After Spring Break, School Year Flies By

By Suzanne Bizot Gorman, Head of the Downtown CampusHSCommServ_1

Ask any senior, and s/he can tell you exactly how many days of school are left!  It’s really unbelievable how quickly time starts to go after Spring Break, with Advisee Games, AP exams, and all the senior events on the horizon.  

Our Poetry class students, along with Cia White and Juan Ramirez, are in New York for a long weekend at a Sarah Lawrence College poetry festival!  We finished our last Community Service day this week, with a rough total of 2,500 hours of service performed by students and adults over the course of the school year.  Our annual Pennies for Patients collection also ended, with over $500 total donated.

All students are taking the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) this week or early next.  This will be our third year doing the survey through Indiana University, and the results each year help us look at how engaged our students are and therefore think about the kinds of school climate and culture we want to create in order to ensure as much engagement as possible.

In a couple of weeks, we’ll begin to conduct course registration for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  That process will be online this year (rather than the paper forms you may be used to seeing) and we’ll give you more information regarding that.  Parents will still have the opportunity look at the classes their students are registering for, of course, and to ask any questions you may have.