Trick or Treat, Safety and Health

On October 31st, nearing dusk, children will emerge from their homes as superheroes or villains, fantastic creatures or fictitious characters, ready to thrill someone in the night.  They may feel invisible, prepared to leap and fly, or “zoom” with unstoppable speed. As families begin their annual walk from house to house and street to street, greeting […]

Modern Woodmen of America – Touching Lives. Securing Futures. ®

Meet Jason Keller Jason is the Managing Partner for Modern Woodmen of America serving central North Carolina since 2013. Born and raised in North Carolina, Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in education and a masters in leadership. He spent a number of years as an educator and later as a principal. He transitioned into consulting […]

From the Book Shelf October 2018

Each month, I spotlight two books guaranteed to delight readers and provide fun activities to further extend the meaning of each reading experience. With so many wonderful titles available, this is no easy task! I bring a 33-year teaching career, literacy expertise and a passion for creating joyful readers to every column I write. I certainly hope […]

It’s Flu Season! Here’s How to Protect Your Family

What is Flu? Influenza—“the flu”—is caused by one of the influenza viruses. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. The resulting disease can range from mild to severe. Do I Have the Flu? You’re feeling awful. Is it just a cold, or could it be the […]

Hacks to Make School Mornings Less Anxiety-Inducing

There are so many things to love about the Fall season: leaves changing colors, pulling your boots out of storage, apple picking, pumpkin-flavored everything, and pulling your hair out to get yourself and kids ready for school every morning. Right? If this sounds like you, read the hacks below on how to make your school […]

“Out and About” in Winston-Salem With the Children’s Law Center Birthday Blast 2018

The Party Went On! The Children’s Law Center (CLC) of Central North Carolina’s Third Annual Birthday Blast took place September 13th, even as Hurricane Florence advanced. This lively evening at the Millennium Center in downtown W-S recognized remarkable members of our community and the work achieved every day by the Children’s Law Center, as advocates […]

Spooktacular Halloween Facts

Every year on October 31st, things go bump in the night, monsters go on parade and witches, goblins and ghosts ring doorbells throughout the country, exclaiming “trick or treat!” Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday where people dress up in costume and eat candy. However, the day has a longstanding history that dates back for […]

Developing Curious Learners with Science Every Day

BY PRISCILLA ST. JOHN On a sunny Tuesday morning, kindergarten students are sticking their tongues out and laughing. Rather than scolding them, their teacher is an active part of the fun: welcome to Lower School science at Forsyth Country Day School. “My scientists, today we’re going to talk about the sense of taste,” says teacher […]

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