By Eva Ciobanu
The end of the school year is a time all students, teachers, and school staff members, enjoy. However, people working other jobs, such as our parents, don’t get the pleasure of eleven weeks off; they likely don’t enjoy having to worry about what their kid will do all day while they’re at work.
Now, when I first came to APG, I expected summer break to start with a scene straight out of High School Musical; the classic dance with every student meticulously in unison. If this is what you think is going to happen, you might want to lower your expectations, just a bit.
Not only are the actual last days of school boring, but from April 15 to May 17, students from each grade are taking the SBAC; aka the end of the year assessments that everyone grades 3-8 goes through. These tests are especially important for seventh graders wanting to attend Lowell High School after eighth grade.
Luckily, after finishing the SBAC, students are able to take it easy, and enjoy the summer awaiting. Of course, teachers won’t just completely give up, there still will be tests and homework; but for some classes, teachers may play movies, have parties to celebrate, or go on field trips. As the days tick down, everyone is making sure they enjoy these last few days.
If you’re an eighth grader, you will have the delight of not only graduating, but going to Great America. But, no need to get jealous, if you’re not in eighth grade yet, you’ll get your turn, every year the trip for the graduates alternates between Six Flags and Great America.
One thing is for sure, everyone enjoys the long days of summer, whether they’re spent in Hawaii, or in the comforts of your home; this break off of school brings everyone joy.
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