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January Newsletter: Freshmen

Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 2017 | With a semester fully under your belt, it is time to reflect on the first semester. What went well? What are areas of improvement? Are the subjects or activities that you would like to learn more about? While the college process is still years away, such questions and reflections can allow you to take steps that can put you on a path towards success. It is important to end the year on a high note; with the slate wiped clean in classes and opportunities for involvement presenting themselves anew this semester, make the commitment to do your best!

  • Student/Parent Workshop for Grades 9-10 on February 1 at 6:30 in the Chapel. We will then run concurrent breakout sessions from which you may elect to attend. Topics will include athletics, financing a college education, visiting colleges, standardized testing and the college process moving forward. A schedule of the event is forthcoming. Families should make plans on attending this event!
  • Course Scheduling. Now is the time to think about your interests. What courses/subjects are most compelling? In what areas do you excel? Are you interested in pursuing an AP course, such as AP European History? If this is the case, talk to your teacher(s) in the discipline(s), your advisor, and the department chair.
  • It’s not too early to think about summer!  Yes, this is a time to rest and to take a break from school. However, it’s also a time to explore interests! The best way for a college to know what a child is actually interested in is to assess how the student has spent his/her time.