New School Year Roll Call

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Registered: 07-26-1999
New School Year Roll Call
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Wed, 08-21-2013 - 12:54pm

I know there are some that don't start back until Labor day, but I know some are already starting back.

Please give us whatever info you feel comfortable with, number of kiddos, what grades they are in, and what are you/they looking forward to this coming school year??

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Sat, 08-24-2013 - 1:40pm

Our DS 12 starts 8th grade after labor day. We get his schedule next week which I'm sort of dreading. There are certain teachers he really needs to have before he graduates (DD went to this school and there are 3 teachers that are just fantastic.) He should automatically be placed in these classes based on his academic history but you never know. Hopefully, I won't have to bug the staff to move him.

He's in no hurry to go back but I know he is looking forward to math, science and band this year. I can't remember what he signed up for in regards to his other elective but I seem to remember being surprised by his interest. I guess we'll find out next week!

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 4:01pm

My twins start back next week, they are entering 7th grade.  I think they are both bored and just ready to stay busy.  They are supposed to go in for pictures, schedule pick up and locker info this Wednesday.  I think that is totally inconvenient for working parents.  I have to talk to the counselers about Matthew's schedule, it's all messed up. 

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 10:23am

I'm chiming in late because I have not been ready to think about back to school!

13yo DS is going into 8th grade.  This year he is going to a very small private school where the average class size is 6.  He actually seems quite excited for it, which I can hardly believe.  He has not been excited for school in years.  We are hoping this school will address his various issues that lead to underperformance (most of the kids in the school are underachievers in a typical school environment).  His neurologist told us this week that two of his patients have graduated from that school and gone on to colleges that DS has visited with his siblings, and I think it made him feel even more that there is hope that he will turn out to be academically successful like his siblings.

School doesn't start until Sep 9, though there is an all-school picnic the day before, so he'll get a chance to meet the other students and we'll get a chance to meet the parents.

He is our only child at home now, since his siblings are off at college, so ALL our attention will be on him.  He knows that there will be no more hiding in large public school classes and no more hiding behind his attention-hogging siblings at home, and I think he is actually happy about that.