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    #243442 08/07/18 09:40 AM
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    Is everyone ready for the new school year. High school in my area starts on Monday. Freshman Kickoff started today. Get the new kids more acquainted with the school.

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    This summer went way too fast. DD14 took a summer school class first semester and swam second. She had her freshman kickoff last Friday. Tonight is meet the coaches night and tomorrow the music department has an ice cream social. Tomorrow is also school info day for ds12. new school long bus ride... knows no one!

    nicoledad #243459 08/09/18 01:58 AM
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    We just got off two weeks ago where we live! Sitting in the sun on a bench in front of a mountain cabin a mile above sea level, still enjoying the last days of the pan-European heatwave. The kids so needed to be outside and moving all the time. I want the school year to never start up again.

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    My husband is a teacher. He started Monday. My younger son starts the 13th. We just had back to school night. Usually I go to both my younger son’s school and where my husband teaches because my older son went there. But he graduated so I went home and cooked pizza instead.

    College drop off later this month. That I am not ready for.

    Younger son is ready for a new school year.

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    We have about four more weeks of summer. My boys don’t start school until 09/05. This is a “more of the same” year for them. They’ll attend the same school as last year. They have friends in their classes and generally know what to expect for the coming grades.


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    Junior year is here. 4 AP's PSAT and SAT, Probable ACT. Time to visit colleges.

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    Daughter starts HS on 8/23 - still trying to soak up the summer.

    She will start preCalc this year.

    Hopefully the bigger pond - 400 kids per grade as opposed to 50 - will increase the chances of her finding kids closer to her wavelength.


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    Son is 16 and will be taking three APs at the local high school. We will be homeschooling the rest. The plan is for him to graduate at the end of the year.

    nicoledad #243471 08/10/18 06:54 AM
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    DD leaves for sophomore year in college in a couple weeks. She's looking forward to the single she gets for being an RA (on a freshman floor). She's also happy this will be the last year she needs us to sign the various consent forms.

    Last year she thought she was doing a good job of keeping her age under the radar until coach outed her by saying she needed her parents to sign the NCAA drug testing consent form. smile

    Ah well. To me, it is interesting the various, often unforeseen, ways her age eventually comes up.


    For gifted children, doing nothing is the wrong choice.
    nicoledad #243476 08/10/18 10:35 AM
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    We are gearing up for DS5's entrance to "real" schooling. He starts K in 2 weeks. We just got some academic achievement testing back for him, and he scored well above the 99.9th percentile in both the math and reading tests he was given. We hope the school can work with us/him and give him something appropriate to do in K.

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