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A Bright Constellation

Published on March 5, 2014

There is a new constellation consisting of 20 stars that can be seen from the Parkland neighborhood. This constellation consists of a group of single parents who upon moving into the Parkland Scholar House discovered their shine. These Parkland stars completed their first semester after moving into housing receiving GPA’s above a 3.0, five of which are 4.0’s!

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On Snow Days

Published on February 12, 2014

I’ve been thinking about snow days a lot recently. Of course, we have all had plenty of time to think about them because we have had so many of them. Through the magic of Facebook, I am blessed to have a good number of “friends.” Some are more familiar to me than others and, together, they comprise a unique social group, with diverse backgrounds, experiences, opinions, interests and perspectives. This is easily seen in the thoughts and photos they share. So understandably, my FB friends have different reactions to our extreme winter and the impact it has had on their schedules, their lives and the school calendar for their children.

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The Power of One

Published on December 5, 2013

At FSH, we witness what I will call the multiplicative inspiration property, the power of one inspired person to affect exponential change through a progressive succession of interactions that yield a result far more significant than one. The power of one = ∞

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Published on November 8, 2013

Last year, my family and I decided to participate in FSH’s Adopt-a-Family program. Being a recent college graduate, living at home and completely out of touch with the true cost of living, the experience had a huge impact on me and how I view the little things, basic needs like socks and body wash. Items I had never in my life had to do without.

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One Princess Crown or Piece of Candy at a Time…

Published on October 31, 2013

A little girl runs home from the bus stop after school. It is a dreary day, but it doesn’t dampen her spirits. Through the front door to her warm, cozy home, she darts straight to her room, impatient for what comes next. There, already lovingly laid out on her bed by her mom, is what she’s dreaming about all day – a pink satin gown with pale pink lace trim and a crown that will sit regally on her head. She is a princess everyday, but TONIGHT she will dress like one.

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Back to School

Published on August 20, 2013

With the support of many in our community, we have packed over 500 backpacks with everything from crayons and primary writing tablets to compasses and graphing calculators. And, now it is time for our scholars of all ages to return to the classroom.

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