January 23, 2013 | 391 views
Students having a busy, exciting time
Hewlett High School is quite an exciting place to be right now. It feels as if there is a different upcoming event, activity, or newsworthy story announced each day. Student schedules are filled with many academic and extracurricular-related activities.
After a long and relaxing vacation school began again on Jan. 2. Whether students traveled to foreign places or stayed home with friends and family, many agreed that the break was enjoyable as it provided the perfect opportunity for the things we crave during the school year, such as sleeping late after staying up late and seeing family members and friends whom we normally do not. Having to wake up at a time when the hour hand on clocks still pointed to a single digit was an arduous transition for many students.
It’s now full speed ahead. Teachers decided when they would administer their midterm exams that will take place within class. The school administration moved away from both a five-day midterm week as well as last year’s abridged three-day version. Although midterms mark a stressful time for Hewlett students as they scramble to recall the material learned in the past months, they also mark a momentous time. The first half of the school year is now over, which means my classmates and I are now one-step closer to graduating and heading to college. We also recently learned about the change in plans regarding our senior prom. Originally scheduled to take place at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club, the prom will now be at Chateau Briand in Carle Place.