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Do we really need another Chelan PUD Survey?

It is doubtful that any new information will be generated through this survey but I expect Colin Brine will present the survey results in the newest version of ‘survey speak’ making the report most impressive and enthusiastically accepted.
Lifestyle

A New Kind of Cigarette

I recently learned that some of our students are using something called a hookah pen and thought it might be beneficial to share some information with our readers. A hookah pen is the latest in the electronic cigarette world, but it is different from e-pens because most of them do not have nicotine (although some do). Instead the focus is on intense flavors and popular colors. The pen itself is about the size of a standard pen and comes with an activation button that, when pressed, gives you a huge ...
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Reading for Pleasure

More and more often I hear, “My son is a good reader, but he doesn’t enjoy reading,” or “I can’t get her to pick up a book and read for pleasure.” If reading is a struggle, students are less likely to willingly read. But what are some things we can do to foster a love of reading? The following are for young readers – get an early start so that reading becomes a habit.
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Lazy Students? Or Lacking Skills?

Many times parents tell me that their student could do the work if he really wanted to. “He’s just lazy,” they tell me. “She just doesn’t care.” I have trouble with the concept, however. Does it make sense that a student would deliberately take on the wrath of parents and teachers just because he doesn’t feel like doing his school work? Is it logical to believe that she prefers bad grades, lost privileges, no extra-curricular participation just because she doesn’t care? I think about things I don’t like to do: ...