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Parents of the HS Class of 2022

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  • vistajayvistajay 1512 replies27 threads Senior Member
    They don't release the schedule until much later, but S22's soph schedule is set in stone. No room for electives until senior year. Next year he will take Sacraments, English III (H), Algebra II (H), APUSH, Latin III (H), Spanish III (H) and Fine Arts. Fine Arts is a semester course, and then I think he will have a free period the second semester. It would normally be PE but he will get out of that for playing a varsity sport.
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  • sfSTEMsfSTEM 150 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @vistajay Taking on the mighty AP US History! I've read (on here mostly) about how much reading that course is. Good for him taking it head on.
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  • OrangeFishOrangeFish 777 replies20 threads Member
    My S has no intention of taking on APUSH, based on how it is handled at his school. Way to go @vistajay !
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  • vistajayvistajay 1512 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Thanks @sfSTEM and @OrangeFish . APUSH is traditionally a soph level class at S22's school, and is usually the first really hard course encountered by these kids. It was the last "B" his older brother got in HS, though that teacher has since retired. It should be a bit of a shock to him, which is good.
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  • vistajayvistajay 1512 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Anyone else's kid take the Oct 2019 PSAT 8/9? Just looked at S22's scores and I think he did well, but they score each of these tests so differently. I just wish they got to take the junior year PSAT, both for practice and to compare apples to apples. He got 1290 out of 1440 (99%).
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  • OrangeFishOrangeFish 777 replies20 threads Member
    Yes @vistajay - S22 took the PSAT 8/9 and scored 640 and 640. At least it is easy to remember!
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  • vistajayvistajay 1512 replies27 threads Senior Member
    That's a great score, @OrangeFish !
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  • RussianbioHackerRussianbioHacker 44 replies7 threads Junior Member
    If anyone's kids are interested in pursuing scientific research with a faculty member at a university local to you, PM me, and I can help you with that. This could be an original project the student has envisioned and wants to pursue, or just that they want to participate in an existing project with a faculty member. The reason I am putting this here is that such projects take years to develop, and interested students should start early in HS (or before). The reason I am putting this up now is because January is the first month to start a project to be entered into the 2020 Intel ISEF pipeline. PM me an we can work something out!
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  • sfSTEMsfSTEM 150 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Exam week everybody? My S22's first taste of end-of-semester exams. Good wake-up call. You can't cover an entire semester in just two hours' studying time. :P
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  • vistajayvistajay 1512 replies27 threads Senior Member
    Western Civ and Spanish II today. The big one, Biology, is tomorrow. S22 is upstairs studying now, LOL.
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  • sfSTEMsfSTEM 150 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @vistajay Biology is one my son's big ones too. Wednesday for him.
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  • OrangeFishOrangeFish 777 replies20 threads Member
    We're in the midst of That Delightful Thing in high school -- group project reports and presentations. >:) Three of those this week.
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  • sfSTEMsfSTEM 150 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @OrangeFish S22 had a project presentation today, for his Engineering class. He and a couple other boys built some mods for the Nintendo 3DS gaming system. Hey, I'd have liked a project like that back in my day.
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  • OrangeFishOrangeFish 777 replies20 threads Member
    For today's group project, S22 had to write a poem in a group, and then present their poem, along with the logic behind their poem.

    I'm sure he would have been happier with a Nintendo 3DS project.
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  • SilverGrassSilverGrass 38 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Would love to learn about the local research for D22. Not sure I cam PM you, as I believe one needs to have many post before they can PM. Can you contact me please?
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  • SilverGrassSilverGrass 38 replies0 threads Junior Member
    RussianbioHacker, Would love to learn about the local research for D22. Not sure I cam PM you, as I believe one needs to have many post before they can PM. Can you contact me please?
    Also not sure I managed to reply to a particular post...
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  • SilverGrassSilverGrass 38 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Apologize for the multiple posts. Just learning how to reply and don't have PM function yet.

    @RussianbioHacker , would love to learn about the local research for D22. Not sure I cam PM you, as I believe one needs to have many post before they can PM. Can you contact me please?
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  • Ready5etGoReady5etGo 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    It's D22's first week of HS finals (and group projects / presentations). 3 down, 3 more to go. I think my job is to make sure she's got plenty of snacks, and to stay out of her way. Lol. Good luck to all!
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  • hopewhite25hopewhite25 203 replies7 threads Junior Member
    My D22 has midterms this week, two down, 4 more to go. Then comes a nice 2 week break before the start of the second semester. All of her grades are currently A's and barring any massive bombs, they will be A's when she is done. Looking forward to spending time with her, husband, D15 & S18 and getting extra sleep.
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  • VineyarderVineyarder 151 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Just got S22's scores for the December SSAT. He improved, going to 2151 (75th percentile) from 2094 (63rd). Math and (especially) verbal rose, while reading ticked down a little. We're thinking we'll call that good enough. The admissions person at a school he's touring right now with my wife said they don't put the most weight on SSAT scores, especially for people coming from outside the U.S. prep-courses pressure cooker. Might still be on the low side for his reach school, but there's a reason those score thresholds are averages and not absolutes. Plus, he's liked both of the public possibilities he's toured, so we're not desperate to get him into a private school. Feeling good about the situation overall.
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