Mid-quarter advice

By: Maggie Alarcon

Finals are around the corner, so you should take this chance that it’s only a bit past mid-quarter to catch up on any missing work and give it your best. Try to take this time as an opportunity to talk to your teachers about your grades if you haven’t already. Or even arrange a time with your teachers to do makeups for a test, projects etc.

I highly recommend to communicate with those around you more, it doesn’t always have just be your teacher, to get the help you need in any class that you don’t understand or need more guidance in. Check if there’s any tutoring sessions going on in school. Another way you can improve your grades during mid-quarter is asking your friends for help as well.

If you are having a test coming up, or any big project that is happening soon, make sure to stay focused and study really hard to do well, or to bring your grades up, especially if they are not looking the best. Study at least an hour or two.

Speak up also, and ask for help if that’s better for you. Don’t just stay quiet and wait until the last minute to try to get help from your teachers. Not all will help you out last minute.

Summer school is not very fun, and I suggest you get to work and don’t procrastinate and leave work to do at the last minute. It will just get harder if you do, and it will become a habit.

Lastly, another good idea that I can suggest is asking an adult, or someone you know you can count on, to check on you and your process being made, like your grades, and to keep pushing you to keep going and motivate you.

I hope these suggestions were helpful!

Highland Park girls basketball game

On Thursday, December 13th, Higland Park High School’s girls basketball team had their first game against Tartan High School. Tartan High School is a public school located in Oakdale, MN. Tatarn this year had a record of 0-4, going into the game, while Higland had a 5-1 record.

On the Highland Park C-team, there are many girls who have never played basketball, and as the season continues there has been a huge improvement in their skill level.

At 4:00 p.m. there was the C-team game. Highland ended with a loss, but the score didn’t stop their motivation.

At 5:30 p.m., our JV game played. As the game started, there was a malfunction with our score board. The score board wouldn’t mark points, so the time scorer had to keep track of our score until we could get it to work. The timer continued to work as normal but not having points made it difficult to determine what the team needed to do to win the game.

After halftime, the score board began to work. The score was 9-32; Highland felt defeated.

Fresham Littia, and sophomore Readeat, came back with 3 point shots but it wasn’t enough to take a win. Sadly, our JV team ended with a loss.

JV coach Mr. Chapman, a behavioral specialist as well as the girls basketball coach, said, “Girls, this was not a loss we played good, we matched their intensity and put up a fight, I am happy with this score.” This gave the the girls motivation.

Nataile, a junior player on the team, made sure we were aware as well, “Guys, we did so good, our defense was great we just need better offense good work.”

The team chanted “Highland on 3,” and we cheered. We realized as a team that our victory will come, it just takes time and patience.