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The ‘finals’ countdown




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By Jordan Scheel

For the past three years, the Stockdale Independent School District has given finals before winter break. However, this year the staff chose a calendar with exams falling after winter break. Finals are always a time of preparing for tests that will determine how well students’ grades represent their performance in their classes. Considering we have eight periods in a school day, many students who are underclassmen, and who do not meet the requirements for exemptions, have to take tests for the majority of their periods. The tests are taken in a matter of three days.

Preparing for finals can be a stressful time for both students and teachers. The teachers are expected to make tests that the students will be able to take after completing the first semester of class. “I like having six- week grading periods, but I don’t like having finals after Christmas break,” said English teacher Mrs. Miller. Many teachers have multiple classes to prepare tests for, as well as the students who have to study for many different tests.

When I was a freshman and sophomore and could not be exempt from all of my exams, I appreciated having them before we were out for winter break, solely because I did not want to spend my time off from school worrying and studying for exams. Although I am able to be exempt from all of my tests now, I would still prefer having finals before the break. “I like having finals before Christmas break because during the break I forget everything,” said sophomore Keylie Boyd.

Having finals after the break does allow for students like me, who can be exempt from all or some of their tests, another break shortly after returning to school. I’m sure that students everywhere would agree that finals are a dreadful time in general, no matter when they are taken, but also a great time to show their parents and teachers all that they have learned through the first semester.

Junior Journalist Jordan Scheel is a Stockdale High School senior. The daughter of Jeff and Debbie Scheel plays volleyball and is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Student Council. She has two brothers, Jason and Jacob.
 

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