WEST COLUMBIA, –Glenforest School has been serving students with learning disabilities for 30 years.
This year Marcy Ballard will join her classmates for their high school graduation on Friday.
Ballard was born 4 months early, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and is battling several other disabilities.
Doctors told her family she had very little chances of survival.
“They told me I would be a vegetable,” said Mallard. “But I proved them wrong.”
For the 21-year-old, graduating from high school means much more than a diploma.
“I’ve had a lot of issues but I’m persevering and proving to everyone that I can do it.” Said Marcy.
The non-traditional style school offers smaller classrooms, unique learning tools and a comfortable learning environment.
Mallard will study psychology at Midlands Tech next fall, she says, Glenforest has played a big role in preparing her for the next level.
“I have seen a young lady sprout her wings, gain great independence and confidence.” Said, Chris Winkler, Head of Glenforest. “We would call it self advocacy and as a young lady she knows what she’s capable of.”
Walking across the stage is a dream come true for Marcy and means much more than receiving a diploma.
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In Part I of the Portrait Retouch on a Male Subject Series, we went over basic color correction on our image. I produced the image with a darker, more dramatic stylized look. However, grading and color stylization is all subjective. Retouch on the other hand is a bit less subjective. There are definite dos and dont when it comes to retouch. In this article, we will take our color graded portrait and use strictly Lightroom 4 to do some more advanced portrait retouching.
As we mentioned in the last article, Lightroom can be a very efficient tool when retouching portraits. Lightroom does not have all of the tools and capabilities as Photoshop. Ho
HANCOCK — Four Hancock Middle School students are now $300 richer.
They came in first place in the Keweenaw Youth Advisory Committee’s Safe Driving Video Contest. The four minute video focuses on the consequences of drinking and driving.
“It was an assignment,” said student Brennah Wasie. ”We could pick what we wanted to do so we decided the contest.”
“We did a lot of brainstorming and we took all of our ideas and put them together,” added Ellie Lucier, Hancock student.
The students say they want other teens to watch the video and understand that everyone has the opportunity to make the right decision. When asked what they’ll do with the money, the girls say they’re going to use it to go shopping.
You can see the winning video here.
Gustavus Adolphus College will recognize seven newly tenured faculty members during its 10 a.m. daily worship service in Christ Chapel on Monday, May 21.
The faculty members who will be recognized are Joel Carlin (Biology and Environmental Studies), Maria Kalbermatten (Spanish and LALACS), Martin Lang ’95 (Communication Studies), Mary McHugh (Classics), David Obermiller (History), So Young Park (English), and Brandy Russell (Chemistry).
Carlin has taught at Gustavus since 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, a master’s degree from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. from Florida University. His research interests involve phylogeography and conservation genetics, particularly in benthic fishes. He is
Carmel High School, seeded No. 1 in the Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association state tournament, and No. 2 seed Hebron split their two meetings this season. For defending state champion Carmel, the loss to Hebron was its only in-state loss in the last two seasons.
Carmel (32-4) will face No. 9 Wheeler in the quarterfinals, starting at 11 a.m. at Cathedral High School. Wheeler beat No. 8 seed Lutheran in the regional final. The top seven seeds all advanced.
“We’re focusing first on Wheeler,” Carmel coach Jon Harmon said. “When you get to this point all the teams are good. You can’t overlook anybody.”
In the loss to Hebron on May 12, Carmel was missing one of its starters, middle blocker Caleb Richardson, with a hand injury.
“Not to take anything away from Hebron when they played us, they played an outstanding match,” Harmon said. “If we’re both fortunate to make it to the finals, it will be a battle.”
Carmel is ranked No. 45 in the Powerade Top 5
Whether educators like it or not, Facebook is the most popular social networking tool and more students are now on Facebook than ever before. Teachers often look at the site (and others such as YouTube and ) as competition for their students’ attention, but Facebook now supports a variety of educational applications which can greatly benefit students and teachers!
1. Flashcards – Exactly what it sounds like, this app will allow you to create flashcards on any subject. Perfect for teachers to create and share, or for students who are tired of carrying around bulky packs of index cards.
2. Events Calendar – Like “To-Do-List,” this organizational app will help students see online what they may have scribbled down haphazardly on paper. Having their long-term assignments online will allow them to stay on track and focused.
3. SlideShare – Required to do presentations for class? Students can work on them online, then share them with classmates and teachers. Teachers can
With trivial exceptions, Washington does not run schools, employ teachers, buy textbooks, write curriculum, hand out diplomas, or decide who gets promoted to 5th grade. Historically, it has contributed less than 10 percent of national K-12 spending. So its influence on what happens in U.S. schools is indirect and limited. Yet that influence can be profound, albeit not always in a helpful way.
Uncle Sam is dreadful at micromanaging what actually happens in schools and classrooms. What hes best at is setting agendas and driving priorities. Through a combination of jawboning, incentivizing, regulating, mandating, forbidding, spotlighting, and subsidizing, he can significantly influence the overall direction of the K-12 system and catalyze profound changes in it (though the system is so loosely coupled that these changes occur gradually and incompletely).
Its just as well that such big directional shifts dont happen very often, because the change, however gradual, can be wrenching.