Posts tagged high school

Coming up — National Bunsen Burner Day

   March 24, 2013 11:29 am    0

Next Sunday is National Bunsen Burner Day — the celebration of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen’s birthday in 1811. He is the founder of the Bunsen Burner we all used in high school. This clip is from Muppet Labs, of course, where my favorite Bunsen is Muppet Doctor Bunsen Honeydew — who would not have…


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Danica Patrick makes history again

   February 18, 2013 7:01 am    0

Danica Patrick continues to make history. She won the top spot for the Daytona 500 — the biggest achievement of her career. With a lap at 196.434 mph, Danica will lead the pack with everyone behind her No. 10 Chevrolet SS when the race begins Saturday. Read the full story here. I’m not a racing fan, but…


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Pamela McCormick — mom on a mission

   July 30, 2012 8:28 am    0

  Her name is synonymous with winning — Quad games, triathalons, duathlons and more. In Pittsburgh, Erie’s Pamela McCormick finished second among women and 28th overall in the International Distance Triathlon Sunday. It included a600-meter swim in the Allegheny River, a 20K bike race through Pittsburgh and a 5K run along the Allegheny River. McCormick, 39, continues her dominance…


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Hoops brings family together

   June 20, 2012 7:24 am    0

This is an old, out-of-focus picture of my boys, Ryan Eckert, at left, and Howie Eckert, at right. And that’s me behind them — the Christmas tree is behind me. Yes they have matching shirts (my daughter Kelly bought them), but when it comes to sports — they disagree on matching up teams. We have…


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5 tips to choose a high school

   April 25, 2012 8:13 am    0

It’s the time of year middle schoolers are faced with the challenge of choosing a high school. It’s an emotional time for kids — be understanding. Here are five things to consider: Private versus public — Private schools cost more than $6,000 a year for tuition. That’s $24,000 for four years, and that does not…


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When your child has to change schools

   April 12, 2012 8:24 am    4

This is my little school changer. The youngest of my kids, he moved from the only school he had ever known (where he went to countless events with his older siblings) right after kindergarten. I moved him once in high school and then moved him back all in the same year. Today, he’s an honor…


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