The Blooming of the Plum Thickets.

April 8, 2013

The End of the School Year is Coming....

The blooming of the plum thickets was a sign to the Omaha Indians in eastern Nebraska that it was time to plant corn.  For students, the blooming of these bushes symbolizes, that it is time for graduation and semester tests. 

This is a very busy time of year, especially for juniors.  Many are preparing to take the ACT for the first time.  This a particularly important test as many college scholarships are decided based on the score received on this test.  It is generally believed that students need to score a 26 or higher to get into the more prestigious academic scholarships.  Juniors will also be taking the NeSA science test along with tests in reading, writing, and math. 

Encourage your students to eat right and get plenty of sleep to avoid the spring cold that often comes with the changing weather.  Help your student stay focused and finish the school year strong.