Issue 12

Parents Celebrate Best Day of Year

Parents Celebrate Best Day of Year

After dropping her children Ramsey and Beckett off at SMIS, Julie Dunn met several friends at a “back to school, parents-only party” before heading up to the Berkshire for an all-day drinkathon. Parents danced and sang “Summer’s out” in a mix-up parity of the famous 70’s hit “School’s out” by Alice Cooper (whatever happened to […]

New Teacher Getting Plenty of Help

New Teacher Getting Plenty of Help

When Brett Price accepted the teaching position at Bill Roberts Elementary in Stapleton, he was very excited, but also understood the challenges that come with teaching at a public school.  “Teaching at a public school in a major metropolitan area is always going to have its challenges,” says Mr. Price.  “What I didn’t predict was […]

SMIS Starts off on Wrong Foot with Different ZIP Code

SMIS Starts off on Wrong Foot with Different ZIP Code

When the new school began construction, there was some controversy immediately due to its location. Many EaWe (former Eastbridge) residents had purchased their homes with the belief that the school would be built off of Iola in the east part of EaWe. When that did not occur, many residents were disappointed. Residents eventually got over […]

Study: Home-Schooled Kids Not as Weird as They Used to Be

Study: Home-Schooled Kids Not as Weird as They Used to Be

A recent study conducted at Stanford University shows that kids schooled at home by their parents are significantly less weird now than they were 25 years ago. The study, which has been going on for more than two decades, followed 1,200 home-schooled kids each year from 1985 through 2010. Results clearly show a decline in […]

Bus Driver “Just Wing It” Strategy Unsuccessful

Bus Driver “Just Wing It” Strategy Unsuccessful

The first week of school did not go very smoothly for parents whose children ride the bus. The summer went by so fast, that drivers and administrators did not have time to appropriately plan the routes, pick-ups, and school drops before the first day of school. The drivers and administrators met over beers at Hooters […]

This Year’s Back to School Picture Not Much Different than Last Years

This Year’s Back to School Picture Not Much Different than Last Years

In what has become a parent necessity, parents line their kids up in front of the house and snap a quick photo of the kids before shuttling them off to school. The problem is, these pictures are looking more and more alike. When it was the first born heading off on their first day, it […]

Kids Know New Kid’s Back Pack was His Last Year’s Back Pack

Kids Know New Kid’s Back Pack was His Last Year’s Back Pack

Brian Meeter, 7 years old, was excited to start at his new school and meet some new friends.  He had been going to a private school, and now was going to start attending a public school where friends from Stapleton were attending.  That excitement quickly turned to horror when new classmate Todd Rewalt noticed his […]