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LCSD 2012-2013 school year

Mark your calendar: students’ first day is August 20

By The Staff

Lancaster County School District students will start school again on August 20. Here are other important school dates to note:

2012
Aug. 10 - New personnel orientation
Aug. 13 - Teacher workday
Aug. 14 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 14 - Districtwide meeting day
Aug. 15 – Teacher workday
Aug. 16 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - First day for sixth and ninth grades - 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Graceann Jones, RN, LCSD Lead Nurse

Tips to keep children healthy

Our children will be healthier and more successful in school if parents make sure their children do some very simple things.

In fact, taking these simple steps to make sure children are healthy — both mentally and physically — are probably the most important factors in how he or she does in school.

Here’s what you can do:


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CCA's 2012-2013 school year

Carolina Christian Academy schedule

By The Staff

Carolina Christian Academy will open its doors to students on August 20. Here are other important dates on the school’s calendar:


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What qualifies and what doesn't

State tax-free holiday coming up

By Reece Murphy

Heads up, parents! Here come two blatantly obvious observations: 1) It’s not cheap raising young’uns; and 2) every penny counts when you are raising children.


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Jason Alderman's Practical Money Skills

Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity:


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Bryan Vaughn, Safety/Transportation Director

Lancaster County's buses are ready to roll

In just a couple of weeks, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school; more than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.


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Success starts with vision

CHICAGO – As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. Having a child’s vision tested by an eyecare professional can help them towards greater success in the classroom since much of a child’s learning is done visually.  Some students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities may simply have a vision problem.


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Upgrades don't have to break the bank

Senior Lifestyles 2011:Make your home more senior friendly

By Reece Murphy

One of the more frustrating facts of aging is the likelihood that the dream home you and your spouse bought back when you were young and spry has slowly become a royal pain to live in.
What was once a front walkway is now an uneven stumble-trap, the front doorknob is a hard-to-turn chunk of metal, the snug, comfy den is a dark maze of clutter and the staircase is a creaking uphill journey of dread.
Then there’s the bathroom. Need we say more?


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Middle advocates 'Parent Talk'

Senior Lifestyles 2011:'The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Ones'

By Chris Sardelli

An 85-year-old man loses control of his truck. A family can't help their mother with her finances because of her dementia. An elderly man skimps on prescriptions because of the cost.
These situations range from healthcare to nutrition to independence, but there’s one common thread. They all involve issues families might have to address one day with their elderly loved ones.


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Navy veteran drives for local VA

Senior Lifestyles 2011:Charlie Cheney always willing to help

By Jesef Williams


The shiny pins on Charlie Cheney’s baseball cap begin to tell the story of just how much he enjoys volunteering for the local Veterans Affairs office.
Cheney is one of eight people who drive Lancaster County veterans to doctor appointments at the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia. A former military serviceman himself, Cheney said he’s happy to be of assistance.


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