kids & teens

STATESVILLE, NC – Mitchell Community College will offer three camps for rising 8th and 9th graders this summer–Public Safety, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Camp (TEC), and Culinary.

Mitchell and Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) are partnering to offer the Public Safety Camp for rising 9th grade students. Students will spend 4 ½ days, June 25 – 29, 2018, learning about the many rewarding careers in public safety. Topics will include fire service, rescue, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, firehouse cooking and Public Safety professionalism. More ↠

By DONNA FLETCHER

(Conference Coordinator, National Science Teachers Association)

Apple On BooksAs a parent, I recognize that I am my children’s biggest advocate and I work hard to make sure that they have the best learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. When I relocated from Washington, D.C. to Florida, I struggled to find schools that were rigorous in their instruction, included strong community and parental involvement, provided a diverse selection of extra-curricular activities, and offered the support services my children needed. Eventually, I found a school that met the majority of my expectations, but that school was located in a different county. As a result, I relocated to an address within that area. With a background in education and familiarity with the District of Columbia Public Schools system (DCPS) through my older children, I constantly found myself comparing the materials being taught at my children’s elementary school to the lessons that were taught in DCPS over 15 years earlier. To my chagrin, my younger children were lagging far behind, academically. More ↠