Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Send us your first day of school pics to email@example.com or submit them right on this page.
It's the first day of school in Glen Ellyn and emotions are running the gamut from excited to nervous to annoyed. These photos certainly tell that story. Send us your first day of school pics to Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them directly to this article. Please make sure to include who is submitting the photo. Thanks and have a great year! Learn how to take the best back to school photos.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Students stopped at the school to get acquainted for the 2012-13 school year.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
With Glen Ellyn kids heading back to school next week, we wondered what you are looking forward to most.
The kids head back to school in Glen Ellyn next week. Hard to believe summer is coming to a close. In the days leading up to back to school, there will be those last-minute shopping trips to get school supplies, clothes and school lunch items purchased. While some parents hate to see the kids go back to school, we know most parents are ready to get the kids back to school. We wondered what you think is the best part of the kids going back to school? Take our poll and share your views. ------------- Have the latest Glen Ellyn news delivered to your inbox. For a different take, like us on Facebook.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tips and tricks on how to take a memorable photo of your children on the first day of school.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Editor's note: The following is information photographer Jeff Cagle compiled to help parents take the best photos possible on the first day of school. Looking back at photos of myself taken through the years on the first day of school, I can't help but think how happy I am the fashion of the early-to-mid 1990s came and went, and are hopefully never seen again. As a photographer who got his start in the digital era, my thoughts quickly shift to marveling at how my mother managed to make quality photos on film cameras without the ability to check her work after every shot. With cameras today offering bells and whistles like facial recognition and the ability to focus an image after it's taken, it's getting harder to make a technically poor …
Friday, August 10, 2012
As students head off to college, here are some campus safety tips.
Leaving home for the first time to attend college is an exciting time for students. Parents on the other hand may suffer some anxiety. So much is new to students when they head off to school. They are meeting new people, learning to live alone and be responsible for themselves. Most college campuses have a number of resources for students, including information on campus safety. And, tools are available online to rate a campus for safety. Alcohol plays a big role in incidents on campus, and a majority of sexual assaults, occur when one or more parties involved being intoxicated, according to the Joyful Heart Foundation. About 75 percent of unwanted sexual encounters take place while students are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Children will head back to school in a few weeks and those backpacks will be getting a workout. Here are some tips to keep back injuries from occurring.
The backpacks kids lug around today can be so big and heavy they sometimes even have wheels. As families begin to prepare for back to school in Glen Ellyn, experts say parents should pay attention to what is going into a backpack every day and not wait for children to complain about back pain before taking action. A child’s backpack should be roughly 10 percent to 15 percent of their total body weight, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported more than 13,700 kids, ages 5-18 years old were treated for backpack related injuries. "Backpack injuries are commonly caused by wearing overloaded backpacks, as well as lifting and carrying them incorrectly,” orthopaedic surgeon …
Back to school briefs from District 41 and District 87.
The following information was compiled from information from District 87 and District 41. If you have time to help ensure kids get to school safely, the Glen Ellyn Police Department has openings for crossing guards for District 41 elementary school locations. Crossing guards are trained and paid by the Glen Ellyn Police Department. Anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a crossing guard should contact Sgt. Norman Webber at 630-469-1187. Students who may be using the Odyssey program at home should be aware that there will be no access to the program on Monday due to scheduled maintenance, which is necessary to prepare for the upcoming school year. Back-to-school week gets under way Monday in District 87. During the week, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.
The lunch box is more than a place to put that sandwich, snack and drink, it's a place to let everyone know exactly what you like. Over the years, the size and shape of lunch boxes have changed just as the designs inspired by TV shows, movies and celebrities have also been updated to reflect the latest hot trends and true classics. That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target. Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What …
Friday, August 3, 2012
From Facebook to apps, Glen Ellyn Patch is here to help you stay in touch with your hometown when you go back to school.
It always feels good to bring along a little piece of home when you head back to school. Whether you’re an eager freshman or a wizened senior, let Patch help you stay in touch with your hometown while you’re off living the collegiate life.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Sales are expected to jump this year for back-to-school spending, according to the National Retail Federation.
$688.62. That is the amount the average person with children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade is expected to spend this year on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school spending survey. Last year, the survey predicted families would spend $603.63. "With more children entering elementary and middle school this fall and after cutting back their spending last year, parents with growing children will hit the stores this summer to replace and replenish what their children might have had to “make-do” with last school season," according to a NRF press release. Parents surveyed said they would spend the most on clothing, accessories, and electronics this summer as the first day of school …