If you look around, you can see it coming.
The days are growing shorter. The sense of organization, more apparent. And sales are running rampant at local retailers, with pens, pencils, colorful notebooks and more spilling from the shelves.
Another school year is upon us, and whether you’re ready for it or not, we have a few tips to help make the transition from summer vacation to hitting the books a little easier in our annual back-to-school edition.
On the cover, meet St. Columbkille Catholic School early childhood and pre-k teacher Holly Flood, who shares the unique way she found her calling into shaping the next generation of thinkers through education and mindfulness.
We also highlight several area STEM teachers recommended to us by readers.
To ensure that you’ve remembered to dot every “i” and cross every “t,” check out our back-to-school checklist that covers everything you need to remember, whether you’re sending your first child off to school or your last away to college.
Additionally, we offer helpful suggestions on topics ranging from meal-planning to saving money while stocking up at the grocery store, dental hygiene reminders for kids, what to keep in mind for your child’s health as they head back to the classroom and other ways you can find the groove of your routine for your family.