Ok, so I have noticed. I am truly burnt out. Nodding off to sleep during a few meetings...I am out of whack, circadian rhythms off....I am excited that as we wind down to Dec 2, the big day for our SAT students...
Mock exams commenced yesterday until Friday. The groans about Math went to the holy heavens....but, they will survive.
On Friday, December 1, the GRE grand dame will sit her exam. On December 2, our law school applicant will sit his exam. Keymo and Shari, good luck. I know you will both do well.
I am finally going to be present at this exam.. Liberty High (Priory)...they have arrived. Sorry Miller, time to deliver, not to look to March....slay!
Eat well. Rest for 8 hours before the exam. It is just a test....
I am still reeling. From fatigue and somewhat peace. A lot of planning went into the Boarding School Fair. We had great kids, loved by all...they looked adorable in their suits and really displayed their mastery of interviewing skills well.
I have posted pictures to showcase the week's happenings. The students from Rusea's High who were bused in to partake in the Fair - also great to witness.
How tiring it must be for the interviewers.
Ms. Reid, one of our Administrative Managers in Montego Bay, got a swanky pose with the British High Commissioner - splendid affair.
Looking at investment and expansion in the good old UK. Nice.
On our heels, the dates posted are next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-2. However, if you cannot make those times, do advise...
After months of preparation, we have finally teetered on the big day. Ads went out, radio promotions....but what we do know is that the public strolls in to get information, but Versan has SSAT students who have sat and are sitting their SSAT exams.
They are very excited. Their parents are, too. I know that they will do well, because their twelve weeks of classes will almost come to a close, but I have enjoyed their company. Amazing kids.
Another life lesson learnt tomorrow when they sharpen their interviewing skills.
First one in, and with scholarship, Yejide Gayle to SUNY: Plattsburgh. Congratulations!!!!!!
Are you all still on one book? What happened to book one, two and three?
Congrats to Ashleigh Onfroy who placed second in History for the...
The SAT, SSAT exams are three weeks away. I forgot to add the LSAT as well. I have remained somewhat silent on the social media as I am bogged down by the editing of essays, financial aid forms, final lists of colleges, tax forms, preparation for the boarding school fair, hosting colleges who have visited our shores (Vassar, Bowdoin, Wellesley, Lafayette, Selkirk) that I have not been able to keep up with the minions on the Whatsapp Messenger.
My thoughts are still with you all.
Next week is our Caribbean Boarding School Fair 2017. I just want to reiterate this is a fair for those who are 12-16 years old. Should I see one SAT student show up for this fair, my belt will be out and you will receive a shellacking for having just shown up.
After the results rolled in, the doubting Thomases started dumbing down their selected list of schools.
Oh, I can't get into that school now......was the echo ice refrain from most and sundry. I simply harrumphed.
There is December. What do I know? Many did not study efficiently. Some were stuck in a state of smug complacency. They used one SAT book for practice. Others were angst-ridden on the day of the exam and blew their chances.
What do we know? We cannot move forward repeating the same mistakes. I am truly proud of the current set of students. The driven do their assignments and turn them in before assignment day. They imbibe class notes and deliver well on class assignments. There should be healthy grades in December.