back-to-school-1576793_640

Back to School

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Summer is coming to a close, which means school is about to start again, and whether you’re a getting ready to send your first born off to school for the first time, or you’re a season veteran, the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time. You’ve got to prepare…

tecumseh baseball chris machomber

As school is about to begin…

By: Chris Macomber/ I was the crazy organized mom. I knew every last detail of what was happening at school. The second the kids got home I went through the home folder. Any flyers that came home for upcoming events were hung on the board. Dates entered into my calendar. Any projects were started immediately. I…

camden and kaylee hugging

His Next Chapter

By:Sarah Meikle/ I remember the day my son, Camden, was born very well. That day I became a different person, a mom who worries on a daily basis, a mom who loves her child more than anything on this earth. With that comes a lot of anxiety. No one can ever prepare you for the…

13681958_10210292563009947_792656316_o

Preparing your child for kindergarten

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Lenawee schools began using the Brigance III screener in the Spring of 2015 as a measurement tool for determining kindergarten readiness across the county. Nearly 900 students each year have participated in the screening.  This screener gives us a better idea of the areas we need to be focusing on to help…

boy swiming

Summer Safety

By: Sarah Meikle/ Summer is here! When I think of summer so many memories come to mind. Things like camping, roasting marshmallows and swimming at the lake till the sun starts to set. Catching Fireflies at night and watching them glow in your hand. Fishing all day to come home with nothing to show but dirty…

Amelia sitting in chair

What We CHOOSE To See..

Perspective. It is something we all forget is our choice. Yet when we are forced to change our perspective, we are granted the ability to change our situation just by changing our outlook. It’s a super power we all hold the key to. We just have to make the choice to use it to our…

kiwanis club of Tecumseh facebook photo

The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh

By: Sarah Meikle/ There are a handful of service clubs in Lenawee County.  One in particular you may have heard of, is The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh and wondered what it’s all about or what they do for our community. The Kiwanis Club is in its 60th year of service to Tecumseh Area Youth. They support the…

child eating

Free Summer Lunch Program

By:Sarah Meikle/ Summer should be full of “fun in the sun” kind of days, but, for many families this can be a stressful time of year having to worry about how they are going to feed their families. The extra cost of breakfast and lunch that may typically be free through reduced or free meals…

boy_and_girl

Five rules for summer play

By: Carrie Shrier/ As summer arrives, more and more families find their schedules packed with endless activities, such as summer camp, soccer lessons, dance camp and swimming lessons. Between work and structured activities, many children have very little time for unstructured free play. Play is so important that it has been recognized by the United…

sad boy pixabay

Social and Emotional Skills

By: E. Marowelli/ Social and Emotional Skills Small children need to be taught feelings and emotions just as much as they need to be taught numbers and letters. In fact, some teachers believe this is the most important developmental skill that new Kindergartners can have. You can help your child to understand their own emotions,…