20 Things Students Need To Know For 2020


I often hear that people never know what’s going on. So, I thought I would help everyone out by putting together a list of dates that everyone should know before the end of the school year.

  1. The first day back to school is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

We go back a day earlier than usual this year but it will be a two day week, make sure to start the year off on the right foot. It’s better to have two days here than two more days in June, right?

  1. End of Semester

January 23 is the end of first semester. Hopefully knowing this date will encourage you to study for your finals, ensuring that you won’t have to make up any credits. 

  1. No school days:

From now until the end of the year we have at least one day off a month, make the most of that time! There is no school Friday, January 24, Friday, February 21, Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, Friday, April 10, and Monday, May 25.

  1. Scheduled snow days.

If our winter isn’t as ferocious as last year, we will have off from school on these scheduled make-up days. Monday, March 16, Monday, April 16, and Friday, May 22.

  1. Parent teacher conference plus junior parent night.

The first scheduled parent teacher conference of the year will be held on Tuesday, January 28. The conferences start at 3:30 pm and the junior parent night will be held in the commons at 5:30 pm that night. This is important because juniors will be able to learn more about their senior schedule.

  1. ACT Bootcamp

As they prepare for the ACT, the juniors will be required to attend this session of test training on Thursday, February 6. Bootcamp will be held in the West Gym from 8:00-11:00 am. Take this time seriously because your ACT score can impact the colleges you’re accepted into. 

  1. FCCLA Blood drives

Every year, FCCLA hosts a number of blood drives. They are located at the Lunda Community Center Field House from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm on Friday, February 14 and Thursday, April 30. If you are 16 years old or older you can sign up for a time, if not you can donate with parent permission.

  1. Taco Supper

The music boosters host a performance in the Commons on Tuesday, February 18, starting at 4:30 pm. Performances will be put on by the middle and high school choirs, the pep band, and individuals performing  in the upcoming musical.

  1. ACT Test

If they are lucky, the juniors will be taking the ACT test on Tuesday, March 3 from 8:00-12:00 pm, if the weather isn’t so promising there is an emergency make-up day scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, from 8:00-12:00 pm.

  1. Musical

Of all the places to go… “Seussical the Musical” will be performed Friday, March 6th, and Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm, as well as Sunday, March 8th, at 2:00 pm.

  1. ASVAB test

The ASVAB career exploration test, which is also used for entrance into the military, will take place in the LMC on Thursday, March 26, from 8:00-11:00 am. Even if you have no plans to go into the military, it is an opportunity to learn more about your interests and explore career options. 

  1. Solo and Ensemble

Anyone in band and choir is eligible to participate in this music competition that will take place at Tomah High School on March 28 from 8:00-4:00 pm.

  1. End of 3rd quarter

Friday, April 3 is the end of the 3rd quarter. This means there will be a three hour early release, so the school day will end at 12:15 pm. Then we will only have one more quarter to go, this year has flown by!

  1. ASPIRE testing

9th and 10th grade students will have ASPIRE testing during their science, social studies, English, and math classes during the week of April 6-9. It may not be the most fun thing to do, but these tests give students a good idea of what areas they should study before the real ACT. 

  1. MORE parent teacher conferences

The second round of parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday, April 16 from 3:30-7:15 pm. There is also a sophomore parent night in the commons from 5:30-6:30 pm.

  1. Senior Awards Program

The senior scholarship and awards program will take place on Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00-9:30 pm. Be prepared to dress your best and hopefully earn scholarship money for college!

  1. Senior Day

Seniors! Look forward to Friday, May 29 because it is senior day! The senior picnic and graduation practice will take place from 1:00-2:30 pm.

  1. Graduation

Sunday, May 31 at 1:00 pm marks graduation for seniors. This will be the first time in many years that the senior class will graduate early, be grateful for the opportunity to get started on your last summer at home a little early!

  1. Last Week

June 1-5 will be the last week of school, all freshmen through juniors need to attend to take finals! It’s also an opportunity to see what next year is going to be like without the senior class.

  1. Last Day of School

The last day of school for freshmen through juniors will be Friday, June 5. Time to enjoy the summer!