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5 Unique Graduation Commencement Venues

Jesse Alexander For Educators, Fun Facts, Graduation

In this fun guide, we’ve listed 5 of the best outdoor college commencement venues, found on the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. These aren’t necessarily the highest ranked schools in the country (although many of them are excellent), but they deserve a special mention for such spectacular scenery, and some of the best graduation ceremonies. Hidden in …

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5 School Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Jesse Alexander For Educators, Graduation, How To

In this guide, we’ve outlined five holiday school fundraiser ideas that you can use to raise money for important programs and local charities. Holiday season is a time to get festive, feel thankful, and help those in need. These fundraising ideas are a wonderful way to teach students the value of service and selflessness. First, you can bring the community …

The Color Code of Graduation Stoles

Jesse Alexander For Educators, For Students, Fun Facts, Graduation

Graduation stole colors can have a variety of meanings, such as the academic department, degree level, and other student honors. In this guide, we’ve shared the origins of graduation color coding, why it’s important, and what you should know before donning a stole. Worn around the neck like a draped scarf, an academic stole (or sash) adds color to your …

How to Plan a Sensational Graduation Ceremony

Jesse Alexander For Educators, Graduation, How To

There are a few benchmark moments in life that deserve the royal treatment. High school and college graduation fit into that category, without a doubt. Graduation is a time to celebrate, reflect, and reunite with the people who matter most. It’s a special day to honor past accomplishments, share memories with friends, and let loose. In that spirit, we’ve shared …

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Graduation Caps: Your Complete Guide

Jesse Alexander For Educators, For Students, Fun Facts, Graduation

For many graduates, the traditional cap and gown is just an eccentric outfit that you wear on graduation day, but the tradition has a long and storied past. When we walk into the ceremony with our graduation caps, we enter a rite of passage that our ancestors have performed for more than 700 years. In this robust guide, we’ve shared …

5 Ways to Customize Your Graduation Stoles

Jesse Alexander Events & Culture, For Educators, For Students, Graduation

Traditionally stoles are decorative sashes that graduates drape around their shoulders. They can signify special academic achievements or membership to a club. There are Greek graduation stoles, valedictorian stoles, and stoles that recognize field-specific achievements. Your stole is worth customizing because it will be a special keepsake from your graduation. Some people even frame them to hang on their walls …

Homeschool Resources

Jesse Alexander For Educators, Fun Facts

15 Great Homeschool Resources With so many blogs about homeschooling out there, it can be hard to find quality lesson plans and printable coursework that’s well-suited for your child. Below, we’ve shared 15 of our favorite homeschool resources, which include personal blogs, how-to guides, and curriculum reviews. We hope these websites help to spark an inspiring phase in your child’s …

College Readiness: Are You Prepared for College?

Susan Simmons For Educators, For Students

College is Starting Soon – Prepare Yourself! At the beginning of the academic year, Yale University surveyed the new Class of 2020. Questions ranged from demographics to relationship status. One of the most surprising results was that less than half of the students felt academically prepared for college. College readiness preparations are vital. While these results were from an Ivy League school, …

How to Plan a Graduation For Homeschooled Students

Kristoff Albanese For Educators, Graduation, How To

Homeschool Graduation Planning Homeschooling offers benefits for many families, but it can have its challenges. One of these struggles is making homeschool graduation seem like the big, life-changing event it is. When your child doesn’t have a class to walk with, academic awards to receive or college plans to share with peers, graduating may not seem like a very big deal …

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The Honorable Guide To Honor Societies & Honor Cords

Susan Simmons For Educators, For Students, Fun Facts, Graduation

A Guide To Honor Societies & Graduation Cords Colleges across the world have honor society chapters that recognize students who excel. Specifically, those who excel in academics, leadership, service, research, and extracurricular activities. These honor societies create a community for outstanding students to develop their personal, academic, and professional goals. They foster leadership and business skills. They do so by promoting …