Que pasa! It is the end of my second week in Quito, and it has been quite an experience so far. I´m learning a lot of Spanish. In class this week, with my new teacher (we switch teachers every week) we did irregular verbs and I leaned a bunch more vocabulary. For the first two hours of class we did worksheets and practiced the irregular verbs. Then for the beginning of the second half of class we did activities or games using the irregular verbs and vocab for practice. For the last hour of class we would have group discussion in Spanish. These were very helpful because I could use the vocab I learned and incorporate it into the discussions.
Another reason this week was pretty fun was because of the activities I did with the teen program. One of my favorites was the cooking we did. We made these potato pancake things. Read more…
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Open house at this year’s Public Education Foundation house
WHERE: 2107 Bremmerton Drive, in the Ellington Ridge subdivision off Oak Hill Road
WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. May 20
EXTRA: The home also will be on this year’s Parade of Homes tour.
The Ellington Ridge subdivision off Oak Hill Road has been one of Evansville’s most hands-on classrooms this year.
High school students from across the region are bused there nearly every day from the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center to tackle a job most adults could not do — build a house.
Drywall, roofing, flooring, paint, electrical work, landscaping — nearly all tasks except for plumbing — are handled by students. About
Dual enrollment classes, where students take college classes while still in high school, are often considered great options. And for some students they can be a good choice. But, there is a real downside to these classes as well.
So what is the problem? Students often take college classes instead of available AP classes at their high schools. The problem with that is that many of these college courses are being taken at local community colleges. Now community college classes can be just fine. How
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When your son or daughter was in the midst of the search process for college, chances are that he or she (and possibly you) spent countless hours poring over college websites. College websites have become an extremely important admissions tool. Many students who visit colleges say that they were drawn to a particular college because of its website. Admissions professionals work hard to make their sites not only informative, but also appealing and representative of the institution.
Once your child heads to college, you should begin to look at the college’s website differently. As a parent of a college student, you’re no longer looking at a website to evaluate the institution, but using it to gather information, and to have a sense of the place where your child will be spending significant time during the coming years. Use this tool to it fullest advantage. Spend time browsing the site, look beyond the “For Parents” section. Enter the site through the “Current Students” portal as well as the “For Parents” area.
The following are ten suggestions for parents on how to look at the college website to gather the most information:
Look at the pictures.
Spend some time browsing the website to look at the pictures of the students. This will give you a sense of the students at the college and the activities in which they are engaged. Yes, colleges do put their “best foot forward” on the sites, but you will certainly get a feel for the institution. Who knows, you may even spot your own son or daughter!
Explore the college catalogue.
Many colleges now post their college catalogue on line. (Some institutions now only post their catalogue on line.) The college catalogue has almost all of the important information a student needs to know. In addition to course descriptions and major requirements, the catalogue will tell you college policies, procedures, deadlines, special programs, contact information, graduation requirements, and much, much more. Remember, the more you know, the more you can direct your student toward important information.
Check out the “For Parents” section.
Although you may not want to limit yourself to looking at the “For Parents” section of the website, don’t overlook it. In addition to Parent or Family Weekend information and local hotel and/or restaurant information, you may learn about orientations, e-mail sign-ups, parent associations, even local parent groups in your area. Definitely take advantage of information available here. It is one way in which the college can reach out to you as a parent.
Check the Calendar.
One of the advantages of an on-line calendar, is that it doesn’t go out of date once it is printed. Most colleges work hard to keep their on-line calendar
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Voters in Saline County, Ill., were well on their way Tuesday night to approving a voter initiative to impose a 1 percent countywide sales tax to pay for school construction and maintenance. With 26 of the 28 precincts reporting, the vote was strongly in favor of the measure. The measure was passing by a vote of 1,655 to 1,048.
In Jefferson County, with 30 of 33 precincts reporting in Democrat balloting, Jo Beth Weber was the clear leader for the Circuit Judge position being created by the upcoming retirement of Terry Gamber. Weber had 1,604 votes to challengers David Piercy with 988 and L. James Hanson with 541. Jefferson County State’s Attorney Nicole Villani was running unopposed on the Republican ticket.
For the at-large judicial race for the vacancy being created by the upcoming retirement of Kyle Vantrease, the Democratic race was too close to call.
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