Anchor Mom: Back to School

Forward: There are two versions of this post.  I couldn’t decide which one was a better description of this time of year. VERSION 1: UGH.  (That’s about all I can muster for today) VERSION 2: Yay!  School, soccer, and swimming are all back in session. (why can’t I find a sarcastic font?) Growing up, I … Continue reading »

Back to School Shopping Goes Hi-Tech

MEDFORD, Ore. – With Labor Day weekend wrapping up, people are hitting the mall and other retail shops for some last minute back to school shopping. This year though shoppers are not just stocking up the pens, pencils, binders, and the latest name brand clothing, they are stuffing their carts with high-tech gadgets as well. … Continue reading »

Back to School Crafts

Medford, Ore. — School is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start preparing.  There are a lot of crafts that can help get your child excited for the back to school season. Michaels’ Craft Expert, Betty Rodman offers a few ideas for parents hoping to stay organized ahead of the new … Continue reading »

Back to School Shopping

MEDFORD, Ore. – The first day of school is right around the corner.  That means kids and parents may be shelling out big bucks for back to school shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, nationwide Americans will spend close to 75 billion dollars on new clothes and school supplies.  This number is up from years … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Laptops for Students

YONKERS, N.J. — As the school year approaches, even the youngest students can expect some keyboard time in the classroom. For first through fifth graders, Consumer Reports says a good choice is a  low-cost Chromebook because they are lightweight laptops that run Google’s Chrome operating system. Parents can set up supervised user accounts that restrict  … Continue reading »

Medford District on First Day of Class

Medford, Ore. —   On the first day of classes since the Medford School District strike started, the district held a news conference about how school was going. During the news conference, the district released information about how many substitutes it brought in for the duration of the strike. It says it has about 150-180 substitutes. … Continue reading »

Police Focus On School Zone Speeders

MEDFORD, Ore. — Summer break is over and school is back in session for Medford students and early Tuesday morning, police were out in school zones making sure drivers slowed down and looked for students crossing the street. “My youngest is starting junior high so it’s a little bit scary, I have my last one … Continue reading »