Back to School

Knoxville Community Chorus Performing This Weekend

Posted: Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Knoxville’s Community Chorus will perform two holiday concerts this weekend.

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Back to School 10: Mark Putnam, Central College

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

How does one prosper in college and find the right career? Mark Putnam, President of Central College has some ideas:

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Back to School 9: Tips for Success in School

Posted: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Dan Van Kooten, a teacher and counselor at Pella Christian High School has seen thousands of students succeed, and some fail. He says that there is no recipe for success, and that every student is different, but there are some important tips to share.

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Back to School: Music

Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Music is one of the joys of life, and learning an instrument and how to sing is extremely valuable for school aged children, according to Tim McBride and Megan Phillips music teachers at the Knoxville Middle School. Here are some things I learned speaking with them.

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Back to School 7: Physical Activity

Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Elise Spronk with Work Systems Rehab and Fitness in Pella always has great information and brings enthusiasm to every interview. In today’s program we talked about how physical activity can help kids in school, and a number of other great back to school tips. Here are some of the major points I took away from the interview.

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Back to School 6-Internet Safety

Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Our children have remarkable technologies available to them–technologies many of us never dreamed we could have when we were children. This technology offers great potential, and great peril. Pella Police Chief Robert Bokinsky shares some tips on how to keep our children safe with technology.

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Back to School 5: Sports Injuries

Posted: Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm

High school sports provide great opportunities for students, but injuries are going to happen. Matt DeWall with 21st Century Rehab at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics says there are many ways injuries can be prevented, and when they do happen, minimized. Here are some major points I took away from the interview:

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Back To School 4: Sleep

Posted: Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Scott Streif is a sleep expert at the Pella Regional Health Center, and he had a number of thoughts to share about sleep during the interview-all important, but not all of them that kids are going to like to hear. Here are some of the major points:

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Back to School 3: School Resource Officer

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Officer Kenny Hucks with the Knoxville Police Department and I took a ride the other day as he travelled school to school in Knoxville, and he shared his thoughts with me on what he sees his job to be as the school district’s resource officer. Here are some points I took away from our interview.

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Back to School 2: Good Vision

Posted: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Michelle Jones with the Family Eye Care Center in Pella loves working with kids, making sure that their vision is as it needs to be as they pursue their academic goals. Here are some of the points I took away from the interview:

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IN DEPTH: Back to School I

Posted: Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Lowell Ernst’s expertise is in education; the curriculum, its content, and how learning is evaluated.

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