Back to School

Back to school? Not for Me

As the summer comes to an end, I reflect on my first day as a homeschooler. It marked the day of a wonderful beginning of a new chapter.

Hardest Year Yet

On the first day of kindergarten I didn’t know what to expect; playtime was now scheduled between certain hours and, in order to sit in the circle with the other kids, you needed to pass the test of finding your name. These were hard times in the eyes of a five-year-old. However, I got used …

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High School

High school is possibly the five longest years of your life. You spend the first year coming to grips with the fact that everyone has to shower after gym class, then you spend the next four years waiting for the experience to be over. The low point comes at the end of Grade 10 when …

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Safety First. Always

When Whitehorse students go back to school on August 25, many of them will be meeting Peggy Hanifan for the first time. Many others will have spent hundreds of hours with her already, but they won’t call her Peggy. To them, she is School Bus Driver. Hanifan has spent 14 years transporting students to and …

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Back to School in Haiti

As September chills the air, whether with excitement or dismay, kids in Whitehorse turn their attention towards the new school year. Half way across the world, and minus the frost, Haitian youth are thinking about heading to school, as well. With the help of Yukoner Morgan Wienberg, who is based in Haiti, I was able …

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Back to Homeschool

The first day of school is always fun at my house. We get up at 7 a.m. and have breakfast. Next we have bible time and go downstairs to the schoolroom where my mom gives us our school books, plus pencils, erasers, markers, etc. and tells us what to do. We sometimes get a little …

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Back to School: Public

I go to a school called Robert Service School in Dawson City. I know it’s common, but going back to school is a feeling you get when you go and buy school supplies and new school clothes. When I first started school I was clueless to the fact that it was going to be much …

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Back to School: What Kids Say

What they were looking forward to, and who was the happiest about their return to school—themselves, their parents, or their teachers.

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