back to school

Praise 103.9, the School District of Philadelphia and Forman Mills helped hundreds get ready to get back to school last Friday (August 5th) at South Philadelphia High School. The Tom Joyner Back to School Education Extravaganza featured on-site information booths, educational workshops, free school supplies, and book bags. Plus, there was a Forman Mills Fashion […]

The summer is quickly coming to a close and schools all over the country will be opening in the weeks ahead. From knowing what you already have to taking advantage of tax holidays, here are 5 simple ways to save on all of your back to school needs: 1. Take inventory. We usually do ourselves […]

On Friday, August 6th, the School District of Philadelphia, Praise 103.9 and sister stations 107.9 WRNB and 100.3 The Beat hosted 50,000 during the annual Family and Community Back to School Block Party at the School District’s Education Center. Over 10,000 backpacks were given away, and almost a dozen lucky attendees won laptop computers. Check out the photos!

It seems like only yesterday kids were running out of school to begin summer break. Now, our thoughts are turning towards preparing them for the new school year. Already, stores are trying to entice parents with their back to school offers on anything from clothing to stationary. The following tips will allow kids and parents to get back into the school routine in a stress free manner.

Beginning preschool is exciting for some children and for others, it is an anxiety-filled and stressful event that they have no desire to do whatsoever. One of the biggest differences between the excited child and the one that fears this day is how prepared he or she feels about the event prior to its arrival. Preschoolers are still at that tender age when the most important people in their lives are their moms and dads. As parents, we can have a tremendous effect on how that first day of preschool goes. To help ensure that it is as successful as possible, follow these tips to prepare the child and get them off on the right foot.

In addition to studying and working hard in school, being organized is just as important in order to be successful. Not only is it a good trait to learn now, it will be a valuable asset in adulthood as well, when entering the workforce. With hectic schedules, changing classes and needing different materials for each class, learning how to organize your schoolwork can make life so much easier for students.

It’s well-known that the way you perform on a test does not necessarily reflect your intelligence or aptitude. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the mainstream educational system is likely to change their testing habit any time soon. So even though you may not agree with the philosophy of test taking, you’ll still need to do well on them if you want high grades. Some people are simply poor test-takers. If you’re one of those people, never fear; there are strategies you can use to maximize your test-taking potential.

If your child is scared of school, there must be a reason. "Scared of school" is the same concept as feeling fear, and in order to feel fear, there must be a threat of some kind that is affecting your child's perception of the school environment. There are many reasons why your child may feel scared, afraid, or threatened; it doesn't necessarily have to be the school experience itself. There could be any or a combination of various factors causing your child to be afraid. Your job is to get to the root of the problem and find solutions together.

Whether you are a student looking for ways to ensure that homework gets done as quickly and as smoothly as possible, or an adult wanting to encourage your children to complete their homework as accurately as possible, there are a number of ways that you can maintain good homework habits.

To pack a school lunch your child will enjoy, you need to balance nutrition with fun, likable foods. Kids throw away a lot of food at lunchtime, both from purchased school lunches and lunches brought from home. Even the most lovingly packed lunch can become trash can fodder if its contents make the child or his friends say, "Yuck!"

The scope and impact of school bullying is extremely worrying to say the least. School bullies can turn the lives of their victims upside down, and the problem is made worse by teachers who are unwilling or unable to deal with it. Unfortunately, bullying affects a large number of students in schools all over the country. The methods can be subtle or combative. Either way, bullying can have serious consequences.