West Virginia’s fourth certified therapy dog ​​arrives at Pineville Elementary | News

By Mary Catherine Brooks CNHI News W.Va. Pineville Elementary School rolled out the red carpet for River, a certified therapy dog, during a “Pup Rally” last week. The 10-month-old yellow Labrador retriever took center stage with Wyoming County East High School band and cheerleaders providing fanfare. Wyoming County Board of Education members, administrators, and several … Read more

SLO County schools give students free lunch under new program

Bouncing around and eagerly gabbing with their friends, dozens of kindergarten students line up for lunch at Lillian Larsen Elementary School in San Miguel. The kids are barely able to see over the counter as they hold out their trays to receive big scoops of pasta. “¿Quieres queso y pan?” a server asks in Spanish, … Read more

South Jersey school officials discuss using dogs to respond to school shootings | Local News

MAYS LANDING — With the new school year fast approaching and communities disquieted by another mass school shooting in May, officials are searching for new ways to protect their classrooms— and some districts in South Jersey are turning to dogs. The Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board hosted a presentation Thursday on the use of … Read more

South Jersey school officials discuss using dogs to respond to school shootings | Local News

MAYS LANDING — With the new school year fast approaching and communities disquieted by another mass school shooting in May, officials are searching for new ways to protect their classrooms— and some districts in South Jersey are turning to dogs. The Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board hosted a presentation Thursday on the use of … Read more

How to choose healthier foods as students return to the classroom

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Now that school is back in session, there’s a way parents can help their children get a strong start to their school day. A balanced meal can supply the nutrients their body needs to work effectively. So, where do you start? We teamed up with Will Oliver, manager of NEA Baptist … Read more

Winston gets is first combination dog park and bar | dinning

Winston-Salem’s first and only combination dog park and bar opened Aug. 2. Tucker’s Tap Yard, a private bar, is at 1010 North Liberty St., offering adult beverages for humans and plenty playtime for their dogs. By the third night, Tucker’s had 60 dogs running around the yard while their owners enjoyed a selection of beer, … Read more

Emotional support dog joins University High student resources | Education

The latest addition to the University High School staff cannot read, do math or carry on a conversation, yet he may help students in a way that eludes teachers and counselors. He can sit, stay, come and, most importantly, simply be, a calming presence for an agitated or troubled student, or a nonthreatening friend for … Read more

Couple spend three years and $65k trying to get beloved French Bulldogs into NZ

Daniel Kuntz, left, holding his dog named Bull, and his fiancé Eugene Marshall holding Lulu. Photo / Supplied A pair of school teachers have had to delay their wedding after spending three years and $65,000 trying to bring their beloved French bulldogs into New Zealand after the pair relocated here from Indonesia. The case has … Read more