Extra-curriculars

What College-Bound Students Can Do This Summer

By on May 27, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Admissions, Extra-curriculars, Family, High School, Podcast, Sports/NCAA, STEM, Summer Learning, Visual/Performing Arts | 0 comments

Several months ago, I broadcast a show on summer programming. That show had a more general focus for students across the grade levels. As I mentioned then on that program, summer planning starts much earlier than we want to think. It must be a Law of Murphy, by now because every year, I talk with families about the importance of planning early for summer and...

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Get your “Glee” on with tips for how to apply to college in visual or performing arts

By on Apr 29, 2011 in Academics, Campus Visits, College Admissions, College graduation, Extra-curriculars, High School, Podcast, Summer Learning, Visual/Performing Arts | 0 comments

The subtitle for this show could have been “So you think you can Dance? Sing? Play an instrument? Draw?” Or another subtitle could have been “It’s more than a Youtube video.” We discussed “How to apply to College in the Visual and Performing Arts.” Many families may not realize until right before the admissions deadlines that the process for applying to major in the...

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Striking a balance – Kids can bowl for Free this summer

By on Jun 2, 2010 in Extra-curriculars, Family, Financial Aid/Scholarships, K-12, Summer Learning | 0 comments

Last summer, I posted an announcement about free bowling. Several families mentioned that they took advantage of this opportunity. So, I’m sharing the information again this summer. Using this program for free Here is the site where you register for the program: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/ When you register at this site, you will sign up to bowl at one...

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Parent’s Commitment to the “Extras”

By on Feb 28, 2010 in Extra-curriculars, Family | 1 comment

Over the upcoming months, it will be high-gear season for chess. National and local tournaments will fill my weekends. Yesterday, a parent asked me, “What do you do when your children are in those long matches?” Like the hundreds of other parents at these tournaments, I go to tournaments armed with newspapers, unread mail, a good book, and my laptop for starters!...

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