It starts when you walk into the big box store or supermarket of your choice and there it is...the seasonal aisle is loaded up with school supplies.

Gone are the patriotic cups, trays, and lawn chairs--the bunting a distant memory. There are no more lemonade pitchers and patio sets. It's like summer ends in JULY.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL-TIME

Well, summer actually won't end until Friday, September 23rd, nearly a month and a half after the kids return to school on August 10th. By that time, students will have already had a holiday off. And Daviess County Public School students will also have the 23rd off as well. It's a professional day. I think that's what we used to call an in-service day.

Fall break is set for October 10th through the 14th, and I'd imagine vacation plans are already in the works. Look out beaches, here they come. Me, personally? If it's October, I'd be thinking mountains, water, and foliage. But I don't have a fall break unless I make one for myself.

The kids will be out of school on November 8th for Election Day and November 23-25 for Thanksgiving break.

Christmas break ends on New Year's Day, but that's a Sunday, so the teachers will get a professional day on January 2nd and then everybody returns for 2023. Yes, it's weird to talk this much about 2023 already, but we ARE in the second half of 2022.

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THE 2022-2023 DAVIESS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR

Speaking of second halves...well, ALL halves, in fact, make a copy of this and put it on your refrigerator.

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Additionally, it has been suggested that parents not schedule vacations that might coincide with listed dates intended for make-up days, just in case such days ARE necessary.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT 'STUFF THE BUS'

"Back to school" is everywhere in July. When I was a kid, we got ready for school about week beforehand. That was in August. I actually kind of WISH we'd had all the activities back then that are available now. Stuff the Bus leaps immediately to mind.

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And, by the way, I can't stress enough that MONETARY donations will also be accepted at Stuff the Bus.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, kids, and have a great school year.

Books that Have Recently Been Challenged in School Systems Across the US

Across the country, legislators and school administrators are seeing a spike in efforts to prohibit certain materials from being available in libraries. As a result, books that explore topics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and other social issues are being targeted. The American Library Association received over 330 reports in the last year alone, containing multiple books that are being challenged all over the U.S.

Check out the following gallery to see some of the books that are currently in hot seats across the country.

Click on the below links to read an additional synopsis of each book. *As Amazon associates we earn on qualifying purchases.

Old Daviess County and Owensboro Schools and What They Are Now

Of the many old schools in Owensboro and Daviess County, some are still active, while others have been repurposed.

South Spencer High School Seniors Reserve Their Parking Spots In A Creative Way

As a high school senior you pretty much feel like you've earned your right to rule the school. South Spencer High School students are literally marking their territory in a pretty creative way.