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Posts filed under: High School

My mind always returns the summer jobs I had when I was young. I couldn’t tell you why, really. The imprint young pride perhaps? Nostalgia? Or more likely it’s this: it was the time of the test tube, the time...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising Things move quickly in college. A great deal of material is covered in a short 14 to 15-week period, and there is no time to waste. This means that students need to be...
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With the summer rapidly settling in on us, we wanted to remind you of the value of utilizing the summer to prepare for standardized testing for students. While it can be difficult to motivate to complete academic work while the...
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By Michelle McAnaney Spending your summer working is a valuable use of your time. You will make money, friends and contacts that may assist you in the future. You will learn important skills such as time management, money handling, responsibility...
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By Laurie Weingarten of One Stop College Counseling This is a question we are always asked when beginning our work with students. There are literally thousands of options of different things you can do in the summer, and there is...
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By Allison Garner of OPLM This is a quote from my dad who probably heard it from someone else. He shared it with me when I was a School Board member and I was fighting for change within the system....
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Summer can be a time for rest and relaxation for high schoolers, after a year of grinding away at the books and extracurriculars. But three months is a long time to do zero of productive merit from an academic or...
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Senior spring at the Taft School was a complete joke. I mean, it was a complete joke everywhere, but at Taft, by embracing a complete joke, they… squared it. The seniors barely ever went to class and instead spent most...
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After teaching in one form or the other for about twenty years, you tend to begin to recognize patterns. Every kid is different, just like every star is unique or every molecule of snow. But they tend to rhyme with...
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I was cursed with a quick wit and curiosity for all subjects of learning and extracurriculars. I loved math but did it sloppily and thus missed occasional minus sign that blew up the whole equation. Science was awesome, but my...
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