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That's beautiful. :) I know that story...it sounds a little similar to mine, a couple years ago. Not the friend part, not exactly. But the feeling was similar.
He came in like a knight on a white horse, like all the fairytales say.  Strong enough to hold me when my heart was broken. Gentle enough to never scare me away. Determined, from the start, to have me. Slowly. ...
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Sad you went through that, Amanda, but glad He is able to redeem!

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Yaaaaaaay! Tests done for the year except for Country Identification (but I'm sure that'll be fine xD)! Now homeschool conference this weekend and then a final week of school. When do y'all finish? :D
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Wow, Sammi!

Thanks, Colin!

Yay, Molly! xDDD
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Oh, my gosh. From my Journalism lesson this afternoon. Is this not hilarious?! It's supposed to be someone using "ethics" to persuade the audience.
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Laughing my socks off
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Anyone else having trouble with the FLVS site? :P Anyone have the FLVS Facebook? xD
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Yep.
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Don't forget to check out Literacy Week! Lots of good stuff going on, especially the poetry slam! Hosted by students--student poems, student volunteer readers, and student moderators! Check out the FLVS calender for more information. :)
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Hey everyone! Homeschool Hangout is THIS FRIDAY at 11 am! Check it out if you have some spare time and want to have fun with other homeschoolers! https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.52438FCA6DE39A710864C2C7A3FD35&sid=679
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Ohhhhhkeeeaaay, this looks so weird. :P Anyone else's jaw drop when they saw the new Google+ and/or the new VSA?
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jaw def. dropped :)
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Here's the update from FLVS for those who haven't seen it:

"FLVS systems are up and running for most students. If you are taking your course in a Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) at your school, there still may be some issues with access. We are continuing to work through these with school districts. If you are not attempting to work on your FLVS course from a VLL, but are still having trouble accessing our website or VSA.flvs.net, please submit a help ticket at help.flvs.net ASAP. Once again, thank you for your patience as we continue to work through today's DDoS attack. Please know that teachers have been informed about this downtime and have been instructed how to work with students and districts."
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Okay everyone, FLVS has figured out what's going on! This is what it says on their Facebook:

"As you are aware, over the past 24 hours FLVS systems have been intermittently unavailable. Today our systems are experiencing additional downtime. Let us begin by saying, we are sorry for the frustration this has caused. We would like to share what has been going on.

Over the past 24 hours, the Florida Virtual School website has been under a DDoS attack. DDoS is a tech acronym that stands for Distributed Denial of Service. What does it mean? Well, in short, it means that there was an attack intended to prevent anyone from being able to visit our website. To clarify, we were NOT hacked and this is NOT a virus. This is simply an attack aimed at temporarily suspending accessibility of our website by preventing real users from making it through our firewall. As soon as this attack began yesterday, our IT team took the precautionary measure of shutting down all of our systems. This includes VSA, Educator, our website, and our registration system. This measure was taken so as to give us time to assess the situation and add additional security tools specifically meant to address DDoS attacks.

We assure you we are working around the clock to prevent any future attacks of this nature. We appreciate your patience with us as we work to make this happen. Students will not be penalized for not having access to their course work over the past 24 hours. Our teachers have been informed of the reason for the downtime and instructed to work with students and families.

We will let you know as soon as this work in complete. Thank you again for your patience."

(Here's something you can read about DDoS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack)
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It is SO CRAZY, all the up and down and back again. It's different for everyone.
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Hey everyone! I hope y'all aren't dead or MIA! :D Happy Easter a day early, too. 
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I second that Matt
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