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The Class of 2021

Don't blink, I told myself not long ago. Because all too quickly, the kiddos are growing up. In a scenario that I could not have foreseen as I sent the kids to elementary school over a decade ago, my two eldest children both graduated high school in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. Jacob graduated… Continue reading The Class of 2021

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Back to School: Version 2020

Sami starts her first day of eighth grade. Today, August 17, 2020, marks the beginning of the new 2020-2021 school year in our school district. To say that it looks different from any of the other 152 starts in the over 150 years of the district's existence is probably an understatement. There have been crises… Continue reading Back to School: Version 2020

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Oh The Places We’ll Go… in Middle School

After a lovely- and busy- summer, we have returned to school and our regularly scheduled programming. This school year is a big one for the Haas family.  For the first time in 12 years we do not have a child at the elementary school. This transition has been bittersweet. On one hand, it is nice… Continue reading Oh The Places We’ll Go… in Middle School

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How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

It is an age-old question about, well age. I was asked by a few folks, what age is too old to go trick-or-treating? I figured that the question was posed as I am now a parent to two high school students. I think it can be agreed that kids in middle school and below are… Continue reading How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

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Mornings… By Someone who Doesn’t ‘Do’ Mornings

Up until I had children, I liked to ignore the fact that there was such a thing as a 5 a.m. When I had zero period band in high school, my poor dad would have to go in my room several times to attempt to wake me up to get ready for school. In college,… Continue reading Mornings… By Someone who Doesn’t ‘Do’ Mornings