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New journeys

Recently I took a walk along a familiar path through a small wooded area adjacent to my subdivision.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Connect with your child's progress

Parents often ask how they can best keep informed about their child’s progress. A very efficient way is to make use of the technology available through the Portage Township Schools’ website. A great deal of information can be obtained with a few quick keystrokes on your computer or smart pho…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

Daily routine helps organize lives, young minds

As I begin to feel the chill in the air and watch the leaves beginning to fall, I am reminded once again of the consistency of the seasons. Patterns are very important to nature. When these patterns are interrupted, the trouble begins. Humans, like everything else in nature, also work best a…

September 30, 2012 12:00 am

Is your child ready for middle school?

Parents often ask - How can I get my child ready for middle school? They are not asking about which backpack to purchase, which locker magnet is the best or which clothing item will not violate the dress code. They want to know how to help their children have the best school year possible.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

My child did what?

One of the hardest things for a parent to do is to get a call from the principal's office when their child has made a bad choice. Believe it or not, one of the hardest jobs of any principal or assistant principal is making that phone call.

October 30, 2009 12:00 am

Help is available

When a baby is born, parents have great expectations, goals and dreams for them. n those tiny little faces we see future doctors, teachers, and lawyers. We see engineers, foremen and architects. We see business owners and computer whizzes. To help them achieve these goals, many parents want …

January 23, 2009 12:00 am

Parents, keep in touch with schools

Communication, or rather the lack of it, always is listed as one of the main problems with any organization, including schools. Middle schools seem to be particularly susceptible to a breakdown in communication. But, with a little effort on everyone's part, parents and schools can continue t…

July 04, 2008 12:00 am
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