Every once in a while things hit just right. Take some time to think back to last week..... remember that wonderful evening of snow? And it was real snow - real snow balls, real snow angels, real snowmen, and real fun. Kids stayed out until late that night, playing after they learned that school was off for the next day. For those who have resided in Austin for a while, it has been years since our kids had the chance to experience snow in their own home and yard. We hope you had the chance to enjoy the time with your family. The snow even made our 17 year old dog, Maggie, act like a puppy for a few minutes. With the long four weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, that snow day day seemed to have the right timing for our community.
From our Ed Techs:
As finals start next week, the Ed Techs here at WHS (Chris Hanson and Lisa Johnson M. E.d.) thought it would be helpful to provide parents and students with some study tips. We sent a survey to both staff and students in regards to best practices for studying and tools that they utilize or offer. The survey results and the complete guide have been added to the Healthy Chaps website in this afternoon's post and includes the PDF version of the graphic below. The Study Tips bundle includes study tips from a variety of content areas. While it is not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, it does contain a wealth of best practices that students and parents can review.
We have also ran a webinar on this topic. The archived version can be found here. We are currently scheduling spring webinars. If there are other topics of interest that you would like to see offered, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope everyone has a superb weekend. The phrases I have consistently heard this week from students and staff are: “I cannot believe the semester is over next week”, “this year has flown”, “I can’t wait for the break”, “what you are exempting?”, “I love the cold” and “I hate the cold”. This is always a high energy time at our campus as students somehow begin to rally for the last week of the semester. Their energy is contagious to our staff as they also begin to see the end of a learning experience for our kids that started back in the third week of August. Everyone is looking forward to one more normal day until finals begin next Tuesday. Take care Chaps!
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