In favor of most student’s wishes, school’s almost over. In 40 days we won’t have to wake up early, take tests, or turn in homework. Additionally, during this last quarter of the school year, the biggest and most fun projects and events are just around the corner.
To start with the obvious, AzMerit. Both seventh and eighth graders have to take our state’s standardized testing from April 9-18. On the other hand, some of the more fun projects would be the eighth grade science rocket unit. Also, in seventh grade english literature study project Tangerine has already started. Finally, girls and boys PE will start swimming soon.
Next, most elective classes are ending the year with exciting final projects. First, in the 4th hour Spanish 1B class, the students are doing a Show and Tell. Ms. Bray’s art class is also doing a show. On May 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the district building, 30-40 student art pieces will be featured. Artwork from other schools will be shown as well. Recently, Ms. D’s Life Skills have been sewing for their clothing unit. They’ll be making dresses and will send them to third world countries. After, they’ll make pajama bottoms. Furthermore, we have all of our musical electives ending the year on a high note. Orchestra is going to be performing at Gilbert High School from 7:00-8:00 pm on May 6. Also, the seventh grade band has a concert from 7:00-8:00 pm on May 8, also at GHS. Similarly, the eighth grade band has their closing concert on May 8 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Plus, they get to go on a field trip of a lifetime. That’s right, our eighth grade band and orchestra are going to Disneyland. Lastly, choir has their final concert on May 15 from 7:00-8:00 pm at Gilbert High School.
By the time all of that is over, we’ll only have eight days of school left. However, there are still more fun events that’ll happen. For example, all the sports games and meets spread out from now until May 2. Along with sports, we have golden scholars. The awards night will be on May 14, from 6:00-7:00 pm, in the school gym. As a result of being a golden scholar, some may be accepted to be in the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS). The induction ceremony for NJHS will be on May 9. Last but not least, we have the yearbook signing party. On May 6, both seventh and eighth graders are invited to the gym from 3:15-4:30 pm so you can get your yearbook signed by all of your friends.
Despite what you may think, this isn’t all of the fun and big events happening before school ends. Please support all of the hard working athletes, talented musicians, and everyone else, as we work hard to finish up the year.
By: Peyton Erb
Photo Credits: Andy Modla Photography