Students Look Forward to Summer Break 

Jaqui Benitez, reporter

With the first wave of testing coming to an end and the second getting closer, the school year is quickly ending. The last day of school will be June 9, 2022. 


“This school year has been a lot more fulfilling than my first and second years,” junior Mya Dean said. “My start of high school was cut unexpectedly due to COVID and my sophomore year, unfortunately, suffered the same fate. This year felt warmer and welcoming because I was surrounded by my peers and teachers for a real high school experience.” 


After COVID-19 ended the 2019-2020 school year early, a large portion of students stayed at home to do online school during the 2020-2021 school year. This school year, all high schoolers had to do face-to-face learning. Currently, all of GISD has intersession to help struggling students, but that won’t be available next year. 


“I feel relieved because I am not going to have as much stress [over school work],” sophomore Paola Molina said. “On the other hand, I am sad because I won’t see my friends as much.” 


Seniors will be taking their end-of-course tests on June 2 and 3. On the last four days, all underclassmen will be taking their end-of-course exams, with early release on June 8 and 9. 


“This summer I look forward to playing tennis with my friends, reading more books, and listening to music,” sophomore Khoa Trinh said.