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Sadly I had to compete with a bake sale for AVID. That never works out well. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It’s a college readiness system for elementary though higher education. I don’t know how many of the … Continue reading

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Lynne joined me today and we both concluded that we could table two times/year at BGHS and that would probably be enough. No one comes over. I wasn’t there in October because it was Columbus Day and November the 2nd … Continue reading

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The first lunch period at Rolling Meadows today was pretty quiet.  Mostly the occasional student came by the table and enjoyed some candy.  Things became livelier in the second lunch period. Dumb question of the day:  ”Is this [table] for … Continue reading

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Lynne, Lana and myself, were looking forward to this visit since I’d talked with a female, senior, last month that had paperwork from the Navy and was set to enlist either right after graduation or possibly sooner into the DEP … Continue reading

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Very quiet with some old student-regulars stopping by the table to say hello and also a group of young boys came over – I think at first they were going to hassle me but I ignored their antics and they … Continue reading

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Very busy at the beginning on the lunch hour. One girl (I hope) has been talked out of joining the Navy – the recruiter continues to try to contact her on Facebook. She has no phone so that’s good and … Continue reading

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We had copies of our latest zine today; fresh from the printer. A group of young men all took a zine. The content related to something they were studying. They got away before I could find out exactly what. Talked … Continue reading

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Interviewed for the school newspaper today. That should be interesting. She asked what message I wanted to send. My reply was that the students own their own futures; it is theirs and not their parents or school counselor or teachers. … Continue reading

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Talked to a number of students about drones. Good? Bad? Some of both? One student knew quite a bit about them. He had been studying them on his own. (A bit scary). He identified the type of drone in the … Continue reading

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Talked to a number of students about the pending attack on Syria. None were in favor. Although I couldn’t get anyone to write something for our survey, several did take a card and promise to send us something via email. … Continue reading

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