“Red Studio, developed by MoMA [The Museum of Modern Art] in collaboration with high school students, explores issues and questions raised by teens about modern art, today’s working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a museum.” From the website. MOMA exhibitions can be explored online here and there is much information about art and architecture and design that could ber very helpful.
This award winning site offers very helpful information on chemistry, including a searchable database of over 800 common compound names, formulas, structures, and properties, as well as a glossary, simulations, tutorials, articles, construction kits and more.
Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children this is an online resource intended to answer parents and guardians’ questions about Internet Safety, computers and the Web. Free and expert information and advice.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers this website to help teens prepare for the work world, learn the work rules and regulations for a teen in Tennessee, check out Tennessee companies, find a job, and more.
[Originally posted July 26, 2006. Might be helpful as we gear up for summer!]
I wish I’d come across this sooner in the summer, but hopefully it will still be useful in years to come!
“Allen’s Guide provides information about many different kids & teen summer camps and travel programs.” The site offers links to the websites of a variety of camps and programs, from weight loss camps to academic and arts programs and programs abroad.
Taken from a message sent by Debbie Stevens (East Shelby):
“Also, we found another site for camps within the 901 area code. It is not that comprehensive but could be a good start–
If anyone learns of other links or sources, please post in the comments section. Thanks!
This is a photo-listing database, created by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, of children available for adoption in Tennessee. Most of the children are older and have special needs. More information about each child is available by contacting his or her case manager. You can browse through all photos of the children or create a search to define the profile of the child you are looking for. You can visit the Adoption part of the website to learn about adoption in Tennessee. A link to the national listing of waiting children, AdoptUsKids.org, is also provided.
Submitted by a community member: “Now in its third year, Memphis Loves Kids, ‘The Must-Have Web Site for Mid-South Moms & Dads’ is a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers in Shelby County. The site offers information on events, classes, parties, story times, reading resources, museums, local pet adoption, kids eat free nights, fun & free activities, volunteering and more. Sign up for weekly newsletter for family-friendly happenings in Shelby County.”
The Tennessee Administrative Office of Courts offers this page to provide information on the Tennessee Parenting Plan law that was passed to help meet the needs of children of divorcing parents. There is a link to the Statewide Permanent Parenting Plan forms that were developed by the Administrative Office of Courts to be used by each court within the state that has the power to approve parenting plans. There is also information on the Child Support Guidelines and more useful information.
I first discovered this site when looking at their interactive periodic table, which is quite nice. Learner.org offers interactive tools and tutorials on a number of topics that will be of interest to students of all ages. Math, science, history and art topics are included.
Big changes for FAFSA this year…
The 2008-2009 FAFSA form will not be distributed in bulk as it has been in previous years. This means, we will no longer have paper FAFSA forms to distribute.
Students who wish to obtain a FAFSA application at the library will now have two options:
- FAFSA on the Web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) – This is the preferred method of submitting the FAFSA application. We will still be able to order the FAFSA on the Web worksheets to distribute.
- PDF version of FAFSA – Students will be able to download and print out a PDF form at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov beginning November 15th. The form can be mailed in to the address given.
Students may order up to three (3) copies of the paper FAFSA for individual use by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. They should receive their copies in the mail in three to seven business days.
This is the link to the guidelines and application for the Parent Leadership Grants available from Partners in Public Education. Grants of up to $1000 are available to parents of students in the Memphis City Schools. Please see the guidelines for eligibility information and deadlines.
From scholastici.us, this article highlights 20 good online reference sources for students. Some are offered as Wikipedia alternatives, and others are useful for specific subject areas. Take a look!
Thanks to Doris Dixon (Raleigh) for directing me towards this site!
This page from Memphis City Schools provides information on No Child Left Behind and the Supplemental Education Services related to the program. More importantly, there is a link for the list of state-approved tutors. Children who receive free or discounted lunch may be eligible for free after-school tutoring.
Many thanks to Philip Williams (Cordova) for these sites!
Graduated Driver License Procedures
“Tennessee began issuing a Graduated Driver’s License on July 1, 2001. This link provides information from the Tennessee Department of Safety on the Graduated Drivers License Procedures. There is information on the Learner’s Permit, and the three levels of licenses: First level: Intermediate Restricted License; Second Level: Intermediate Unrestricted License; and Final Level: Regular Drivers License. The specific procedures as far as obtaining the different kinds of licenses is provided, as well as pictures of the different kinds of licenses.”
Tennessee Graduated Driver License System: Information You Should Know Before You Get on the Road
“This is a brochure, from the Tennessee Department of Safety, that provides concise information on the Tennessee Graduated Driver License System, including restrictions and penalties.”