End of the "school year"

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Registered: 07-26-1999
End of the "school year"
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Fri, 03-21-2014 - 4:24pm

I know most of the CS's are on semesters, is it getting close to the end of the semester for everyone?  When does everyone come home for the summer, if they come home?  Any jobs for the summer lined up?

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 03-21-2014 - 8:10pm

May 10 is graduation.  DS21 is starting to put in for some jobs, mostly PT, as he intends to go to grad school in the fall and doesn't want to overcommit.  He already has a PT job that he's had almost a year now but they don't give him many hours so he wants something either in addition or instead.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Sat, 03-22-2014 - 2:47am
I think DD has about 6 weeks left. This is her 4th year. When she started college in 2010 we thought this would be her graduation year, but with the difficulty in getting necessary classes she'll be on the 5 year plan. I'm not sure if she will be coming home when school is out or staying in her apartment. I'm hoping she is going to continue living with the same roommate, in the same apartment. She said something about moving, which I think is nuts. She and the roommate aren't friends, but they get along well and they are polite to each other. Both are so busy that they are rarely home at the same time. She'll be working for the second summer as a counselor with Super Camp. It's an academic summer camp for teens held on 10 college campuses. Last year she was assigned to Wake Forest. This year she'll be at Stanford. Much closer to home!
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Registered: 01-23-2003
Sat, 03-22-2014 - 10:23pm

DD's last final is April 24.  DH and I will be down in Miami for a few days vacation, so we'll pick her up around then.  Or, she'll join us in Miami.  This will be the first summer that she won't be at school, but the plan is to take one or two classes online or locally at home.  She is doing much better this semester, but I'll be glad for her to take a break from campus.  I'm not really pushing for her to work this summer.  She has been working off and on for the past year, but we'll see how being broke goes for her.  Her plan is also to move off campus for Fall, so we'll have to do that search, too.  I told her and told her to register for on campus housing anyway, just in case off campus plans fall through.  She (conveniently) waited 10 days into on campus housing signup, everything was already taken, and ended up with a place we can't afford to pay for and won't pay for.  Plus it has crappy cell phone reception.  She stayed there last summer because it was one of the only dorms open.  Won't do it again.  Just about broke us.  Ahhh...when will this be over?

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Registered: 11-05-1998
Mon, 03-24-2014 - 10:50am

Christopher, my  middle son, will get his associate's degree in computer multimedia on May 17.   It's taken him three years instead of two because of the way that required classes and prerequisites fell.  Even though he'll get his associates in May, he's going to take two more classes this summer.  He has a pretty good reason for that, though.  All this school year, he's had a 23-25 hour a week student job that he likes very much (and they like him).  As long as he keeps taking classes, he can keep that job.  Because his Pell Grant includes money for the summer term, he figures he may as well use that money to take a couple of classes that he didn't get a chance to earlier (photography and a business class, I think) and keep his student job through the summer.

He's also going to be working part time at our Lansing Lugnuts baseball park. He worked there last summer and they called him back for another season.  Of course, if he finds a full-time job in his field, then he'll leave those other jobs, but he feels pretty good that he has something solid lined up already.

In other news, Chris and his girlfriend and their 6 month old son will be moving into an apartment early next month. His girlfriend got a job working front desk at a local hotel, so they make enough to move in together.  I have no idea how that will work out, but that is their problem, not mine.  Their apartment is on the bus line, and is just behind a plaza that includes a grocery store, a pharmacy, and two thrift stores where our family already buys most of our clothing.  It's also only about 2 miles from my house, so I can have easy access to the baby.  Oh, and it's close to a child care center, too. 

Elizabeth

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 03-24-2014 - 12:53pm

Jordyn had finals last week for her winter quarter.  The team is traveling this week, they have competitions tonight and tomorrow night in West Virginia and then they arrive in Texas on Wednesday for a competition on Saturday.  We are all traveling up to see them compete and have dinner with her afterwards on Saturday.  We are all very excited to see her!  She starts spring quarter on Monday and has 4 classes, though she was debating dropping one and keeping just 3 for the semester because they are traveling more next semester and she thought she may need a bit of a lighter load, especially with her 3rd semester of Latin coming up, but as of Friday she hadn't made a solid decision yet.  She gets finished with classes the second week of June, but has to stay 2 more weeks to work camps for her team before she is released to come home June 27th.  She is waiting on the paperwork and training dates for her summer job.  This will be her second summer working as a cheerleading camp counselor doing camps and trainings around the state.

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