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Borivane Khemmanyvong

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Making Music Together

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 “Participating in music has a profound impact on children and youth. When playing in an ensemble, students learn countless life skills, including the importance of showing up on time, responsibility, discipline, social skills, and the ability to vie... Read full article

The Walls Project

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Vibrant colors are transforming the walls of Baton Rouge building by building.... Read full article

Is a Charter School Right for my Child?

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School choice. Two words brought up frequently in Louisiana among politicians in discussions about how to improve our state’s educational system.... Read full article

Students Tell All: What's Private School Really Like?

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When you’re looking for a private school for your child to attend, one of the first things you do is go to the Internet. You search for the school, check out their website, read reviews, and eventually venture out to the school for a tour. While all ... Read full article



Poor Report Cards?

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Help for the second half of the year.... Read full article

Coronavirus Cancellations & Postponements

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Due to Coronavirus concerns, many events and festivals scheduled around town have been cancelled or postponed. Here are the current cancellations and postponements. This will be updated as we are made aware of them.... Read full article

Does Anyone Else Feel Extremely Not OK?

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I haven’t been able to write a post for this blog in more than a month. I could blame being busy–I have taken on a temporarily bigger volunteer role with my church (ask me about video editing or live streaming!)–but that’s not it, or at least not ent... Read full article

Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article

Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

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On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a... Read full article

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