Crosby Blog

Rigorous Coursework: How much is enough?

By swegmiller | May 28, 2020

(As I sit down to write this blog, I have a headache! The more I study, read, attend webinars, and watch videos about college admissions, the more complicated it seems! If you search, I’m convinced you can find a resource to support any position you want to take when it comes to getting into college.)… Read more »

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The secret to self-care

By kmontgomery | May 21, 2020

It sounds cliché, but when you have a healthy mind and a healthy body, you will have a healthy life. Some of us are good at maintaining a healthy body, but forget that taking care of our mental health is equally important. Others are good at maintaining a healthy mind but forget to look after… Read more »

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Test taking

By aturnermoore | May 14, 2020

Ahhh, test taking. The thought of taking a test gives most people anxiety. I am one of these people. In grade school, I would miss questions that I knew the answer to simply because of my anxiety. You can be fully prepared to take a test and still be anxious about it. That’s perfectly normal.… Read more »

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Have a Little FUN!

By jjamison | May 7, 2020

GO HAVE FUN!  In the middle of a pandemic, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? By Jenniffer Jamison Nope, I am totally serious.  The stress of homeschooling, technology learning curve, lack of social contact with friends and family is the perfect reason to add a little fun to your current situation.  First – Fun is relative.  You… Read more »

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Advocate for Yourself Successfully

By swegmiller | Apr 30, 2020

We tell students to learn to advocate for themselves. But what does that mean? I looked in my thesaurus (I still own an actual paper copy!) to see what words are similar to advocate. Many were listed, here are a few of my favorites. Champion. Speak well of. Stand behind. Support. Speak for. These words… Read more »

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What’s Your Learning Style?

By kmontgomery | Apr 23, 2020

Are you frustrated with your academic record so far? Do you wish to make better grades in the future? Maybe you are satisfied with your grades, but you would like to raise the bar a little higher and instead of making straight B’s, start throwing some A’s in the mix. If you have not discovered… Read more »

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By jjamison | Apr 16, 2020

By Jenniffer Jamison For the last 13 years you have been working towards one goal, completing your high school education.  Some of you started thinking about graduation even in Pre-school.  If you are a senior right now you might be able to look back in your photo album and find a picture of you in… Read more »

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Stress & Mental Health

By aturnermoore | Apr 9, 2020

Given the circumstances, we all have a reason to feel stressed. Our lives have changed so much in the past few weeks. The changes have been the same for some of us and different for others, nonetheless, you still have a reason to feel stressed. Tip 1 My first tip is to acknowledge that fact.… Read more »

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Nirvana or Nightmare? Online Life

By swegmiller | Apr 2, 2020

The Crosby staff chose this “online” topic back in December. We had no idea that in a few weeks everyone would be using online courses. The original idea was to explore whether online learning would be a good option for you or your student. That ship has sailed, so now I want to talk about… Read more »

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