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Grown-Up Christmas List

Grown-Up Christmas List

As Christmas somehow continues to sneak up on us, I have been asked several times what my Christmas list includes. I can think of a number of treasures that I think I really want, ...

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What to Do?

What to Do?

By Kendall Vogts What to do? As a teacher, enjoying his or her summer break, that seems to be a question that comes up often and is usually followed by a smile or smirk and glazed ...

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Wichita-Area Summer Activities for Everyone

Wichita-Area Summer Activities for Everyone

By Kendall Vogts May is finally here, and it seems like even though there were few April showers to bring May flowers, everything is slowly, but surely budding out and blooming. A ...

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February from a Teacher’s Perspective

February from a Teacher’s Perspective

By Kendall Vogts I am one blessed teacher! I had a long Christmas break and was able to spend time with my family and friends, make many wonderful memories, play with my nephews a ...

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New Year, New Resolution

New Year, New Resolution

By Kendall Vogts Every New Year’s Eve, I start the evening with the plan of making and carrying out a resolution for the new year. My resolutions have been things such as: losing ...

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Baking Up Memories

Baking Up Memories

By Kendall Vogts On a recent trip home to celebrate my parents’ 33rd wedding anniversary, I was talking with my mom while she was baking in the kitchen. With the season of everyth ...

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The Season of Pumpkin Spice

The Season of Pumpkin Spice

By Kendall Vogts “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While I am one to sing this from the mountain top, while wearing a turtleneck with graphics of fall-colored leaves and ...

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Seeking my happy place

Seeking my happy place

By Kendall Vogts The school year is officially under way, and, as a teacher, coach, and wife to a teacher, I am feeling the freedoms of summer slipping away. I also feel the press ...

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Be a life-long learner

Be a life-long learner

This is an exciting time of the year. Or, it is a terrifying and dreadful time of the year. It’s all about perspective. Some are excited to for school to be starting up again, whi ...

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Fall Without Summer

Fall Without Summer

By Ian Anderson Teachers have it easy, and I can say so because I am one. Of all the professions, teaching allows for a whole season of escape. I’ve heard rumors of year-round sch ...

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Jardine music teacher receives Albert Pike Award

Jardine music teacher receives Albert Pike Award

Kimme Whittemore, instrumental music teacher at Jardine, received the 2015 Albert Pike Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Year Award. She was surprised with the honor during an all-scho ...

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Dodge third-grade teacher receives national Milken Award

Dodge third-grade teacher receives national Milken Award

Amy Stanislowski, third-grade teacher at Dodge Literacy Magnet, received the national Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation for outstanding teaching. She was sur ...

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