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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Seniors Heading into the Home Stretch

Graduation

For seniors, the time after Spring Break each year seems to fly by. So much to do to prepare for graduation. Tests to take. Projects to finish. Invitations to send. If they are going to college, applications to fill out and letters to open. If they are going straight into the world of work, thinking about the next steps and first job out of high school.

It can be a whirlwind. If you’re a parent with a senior student, there are a few ways you can help them keep their feet on the ground and ready for the final month of school.

  • Help them focus on getting organized and managing their stress. The final months of school can be overwhelming and stressful. A few ways you can help them stay organized and on top of their stress:
    • Put planned events on calendars
    • Create checklists
    • Practice self-soothing techniques to cope with stress
    • Model how you handle challenging situations
    • Discuss how you manage the stress personally
  • Help your soon-to-be graduate gain a sense of responsibility. Graduating high school is a rite of passage that represents more than just academic achievement. New graduates are suddenly expected to assume adult privileges and responsibilities. The final months of senior year are a great opportunity for parents and high school seniors to identify the everyday skills that seniors will need next year.

  • Encourage them to enjoy their final days of high school. This is it. Your student will never have this time in their life again. Encourage them to finish strong academically, go to events and enjoy their time with friends. It sounds cliché, but life does change after high school. Talk to them about enjoying the closing of one chapter of their life. 

All Commencement Ceremonies take place in the Arena at the Memorial Coliseum:

  • North Side High School, Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
  • Northrop High School, Friday, June 7, 7 p.m.
  • Snider High School, Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.
  • South Side High School, Saturday, June 8, 1:30 p.m.
  • Wayne High School, Saturday, June 8, 5 p.m.