November 1st, 2014

Southern People

Getting youngsters ready for kindergarten

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Schools across the country are getting ready to once again open their doors and welcome new and returning students. The newest crop of kindergarteners will be among the fresh faces roaming the hallways and classrooms, and parents can take steps to make this transition go... Read More »

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Organized locker, organized student

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Students learn many important lessons while in middle school and high school. Assignments get progressively more difficult, and students grow accustomed to being independent thinkers and largely responsible for their educational accomplishments. In addition, students may learn other lessons, such as how organization can play... Read More »

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Helping kids make the transition from summer vacation to school

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends. For parents, getting kids ready... Read More »

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Community groups help newcomers adjust

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Moving is seldom easy. But even after all of the boxes have been unpacked and the furniture moved in, some of the difficulty of moving remains. Much of that remaining struggle can be traced to adjusting to your new environment. Though many people settle into... Read More »

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Helping out keeps retirees active

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Today’s retirees recognize that an active retirement tends to be more rewarding than simply sitting around the house, and that attitude is reflected in the vast number of retirees who volunteer with various nonprofit organizations and other programs across the globe. The following are a... Read More »

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The arts are just a class away

By Sulz, Dave on August 12th, 2014

NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX Have you always dreamed of playing the piano or guitar, painting or making pottery? Well, stop hesitating! You could make your dreams come true as soon as this fall. Artistic training to suit all tastes can be found in towns across Canada. Learning to play a... Read More »

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More than just sports to attract kids

By Sulz, Dave on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Rare is the child today who returns home immediately after school. Many school-aged children now have busier schedules than their parents. Involvement in an extracurricular activity can help kids make friends while they learn about responsibility. Some extracurricular activities even allow kids to apply lessons... Read More »

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

Enthusiasts of all ages are signing up for classes NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX So you think you can learn to dance? Of course you can! Dancing is more popular than ever. It might have something to do with all the dance TV programs that have been appearing on our screens... Read More »

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Get up to tech speed; take a computer class

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX Do you feel like you’re being left behind, technologically speaking? Are you afraid of computers? Are you surrounded by people who are always pecking away at their cellphones or talking about what’s new on Facebook? Maybe it’s time for you to join the powerful world... Read More »

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Music education strikes a chord

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE School is much more than a place where students gather to learn. For children, school is their first opportunity for social development and introduction to people outside of their family unit. Lessons learned in school go beyond mathematics and language arts. Students learn to... Read More »

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