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Teacher Talk

I can't believe its already March! I can almost hear the tires screeching from the parking lot in May. This time of year seems to stymie some students. Sophomores have finally figured out there is no swimming pool on the fifth floor and seniors are taking their I'm-so-done-with-this-place and you-people-really-don't-know-anything-anyway attitudes to the extreme. Juniors are so ready for the seniors to leave that they resort to blocking entrance to the senior parking-lot. This is problematic because this is when all of the state testing takes place, which makes perfect sense. Please, please, please try to stay focused (did I say please?). These "high-stakes" tests have such a dramatic impact on the students' permanent records that it is imperative that they do their very best. We have all worked so hard this year; it's time to show them what we are made of! Here are some testing tips to consider:

  • Eat a good breakfast, and please forego that RedBull on test day.
  • Go to bed at a decent hour (i.e. before midnight)
  • Save the drama for after the test; don't worry about your girlfriend, what Jane said about you the day before, or who really should win the Bachelor
  • Be Calm; even though its important; life will go on after the test.

Mrs. P