where we deem ourselves as independent and self-sufficient, we sometimes forget that resources and a little help from our friends makes a difference in our productivity, performance and most of all, sanity.
But as journalists, we often view ourselves as loners, working on stories independently, hiding the cold hard facts and explosive leads until the published product reveals our hard work and stellar independence. Yes, we proclaim, I did it myself and I don’t need anyone else’s help. Read more »