Springing Into Fourth Quarter
March 11, 2023
Spring Break is coming up the week of March 13th. This is a time in between 3rd and 4th quarter for students and staff to travel, catch up on their hobbies, or just to rest and relax.
Spring Break is often an opportunity for people to take a trip. Olivia Brumfield (12), is flying by herself for the first time this Spring Break. She explained, “I’m flying to Wyoming by myself to stay with my family up there for the week. It’s where I was born.” She added that she is a bit nervous since this is her first time traveling on her own and will need to take multiple flights.
“This isn’t my usual Spring Break but my aunt just had a baby and she’s really close in age to me so I’m going to go hang out with her,” she said. Brumfield appreciates having a Spring Break because it allows her to take a trip during the school year, and it gives her a break from stress and work.
Michael Van Cleave, math teacher at Fair Grove, described his Spring Break plans. “For my family, every year is different. We have taken big trips, small trips, and sometimes just stayed home,” he said. He continued, “We are traveling to Los Angeles to visit my son Mitchell and watch him perform.” His family is also planning on visiting Universal Studios Hollywood and seeing the new Super Mario Land.
Other students and staff use this week off as a chance to stay home and reset. Amy Johnson, Fair Grove social studies teacher, described her plans, “I am not taking a trip over Spring Break. We usually use this time to do some cleaning around the house and get the garden/flower beds ready to plant.” She said this is usually how her break goes, but she added that sometimes she will travel up to St. Louis or Kansas City to see friends.
Spring Break is appreciated as a chance to reset before the fourth quarter. Van Cleave explained, “I love having a week off for Spring Break. School can be a grind in January and February for everyone, students and teachers, and I think a nice break in March is well deserved, and helps us all get re-energized to finish off the year in spring.” Johnson agreed, “The last few months of school are very busy and it is nice to have some scheduled time as a family before we get busy.”