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Girl Scout, Jasmine Goode, Talks about Her Gold Award Project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My grandmother was the initial inspiration for my project. She was a sewer and loved crafting. As my project idea matured, my inspiration grew further into knitting after a knitting class I took with my mother. It was a class of maybe five women all of them 60+ in age. I enjoyed …

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City of Tolleson’s VFW Country Festival

The city will be hosting its VFW Country Festival at Veterans Park, 8601 W. Van Buren St. from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The VFW will be hosting a Veteran’s ceremony starting at 1:00 p.m. This event helps our local VFW Post 6310 raise funds for the construction of their new headquarters. There will be live entertainment with local band …

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Back to School Basics in the Valley of the Sun

By Jill “Mamabug” Frier Back to school already? The summer seemed to fly by and it’s once again time for kids to start back to school. With summer heat and monsoon season in full effect, every bit of advice to make life a little less hectic and eliminate the drama is welcome. We collected some great tips from teachers, parents, …

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What You Need to Know About Applying for Financial Aid in 2018

Financial Aid: it’s a daunting thought. Of course, receiving free money for college sounds great. That’s not the issue. But the process sounds scary enough that it seems not worth the effort at times. We can’t promise you won’t experience headaches as you apply for financial aid. But you can ease your stress by following a few important tips. If …

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Four Test Taking Tips

There are so many ways that children may struggle when taking a test. This article is going to suggest some important strategies that may help when a student is taking an exam. REST. Waiting until the last minute to study can create anxiety for the student and his or her caregivers. A student usually has the study material ahead of …

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How to do well in online school: Tips from Primavera students

There are certainly a number of differences between a traditional school and online high school. Just take it from this article. Switching to online high school is a lifestyle change. It has its benefits, but it takes some getting used to. Our students can contest to that. But you can excel in the online environment. All it takes is a …

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Splash into Back-to-School Swim Lessons at Hubbard Family Swim School

Now that it’s Back-to-School time in the Valley, a growing number of parents are enrolling their children in after-school, indoor swim lessons at Hubbard Family Swim School. The summer pool season might be drawing to a close, but learning how to swim, developing a love for the water, and learning crucial lessons about water safety continue all year long at …

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Keep Your Kids Happy & Healthy While Swimming

One of the most important takeaways about your children learning how to swim is that they enjoy it. Nothing puts a damper on pool-time or swim lessons like a rash, swimmer’s ear or cramps. Here at Hubbard Family Swim School, we have all the best swim protection tips to keep your little swimmers happy and healthy in and out of …

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Is online high school Easy?

One of the most common questions asked about online school is: It it easy? Our answer is, “It’s school.” Because the question is so often asked, Primavera Online High School put together this article to help clear confusion. Check out their response below. In the past there were online schools who were not providing students with the quality curriculum they …

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How to Focus on Homework and Stop Procrastinating

It happens every day. There’s the ever-piling list of things to do. You can continue to sleep in, but it won’t disappear. And while we know you don’t want to hear it, every decision you’re making now impacts your future. Better grades mean more opportunities after high school. We know completing homework can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to …

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