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!i | i ......... iiii i Page 4B SUNRISE SAVIORS Accident victim spends night in freezing temps. - Page 1C Hays Free Press March 27, 2013 Student art show fea- tures living statues Hays CISD art students posed for cash at the district-wide stu- dent art exhibit at the old Kyle Library last week. With each donation, they changed poses. The money raised from the liv- ing statues and food sales will help provide art scholarships to graduating seniors. Inside the building, thousands of students' art projects were on display from campuses around the district. Several hundred families came out to enjoy the re- ception and art show, which also included musical performances. PHOTOS BY KIM HILSENBECK ..... Buda Mayor reads to Bulldogs Buda Mayor Todd Ruge spent time reading to the Buda Elementary School Bulldogs last week. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS, Ill i Balancing high school and part-time work ike many families these days, high school stu- dents may need or want to work part-time. A great thing about this experience is that it not only will earn extra money but also  challenge your student and teach them new things about themselves. Whether they work because they need to or because they want to, there are several tips below that will allow them to be successful at both school and working. Working can help you explore career directions, so plan ahead Before getting a job, stu- dents need to think about how you will handle juggling your work and your school- work. Students can also talk to a counselor or teacher about working to help then figure out how to balance these two activities. Exam- pies of what to think about: How can I manage my time to make school and a job work for me? What time will I COUNSELOR'S CORNER get off work? What type of job will work best with my schedule, sports, hobbies, skills and personality? TIPS FOR SUCCESS Once you have a part-time job, consider these strategies for making it work: Talk about your schedule with your family. Balancing school and work is easier with their support. Use a planner or calendar to ensure you have all your school work, tests and deadlines scheduled. Avoid time conflicts by planning your class and work schedules as far ahead as possible. Start slowl3 if possible; don't commit to working a lot of hours immediately. Use your time efficiently. For example, if your job has a lot of downtime and your boss has no objection, use slow periods to do school- work. HOW YOUR JOB CAN WORK FOR YOU A job can also benefit you by teaching you about: Maturity Commitment Time management ResponsibUity Handling and saving money Working can help students explore career directions and reach their goals. As long as a student keeps up with grades and assignments without additional stress, a job is a pleasant experience. It also looks good on a resume, scholarship or college appli- cation. If your student wants to discuss it with another adult, they are invited to meet with their school counselor. 1 +