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Great Graduation Memories May 31, 2009

Posted by Janet Hughes in People reaching the stars.
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42-15646918Do you have a special graduation memory?

We’d love to hear about it!

Graduations are defining moments.  Let’s celebrate your achievements together.

Congratulations for reaching your stars!

Check out the Top 10 Graduation Songs for 2009 here.

And for the traditional favorite of all time, check out this rare footage of the English romantic composer Sir Edward Elgar in 1931 conducting the famous excerpt from his March No. 1, Pomp and Circumstance. Composed in 1901, this classic masterpiece inspires dreams and warms hearts at  graduation.

Lyrics to “Pomp and Circumstance”

Land of hope and glory,
Mother of the free.
How shall we extol thee,
Who are born of thee.
Wider still and wider,
Shall thy bounds be set.
God who made thee mighty
Make thee mightier yet.
God who made thee mighty
Make thee mightier yet.

“Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.” Arie Pencovici

Share a great graduation memory!

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. —Anonymous

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New Education Blog! This one’s for the Moms! May 10, 2009

Posted by Janet Hughes in People reaching the stars.
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Now that our campaign for school board is over, thought Mother’s Day would be the perfect time to introduce the new Reaching the Stars education blog.

Marion C. Garretty’s quote describes the power of a mother very well. “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”

Yes…we CAN reach the stars. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in our world reaching the stars and making a difference in our lives. And thank you, Anita Renfroe, for your great “Mom’s Song!” I love it!

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: “My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?” When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50% of the students answered the question with the word Mother. (Unknown)

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. —Anonymous