When do your teens get out of school?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
When do your teens get out of school?
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Sat, 06-07-2003 - 2:55pm
And what are the plans for the summer?

If they are still in school, are they staying focused or have their minds already left for summer vacation?!

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Registered: 03-14-1999
Sat, 06-07-2003 - 7:45pm
Here in Upstate NY my DS has 1more full week- our Exams begin the week of 16th. He is a Senior and all of his exams are Regents - he also took two AP exams.

He is pretty focused as he is Junior and knows that he is into he most important years.

He also recently attended the US Naval Academy's Summer session and has decided that a Navy Career is what he wants so he has to stay very Focused over the next week and his last year! He'll be busy with Soccer/ Swimming & doing school work for next year.

Kathy
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 06-07-2003 - 8:53pm
Well let's see. 17.9 dd has finals Monday and Tuesday this coming week, cleans out her locker and pays any outstanding fines and gets her yearbook and cap and gown Wednesday and Thursday. Graduation practice is Friday. Graduation itself is Saturday. She will work over the summer to put some money away before starting college in the fall.

14.9 ds has HIS finals the NEXT week. I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do with him over the summer, other than keeping him busy with chores like mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, helping pack for the move once we move, etc. So he will have a lot of loose time on his hands; I expect he'll spend it skateboarding. You guys will probably hear me moaning about him breaking more bones, I'll bet. I haven't had the money to sign him up for baseball camp or anything like that with all the unexpected medical bills I've had recently, and he's too young for a summer job (in Illinois unless you're low income and the school officials sign your working papers, you can't get a job until you're 16 or older.) And he's certainly not interested in volunteering anywhere (working full time, it's not like I'm home to MAKE him volunteer someplace either, and I know his Dad won't make him.) Maybe I can sign him up for summer school, and he can get some of next year's classes out of the way; that might work. His dad will make him go to SCHOOL.

19.5 dd had her last exam Friday. Her bf drove out to Maine to pick her up at college and bring her home for the summer. She'll probably be in town Monday sometime, and boy is she gonna be MAD when she finds out I'm not home to greet her but in the hospital instead having surgery. (Hey, I tried to email her Thursday evening when I found out myself and let her know, but she must have already packed up her computer in preparation to come home. And I tried calling but her phone was disconnected already too. Oh well.) She has a summer job lined up already too.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 06-08-2003 - 10:31am
I don't think my ds ever focused on school since September!! But to answer your question, he gets out 6/24. Finals are the week of the 16th. On 6/28, he's going to sleepaway camp for 6 weeks. I'm a single mom who works full time and that's the best place for him to keep him busy, away from TV and video games, and to grow as an individual. This is his third summer at this camp.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Sun, 06-08-2003 - 2:35pm
My boys have been out for a couple weeks - May 27 was their last day. DS16 will be leaving Saturday for the church youth group mission trip for a week, home 2 weeks and then off to Japan with the martial arts club; dh is going as a chaperone. The first week of August he'll be at the week-long marching band camp 3 hours away. During the time he's home martial arts will continue as well as marching band drills.

DS13 and I will go to Seattle for a few days while dh and Jason are in Japan. He is taking a College for Kids Robotics class at the local jr. college for 2 weeks and his tae kwon do class and bagpipe lessons continue over the summer.

Pam



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 06-08-2003 - 2:38pm
My graduation is June 19! :D

I'm going to work at a creative arts camp for my 4th year. I've been going there every summer since 1993 (it's a day camp) and I love all (well most!) of the people.

I'm so excited about college. HS classes are all movie watching by now.

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Registered: 04-20-2003
Sun, 06-08-2003 - 5:59pm
I'm here in New Jersey - my son who will turn 15 in a month got out last thursday and my daughte who is 13 will get out the 27th of June! Big difference in the 2 schools. My son will work for the town for 4 weeks during the summer, other than that he'll play summer hockey 1 night per week and he made the All Star team for Babe Ruth so that will take up a good part of July if they have a winning season. My daughter is signing up for Conversational Frence lessons that will be about 8 lessons in July. She has always gone to a G&T summer camp for 3 weeks but she doesn't want to go this summer. My dh is building a mini-pipe in the yard for my son and my nephews (both the same age as my son) and we have a pool so I'm assuming they'll spend most of their time in my yard.
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Registered: 05-26-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:45am
Hi. Had to sympathize! My son had his cast taken off yesterday, but has to wear an ACE for three weeks and go back for another xray. No skateboarding is driving him CRAZY. He had this fantasy that the dr would saw off the cast, and he'd happily kickflip his way home. LOL. He's only 12, so his summer plans are to skateboard (when he gets the ok... AND>>>>>>>>>yes, I'll be holding my breath!!), swim and waste time. Hoping to entice him to read a couple of books!

My 15 yo (also a skateboarder) has a job lined up for the summer. In our town, the recreation department runs several summer programs for residents' children. He will be working in the sports clinics - which are two 2-hour sessions each day where parents can sign up for their kids to play/learn various sports. These sessions are divided up by ages. Morning is, I think, under 10; afternoon is 10-13 or something like that.... volleyball, basketball, bowling, soccer, SKATEBOARDING (LOL)... he'll work about five or six weeks out of the summer. Won't make much money, but at least it's a first step.

Next year, at 16, he can work as a camp counselor -- which is either 1/2 day for pre-schoolers (like a playgroup) or full-day (day care) camp for school aged through 13.

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Registered: 05-26-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:52am
My 9th grader's exams begin next Tuesday the 17th and run five half-days, 2 exams per day. He only has to go to school on days/times when his classes are scheduled to have exams; lunch/health/studyhall -- he gets the day off.

Last official day is Wednesday the 26th (I think that's the date). Of course my son sees no sense in showing up the last two (half) days of school since exams will have been taken, books collected, and teachers are actually TELLING them not to show up because it's going to be boring... and report cards are mailed home so he doesn't even have to be there in person to get that. I don't know. I'll probably let him take one of the days off.

Does anyone's kids have exams in middle school? Mine does not. His last day is that Wednesday, with half-days the last three days. They're winding down lessons this week; will have a test in most subjects to get in one more grade for the year. They're doing fun stuff in some classes - making poetry books about topic of their choice in English, for example. In Geography they're going to have a Geography Bee... Don't know about the others yet, but he's got good teachers; they'll dream up something.

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Registered: 03-14-2003
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 9:38am
Mine get out on June 20th. They're staying focused and preparing for finals which are coming up next week.

Plans here are pretty simple. We may be attending the wedding for our niece in July and going to the beach in August. Otherwise, my daughter will be babysitting for six weeks and soon-to-senior asked my son to tutor him in math during the summer so he can graduate next spring.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 06-10-2003 - 9:00pm
Dd gets out this Friday so this is really the countdown. Finals start tomorrow, they have 2 block periods each day and get dismissed at 11:30. I think that she has only 1 written final during the finals period. The other classes they had to do a project or research paper or something like that.

She hasn't been particularly focused all year so I didn't expect her to start now! She already turned in the books for the class that has the written final, not thinking ahead there...We read her the riot act over the weekend so she is making an effort to get the other stuff done.

As for her plans, she has the job at the ice cream shop so she will continue with that. She has half-heartedly looked for another job, maybe she will look harder when school is out. I think that she wants to hang out and relax a lot. Her best friend just completed her provisional driving period so I'm sure that they will want to be driving around and will have lots of plans for me to veto!

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