Be Prepared! Finals Are Just Around The Corner!


Abby Rauguth, Staff Writer

STUDENTS: Prepare for the last week of school by knowing the final exam schedule.

The schedule for final exams has recently just been announced–and this is what it looks like:

  • On Wednesday, May 25,(Gold Day) all Seniors will be testing for Periods 5-8.
  • On Thursday, May 26 (Blue Day) all grades; 10-12, will be testing for Periods 1-4.
  • Finally, on the last day of school, Friday, May 27 (Gold Day) all 10th and 11th graders will be testing for Periods 5-8.

It may seem confusing, as there are three days of testing; this is because seniors will only come to school on the last day–May 27–for commencement rehearsal. After the rehearsal, the seniors will either attend the Senior Picnic or go home. Due to this, Wednesday will be designated for the seniors to have their “traditional” Final Assessments for periods 5-8, while the rest of the grades will then test on Friday for those class periods.

To some, testing on the very last day of school may seem odd, and students may all have different opinions about this. Mia Stamp, a sophomore, explains how it depends on the test. She doesn’t mind an easy final, but having a difficult test on the last day isn’t ideal. She does add to this by saying, “There would be a reward for a difficult test, though; it would be not having to come back the following Monday, so that will be nice!”  Stamp also talks about how testing in every class for a full day will be quite boring, but students will just have to try to “find the fun” in it!

This schedule does make studying to be an easy process. Students will have much more time to prepare, as the tests are on the final day of school (for most students). Stamp does express her concern for classes ending with final projects instead. She explains her hopes to have more than just the last couple of days to work on the project. While tests are a lot quicker, Stamp still prefers projects: “They allow you to be more creative, and you are allowed to use your own imagination and insight, which makes the assignment a lot more fun and much less stressful.” 

As the school year is wrapping up, Stamp gives some great advice for finals week. She says to not worry. As long as students have studied, they will know all the material and do great. She counters this, though, by saying if that if students haven’t studied and aren’t so confident–then “just wing it!”