Education

When Angela Jaskowiak got in a car accident in high school, she thought her music career was over. Nerve damage in her hands left her unable to keep up with the rigor of playing an instrument.

Andrew Tang started playing chess when he was 4 years old. While other kids were building castles out of blocks, he was learning the strategy of knights, bishops and kings.

May is advanced placement test time for high school juniors and seniors, and the pressure is on. A culmination of difficult classes taken throughout the year, the exams offer college-bound students the opportunity to earn college credit for good scores.

Looking for a fun way to stay active with the entire family this winter? Check out the martial arts studios in and around Plymouth.

Nearly 15 years ago, Kids Care Connection (KCC) grew out of Pastor Rollie Robinson’s challenge to his Messiah United Methodist congregation to “serve the needs of single mothers and low-income families.” KCC achieved this by providing a childcare center that included students from both affluent a

Hailey Vollbrecht’s go-to response to most questions is, “Why not?!” This was her first response when she was asked to join a sport in third grade.

Research shows that when students don’t set goals, they risk underachievement. But many children still don’t know how to set appropriate goals and track their progress.

No one becomes great on their own. Each year, we highlight just a handful of the youth we deem “elite” in some way, shape or form—often in more ways than one—whether it be sports prowess, academic acumen or artistic fervor.

Teachers are no strangers to their students dreading necessary homework. As a result, many have begun “flipping” their classrooms and teaching methods in an effort to not only lessen the amount of traditional homework, but also make learning in general more efficient.

Volunteers at Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners are looking for all of these school supplies at the organization’s annual drive this month.

Pretty soon, thousands of kids across Plymouth are going to be slipping their backpacks on, hopping on that familiar big yellow bus and going back to school. While this is an exciting time of the year, we all know that back-to-school-supply shopping doesn’t always come cheap.

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