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Old 12-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #46
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Her chosen college sounds like a good fit, then. Independent study and self-direction in courses at the Bachelor's level wouldn't be a good thing, in general, in a science/math degree, but they should free her to put together a program in liberal arts that will let her either focus intensely, or spread her wings.

If she wants grad school, she should stay close to an academic advisor who will make sure she gets the necessary prerequisites for what she intends to do. If she wants to enter the workforce with her first degree and has an idea of what she wants, the career offices are great at helping students arrange summer internships that help them land the job, after graduation, that starts them on their dream career.

Exciting, proud, exhilarating times. It's a shot of adrenaline just watching them start their university lives.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:25 PM   #47
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My little one got Principal's List this last grading period. This is all A's and all good behavior marks. Her reward was a limo ride with the other Principal's List kids (about 18 total?) to Cici's Pizza last Friday. She is in 3rd grade. I happened to have a vacation day, so I scooted down to the school and took some photos. She's the one with no glasses, by the door:
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #48
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Take 18 kids for pizza? Somebody earned a medal for valor.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:48 AM   #49
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Good principal! Good kid!
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #50
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Great job! I love what the principal did, too
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:01 PM   #51
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Hey, my coach is closeted, he doesn't like that nickname.
So, not this Ben (Haggerty)?

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:56 PM   #52
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Take 18 kids for pizza? Somebody earned a medal for valor.
Well if they don't behave, they won't make the next Principal's List, will they?

I should have made it clear that there were two trips of 9 children each. 2nd and 3rd grade in one trip and 4th and 5th the next trip, so not totally insane.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #53
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Two trips is a little better. But even if they behave it's like driving, you can't be distracted for a second or there's a good chance you'll crash and burn.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #54
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Limo, right? the privacy window, a little appreciated safety feature when used in sanity mode
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #55
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Okay here I go again with Lil' Griff. (drums)

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #56
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Kick ass drum solo at the 4:00 mark!
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #57
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #58
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OK, my turn.

My girl is in the back playing trombone. She has short hair. You probably can't pick her out. But I think this band is really good.

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Old 12-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #59
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Wow man! That was spot on.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #60
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It was amazing in person.
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