Posted May 9, 2022
If you are a graduating Senior who has met all your grad requirements, or if you are a 9th-11th grader and your grades are where you want them to be, CONGRATULATIONS!!
If not, you have 3 weeks of school left. For some of you, that means a lot of make-up work to get to the grades you want. Perhaps it’s overwhelming to think about all the work to be done.
Well, here are some tips on how to stay motivated and get things done.
-Write down your achievable goals and put them where you see them everyday (on your mirror). -Connect those goals to a longer term goal. For example, “raise my English and math grades to passing so that I graduate on time with my class.”
-Get a study buddy or goal buddy and keep each other accountable
-Meet with your Mentor Teacher to make a plan
-Prioritize your work based on low hanging fruit (do the easiest first)
-Make a to-do list and put the items on your calendar. Better yet, on your phone!
-Celebrate small successes. Small progress is still progress!
-Focus on what’s in your control
-Get support, don’t hesitate to ask for help
-Reward yourself with favorite activities or time outside breathing fresh air
-Schedule a meeting with your counselor to really understand your credits and where you are, then make a plan (bit.ly/wickersappointments for 9th graders, https://bit.ly/fentonappointment for 10th-11th graders)