We can now officially celebrate the start of fall! No, it did not begin when the pumpkin spice latte was reintroduced in August. The autumn equinox marked the start of fall on September 22nd. Curious about what that means? Me too. There are two days during the year when the sun is perfectly positioned over the equator. This direct placement evenly divides night and day into equal portions. The first date is the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring. The second date is the autumn equinox, bringing on that fall weather. So now that you are officially in the pumpkin spice season, what are you going to do? Fall weather in Pennsylvania generally brings warm days in the 60’s and cool nights in the 30’s. This is the perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors before getting cooped up inside for winter (don’t worry, we will have a blog for that too). While you’re marking that “interested” box on facebook events and subsequently forgetting them, I’m going to compile a few fall events for you by region below.
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As the school year starts and students begin to hunker down to their studies, many families begin to explore the wonderful world of clubs and extracurricular opportunities. PA Virtual prides itself on its club offerings, with over 30 to choose from. Students can capture moments through photography in our Photography Club, delve into spiritual discussions in the Bible Blast Club & Young Muslims Club, ignite their passion for the performing arts in our Acting Club, sharpen their strategic minds in the Chess Club, find inner peace in Yoga Club, and countless other exciting options. These clubs are not just extracurricular activities; they are a gateway to fostering creativity, building friendships, and discovering new interests. Join us on this journey as we delve into a few of PA Virtual Charter School's club programs, where opportunities for growth and enrichment abound. For PA Virtual families, you will see who to contact if you want to be part of any of these clubs this school year. As we move throughout the year, look for more blog posts highlighting individual clubs!
High school is a realm of possibilities, challenges, and growth. As your teenager steps into this daunting and challenging world of education, your guidance as a parent becomes an even more essential compass. High school isn't just about classes; it's a time for self-discovery and laying the groundwork for the future. In this guide, we dive into five key areas that will equip both students and parents with the tools to navigate high school's intricate path with confidence and success.
Middle school—a period of exploration, growth, and new horizons. As your child takes their next steps on this educational adventure, your role as a parent becomes even more crucial. Middle school introduces fresh challenges and opportunities, and your support can be the guiding light that illuminates their path. From fostering curiosity to navigating the digital world, from personal development to embracing creativity. In this section tailored for parents, we'll dive into strategies that will empower you to not only navigate middle school alongside your child but also enrich their experience, ensuring they thrive both academically and personally. So, let's embark on this journey together, armed with wisdom and enthusiasm, as we prepare our middle schoolers for a fulfilling and impactful educational ride.