Florence Rotary Club is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year through Friday, February 23rd. Please take the time to honor a teacher who has either affected yours or your child’s life.
Many schools are off again today due to the freezing temperatures and wind chills. This is a great day to be working on college scholarships. Did you know there are scholarships available for students down to the elementary level? The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship is just one example. Don’t feel like going out into the cold today? Give me a call and we can meet via Skype, Facetime or just via phone to talk about your child’s future plans. We especially need to talk if your student is not sure about their plans because I can help guide them in discovering which path they should be taking and the earlier this takes place, the better.
I am excited to announce that I will be on Fox 19 on Tuesday February 17th at 8:10 am. I will be talking about the college scholarship process. Set your DVR or as soon as we receive a copy of the clip, we will post it on our Media page on our website. If you are interested in learning more about the scholarship process and opportunities, there is still a few seats left for my presentation with the Interact Club of Boone County’s session on February 24th at the Scheben Branch of the Boone County Public Library starting at 7pm. Please register here http://interactscholarships0224.eventbrite.com/
I hope everyone is staying safe on this cold, snowy morning. I love technology and how it can make the world a smaller place. On these types of days and really any day, I am thankful for such tools such as Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout and Voxer so that I can meet with my clients and help keep the college process moving smoothly. With technology, I am able to meet with families across the country. I love staying up to date with students who have moved outside the area and these great tools enable me to do so. So, if you are stuck in the house on this cold, blustery day and the kids are wondering what to do. Give me a call and we can “meet” and I can help them be productive towards their college careers while they are snuggled up in their beds on their day off.
The college process can be stressful and when there is disharmony at home, gridlock can occur. Every year, I have parents who meet with me and ask for advice on this topic. They have often done their best trying to keep their student focused on what needs to be done in the college process but when things come to a standstill, they don’t know what to do. Bringing a third party into future conversations may be the answer. This person might be their student’s High School Guidance Counselor or an Independent Education Consultant, like me, to help restore communications and put things back in motion. Sometimes it just takes having an unbiased person say exactly the same thing (that Mom and Dad already said) for action to take place and peace and harmony to be achieved again.
Navigating your way through the college maze starts with having a solid plan, clear communication and making necessary changes along the way. In addition, there always needs to be a backup plan (we will talk about this in a future blog) and when things fester at home, nobody wins. I encourage students and parents to seek out help when things aren’t moving forward because time is of essence if success is going to be achieved!
Wishing you the very best as you work through the College Process!
Thursday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. Boone County Schools will be hosting an information session on both Early College and the School of Design. The session will take place in the CAM Building on the Boone Campus of Gateway Community and Technical College. During this 60 minute session parents and students will have an opportunity to learn more about the value and particulars of each program, and ask any questions they may have.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Location: CAM Building, 500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042
Duration: 60 minutes
Kohl’s Cares Scholarhship Program is seeking nominations of 6-18 year olds who volunteer in their community.
#MakeaDifference #Scholarships #Volunteer
This is a great program for children who need enrichment activities:
“The ExploreMore!™ (K–4th) and Leaders LaunchPad™ (5th–8th) programs offer a broad range of enrichment courses designed for bright and enthusiastic students in a learning environment where creativity and critical thinking meet – encouraging students to discover hidden talents, explore new interests outside the classroom and deepen existing ones.
From science and mathematics to the visual and performing arts, students explore an ever-changing array of topics through a hands-on, minds-on approach – in a learning atmosphere filled with like-minded and similarly engaged peers!”
#ExploreMore #LeadersLaunchPad #GiftedStudents
This is very cool. The experiences which are students are receiving today are amazing.
“LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – It’s graduation day for a group of students at Newton’s Attic on Old Versailles Road in Lexington. The group of four students from the Sphnix Academy in Lexington built their own drones, in this case, quadcopters.”