Dear Parents of High School Students:
It appears that the roller-coaster weather pattern we’ve had will level off just in time for us to enjoy a nice, warm spring break in one more week! I’m not anticipating any more snow days, at least…
Many of our spring clubs are in full-swing, with Advanced Tennis, Yearbook Staff, Flag Football, and Bowling Clubs keeping us busy at the end of the day all through the week. We’re also staying busy with field experiences and in-school programs. We had a visit from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Bio-Bus last week, and many of our advanced science students participated in hands-on forensic experiments, analyzing fingerprints, determining blood types, and extracting and studying DNA samples! This week, Mrs. Kern and Mrs. Wood are taking their classes on a trip to study nutrition and budgeting, and the trip will culminate with students preparing meals at Young Chefs. Next week, Mrs. Hauenstein will be taking her students to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville where they will participate in a program focusing on the periodic table. Simultaneously, Mrs. O’Brien has planned a downtown trip for her classes on the MARTA system. We appreciate your support and participation in our trips!
Upon our return from spring break, we will have just over one week of classes before beginning our Stanford Diagnostic Achievement Tests. Testing will take place on April 20th and 21st, and we ask that our students get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and arrive at school on time with a calculator, ruler, and number 2 pencils for testing on those days. Dismissal will take place at our regular time on those days.
Thank you to all of the parents for your time and input during conferences. It’s so nice to hear the students talking about all of the progress they are making!
And speaking of progress: the twelve-week grade reports will posted online and ready for viewing by the end of the week. One more report will be uploaded at the end of April, and it will be the last before the end of the semester. Please remember that students with ‘Incompletes’ or grades below 72 are required to attend Help Session daily, Monday through Thursday. Getting grades into a good position prior to final exams should be a priority at this point in the semester.
This newsletter and all future newsletters can now be found on Eaton Academy’s website under ‘Blogs’, so please make sure to check in periodically for news and updates!
As always, stay in touch,
High School Director