Consistency, completion, practice, and understanding are a few words to keep in mind when starting the new marking period. A great start on your grades will have you doing better because you’ll want to remain in good standing with that high letter grade.
Keeping track of your grades by using Parent Connect might also help. It allows you to see your grades and due assignments. “You need to keep the first grade you had in the first marking period to then set a goal to do better,” said Mr. Catalfano, math teacher at East High School. A fresh start means setting deadlines, being your own advocate, and pushing yourself to do your best.
You can start by having good attendance. Attendance has a HUGE influence on your grades, especially in math because you’re constantly learning a new concept built upon foundations. “If you miss class, it’s more difficult to catch up to them,” adds Mr. Catalfano. By starting off with high grades it shows that you’re doing well enough to be able to use resources to do well on a test. We as students have the power to determine whether we pass or not. Let's make this an awesome marking period full of prosperity and success.