Things to do in the Home Stretch
School is almost over. In just a few weeks, on June 14, classes will end and summer will start. Many people are super excited to have some free time and the chance to relax. However, some people need ideas on how to spend this time. Here are a few ideas on how you can spend your last two months of school :
- Catch Up on Homework/Get Ahead
If you’re behind on work for any class, this is a good time to make it up. You could also get ahead on assignments or projects you have coming up. Get any missing work out of the way, it could boost your grade up a few points. Even if it’s late, turn it in. It’s better to get a least some points and not just a zero.
Try to give back to your community by volunteering. This is great way to be productive during your time and it can help boost your college applications. Try volunteering at homeless shelters, animal shelters, or elderly homes.
- College Tours
Try visiting some colleges that interest you or that you may consider going to. The end of the school year is a great time to explore some schools before making your final decision as campuses are in full bloom and students are out and about. As a junior, this is more important since you have only one year left until you become a senior.
- Hang Out with your Family
If you have some time to spare, try heading on a small trip with your family. Most people are super busy during the school year that they may not have time to hang out with their families as much. These last two months of school can be stressful, so spending time with your family can help wind things down before the end of the year.
- Go to the Beach
Since the weather is getting nicer, try heading to the beach for some relaxation. Whether it’s a local beach or somewhere out of town, going to the beach is a great way to wind down after some stressful days at school.
- Look for Scholarships
Take this time to look for some scholarship opportunities. Many scholarships are now available for you to apply to. Even if it’s not a lot, any amount can help towards decreasing the amount of debt you may have to owe.
Take this time to try and relax. School can be very stressful for most teens and have a harmful effect on the body and mind. Even though you have a lot of exams coming up, don’t overwork yourself. Try to relax when you can, even it’s just for a couple hours.
We wish best of luck to all of our graduating seniors and all of our upcoming freshman. These last two months of school are gonna be over before you know it.
Sandra Jimenez, Staff Writer
Junior Sandra Jimenez is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. At LHS she participates in SAVE Club while pursuing her hobby in photography. After school, you’ll most likely find her studying Japanese and Korean while listening to music.