The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


Countdown to graduation creates pressure to pass classes

After school Senior Crunch Time provides extra support
A flyer with information on Senior Crunch Time.

With the 2024 school year coming to an end, the days are closing for seniors to pass their classes and get the needed credits and requirements to graduate. Many opportunities are being provided around Lake Stevens High School to support seniors. One of these opportunities is Senior Crunch Time.

The dates for Senior Crunch time are April 19, May 3, May 10 and May 17. Seniors who still need credits are expected to attend these dates and work in the Learning Commons after school. These sessions are around 2 hours long from 1:20 to 3:00.

“Students should start with communicating with their teacher, they are always welcome to consult with their counselor and get help from places like the learning commons,” LSHS counselor Emily Chilson said.

It is important that seniors stay on top of work in all classes, this includes staying focused in class and participating. Many seniors are experiencing senioritis and are mentally clocking out earlier. Students are expected to continue working till the last day, it is important to keep up in order to graduate; the last day for seniors is is June 7. Teachers and staff are always open to support students in need of help.

“It is very nice to be able to get support from counselors,” senior Alisia Hellan said.

Counselors are here to support students, especially seniors during these final days. Students can either reach out in email or book an appointment at the Counseling Office. Students are assigned to different counselors based on their last names. A-DA are assigned to Sarah Bowman, DB-H are assigned to Emily Chilson, I-MI are assigned to Amy Wiklund, MJ-SC are assigned to Tzel Hernandez and SD-Z are assigned to Stephanie Lewis.

“Keep communicating with us, don’t give up,” said Chilson.

Seniors are also expected to have 45 hours of community service completed, along with their High School and Beyond Plan. If this is not turned in my May 21, students will not receive their cap and gown. If these are still not completed by June 7, students will not be able to walk in June.

“Even if they don’t make it to graduate in the ceremony, we will keep making a plan for them, and they should keep working. We do a graduation ceremony in August,” said Chilson.
Seniors should keep motivated and continue working, even if they feel they are too far behind. Though they may not walk for graduation in June, they can still celebrate in August, and it is important to hit that milestone of graduating and earning a diploma.

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