Help for the Holidays

The Salvation Army provides assistance for those in need during the holiday season. Here is a list of local resources, created by the Salvation Army, for families and individuals looking for help during this holiday season.

Halloween Idioms

Halloween Idioms

Halloween is a spooky time of the year. Many people people dress up as ghosts, witches and goblins as part of the Halloween festivities. We use Halloween themed idioms all the time, even when we aren’t aware of it! Here are just a few Halloween idioms and what they mean.

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Seasonal Poem

Seasons Ebb Away 

As I sat on my back porch in my rocking chair today, I could see, feel and smell summer ebbing away.

I could hear the wind blowing softly through the trees. I could even see a few falling leaves.

I can tell by the shorter days that fall is on the way. The hot, lazy days of summer aren’t going to stay.

Blissful spring has come and gone.
The remaining days of sleepy summer won’t last long.

Glorious fall colors will soon appear.
But, like the flowers of summer they will disappear.

Winter will follow the fall as it always has.
Spring, summer and fall are again
Part of the past.

People can be compared to the seasons.
They are born, bloom, and ebb away.
Like spring, summer, and fall they cannot stay.

Winter will come as it always does.
If we are blessed, we have experienced the
seasons at their best.


Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Digital literacy and related technology skills are essential for English language learners in the 21st century. The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is a great assessment for digital learners. The assessment is easy to navigate and it providers learners with a printout of skills mastered and skills that need more work. It is important to note that that if you score less than 85% you will receive a message that you did not pass.