Category Archives: Principal’s Office

Total Eclipse – Learn While it Happens

One of the great benefits of homeschooling is the ability to take advantage of learning opportunities presented by significant events as they happen. There are no artificially imposed calendar restraints. The upcoming August 21, 2017, total eclipse is a case … Continue reading

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Connections Student Gets Published

  Congratulations to Anna DeVolld for being published in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Magazine.  Another example of great accomplishments from a homeschooled student. Click the picture to read a copy of Anna’s article.  

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Don’t Forget Physical Activity

Americans are not active enough. I don’t expect any pushback on that statement. Childhood and adult obesity have been in the headlines for quite some time. More exercise and a healthier diet are things most of us strive for. Something … Continue reading

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Is College for All?

Last Friday, we joined a group of students and parents on a tour of Alaska’s Institute of Technology (AVTEC) in Seward. (https://www.avtec.edu) Our tour guide, Rachel, gave us a whirlwind tour of most of AVTEC’s programs, showed us the dorms, the … Continue reading

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Homeschooling – Ahead of the Trend

I just read an article about how “student-centered” learning is the future of education. Imagine that! I prefer using the term “personalized learning,” but the idea is the same. Provide students with learning opportunities based on their interests and passions, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For the New School Year

Yes, the new school year is nearly here for most students on the Kenai Peninsula. I hope everyone reading this had a great summer. While I don’t like the idea of losing the ability to go fishing anytime, or just sitting out … Continue reading

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Preschool – Get Out and Play

I recently came across an article I found quite interesting. Free-range kids: Nature-based preschools growing in the Duluth area by:  Jana Hollingsworth The article exposes the growing popularity of outdoor preschools in Duluth, MN. The premise of these programs is … Continue reading

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Graduation Night

Graduation is a special time for students, families, and teachers. Last night, at the Soldotna High School Auditorium, we celebrated the completion of high school for some of our Connections’ students. Connections’ graduation ceremony is a unique event. It is special, … Continue reading

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When do you study math?

Believe it or not, research shows some times of day are better than other to study certain subjects. You might be surprised by some of the findings. According to the research, students who took math classes in the morning had … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Principal’s Office

While getting sent to, or going to, the principal’s office might carry some negative memories for those of us who grew up in the brick-and-mortar school system, this principal’s office is different. I’ve spent a good portion of this first … Continue reading

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