As the weather outside gets cold and students return from their brief three day weekend, it is one of the most dreaded times of the year. The two weeks after break were spent hard at work. Teachers tried to get a last unit in and start the review for midterms. Students stressed about January 21 through January 23 as it was three days full of testing. These were not normal tests; they are midterms for full year courses and finals for semester courses.
The weekend before the exams was a three day weekend. Don’t let that fool you, because most students were hard at work preparing. Midterms include everything learned so far that year, so there was a lot of content to study. The three days started with math and social studies on Wednesday. Thursday was English and science. Finally, to finish off the week, foreign languages and conflicts were Friday.
Some students were lucky as they did not have midterms during every slot. These kids were fortunate enough to be allowed to either come in late or leave early.Overall, it was a stressful, but successful midterm period. As the exam period finished, it marked the end of the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year. “Midterms were a nerve wracking time, but now I am really looking forward to the second semester as I finish out my senior year,” remarked Senior Chanel D’Angelo. Now, we are over halfway through the year with no major exams till May and June.