Category: High School & Beyond

Too Cool For School: Tips for Every Age

By Kelly Hines I say the same thing every August – this year, I’m going to get organized for school. Then, a week after school starts, I say – NEXT year,...

Back to School: It’s Not Just for Kids

By Laura Simon I’ll start with a confession. I’m an unapologetic book-sniffer. It’s one of the reasons I struggle use the library like I should…library books...

A Teacher’s Advice: How to Keep Your Children Learning All Summer

By Guest Blogger Kelly Nichols Our world is fast-paced and ever-changing. While that is often positive and productive, moving forward rapidly can leave holes in us as...

Summer Reading Doesn’t Stop at Age Twelve

By Guest Blogger Rase McCray, Library Associate at High Point Public Library On that last day of school each year, most teens are ready to “check out” for the...

How Early is Too Early to Prepare for College?

By Guest Blogger Chrissy Sergiacomi, School Counselor A few years ago, a friend in college admissions observed that students were coming on college tours at younger ages...

Why I’m Saying No to “13 Reasons Why”

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon If you have a teen – or even a preteen – you’ve likely heard of a new Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. The series, like the book...

3 Ways Improv Can Help Improve Students

By Guest Blogger Jen Oleniczak Brown, local improv extraordinaire I’ve been teaching improvisational comedy to people ages 3.5 to 75 for almost half my life (and...

The High School Social Scene

By Guest Blogger Hallie Wolfe Going into high school is scary. Whether you have a tight knit group of friends, or barely know anyone, everyone is nervous for the first...

Junior Year Hell

By Guest Bloggers Karen Jarvis and Tammy Darden I was warned about ‘junior year hell’ when my daughter started high school, but NEVER fully imagined the possible...

5 Ways to Control Your Child’s Screen Time

By Guest Blogger Whitney Barnard It’s 2017, and screen time is more than just TV. It’s computers, tablets, phones, and geez, now even watches! The best way...