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Feed the Fam: Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple

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The weather is starting to warm up, which means I enjoy using my grill again. There is something about grilling that screams summer. My family loves these grilled teriyaki chicken sandwiches. These sandwiches are delicious and pretty easy to whip up. The chicken does need to be marinated for an …

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How do you build a culture of student wellness?

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As the WCSD Board President, an outspoken education advocate, and a former college athlete, I recognize that this is a question every parent asks themselves. I know, because although I don’t have kids myself, the “in loco parentis” of an educator is strong in me. (Which basically means I would …

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Put Down The Cupcakes, People: My 2 Cents on The WCSD Wellness Policy

Put Down The Cupcakes

After reading through all of the comments that parents made on Facebook regarding the Washoe County School District Wellness Policy a few months ago, I was amazed that so many parents were upset that they couldn’t bring in cupcakes for their child’s birthday. I even heard a story about how …

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Moms, Nevada Kids Need Mentors and Nevada Mentors is Helping!

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I want to take a moment and talk about mentors and their importance. A few weeks ago, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada reached out to me about a new program they are launching, Nevada Mentors. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had and still have so many mentors …

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