Summer isn't over according to the temperature, but the school calendar says something entirely different. Chances are, you have taken advantage of the tax-free weekend either in Georgia or South Carolina, or maybe both.
• Schools are closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day.
• The next early release date for Aiken County Public Schools is Sept. 3.
• Interim reports will be sent home Sept. 16.
• Meet the Teacher is Aug. 15 from 2-4 p.m.
• Open house is Aug. 15 from 2-4 p.m.
Aug. 18: Nutrigrain bar, orange juice, applesauce cup
Aug. 19: Cereal with crackers, peach cup, apple cherry juice
Aug. 20: Maple waffle, potato rounds, orange juice
I think most people will agree that Columbia County has a school system that its citizens can be proud of.
They have good reasons.
Test scores are consistently well above state averages. Graduation rates are commendable.
My oldest child turns 19 today. Yesterday, we dropped him off at college. I made up his bed, put his trashcan in the corner and spread his rug on the floor. "This isn't summer camp. I'm not a little kid. I can do it myself," he insisted.