With students and teachers settling in to the new rules set in place after winter break, the slew of complaints and attempted debates from students towards teachers have made way for quiet grumbling and preparing for the end of the term. Grades close officially on the January 25. All make-up work should be passed in over the course of the week. Midterms will be at the teachers’ discretion. Finals for half-year classes will also be at teacher’s discretion. Seniors with an A average will be exempt from finals in their half-year classes.
Seniors applying to college should be bringing in copies of any official letters from college, including acceptance letters, deferment letters, admissions denial letters or scholarships directly from the colleges. The copies of the letters should be given to Mrs. Bertrand in the guidance office. For any questions about scholarships, you should see your guidance counselor.
Also on the senior to-do list should be buying your yearbooks. $75 must be paid by January 31 with the order forms and passed in to the main office or the yearbook committee. For extra order forms, go to Mrs. Blake or any of the yearbook committee members.
Juniors on the college track who are looking to get a head start can begin by looking into the SATs and going on college visits. Guidance has a list of the upcoming SAT testing dates. The list can also be found online on the College Board website. The College Board website is also where you can sign up for the SATs. Should you be interested in taking the ACTs, you should ask the guidance office about testing dates and centers or look online on the ACT website.
For all students, sign-ups for the talent show end this week. Practices or run-throughs for the show will be held during the week of the show and will be clarified during morning announcements.
By Jessica Correia