Isabella Heupel – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Every year during the third quarter, many Mustangs experience a slump.
This is because the third quarter is one of the busiest times of the school year and presents many challenges.
Junior Lexi McComas said, “Third quarter is very fast paced and the work from every class becomes difficult to keep up with.”
For seniors, graduation is approaching fast while many are still waiting to hear back from colleges.
Senior Margarita Lopez said, “I’m feeling stuck in a cycle, and I can’t wait for graduation and to start a new chapter of my life.”
In advanced placement (AP) classes with exams approaching in the spring, teachers are trying to best prepare Mustangs, which often means a tougher workload.
AP Literature teacher Debra McCarthy said, “I’m quite excited about the upcoming quarter, things are moving as they should be. Students are becoming proficient in the skill set required for AP students which will help when the AP tests are taken in May.”
Overall, the third quarter can be tough but with the right time management and priorities, Mustangs can learn to power through.