MGM Student Athletic Pass

The Mary G. Montgomery High School athletic pass is available only to Mary G. Montgomery High School students in grades 9-12. The cost is $55. The athletic pass will give the student admittance to all varsity regular season athletic contests at MGM. The athletic pass cannot be used for section or state tournament contests. Students must have a school issued ID.

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential for further growth and achievement in school. To help your child prepare for kindergarten and make a smooth transition, here are a few ways to support these key areas of development at home:

• Vocabulary and Oral Language Development: Encourage your child to communicate through words. Have your child tell you a story, asking questions that invite description. For example, if your child says a dog was chasing a stick, ask what color was the dog?

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Tidy Back-to-School Transitioning

With shopping that needs to be done and supplies that need to be gathered for busy days ahead, preparing for the back-to-school season can descend into near chaos for many parents. When long school days leave little time for organization and decluttering, any home can quickly become a mess. According to a survey conducted by ClosetMaid, 92 percent of parents describe their kids as messy. Among those same parents, 80 percent give their kids chores and about half of them end up doing the work themselves to ensure it’s done properly. Two out of three of the parents surveyed said their children’s messiness often leaves them in bad moods.

Semmes Alabama Is Home To The Longest Existing & In-Use School Building In The State Of Alabama

New (School) Year, New You

Make Family Resolutions That Stick

(Family Features) Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when you can smell the fresh pink erasers and hear the clatter of brand new pencils on still-smooth notebook covers. Even if you don’t have kids in school, the end of summer and the beginning of fall is a great time to reassess, realign, hit the restart button and make resolutions that will help carry your family smoothly through until next summer – or at least until the holidays. Here are some tips from parents about resolutions they’ve made for the coming school year:

Learn to love mornings
My Life and Kids blogger Anna Luther said she used to hate mornings.

Harvest Moon Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28

On the night of Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28, the full Moon will glide through the shadow of Earth, turning the Harvest Moon a golden-red color akin to autumn leaves.

The action begins at 9:07 PM Eastern Time on the evening of Sept 27th when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow.  For the next three hours and 18 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk. Totality begins at 10:11 PM Eastern Time.  That’s when the Moon is completely enveloped by the shadow of our planet.  Totality lasts for an hour and 12 minutes so there is plenty of time to soak up the suddenly-red moonlight.

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February 19

Good Morning Semmes
February 19

I know my career is going badly because I’m being quoted correctly. Lee Marvin, born Feb. 19, 1924

Today is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 in leap years). Useless Facts Of The Day

In 1060 a coin was minted in England shaped like a clover.