You’re no doubt familiar with the following scenario: otherwise bright child finds himself struggling with a particular subject. Exasperated at his inability to grasp the lesson immediately, he sets himself to wailing, weeping, and the gnashing of teeth. “I don’t get this!” “It’s too hard!” “This is stupid!” “Why do I have to learn this
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Recently, my sixth grader and I went for a walk.  As we wandered around our neighborhood, I was eager to hear about his life – friends, activities, etc.  He had other plans for our one-on-one time.  He wanted to learn about imaginary numbers.  My child studying Pre-Algebra had decided he was ready for Algebra II.
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Our Director of Academic Services, Mr. Everett Buyarski, was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, where he spent two years in the seminary before discerning he wasn’t called to the priesthood. He is married to his beautiful wife Melissa, and has five sons, Nathaniel, Aaron, Peter,
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When I lived in Germany, I would walk my oldest daughter to her elementary school, Bonifatiusschule in Göttingen, taking her younger sister with me. After the drop-off, the younger one and I would typically cut into the old city to pick up fresh bread for the day and to get our breakfast before taking her
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Counting My Blessings Banríon S.             S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s.  It wasn’t a loud sound.  But it wasn’t a good sound — because it was not a normal sound to hear while driving down the road at 65 miles per hour.  I directed my teenage driver daughter to pull off the road, which she did.  I got out
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