Category: October 2017

Sportsmanship Over Gamesmanship

The Tulare County Office of Education CHARACTER COUNTS! Office provides coaches throughout the county with training in the Pursuing Victory with Honor (PVWH) program, created by the Josephson Institute of Ethics. The philosophy of this program is teaching student-athletes “sportsmanship over gamesmanship.”

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” is a familiar quote by William Shakespeare in which Juliet suggests that Romeo’s name does not matter. Perhaps this would be a good quote for us to consider when choosing a great college as well.

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Fall Fashion Season

The kids are back in school, and it’s time to take a deep breath and relax. Yes, take some time to reflect on a new season and get yourself together…or rather put yourself together. Fall is a great time to push the reset button. Here are some ways to make the most of all the fashion fun ahead.

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What’s Going to Help You Reach Your Goals?

Summer has come to an end, and you’re ready to get back to a routine and back into shape. You tell yourself, “Okay, now it’s time take control of my schedule and get back to the gym.” This isn’t the first time you have told yourself it’s the perfect time to reclaim my health, fitness and weight loss. We’ve all started and stopped short of our fitness and weight loss goals you are not alone. Let me ask you a couple questions: What’s going to be different this time? What’s going to help you get the results you want and create lasting change? Here are three key things you can do differently that will help you reach your goals and create lasting change.

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Saving Seeds From The Garden

Summer is almost over, but it is not too soon to plan ahead for next year’s garden. You can start by harvesting flowers and collecting seeds. It is an educational and fun project that you and your children can enjoy together. Not only will you learn about the life cycle of flowering plants, you will also have free seeds for next spring’s planting!

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Establishing a Budget

Do you ever wonder where your money goes each month? Does it seem like you’re never able to get ahead? If so, you may want to establish a budget to help keep track of how you spend your money and help you reach your financial goals.

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Concussion

Concussions are an ever-growing problem among high school athletes. Injuries to the brain are not “visible” and are often not taken as seriously as the more apparent orthopedic sports injuries, especially if the athlete never loses consciousness.

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Harvest Farro Bowl

Welcome, October! Work, school, sports and activities are keeping us all busy; quick, healthy meals are a must, and Harvest Farro Bowls will save the day. Farro adds a nutty taste and chewy texture to salads and soups, and makes an ideal base for a one-dish meal in a bowl. Layer with greens, spiced and roasted fall produce, proteins, and a delicious vinaigrette for a flavorful, nutritious dinner.

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Microchip — A Safe and Permanent Identification for Your Pet

What would you do if your pet was lost? Would the person who found your cat or dog know who you are and how to contact you? That’s a very stressful situation for you and your pet. A collar with a license and identification attached is extremely helpful, but what if the collar slipped off or you didn’t put it back on after giving your pet a bath? The only permanent form of identification your pet can carry with it is a microchip.

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Kids Just Want to Have Fun!

These are the best years of a person’s life-childhood! The potty-training phase has been conquered and puberty hasn’t started yet. Can life get any better? Food is free. Friends are easy to make. School revolves around recess. Everyone just wants to have fun!

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