In the month of December here at Prosser High School, our students have been eagerly working to boost their grades before the break. Progress reports came out this month, which was an eye-opener for many of the kids.
As we have mentioned before, Prosser High School is fortunate enough to be an AVID school. One of our AVID students, Enrique Acevado, has a very strong propensity for science. One great thing about the AVID program is that kids get the opportunity to teach and learn from each other, and in helping out their fellow students they are able to further their knowledge. On a day in which they had an important exam, Enrique stepped up and led the biology study group. Later that week, all of the students came back and were excited to say that they did very well on the test.
This last week we held elections for our GEAR UP ambassador officers. We had a number of highly qualified candidates apply and run for office. We will be revealing the results of the election on Friday the 19th.
During this month we also were able to put on a financial-aid night here at the school. We had about 50 students and their parents show up to learn more about ways in which college can be possible financially for local families.
In the classrooms, we are working hard to keep kids focused on the final push before winter break. Almost every math teacher is giving an exam in this last week of classes, so the students have been really seeking extra help in preparation.
Finally, Prosser High School is celebrating the winter break in a number of ways this week. Every day has been a different dress-up theme and we have been showing movies and offering free eggnog in the cafeteria. Everyone is excited for the coming break, just as soon as these exams are finished! We are definitely closing 2014 to only bring in 2015. Let’s see what the New Year has in store for our students and staff. Happy Holidays.