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Sawyer with Spider
Sawyer with Spider

Bugs Bugs Bugs And More Bugs Return To The Maine State Museum

September 13th, bugs will flood the Maine State Museum in Augusta.  This is a fascinating exhibit that is free to attend.  Even if you suffer from some form of bug-phobia, it's worth attending.  I did last year and conquered my spider fear and held a tarantula...and lived to talk about it.  

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Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form
Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form

Does Lifetouch Charge More At Different Local Schools? See What We Found

Earlier this week, I was talking about how I'm already getting flyers telling me picture day is coming up at school.  A listener reached out to me wanting to know the validity of a story that was posted on a website called awesomejelly.com.  This site claimed that Lifetouch was charging more for pictures at one school vs. the other.

According to an official from Lifetouch, the difference in pricing is because some schools choose to charge more than the company's base price as a fundraiser, and 100% of that extra money goes to the school.

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Sawyer School
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Not Even A Full Week Of School & It’s Already Picture Time

My biggest pet peeve of the kids going back to school...Picture Day!!  My kids haven't even been in school for a full week and I'm already getting notices that picture day is coming!  The notices aren't even pieces of paper sent home in their folders.  No, these are emails.  They do emails now!!  Not just once...but 6 times.  So, my phone dings as though I'm getting an test message...I look...PICTURE DAY!!  

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Home Remedies To Prevent & Kill Mutant Lice Just In Time For School

Over the last couple years, it has been brought to our attention that lice are essentially becoming immune to over-the-counter remedies.  They're becoming mutant or super lice that are resistant to permetherin...the common ingredient in most store brand lice remedies.  With back to school season on our door step, we want to start taking necessary precautions to prevent our kids from being out these pesky critters.  

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Classroom

How Good Is Maine’s Community College System?

Source: WalletHub
It is back to school time and many teenagers will be spending their first day at college. Many community colleges prepare our youth with a trade for good paying jobs and the popularity of community colleges has been on the rise.

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Teachers Asked Not To Call Their Students ‘Boys Or Girls’

An assistant principal at an elementary school in New Mexico has told the teachers not to refer to their students as 'boys or girls'.

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Shiny School Bus
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If Your Child Has the Jitters About Going Back-to-School These Tips May Help

 

Back to school is getting closer and closer and your child may be little worried about starting this school year. The back-to-school jitters are something that happens to kids of all ages but here are some things you can do to help them.

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Digital Vision

How Bad Is Bullying In Maine Schools?

Source: WalletHub
A child is bullied every seven minutes in our country. According to the National Education Association, more than 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Backpacks an Important Part of Back School

 

Backpacks are an important part of back-to-school so what are the best backpacks this year for kids to carry all their stuff. eBags has more than 7,000 backpacks in 250 brands and their number one selling pack is the Swiss Gear Scansmart.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

High School Students Back to School Items

 

So you have high school aged children that are headed back to school. What do they need for school supplies? If you don’t have a list of specific brands, sizes or quantities then sticking to the basics is the best way to go.

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