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Beyond Textbooks and Dorm Assignments: What College Students Need to Know

Beyond Textbooks and Dorm Assignments: What College Students Need to Know

Sending a child away to college is never easy, but you can make the transition a little easier by having a heart-to-heart conversation with your college-bound student before he or she leaves the nest. Following are some topics for discussion, courtesy of Feroleto Law, that will help your child avoid potential pitfalls down the road:

Driving

• Does your college student know what to do if they are in an accident? They should exchange insurance information with the other driver; get medical treatment to rule out any injuries; and take photographs of injuries, vehicles and the location of the accident if it can be done safely.

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center can hear the clock ticking. By 5 PM on August 31st, they need to raise $5,000 to help students in Western New York see themselves in print. Just Buffalo is partnering with Kickstarter -- the internet pledging website for creative projects -- to support the publication of Wordplay, the annual anthology of student writing which highlights the most powerful work from the organization's K-12 writers-in-education program.

Give Your College-bound Student a Little Reminder of WNY

Give Your College-bound Student a Little Reminder of WNY

You’ve visited the campus, paid the tuition, purchased the necessary books for the fall semester, bought new clothes and packed the necessary dorm room supplies. It’s official: your son or daughter is college bound. And while it may not happen to your child, parents should not be surprised if their student suffers from a little homesickness, especially if it’s his or her first time away from the comforts of home.

Should you receive such a call, there are things a parent can do, such as encouraging your child to get out of their room and spend some time with other students who may be experiencing the same feelings. And, there’s nothing like getting a package from home — one that features a little taste of Western New York — that lets your child know that they’re never really far away.

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Catholic School Alumni Invited to 2011 All School Reunion

Alumni who attended Catholic elementary schools throughout the Diocese of Buffalo will converge on the Hearthstone Manor in Depew on September 23 for “The Spirit We Share – Reunion 2011.” Sponsored by the Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) of the Diocese of Buffalo, the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will welcome the attendees and offer a special blessing.

This is the second annual reunion. Last year, about 250 alumni representing 85 past and present Catholic elementary schools attended the gathering.

Should Teacher Be Dismissed for Dissing Students?

Should Teacher Be Dismissed for Dissing Students?

My students are out of control. They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners.

Should this English teacher be dismissed for dissing students on her blog? As a former high school English teacher myself, I give her an A+ for summarizing the state of American secondary education in such a direct, pithy manner.

What's your opinion? Read. Discuss. Add comments below.

 

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An English teacher suspended over blog postings in which she referred to students as "disengaged, lazy whiners" was reinstated because she has a legal right to her job, but dozens of students have already asked to be kept out of her classes, school officials said Wednesday.

Requests from students who ask not to be placed in Natalie Munroe's English and debate classes will be honored, Central Bucks East High School Principal Abe Lucabaugh said at a news conference.

Annunciation Picnic to Take Place August 19-21

Annunciation Picnic to Take Place August 19-21

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun-filled family event featuring great food, rides, raffles, music, specialty booths and much more, will take place Aug. 19-21 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. 

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with a delicious fish fry, a classic car show from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ‘n Run from 7 to 11 p.m. under the beer tent.

Activities on Saturday, Aug. 20, will kick off at 1 p.m. and will include a pork chop dinner at 4 p.m., ride specials, and Irish/Celtic music by The Leftovers from 1 to 4 p.m. and country hits by the Whiskey River Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Both bands will perform under the beer tent. Volunteers will also be serving Annunciation’s famous clam chowder throughout the day!