10 things teachers wish parents knew

It’s back-to-school season, and parents aren’t the only ones excited to get their kids back to the classrooms. Teachers are counting down the days until school starts again, and not in a don’t-go-summer sort of way. “Teachers care a lot more about their students than parents think they do,” says Steve Herrmann, a third-grade teacher […]

From video game development to sports: Summer camps in Utah Valley

Your kids could spend their summer vacation playing with friends, being bored, swimming at the local pool — or they could spend four weeks learning to code and developing their own video games. This year World Tech Academy is offering three sessions of a Video Game Summer Camp that’s three days a week for four […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

Is school stressing your kids out? 7 tips for managing school-related stress

Starting school each fall is like starting a new job. The first few weeks are often exciting but it can be stressful to adjust to a new routine and get a grip on the realities of the job. By mid-September, students that were once excited about school may feel stress and anxiety about homework and […]

10 sure signs it’s time for the kids to go back to school

It’s not that you don’t love your kids. It’s just that three months is too long for summer vacation. Here are 10 signs you’re ready for your kids to go back to school. 1. You. Just. Cannot. Do. One. More. Kid. Craft. From. Pinterest.   2. Your ambitious family summer schedule that involved Reading! Writing! […]

10 ways to break from boredom during fall break

Provo, Alpine and Nebo school districts go on fall break October 10, 11 and 14. Keep your kids entertained during the vacation with these 10 ideas for fall fun:   1. Make an autumn basket Gather the signs of the season into a wicker basket. Items like pinecones, fallen leaves, squash and pumpkins make great […]

2013-2014 School calendars for Alpine, Provo and Nebo districts

The first day of school isn’t here yet, but the days are already numbered. Your kids’ first holiday from the classroom is less than two weeks away thanks to Labor Day, and Fall Break follows a little more than a month after that. All told, grade school, junior high and high school students in Utah […]