Foundations for senior year helps sophomores prepare

Story by Jacob Hill, Staff writer

Associate principal Mark Schroeder will present Foundations for Your Senior Year at 6 p.m., Jan. 9 in the John Thomas Theater to help sophomores prepare for their next few years in high school.

Sophomores shouldn’t be the only ones to show up, however. Schroeder wants parents there as well.

“I know sometimes kids don’t want their parents with them at school events,” Schroeder said, “but the parents need to be involved and aware of what their child needs to take their junior year.”

Schroeder said it is important for sophomores to know what they need to work on and how to fix it.

“Basically you need to plan,” Schroeder said. “Look at your planned tests and pre-SAT and find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. Look at what you might not have done as well on, and work on it next year.”

Schroeder also warned of the stress and work that goes into the junior year.

“The main thing I want the kids to take away from this is how to make wise choices,” Schroeder said. “Junior year is going to be your hardest year, and you need to take the proper classes to help make it through and do your best. You don’t want to load yourself down with all AP and DC classes, but you also need to prepare for college.”

Schroeder hopes sophomores will take a few valuable lessons away from this presentation that it will help build their foundations for senior year and beyond.