“A person is an entity of a sort to which the only proper and adequate way to relate is love.”
― John Paul II, Love and Responsibility
With the second semester in full swing, students will focus on maintaining their study schedules and continuing to practice good study habits. If semester exam results or first semester grades were not what was hoped for, students should make adjustments in their study habits and spend time with teachers and peer tutors to improve results.
Midyear Reports, including seniors’ new transcripts and updated GPAs were uploaded to the Common Application. Seniors met with Mr. Tanguay at the end of January to discuss their college applications, and to encourage them as they make their college decisions. We regularly encourage seniors to search and apply for outside scholarships to help finance their college expenses. The bulletin board in the main hallway has a list of the scholarship awards some local organizations are offering. This information is emailed to parents of seniors on a regular basis. Online scholarship search sites such as fastweb.com and collegeboard.com are excellent sources for free money. Your own town’s public high school and library may also have information regarding outside scholarships. Scholarship money is out there. Go get yours!
Freshmen reviewed their first semester report cards and discussed second semester strategies for continued, or improved academic progress. As always, students were encouraged to see their teachers for extra help sessions. This “free tutoring” is a tremendous benefit of our school, and is a great way for students to achieve academic success.
During February, Juniors will continue meeting to plan and prepare for the SAT, and refine their college searches. On February 12, at 7:00 PM, parents of juniors are invited to a Guidance Session on Standardized Testing.
All students are encouraged to work closely with teachers to develop strategies for success in the second semester and beyond. Regularly practicing good study habits and attending teachers’ extra help sessions will have a positive impact on students’ academic progress.
2/12/20 – Junior Parents – Standardized Testing Session, 7:00 PM, Library
2/17/20 – 2/21/20 – February vacation.
Please feel free to direct your guidance questions to:
Mark Tanguay, Director of Guidance
Maureen Hufnagle, Guidance Counselor