Padua 360

Midterms

Photo from OnCampus page.

Photo from OnCampus page.

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






In previous years at Padua, midterms have been after Christmas break. However, this year it was decided to have midterms before break. The new midterm schedule is based on blocks, not classes.  For example, the section of Spanish III that meets during Block A may have the midterm the first day, whereas Spanish III Block C may have the midterm on the fourth day. The new schedule can be found online on each students’ OnCampus page.

With midterms approaching earlier than usual, Padua students are unsure how they feel about it. Having midterms before break means having them during the busiest time of the year, while trying to cram in last minute shopping. Having them after break could result in forgetting material due to not being in school for over a week . Many students agree it is nice to have them before break because it allows for students to better enjoy their time off as they do not have upcoming exams to worry about.

Junior, Lauren Mottel shared her thoughts saying, “I do not like the fact that midterms are before break because not only is there less time to prepare study guides, but it also places so much stress on us that we do not get to enjoy the Christmas season leading up to break.” Mottel adds, “Furthermore, this change applies not only to students, but faculty members. Many teachers I have are also stressed and scrambling to adjust their teaching schedules so that there is enough material for the midterms.” Mottel continued to say that the time she was able to spend preparing  during Christmas break in previous years allowed her to be better organized, thus making her feel more confident about her exams. Senior Natalie Onesi said that it is a big change; “We are use to having them after break so it just doesn’t feel right.” Onesi said that she thinks upperclassmen will have a hard time adjusting to the change.

On Friday, December 15th, Padua’s first midterm will take place using the new schedule. On Exam Day One, Blocks B and D will be meeting. On Day Two, Blocks G and H will meet. On Day Three, Blocks E and A. On Day Four, Blocks C and F.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

What grade are you in?

  • I am a sophomore at Padua Academy. 

What is your favorite food?

  • My favorite food is cheese pizza.

What is your favorite type of music?

  • I love pop music and some of my favorite artists are Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Beyonce.

Why are you taking journalism?

  • I’m taking journalism to develop better writing skills and learn more about people and events at Padua Academy.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

  • The best advice I have ever received is to relax. A lot of people tell me this because I freak out a lot, but when I actually think about things, I have no reason to freak out.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Midterms

    Student News

    Do Students Get Enough Sleep?

  • Midterms

    People

    Focusing on Freshmen in Marching Band

  • Midterms

    Padua Academy A-Z

    Padua Students Celebrate the Spooky Season

  • Midterms

    People

    Freshmen Review of Halloweek

  • Midterms

    A&E

    What were you for Halloween?

  • Student News

    Service Opportunities to Consider for Your Next Visit

  • Midterms

    Student News

    Padua: 1961 is not so different than 2018

  • Midterms

    Student News

    Easing Back into School

  • Midterms

    Spirituality & Service

    A Closer Look Into the New Chapel

  • Midterms

    Student News

    Many Pieces at Peace

Your Source For All Things Padua
Midterms