Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Video Game Merit Badge

Ok, well it isn't really a merit badge, but it is an academic pin and belt loop that can be awarded to the scouts for completing certain tasks.

From the BSA site:

Requirements

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

Belt Loop

Complete these three requirements:
  1. Explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games. Check your video games to be sure they are right for your age.
  2. With an adult, create a schedule for you to do things that includes your chores, homework, and video gaming. Do your best to follow this schedule.
  3. Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sleeping In Class

I was subbing a class of seniors today, which is an entirely different breed from my 8th graders, and a student fell asleep in the class.  He is exempt from his final, so he wasn't missing anything.  Moral of the story:  don't fall asleep in class or else the teacher will allow other students to mess with you.

The News?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Student Rides for Brain Tumor

Brother Martin High School Senior Taylor Atkinson rode his bike 40 miles to school on April 21, 2010 to raise awareness and funds for the American Brain Tumor Association.  After loosing a close friend and his father to brain tumors, Taylor learned early what this disease can do to not only the sick but those close to the ill and dying.  Taylor rode last Monday with both friend, family and afflicted in mind as he made his way to school last week.
 
Please read it in his own words.  It is very touching, and if you have a spare $10, which most of us do, sponsor him again for his next trek. 
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