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Mark’s Son Dylan Gets Ready For Pre-Kindergarten [PHOTOS]

My wife and I had no idea that going to pre-kindergarten required so many steps. His new school requires his shots record, a visit to the dentist and plenty of forms to fill out. But now all is in order and his first day at NUCC is Thursday September 6th.

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Should Kids Be Rewarded with Prizes Just for Going to School?

Laying the groundwork for a successful future should be reason enough for children to go to school — but for some districts with poor attendance rates, they’ve had to sweeten the pot.

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The 12 Most Essential Back-to-School Supplies Your Kids Need for a Great Year

Somehow another summer has flown by and the kiddos are headed back to school again. Sure, that means vacations are over, the house will be empty and days at the pool are numbered. But what it also means is that it’s time to shop for supplies.

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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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Section III High School Football Schedules

The days get a bit shorter and the night air gets crisper. High school football is right around the corner! Here is a look at the schedule for teams across the Mohawk Valley:

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Back To School – Vintage Metal Lunch Boxes

Vintage lunch boxes.  Remember when lunch boxes were designed to protect your lunch from a nuclear holocaust? 

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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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What Are the Top Party Schools in America?

With amateur boozehounds, junkies and derelicts of all shapes and sizes now flocking to makeshift dormitory brothels on the campuses of some of the finest facilities of higher education across the United States, we thought the time was right to unleash the list of the 2012 top party schools in America.

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8 Back-to-School Items Your Kids Really Need — The Funnies

As the summer winds down you’re counting down the days to freedom. Admit it — you can’t wait for your kids to go back to school.

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Five Things Every High School Freshman Should Know

When I was a younger lad, I had my fears of high school and my first day as a freshman.

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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Back To School 2012 – Time To Join A Club at a Utica Area School

As back to school approaches, many of our kids will be entering junior high or high school this year. I remember my junior high years at Conkling School in Utica, then off to UFA (Utica Free Academy). In both cases, it was intimidating. The first thing I did in high school was to  get involved as my homeroom representative in the Student Council. I looked forward to those Friday afternoon meetings and met a lot of other students that way.

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