Monday, August 27, 2012

Back To School Fun Facts

With my kids starting to hit the books again & The Community School of Worship's Fall season starting next week, I have begun to reminisce on days gone by. I wasn't the best student, but for the most part, have great memories from the many schools I've attended. Ask me sometime about the fireworks was epic! 

Starting next Tuesday, we begin our first full year of the school of worship here at Faith. We have graduated (pun definitely intended) from four classes last year, to ten this year. There will be five each semester. Monday through Thursday will be our theology classes with Thursday dedicated to music. It's certainly not to late to sign up. You can always grab an application here at our website. With my thoughts ever gravitating towards this new school year, I wanted to give you a few random stats just for fun. ENJOY & have a GREAT year!!

The number of students enrolled in American schools from kindergarten through college now totals approximately 78.8 million.

According to a study done by Yale University, the smell of a crayon ranks #18 on the list of most recognizable scents for adults. Since 1903, more than 120 billion Crayola crayons have been sold. Stack those end to end and they would circle the Earth 200 times.

Pencils can write just about anywhere - in zero gravity, upside down, and under water. The average pencil can write 45,000 words and draw a line 35 miles long.  More than 2 billion pencils are used in the United States every year.

Back-to-school clothes
In August 2010, families spent $7.4 billion at family clothing stores.

Internet access
In 1995, approximately 50 percent of American schools had Internet access. Today, that number is 100 percent.

“The first day of school is always special to me. It’s the only day of the year when I’m not behind in my homework.” ~ Unknown

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