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WNDC’s Dynamic Duo

Jasmin and her tutor Ashley Oakes have been breaking records in our WNDC testing room this year!...

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Civic Engagement and the Power of UNO

For Leaders in Action, the month of December was our Civic Engagement Unit. Not really a time for the typical lesson plans, but an opportunity for our students to focus on their own community and discover what kind of impact they can really make....

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Junior Scholars Tour Ten Colleges and Universities over Spring Break

During Spring Break, the 11th Grade Scholars set out on an extensive college tour through Virginia and North Carolina. Visiting 10 schools in total, the students gained exposure to many different kinds of college and universities....

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Board Alumni Gather to Reflect on Past and Future

On April 16th, board member, Kate Vogt opened her home for a reunion of FLOC Board Alumni to celebrate the organization’s 50 years of service. The evening was highlighted by FLOC’s Executive Director, Tim Payne, recalling the organization’s inspirational history and laying our strategic path...

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The Harpers Ferry Half Marathon is coming soon! Sign up now!

The winter can be tough: less daylight, cold temperatures, and sometimes dangerous conditions of ice and snow.  On top of that, the food we eat might be less fresh, more processed, out of season, and less nutritious....

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Selfies for Math Success

The Thursday night math program at Jubilee has very energetic and curious students. This past Thursday, dynamic duo Denim and Tawanda shared with me how they came to be best friends and what they love most about FLOC....

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The Middle School Transition: Parents Learn, Share, Advise

One of the greatest challenges that students face when transitioning from elementary school to middle school is organization. From switching classes more often to having a locker, students need support to ensure they are developing healthy habits that will continue for their entire life....

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Spring Successes in Saturday Reading

Spring is definitely a busy time here at FLOC. Within the past couple of weeks, we’ve had several new students and tutors start during our Saturday PM Reading Program. Students are starting and finishing new chapter books each week....

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What’s New with 12th Grade Scholars?

During the month of February, the senior Scholars have worked through the final components of the postsecondary application process with their coaches. The major focus of their Mondays together shifted from searching...

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Spring into Reading with FLOC! Recommended Reading from FLOC’s Tuesday Evening Reading Program

Why not start the new season with a few good books? During this Tuesday’s Language! program, I went around and interviewed some of our tutor and student pairs, asking them what some of their favorite books are. Here’s what they said…...

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