By: Caroline Smelko
As the 2018-19 school year comes to an end, there are plenty of events coming up for seniors, as well as the rest of the student body, here at Eisenhower High School. This is an exciting time of year for everyone. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining, and it is almost time for summer vacation.
Although not everyone is a senior this year, there are many school-wide important events and dates to watch out for. The most important dates to be aware of for students are the dates of finals. This year, finals will start on Friday, May 24 with Science and Social Studies. The following week, after a day off for Memorial Day, finals pick back up on Tuesday, May 28 with Math, Language Arts, and any Language Arts or Social Studies electives that students may have. The second day of these finals will be May 29. On May 30, the finals for electives, such as Math, Science, Art, Family and Consumer Science, World Language, Business, PE/Health, and Tech Design, begin. The second parts of these finals will be on Monday, June 3. For any students who miss a part of their final exams, the finals will be made up from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6. In addition, for students taking AP Biology this year and who are signed up for taking the AP test, you had better start studying! The AP test will be held at Eisenhower High School on Monday, May 13.
The spring of students’ junior year of high school is an important time in one’s high school careers. The Squire sat down with Mrs. Golab, our high school guidance counselor, to get some advice for taking the next step. Golab advises this year’s juniors to, “Get organized and use a good planner, whether it is on paper or electronic. As seniors, you may apply for scholarships, take SAT or ACT testing, ask for recommendation letters, develop a resume, and locate a job or internship. Lots of time will go into researching and applying for college, the military, or trade programs, so it is important to stay organized.” Along with staying organized, be sure to watch for dates and deadlines as to when you can start applying to colleges and when the deadlines end.
With graduation coming up within the next few months, The Squire also asked Mrs. Golab to advise the seniors who are preparing to go out into the real world. Golab’s best advice to all graduating seniors is, “Keep learning after you graduate. This will help you become the best version of yourself.”
Along with graduation, seniors are encouraged to attend their Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 2 at the Eisenhower Auditorium starting at 4pm. Baccalaureate is a religious ceremony celebrating the seniors and all their achievements. The following week, the graduation ceremony will be held in Eisenhower Middle/High School Gymnasium on Friday, June 7 starting at 6 pm. At the ceremony, people can expect speeches from the valedictorian, salutatorian, Class President, and Mrs. Alm, with the possible addition of other speakers.
Good luck to our graduating class as they begin the rest of their lives! For those who are not seniors, remember to stay focused in school and have a great summer!