The laundry list of complaints that teachers have about their students seems to be ever-expanding. We’re always on our phones. We don’t wear enough clothing. We park in the back parking lot. Atrocious grievances all, to be sure, but aside from Twitter rants and Facebook monologues, students don’t exactly have the same platform to air their complaints as their teachers.
Within the walls of Wenatchee High School dwells a suspender-clad, silvery-haired man with a camera around his neck. You might find this teacher navigating through Photoshop, setting up a small photo studio or tinkering in the darkroom. Reed Carlson is the official WHS photography instructor, but his life goes far beyond the lens of a camera.
Quincy High School junior Loran Goninan has been chosen as one of 48 students from across the country to attend a special American Sign Language total immersion program this summer at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
There but for the grace of God, go I. We all know what it is like to be hungry — but how many of us actually know what it is like to be hungry day after day? To look into the eyes of our children at bedtime and know they are hungry but not know how we will be able to feed them the next day?
An assortment of relics occupy room 350 of the Wenatchee High School math department. Framed NASA memorabilia adorns the wall to the left of the door. A serene Mont Blanc print hangs above a tidy desk. Pre-calculus theorems are scrawled out near a Purdue University sticker on the whiteboard at the front of the room.
Ever since Mom Blog was launched I’ve had an urge to contribute. I have all the qualifications, short of being an actual, uh, mom. My light-hearted suggestion for a “Corporal Punishment Corner” got me off on the wrong foot with the powers that be. So, I came up with “Things I’ve learned (as a father).” The parenthetical’s purpose being to not confuse my writing here with other blog topics I may want to explore in the future, such as “Things I’ve learned (working in a corn dog factory).” And yes, ...
Upcoming Guest Chef dinnersDates: April 28, Chef Luis Rodriguez of Andante; May 20, Chef Tim Putnam of Smoke BlossomInformation: 662-8827Cost: Price varies according to the menu. Reservations required.
A pregnancy is more than just an announcement. It is a stomach convex in a shape that draws a lot of attention. It is an expectant parent or two with surges of different emotions. After a while, the announcement becomes known everywhere.
One of the most profound challenges for me as a parent has been to remain constant, compassionate, engaged and present for my children in the midst of my own emotional pain. Being a mom during times of personal chaos and crisis demands just about everything you’ve got.
The vision is clear: A village of 30 tiny houses, each measuring about 120 square feet, that would provide an alternative for the chronic homeless who camp along the Yakima River and in parking lots in downtown Yakima.