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Offline epiphany

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Re: SSG School
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2022, 11:52:31 PM »
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  • Whatever your children respond best to, is the bottom line, but we take a summer break, usually part of July, and all of August and September, nine to ten weeks in all.  I'm of the philosophy that children and teens need that summer off, back in my day, summer vacation was basically Memorial Day to Labor Day, but the educational establishment has gradually whittled away at that, making vacation from early in June to mid-August.  We basically follow the older pattern, but bumped up a month, both for climate reasons (Southeastern US) and because vacation hotel rates go down after the first of September.
    Public schools where I live get mid may to early sept off.

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    Re: SSG School
    « Reply #76 on: June 01, 2022, 12:22:07 AM »
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  • Public schools where I live get mid may to early sept off.
    Interesting.  In Washington State my local school district (I'm on the agricultural advisory committee, all high schools with vocational programs must have an advisory committee of persons who work in the industry) began the current academic year on August 31, 2021 and it will end on June 13, 2022.  Some students will be in summer school, others may take advantage of "running start" eligibility and take classes at the community college, and others may start a skilled trades apprenticeship  during the summer.  Students in vocational agriculture programs will work with their crop or livestock projects or find jobs in some aspect of agriculture so they can meet their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) requirement.


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    Re: SSG School
    « Reply #77 on: June 01, 2022, 03:31:53 AM »
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  • If you only believe in homeschooling children, then what is your interest in the school at SGG and why are you asking for information on it? :laugh1:
    I have an interest in all souls, especially those in the care of SV priests.  They all need to be held accountable.  The good ones also deserve more compliments than they get I imagine and more financial donations.  They all desperately need our prayers.  I'm hoping I have less to rail about in the SV circle than I would in the R and R and certainly the NO.  I still don't understand why pretending evil things don't happen, with the result they continue to happen, is the better way to go.  As I mentioned, this same plan did not have a good result when we did this in the 50's and 60's.  Our priests need to be held accountable along with our prayers (and if they are not involved in serious scandals) support.  
    "I receive Thee, redeeming Prince of my soul. Out of love for Thee have I studied, watched through many nights, and exerted myself: Thee did I preach and teach. I have never said aught against Thee. Nor do I persist stubbornly in my views. If I have ever expressed myself erroneously on this Sacrament, I submit to the judgement of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience of which I now part from this world." Saint Thomas Aquinas the greatest Doctor of the Church

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    Re: SSG School
    « Reply #78 on: June 01, 2022, 09:44:17 AM »
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  • Interesting.  In Washington State my local school district (I'm on the agricultural advisory committee, all high schools with vocational programs must have an advisory committee of persons who work in the industry) began the current academic year on August 31, 2021 and it will end on June 13, 2022.  Some students will be in summer school, others may take advantage of "running start" eligibility and take classes at the community college, and others may start a skilled trades apprenticeship  during the summer.  Students in vocational agriculture programs will work with their crop or livestock projects or find jobs in some aspect of agriculture so they can meet their SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) requirement.

    This may be a regional thing.  In our area, the public schools run from mid-August to the first week (or thereabouts) in June.  The Newchurch schools follow a similar pattern.  For several decades, the educationists have been lobbying to reduce the summer break to as little as six weeks, under the rubric of "we now have air conditioning and can run year-round", as well as the argument --- not totally without merit --- that pupils forget too much, if they're off for three months. 

    Call me dated, or looking back fondly at a "Leave It to Beaver" existence, but the traditional summer vacation, Memorial Day to Labor Day, was pretty sweet --- think of lightning bugs in jars, kick-the-can in the alley behind the house, camping out under the stars, lazy summer days, fresh air and sunshine.  That's something kids shouldn't have to have interrupted by year-round school. 

    And there is also the pressure to keep busy and keep learning even during the summer months, lists of books to read, projects to have ready the first day of school, and even "strongly recommended" summer "enrichment" programs.  Horrible.  I suspect a lot of this is due to politically-correct "no child left behind" efforts, where everyone has to suffer to keep anyone from being able to say that this demographic or that one got short-changed.  Another factor may be the phenomenon of both parents working, and it's handier to be able to drop the kids off at school, than to have to make summer care arrangements.  When one parent stays home, this isn't an issue.

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    Re: SSG School
    « Reply #79 on: June 01, 2022, 10:53:09 AM »
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  • @SimpleMan, I was responding mostly to reply #75 about a school year schedule much shorter than most places.  The schedule here in Washington is about what you have in your area, with a week or two difference.  I think WA school days are a period longer than in some other places.

    When I was in the Peace Corps in Colombia their school year was year around with quarterly 3-week breaks.  In the US our education schedule mostly developed back when a majority of the population was engaged in agriculture and kids were needed in the summer to work on the farms.  Spring break coincided with planting season.  Today less than 3% of the population works in production agriculture but the tradition of schools being closed during the summer has lingered on.


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    Re: SSG School
    « Reply #80 on: June 01, 2022, 03:29:01 PM »
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  • We home schooled 3, ages K, 4th and7th grades from 1992-2008 about. We used Seton and I partly worked mornings from6 -9 and 2-4 afternoons.  As long as the kids could read, they read in each subject what they were to do. Seton has it set up what is to be done each day in each subject.