Tag: High School

Making the Most of Winter Break: A High School Student’s Guide to Productivity & Relaxation

Winter break is finally here, and it’s the perfect time for high school students to recharge, reflect, and prepare for the challenges ahead. While it’s crucial to enjoy some well-deserved downtime, making the most of your winter break can set you up for success in the coming semester. In this blog post, we’ll explore a balanced approach to winter break that combines productivity and relaxation.

1. Reflect and Set Goals:

Take some time to reflect on the past semester. What were your successes and challenges? Use this reflection to set realistic goals for the upcoming semester. Whether it’s improving study habits, participating in extracurricular activities, or enhancing personal skills, having clear goals will give you direction and motivation.

2. Develop a Study Plan:

While winter break is a time to relax, it’s also an opportunity to get ahead academically. Consider creating a study plan to review and reinforce the knowledge you’ve gained so far. Focus on subjects where you feel less confident, and use resources such as textbooks, online tutorials, or educational apps to enhance your understanding.

3. Pursue Personal Projects:

Winter break is an excellent time to explore personal interests and hobbies. Whether it’s writing, coding, painting, or learning a musical instrument, use this break to dive into a passion project. Not only does this provide a creative outlet, but it also helps you develop valuable skills beyond the classroom.

4. Volunteer and Give Back:

Consider dedicating some time to community service or volunteering during the break. Helping others not only makes a positive impact on your community but also fosters personal growth and a sense of responsibility. Look for local organizations, charities, or community events that align with your interests.

5. Explore College and Career Options:

For juniors and seniors, winter break is an opportune time to explore college and career options. Research potential colleges, attend virtual campus tours, and investigate different career paths. Reach out to professionals in fields you find interesting for informational interviews. This exploration will help you make informed decisions about your future.

6. Relax and Recharge:

While productivity is essential, don’t forget to prioritize relaxation. Use this break to catch up on sleep, spend quality time with family and friends, and engage in activities that bring you joy. Balance is key to maintaining mental and emotional well-being.


Winter break is a valuable time for high school students to strike a balance between productivity and relaxation. By reflecting on the past, setting goals for the future, pursuing personal interests, giving back to the community, exploring future opportunities, and taking time to relax, you’ll return to school in the new year feeling refreshed, motivated, and ready to tackle the challenges ahead. Enjoy your break!

9th/10th Grade Zoom Academy: Will THIS summer make a difference on my college application?

Join us for tips on what Freshmen/Sophomores can be doing the summer of 2023 to make the college application process easier.

*Does planning my summer NOW really make a difference?
*How will THIS summer’s plans make it easier to apply to college?
*What can I do NOW to help me decide what I want to do AFTER high school?

Freshmen/Sophomore students AND parents are invited to learn more about utilizing your summer to get ahead with college planning and preparation!

We will discuss what activities are beneficial to explore to help put your best foot forward on college applications!

Students begin the college application process the summer after their Junior year.  We’ll cover what you can be doing NOW!

Crosby Scholars Seminar Series – Networking and Personal Branding

Here from Guest Speaker Charles Thomas, Director of the Charlotte Knights Foundation.  Learn the importance of networking and connecting in the community.  Also, Noah Baldwin will share ways to create a personal brand.  How you represent yourself to the world.

Important topics for obtaining college admissions, first job, meeting career goals and expanding your reach in the community.

CACRAO Iredell County HS College Fairs

CACRAO is coming to Iredell County – 93 Colleges and Universities are visiting local high schools.  Please check with your guidance or student services team for details on how you can participate.  South Iredell HS College Fair Canceled – Please attend the Mooresville High School Fair if you are a student at SIHS