Students prepare for first semester finals next week

This semester, finals will take place on Dec. 21 and 22, with opportunities to study in the days leading up to exams


Allie Everhart

A student works on a study guide while preparing for upcoming finals. This semester, finals will take place on Dec. 21 and 22.

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer

MCHS finals will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 22 and lead into winter break. 

The school is following the same schedule as previous years, putting lunch at the beginning and end of the day. This allows students to arrive late or leave early depending on their lunch period. Each period will be 79 minutes long and have a 10 minute passing period. 

On Dec. 21, students will take finals for their first four periods. Periods go in order, similar to a typical school day but with a different bell schedule. 

On Dec. 22, students will take finals for their last four periods. The day will start with 6th period followed by 5th, 7th, and 8th. 

“Finals are the same this year as they have always been,” said MCHS Principal Jeff Prickett. “I am concerned that students have had a lackadaisical attitude, and I am hoping that does not carry through to finals” 

Finals are known to bring stress to students, however, senior Ryan Johnson said, “I am not stressed for finals this year. I feel like we are still transitioning back from Covid and finals are much more relaxed.” 

MCHS is also bringing back a finals study night for all grade levels called the Cocoa Cram. The idea behind this is for upperclassmen to help lowerclassmen study. It will be held in the cafeteria at the Upper Campus on Dec. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free hot chocolate will be provided and the concessions stand will be open, offering beverages and snacks. 

“I am excited to go to finals study night,” added Johnson. “The past few years finals have been different with Covid and everything, and I am glad we are doing something like this since we haven’t had the opportunity.”