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  1. TwoEdgedSword

    College basketball and sports moms please counsel us

    Yes she plays AAU and plays a year up there too.
  2. TwoEdgedSword

    Basketball and sports moms please counsel us

    There are only four years of high school eligibity where we are so that wouldn't be an option. I've heard of this with small schools under 100- that there may be an exception, but that's not our situation. Even with that, the four years start ticking when competing at the HS level.
  3. TwoEdgedSword

    Basketball and sports moms please counsel us

    When she gets to HS, yes she would be rejoining the winning team. They would be sophomores and there may be some hard feelings/disrespect from them and even the HS coach. I just don't know. Hopefully not and they would be glad to have her. But those girls will be gone when mine is a senior so my daughter will be hard pressed for wins that senior year when colleges are still looking. I guess in a perfect world though, colleges are really looking at junior year and even earlier. As top athletes signing day is usually the fall of their senior year before that last HS basketball season has started. If she's not on the same trajectory then and hasn't signed on to a college team fall of her senior year, they will definitely be looking at her senior season and that team would worry me.
  4. My daughter is an elite basketball player and has always played up a full year at the local public school. She is now 12 and in 8th grade for sports and only takes a couple of extra curricular classes at the public school. She still mostly home schools. After the spring, we need to decide if she should repeat 8th grade so her grade and age finally match or continue playing up a year and go into high school next fall. If she doesn't repeat, she would be graduating from high school and starting college at age 17. If she repeats 8th grade it would be new classes and there would be no academic classes being repeated. We're not concerned about a stigma for repeating. She is serious about playing college basketball and has had coaches tell her this is an acheivable goal for her. She's played with this team since first grade and they are outstanding together. Academically and socially I think she would be fine being a year younger than everyone in high school. But it's hard to know if physically and developmentally she would be disadvantaging herself by being 17 and playing against 22 year olds in college. Or even whether she would be disadvantaging herself in high school when she gets to playing varsity level against older high school girls. If brought up to varsity as a freshman she'd be just 13. One AAU coach advised us that he would not to let his kids start college before age 17 so they can fully develop as a player before starting college. Yet another club ball coach advised that she should be part of a winning team for college "looks." The team that she has played up with has always been a winning team. She is one of the two strongest players on the team. So if she stayed back while they went on to high school, unfortunately she would be breaking up the team pretty substantially. They would still do well, but there may be some grumpy about it. The team one grade down, that is her actual true grade, is not a winning team so far and they have a loooong way to go. She'd be starting over with friendships in that grade, but she's willing to try this. With boys it's becoming more common to "grey shirt" where already in their correct grade, they repeat 8th grade for sports so they go into high school stronger and graduate at 19. There's an undeniable physical advantage when boys do this and I'm not sure if it is as dramatic for girls. However she's not contemplating that scenario. She's considering whether she should repeat 8th grade for sports just to avoid DISadvantaging herself skill wise by being younger than everyone and get back to playing at her true grade level from here forward. She's open to both possibilities. She likes her friends (who are all a year older) for sure, but at this time at least she's very focused on college ball. Thank you for your input and bearing with the long post. I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends over the long weekend.
  5. With boys it's becoming more common to "grey shirt" where already in their correct grade, they repeat 8th grade for sports so they go into high school stronger and graduate at 19. There's an undeniable physical advantage when boys do this and I'm not sure if it is as dramatic for girls. However she's not contemplating that scenario. She's considering whether she should repeat 8th grade for sports just to avoid DISadvantaging herself skill wise by being younger than everyone and get back to playing at her true grade level from here forward. She's open to both possibilities. She likes her friends (who are all a year older) for sure, but at this time at least she's very focused on college ball. Thank you for your input and bearing with this long post. I hope everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends over the long weekend. Sorry had a tough time formatting this!
  6. I'm looking for a series like Big Litltle Lies with maybe not as much violence, but solid acting. Anything else like this on HBO? We have a new subscription. Really liked the women's interactions and friendships. I know there's a new season next year. Thanks.
  7. TwoEdgedSword

    Skip SAT?

    No worries Lanny! And thanks all for your replies. Haven't figured out how to like comments now...it looks like a trophy or other expressions. Are there no more regular likes as there used to be?
  8. TwoEdgedSword

    Skip SAT?

    I think he wants to take it and surprisingly he feels he will do well. He did extremely well on the PSAT and apparently the STEM academy has been doing some prep with the kids I didn't know about. The only downside of taking it seems to be the fact that there are schools which require ALL scores and not just your best ones, like Stanford.
  9. TwoEdgedSword

    Skip SAT?

    I don't think the local h.s. offers it then, but we could probably find another site and do it then.
  10. TwoEdgedSword

    Skip SAT?

    My son is a junior in h.s. and is in a p.s. STEM academy in addition to his homeschool classes. The SAT is next week and he has done zero prep for it bc he's been trying to improve his grades in Honors Physics and other honors courses at the academy. I'm really considering letting him skip it this junior year and let him study and take it once or twice if needed next year. I think he'll do really well if he can prep for it, but right now he's pretty stressed to add something that can affect college admissions. What do you think about waiting until his senior year? Thank you!
  11. TwoEdgedSword

    Ty

    Ty
  12. Keep an eye on how she's doing with melatonin. It can trigger depression in some people. Hopefully ymmv!!
  13. TwoEdgedSword

    Need quick help on Robert's Rules of Order!

    Thanks everybody. The right thing happened at the meeting after all. Justice prevailed. #Hoosiers Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  14. Here is the hypothetical. Five members of a board meeting will be meeting soon. 4 are in favor of a motion to vote in a particular candidate for a position. One is vehemently opposed. In a past vote, one made a motion to approve a candidate and no one would second it despite 4 of the 5 being in favor of the motion and that person, for small-town political reasons. Then the one person against the candidate made a motion for another candidate. And it was seconded. That candidate is now out of the running because of personal problems. There is still a third candidate that is possible. This could happen again. When someone makes a motion for that first candidate that four out of five people are in favor of, don't they have to decide something on that motion, rather than ignore it and bring a different motion? Thsnk you! Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
  15. TwoEdgedSword

    Anyone else loving public school?

    I can really identify with what Meadowlark is saying. We are doing a combo of ps and homeschooling for a couple of our kids so they can play varsity sports. It makes me yearn for the cuddly times on the sofa reading great books together, but I also need to remember these kids are maturing and have a different set of needs now. Sports is huge for us and we can't get the level of competition they need in the homeschooling world. At the same time, it's very difficult, bc we are doing both types of schooling at the same time. We need to march to the beat of the ps time schedules and have lost so much freedom. And we also need to get the home class work done at the same time
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