If you’re home for spring break there are still plenty of things to do around here, and plenty of places to go to pass time.
TAKE THE ACT
The juniors who are still taking the ACT were upset when they found out that they had to take it during spring break. We have a Friday off then the following Saturday morning students take the ACT. Families didn’t realize that it was during spring break, and planned vacations without thinking about the test. “My family is going to Florida for break on Friday so I have to take it at a high school near my grandparents house in Florida,” junior Josh Oser said.
Shadowland is a laser tag place in Gaithersburg that was once a hit amongst lots of students here when they were in elementary school. Although the majority of students have either never been or haven’t been since elementary school, there are students who still enjoy it. “I went last year over a long weekend and it was easily the best part of that weekend,” junior Trent Folk said.
Verizon Center is just a short ride away, and both the Capitals and the Wizards have regular season games during spring break. Additionally, the Capitals will almost certainly have home playoff games during spring break. The Wizards won’t start the playoffs until the tail end of the break. “I will definitely be at a Capitals game during spring break because I’m staying home,” sophomore Adam Greenberg said.
REKINDLE WITH OLD FRIENDS
Lots of students have friends that they no longer go to school with but went to elementary school, middle school, camp, religious school or various other places with. It’s always nice to meet up with old friends, especially if it has been a long time.
Just about every single high school student is sleep deprived between having to be at school at 7:45 a.m. and staying up all night doing homework. Spring break is a great time to catch up on sleep if nothing is planned for you and your families. “I plan on sleeping in every single day,” junior James Lee said.
The spring sports teams don’t get all of the break off, though none of the teams will be practicing with their normal schedules. For example, the boys’ lacrosse team has a practice on the second Friday of break, followed by a tournament the next day. The girls’ lacrosse team is off for the entire break. Additionally, baseball has practice and two games over spring break. Even if you’re not on a sports team it will still be nice enough to go outside and throw a ball around or go for a run.
Nobody likes the teacher who gives homework over spring break, but, if you have one of them, you may not have a choice. “Spring break has the word break in it for a reason and there’s no reason for us to get homework during it,” junior Jamie Glaser said.