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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

July 4th Card and Card Reconstructed

Hi Everyone! Last night we attended the college scholarship award ceremony for our school district. My son was invited and he was awarded a scholarship for college. There were 250 students awarded and my son was one of them. Yay!!

That's not bad considering our district has close to 2,000 seniors graduating this year.

Oh, gosh. . .we were at the ceremony for 3 hours. We didn't get home until close to 11. There were a few that were awarded multiple scholarships but my son only received one. That's good enough in my opinion. With the economy the way it is. . .well, any award will help!!


I have a dilemma. . .my daughter is taking a college level Calculus class as a junior in high school but she has a low C right now and could quite easily fail the class. She's had a tutor for the last two months to help her but it doesn't seem to be working. She's gone through two professional tutors and both felt that her tests are being graded quite harshly even at a college level.

I'm soooooooo upset because my daughter is an A student and have always done well in school. With college being so competitive, even a single C in a AP Calculus class is enough for a college of her choice to reject her application. She was at the top 5% of her class and she's now top 10 but the low grade in Calculus will maybe push her out of the top 10%. Many of the top colleges look at the ranking.

It upsets me because she could have taken a lower level math like high school Calculus and would have gotten an A and her standing would have increased or at least remained the same. Instead she was encouraged to take the college Calculus by the same math teacher. Her tutors had told me that she understands the concepts and should be graded higher.

I talked to her counselor today and in the middle of my conversation with her I started to cry. I didn't want to do that but I couldn't help myself. I just feel that my daughter has worked so hard to get to this point and to have one class adversely effect her college goals is so upsetting. It has effected my daughter's self esteem and it makes me feel bad.



She has always prided herself in doing so well in school and she is sort of feeling bad about her terrible math grade. Anyway, I'll be meeting with her teacher. . .we'll see how it goes.

As for my cards. . .just a bunch of July 4th cards. This card to the right is a card that I had posted yesterday (scroll down to yesterday's post) and I didn't like the way the sentiment looked so I removed it. I think it looks better now.

Anyway, I need to de-stress. . .I'll see if making cards today will make me feel better.

9 comments:

Rita said...

Yes I like the card better without the sentiment too! I like the first card too, its awesome!

Good luck talking to the math teacher. Hope everything works out for your daughter. I know how important these grades are in junior & senior grades for colleges. Hope making cards will help you to destress a bit. Here's some extra (((hugs))) for you girl!

Rita said...

Oh sorry Maria I forgot to congratulate your son on his scholarship! Great job!!! You & your hubby have done a great job bringing up both of your children & I know that you are both very proud parents!

malieta said...

Congratulations are in order for your son Maria! I know how proud you have to be. Try not to be too upset Maria and you are doing the right thing by approaching the teacher. Your daughter deserves a better grade!
I love both of your 4th of July cards! The colors and the stars are very pretty!
malieta:)

grandmascraps said...

What wonderful news about your son. You must be so proud. Has ne chosen his college yet?

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations to your son. You must be so proud. I'm glad to read today your issue with the calculus teacher was resolved.

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

Oh wow girl! Gr8 News!!! Congrats to your boy - big hugs to him from his "auntie" Jen. Hopefully I will experience the same feeling you have in 6 years from now. I am sure you are proud of your boy.... represent the Filipinos!!! LOL!!!!

Big Hugs,
Jen

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

LOL!!! POsting again, cause I wanted to say your card looks good either way. But I know what you mean, cause if it doesn't look good to you, of course you going feel like you like change 'em, ya?!

Toodles!
Jen

Em said...

Gorgeous cards, and much better with the words removed lol!

Tracy.H said...

A HUGH congrats to your son!!!

Hope you can sort things out with your daughters teacher. She should be very proud of herself though!! :0)