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Five Things to Know About Columbia, First Day of School Edition

It’s time to learn, Columbia.

1)   Top News: Today is the big day--back to school in Howard County! A comprehensive guide to traffic, bus safety and more . Also, check Columbia Patch Monday: We will have a photo gallery of students. You can add your own photos of your kids too.

2)   From the Police Beat: Curious to know what police are doing to keep the day running smoothly? .

3)   From the Archives: Does the first day of school bring back memories? It does for me too. Last year, readers sent in photos of their smiling children posing, .

4)   The Weather: Today is supposed to reach a high of 85 degrees with a 30 percent of showers.

5) Question of the Day: Tell us in comments your favorite subject in school or your favorite teacher. Who made a difference in your life? Who saw potential in you? What subject sparked a career? 

Have a story idea for Columbia Patch? You can get your voice heard by emailing me at lisa.rossi@patch.com, posting your thoughts to our Local Voices section by clicking here, or talking to us on Facebook or Twitter.

Kirsty August 28, 2012 at 02:14 AM
No, you're missing the point - there are a ton of people who don't have degrees that are IED specialists. And there are a lot of veterans that return home and don't have JOBS.
Kirsty August 28, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Since I have been the culprit of encouraging Puf, I do want to bring this to a better conclusion. My guidance counselor in high school - I had a rough time choosing college because certain things were in my parents' custody agreement. Mrs. Wood helped me lay out the pros & cons of my college decision & judge things less emotionally. She took the emotion away & focused on helping me make the decision apart from my parents' tug-of-war.
DawnP August 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Some of my favorite teachers -- and there were a lot, each of whom made a difference in my life: Mrs. Clark (music teacher at Running Brook Elementary); Mrs. Lopez (third(?) grade teacher at Running Brook Elementary); Ms. McManus (music teacher at Wilde Lake Middle); Mr. Sankey (math teacher at Mt. Hebron High).
MG42 August 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM
My fourth grade teacher at Lisbon Elementary told us that the Noah's Ark was discovered in Russia, but the Russians were keeping it secret. True story.
Nick V. August 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM
My favorite teacher was a vo-tech teacher that cared about what I wanted to learn. All other teachers before him cared about what they wanted me to learn. Huge difference!

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