Benedictine College Prep has its Thanksgiving Break starting Saturday, November 21. This year's break is different, giving the Cadets and staff a whole week off. Many are excited for it, but there is some work that needs to be done first.
With the second quarter of the year starting, teachers have a lot of work to do. Work has to be assigned, classes need to be planned out and grades need to be put in. “I try to be as efficient as possible at school, so I don’t have to work at home anyways,” said Mr. Padrone, a math teacher at BCP. “It’s pretty much a normal week for me. Business as usual.”
Many of the Cadets are excited about Thanksgiving break coming up. With the school going nine weeks strong, the Corps is ready for some rest time. "I think the week break will be good for the Cadets, especially with the exams coming up," said sophomore, Micah Lindsay. "I personally can't wait since I have family coming over, which is awesome."
With getting so much work before break, Cadets have to stay organized and ready for the work. Others also have to prepare for the festivities. "My family and I are just preparing the food and for the family and friends that are coming over, so that we can all enjoy Thanksgiving together," said sophomore Chris Velazquez. "For school, I am making sure to do and turn in my work so I can keep up my grades before break."
When the Cadets come back, they will have two weeks before exams. Hopefully, the week-long break will have the Corps ready to get back to work in time. "I think the exams, depending on who you ask, will be a big boost to your grade, or an absolute disaster of an extra test grade," said junior, Tommy Landsnes, "Personally, I am not very fond of exams, but usually it's not that bad."