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From Osbourn Eagle to Indonesia — Destination Learning

My daughter, Kat Coates, and I are exploring an educational business model. Destination Learning. The entrepreneurial spirit has even hit the scientist! Students pay or are awarded to learn and educators are paid to teach all over the world. My daughter Kat Coates, Osbourn Eagles, has been a self-funded or grant-winning student in S. Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and even Florida. Now that she has … Continue reading From Osbourn Eagle to Indonesia — Destination Learning

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Osbourn Eagles artists deck The Hall

Take a trip to Manassas City Hall. Turn left upon entering and set your sights on beautiful pieces of art. We have some talent in our great city with top Osbourn Eagles creative teachers dedicated to our students. Photography, paintings, sculpture, quilting, quilling, knitting and more line The Hall. It’s great to see an exhibit dedicated to students who are passionate about their craft. Continue reading Osbourn Eagles artists deck The Hall

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Meet “Almost,” the Acorn Woodpecker — Virginia Biologists research a Cali reservation.

By: Theresa Coates Ellis — It was the east meeting the west — for the love of birds. Kathryn, my middle daughter, was eager to catch up with her buddy — Toni — they met in their local High School Nursing program years ago. After Kathryn graduated Osbourn High School, they became Old Dominion University (ODU) roommates and expanded their interests to study Biology.  Now … Continue reading Meet “Almost,” the Acorn Woodpecker — Virginia Biologists research a Cali reservation.

College students: puppies and butterflies

As college students prepare for graduation in May, career-prep and self-awareness weigh heavily on their minds and create a few butterflies in their tummies. Parents: Be patient. After raising a bunch of kids, I know they usually do figure things out. But you do need to listen and guide them ever-so gently. My daughter Laura Coates​​, an Osbourn High School alum, will complete her Business degree ON … Continue reading College students: puppies and butterflies