B-A gears up for final quarter

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Kerry Naylor

B-A students have made it to the fourth nine weeks.

Aarron Laird, Page Editor

When school began in September, with all of the requirements and limitations brought on by COVID-19, it was hard to imagine making it to the fourth nine weeks in one piece.

Now that the last quarter is underway, Principal Mr. Richard Schreier is looking for students to finish the year strong.

Some students are continuing to excel while others will need to recover strong during the final weeks of school, but Mr. Schreier has been pleased with students nonetheless.

“I am so proud of the students, teachers, and staff for the work they have done since the beginning of the year. if you look at our school to many local schools we have had more school days and less students out from covid or quarantine,” said Mr. Schreier

Mr. Schreier added that there are some things that the students need to know about the 4th 9 weeks.

Like any 4th 9 weeks this one will be busy with work and activities including  10th grade Keystones at the end of May.  Seniors will be taking a test for vo-ag and prom is planned for May 22.

“There was information sent home to parents and Mrs. Frank has more info for students,” Mr. Schreier said about prom. “There are no formal finals, but teachers may still give out a end-of-course exam that will only be on the 4th marking period.”

Mr. Schreier said B-A is planning for graduation on June 2 outside in the Memorial Stadium.

I am so proud of the students, teachers, and staff for the work they have done since the beginning of the year. if you look at our school to many local schools we have had more school days and less students out from covid or quarantine.”

— Mr. Schreier

Mr. Schreier also said the office will be collecting names of students who are in danger of failing. so  students who can will have time to recover.

Many students who were virtual learners have returned for the 4th 9 weeks, which has created one final challenge for B-A’s teachers, but student behavior has been a plus.

“There are about 38 students still in virtual, but a lot of students came back for the 4th marking period,” said Mr. Schreier. ” I think The students are starting to realize that even though our teachers are doing a good job, face to face is the better way for teaching. I think that following rules is going well. We have very little noncompliance with the new rules we have put in place. The teachers have done a good job enforcing it, As spring rolls around it leads to some forgetfulness for students. I think the students have done a good job with following the rules and making it through 3 different models.”