A new year means a chance to begin anew! The first week of school in 2016 is a fait accompli, and for some there is comfort in returning to a familiar schedule. For others, it’s an opportunity to implement new study habits and consider new topics. A new year means a chance to try something new or create Y-O-U 2.0.
Welcome back!! You’re starting the second semester and the school year is coming to an end. It’s time to buckle down and make every effort to keep up your grades! Remember that homework and class work can make or break your grade. Completing this work daily can be the difference between passing and failing. You also need to remember that it is your responsibility to get your work from your teachers and turn it in quickly! Additionally, if you have missed more than 5 days without a doctor or parent’s note to excuse your absences, you need to see me to begin Make Up Seat Time. Happy New Year and good luck this semester!
If you were not satisfied with your grades for the first semester, it is really time to get in gear. Now that the new year has started, you can use it as a clean slate. Try to work harder to improve your grades for the new year. Just because you did not do well in the first half of the year, all is not lost. If you do not know what grades you will need to pass the year at this point, please complete a Need to See Counselor form for an appointment with me.
It is a new year!!! Take this time to re-commit yourself to your studies and finish strong. Additionally, it is time to increase your ACT practice skills. The ACT will be offered here, at Grace King, on March 1st. Use the sites below to help you get started.
- Free Official SAT and ACT Practice Tests – PowerScore: www.powerscore.com › SAT & College › SAT Free Help Area
- Free Practice Test for the ACT – Peterson’s: www.petersons.com/college-search/free-act–practice–test.aspx
- ACT Free Practice Tests and Events | The Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com/…/free-act–practice–test
Encourage your parents to complete their 2015 tax returns as early as possible, so that you may submit your information on the federal student aid application – FASFA.
Begin completing your FASFA onlineat www.fafsa.ed.gov for the upcoming school year.