The Standard: The Report Card- Dread or Celebrate

By Conor Doyle ‘19

Report cards can be both the most exciting and most terrifying experiences in a high school career. It is a time when students obsess over their grades, and pray that they got a high enough grade on finals, either to keep good grades or pull up mediocre ones.

This can be an awesome time for some students as they receive validation for a semester of hard work, as well as the pride and approval of their family.

“I am happy with the work I did last semester and was proud to give my report card to my parents,” said junior Alex MacFarlane.

However, this can also be a time of great stress. While there is nothing students can do at this point, they think over what could have been done. “I was nervous in some subjects about whether I did well enough on the finals to keep my grade,” said senior Nick Christiano.

There are also cases in which parents and students disagree about what is a good grade and what is a bad one. “I was worried my parents would not be satisfied with my grades as their idea of a good grade is different than mine,” said senior Keith Gniady.

What is often forgotten is that these report cards are only for a semester, so for those that did not meet their parents expectations there is plenty of time to recover in the second semester. To those that did well, congratulations and keep working hard.

2019-02-18T15:10:46-05:00

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