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Did You Know? Private School vs Public

Families have their own reasons for choosing private school over public, and class size may factor into those decisions. According to U.S. News and World Report, the studentto- teacher ratio at private schools in 2021 was 12.5 students per teacher, lower than the average 15.4 at public schools. The National Center for Education Statistics says public schools have an average class size of 25 students, compared to 19 students per class in private schools. Thought-Co. indicates public school classes can be as large as 25 to 30 students, particularly in urban neighborhoods, while most private schools keep their classes limited to 10 to 15 students. Freemont University reports that students learn faster and perform better in smaller classes. Those in classes with fewer than 20 students often get more individualized attention, participate with greater frequency, and have better communication with the teacher.

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Luke’s old camp coffee pot finally sprung a leak after many years. He will put the handle from the old one on the new and keep the tradition going!

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Coffee Pots Old and New

Spring Lawn Equipment: Keep Safety in Mind with These Tips

Spring Lawn Equipment: Keep Safety in Mind with These Tips

Spring is here and homeowners are eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing outdoor power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, reminds homeowners to keep safety in mind.

Dress Accordingly!

Dress Accordingly!

To quote an alumnus of Forney High School, Wilfred Kasper, “if it thunders in February, it will snow in April.” And we all know what he meant: the uncertainty of Spring weather has been a major event this year. And since Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, we might get an early Spring. Starting a day off dressed for midwinter only to have it become shorts and flip flops by lunchtime can make it a chore to choose the appropriate clothes for the day. And as the pundits like to point out-- in Texas, Winter is at 6 a.m., Spring starts at 10 a.m., Summer is at 2 p.m., and Fall starts around 4:30ish. Dress accordingly!

E! Terrell Presents David Shannon to Perform “Ireland’s Greatest Showman” on March 12

E! Terrell Presents David Shannon to Perform “Ireland’s Greatest Showman” on March 12

Professional Broadway show veteran and Irish singer, David Shannon, blends the Broadway standards of his onstage career with the unique sounds of his heritage in a special concert at the Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center in Terrell at 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2024.

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