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Superintendents Message 04/29/2024

Superintendents Message 04/29/2024

Dear Pirates,

As you prepare for the upcoming state testing period that begins on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, we want to offer you some helpful tips to ensure you perform your best. Here are some strategies to consider:

  1. Get Plenty of Rest: Make sure you get a good night's sleep before the test. Being well-rested will help you stay focused and alert during the exam.

  2. Eat a Healthy Breakfast: Fuel your body and brain with a nutritious breakfast on the day of the test. Avoid sugary snacks and opt for protein-rich foods that will provide sustained energy before the test.

  3. Stay Calm and Confident: Remember that you've been preparing for this moment, and you have the knowledge and skills to succeed. Take deep breaths if you start to feel nervous and approach the test with confidence.

  4. Read Instructions Carefully: Before you begin each section of the test, take a moment to read the instructions thoroughly. Make sure you understand what is being asked of you before you start answering questions.

  5. Manage Your Time Wisely: Pace yourself during the test and allocate enough time for each section. Don't spend too much time on any single question. If you get stuck, move on to the next question and come back to it later if you have time.

  6. Use Test-Taking Strategies: Familiarize yourself with different test-taking strategies, such as process of elimination for multiple-choice questions, and skipping difficult questions to come back to later. These strategies can help you maximize your score.

  7. Review Your Work: If you finish the test early, use the remaining time to review your answers and make any necessary corrections. Double-check your work to ensure accuracy.

  8. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude throughout the test. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Remember that a positive mindset can make a big difference in your performance. Always aim high and dare to be great! You can do this! Rock the test!

We believe in you, and we know that you have the potential to excel on these tests. Trust in your preparation, stay focused, and do your best. Good luck!

Warm regards,

Dr. Diane Hatchett, Superintendent 

Berea Community Schools

"Aim High and Dare to be Great!"