Students complete first full week of 2017-2018 school year


Cassie Eskicioglu

Students wait to board the school bus to Stuart Hall. Buses on the first few days of school were completely filled, which caused many students to have to wait for a second bus to come.

Cassie Eskicioglu, Senior Reporter

Today marked the completion of students’ first full week of the 2017-2018 school year. Many changes have come with the start of the year including more co-ed classes at both campuses, new teachers and a range of new class options.

Many students have the majority of their classes at Stuart Hall most of which are co-ed. Having both co-ed and single sex classes is beneficial to one’s learning environment, according to junior Caroline Phillipps.

“Since all of my classes, besides English, are with the students at Stuart Hall, Convent seems like a co-ed as well as a single sex school,” Phillipps said. “In my opinion, this is not a bad thing, as I am now able to learn with people of all perspectives and points of view, yet still have that special bond that only a community of solely girls can have.”

The school year for freshmen began with freshmen success, allowing students to transition into high school through adjusting to the campus and meeting new people. Numerous students came from Convent Elementary, however many found differences in Convent High School and the elementary, according to freshman Hallie Williams.

”I really like the atmosphere here, my teachers, and how my schedule works out; everything goes perfectly together,” Williams said. “I am looking forward to more privileges going forward and getting deeper into my academics.”

While freshmen just begin their lives at high school, seniors are in the midst of completing their final year at high school before heading off to college. Kelly Whalen, College Counseling Associate, enjoys helping students feel more comfortable with the struggles that the college process can create.  

“What I enjoy most about my role is that I get to support the counselors and the students through what is a very personal and important time in the students lives,” Whalen said. “We go through that journey from the time they are juniors and go off to college as seniors.”

As school begins, students look forward to the rest of the year and the rest of their time at Convent, according to Phillipps.

“As I move into my junior year, I begin to sense the end of my high school career,” Phillipps said. “As the junior class becomes upperclassmen, it is important to put the pressure that junior year presents us aside to savor the moments that we are able to have together as a class.”