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Back to School Pictures 2015

So we finally made it, we made it to back to school. Our kids are starting the 2015-2016 school year.  It seems that the kick off to the school year has been great. Some kids were excited, some didn't want the summer to end, and some wanted both, but alas it was time to get back into the school routine.   So with the start of school it is time to see those really awesome back to school pictures.

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Andrey Burmakin
Andrey Burmakin
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It’s Back To School Time: Who Was the Meanest Teacher You Ever Encountered

School starts in a week.  Your kids will be meeting their teachers this week and that is always a nerve-wracking thing because you never know who your teacher will be until you get to that meeting.    They have already been told who they need to get and who they definitely don't want for a teacher.  So what happens when the latter happens.  I got to thinking, did you have a mean teacher.  If so, tell us your story.

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tolvinec
tolvinec
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Life Hack: How to Change A Toilet Paper Roll

We have all been there, we have walked into the bathroom to find an empty toilet paper roll.  What's even worse is there is a full roll very near to the toilet.  So really how hard can it be to change the toilet paper.

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Oklahoma Passes Bill that Makes it Legal for Teachers to Carry Guns in the Classroom [POLL]

Oklahoma has passed a bill that makes it legal for teachers and staff to carry guns in the classroom.  However, these teachers must have proper firearm training.  The school board will determine which staff and teachers will be able to carry the firearms and they must complete a armed security guard or reserve peace officer training program.

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Suprijono Suharjoto
Suprijono Suharjoto
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Host an International Student in Your Home

Have you ever considered hosting a student in your home, but didn't have any idea on how to go about applying.  There is a organization in Amarillo that can help you become a host family for a international student.

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Terry Patton
Terry Patton
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Randall County Sheriff’s Department Offers Citizen Academy

If you have ever been interested in law enforcement, but never followed than dream, then the Citizen Academy could be for you.  The Randall County Sheriff's Department will be starting a new Citizen Academy in March.

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AVAVA
AVAVA
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A Nebraska School’s Gender-Inclusive Handout Suggests Students Not Be Called ‘Boys and Girls’ But ‘Purple Penguins’

A school system in the city of Lincoln, Nebraska was trying to make their schools more gender-inclusive.  The teachers were given handouts suggesting that they not use the phrase, "boys and girls", "you guys", or "ladies and gentlemen".    One suggestion made was to call the children "purple penguins."  This has caused a very big controversy all over the country.

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Discovery Center
Discovery Center
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Discovery Center Brings in Two New Exhibits This Fall: Ice Age Mammals & Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mysteries

Mysteries and mammals are taking over the Don Harrington Discovery Center.  Make plans to take the kids out to see these awesome exhibits.

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iStock
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Mom Bakes Cookies Shaped Like Female Genitalia For A Second Grade Class

I am the mother of a second grader and never in a million years would I dream of ever doing anything like this, heck I don't even think I could do this for a bachelorette party.

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KRCTV
KRCTV
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Student Put in Detention for Sharing His School Lunch

I was always told growing up that sharing means caring, but now days it can get you put in detention.  A student in California was put in detention for sharing his school lunch with a friend.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Recommend Teens Get More Sleep and Suggest Later Start Time for School

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a study yesterday suggesting that teens do not get enough sleep and therefore suggest later start times for school.

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Photo Courtesy of Alicia Newburn
Photo Courtesy of Alicia Newburn
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Amarillo’s First Day of School Pictures

Well it looks as if the first day of school in Amarillo was a success.  It was so wonderful to see all the smiling faces of kids going back to school, starting school, and starting a new school.  Thank you for sharing your kids morning with us.  Enjoy the smiling faces.

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