Keeping focused key near school year’s end homestretch

The fourth and final nine-week grading period of the 2015-16 school year begins Monday, and Jennings County schools are scheduled to finish classes May 20.

We’re in the homestretch.

One big question: Will we go this final nine weeks without a snow day? Schools have missed one day of school in March each of the last three years. The last time we had a March without a school closure? You have to go back to 2012.

Spring is quickly approaching, and while that means better weather, it also means dozens of local scholarships are available to the seniors. The deadline for all of the local scholarships is April 1.

Another sign of spring is that it’s time for parents to start thinking about school for their young children. The kindergarten roundup is the time to register your 5-year old for the upcoming school year. The first school kindergarten roundup is just three weeks away and it is a chance to introduce your child to the beginning of their school career.

Spring break also is just two weeks away. George Grubbs, the principal at Jennings County Middle School, reminds everyone to stay focused for these final weeks and keep in mind that students have already completed 130 days this year.

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year and we have just a short distance to go.