Columns & Editorials

Maybe We Should Plan to be Late

Maybe We Should Plan to be Late

In parts of Europe, parents hold off on formally educating children until they are “ready to learn”. In Finland, students start school “late,” receiving no formal instruction until age seven. Finnish daycare centers often replace reading, writing and math instruction with opportunities for creative play. Kindergarten in Finland is not geared to prepare students for primary instruction. Instead, the focus of “education” revolves heavily around specifically structured play and physical activity. The goal is to ensure children are happy and age-appropriately responsible.

Sold Out Doesn’t Mean Left Out!

History repeats itself for the Forney Education Foundation. Once again, the Annual Gala and Casino Night has sold out ahead of the date, which this year is set for Saturday, April 24 at Hidden Creek in Heath. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras and we have the usual gaming plus the Incredible Edibles table, Live and Silent Auctions, DJ and dancing, and - new this year - a Wine Pull! The amazing support shown by the sponsors and community will enable FEF to continue its support of the teachers, staff, and students in Forney ISD and is going to make our annual Gala as amazing as always.

Freestone County S-curve
Freestone County S-curve

Freestone County S-curve

And there’s two white horses following me/And there’s two white horses following me/I got two white horses following me/Waiting on my burying ground. Did you ever hear them church bells tone/Have you ever hear that church bells tone/Did you ever hear them church bells tone/ Means another poor boy is dead and gone.

SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT

Last week I almost became the victim of a scam. Fortunately, I caught the scam before I got taken. However, I can’t believe I almost fell for it.

Take a Cue from Industry

Take a Cue from Industry

I was perusing the internet and encountered a variety of websites that offered specialized products that allow customers to enter in their personal characteristics to net suggestions on buying products that are individualized just for the customer. Consumers can purchase food items, makeup, tailored clothing, movies, books and magazines, bath and body products, pet food or hair products that are all tailored for the unique needs of the customer.

Laymen’s Corner

Why didn’t Jesus give humans something to “DO” to obtain eternal life? As a silly example, suppose Jesus had said “go chop down a tree and you will be saved and go to Heaven when you die.” Some people are crippled and could not chop down a tree. Some people do not have arms and could not chop down a tree. There are many other conditions that would keep people from obeying that command from Jesus. Large companies would control all the trees and would charge more than most people could pay. The list would go on and on.

Children First

Children First

We can’t always control the situations we find ourselves in, but we can often determine how long and to what degree they will affect us. The 2020-2021 school year is nearly a wrap. While some students are doing fine academically, many are not. They have only fallen farther behind. Students on behavior plans have likely regressed and students with functional behavior goals may have experienced regression as well, especially if they attended school virtually for some or all of the school year.

Financial Checklist For New(er) Parents

Financial Checklist For New(er) Parents

If you’re a brand-new parent, or even if you’ve been one for a little while, you’re no doubt filled with the many joys your child brings you. But as caught up as you are with the feelings and experiences of today, you also need to think about the future – specifically, the financial issues that accompany a growing family. What are some of the key moves you need to make?

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