Thursday, March 2, 2017

Brainiac... and then some

Princess took the PSAT, along with most of the juniors, back in October. We got her scores back last week. She rates just above expectations and came in with a overall score of 1070. This puts her on-track to get a Merit Scholarship next year. She also brought home her transcripts so far, as they were working on forecasting for next year. Her grades put her at 51st of 323 students (rated higher due to her Honors status), and she only needs 2 one-year and 2 semester classes next year to graduate, but if she takes three additional electives, she'll have a Chancellor's Diploma; this is her current plan.

She was missing a class needed for an "IP Focus", so changed to "Theatre Focus", which only requires one more class -- IB Theatre, which is on her list for next year anyway. She also asked for traditional Senior English (because it sets them up for Writing 121 - a required college course), Graphic Design, online PE (yes, this is a thing), an editor position for Yearbook (which she was asked by her teacher to apply for, and she had to get a letter of recommendation from another teacher to do), and possibly retaking ASL1 (to ease into PCC's ASL classes). One of her classes this semester is a dual credit course, as well, so that also helps out with her PCC for two years plan. We won't know her final Senior schedule, of course, until registration, but all in all, it looks like a great final year for her!

As for the rest of this year, she has a trip to New York planned for Spring Break, their next play opens next week (one more planned for a May open, I think), and is waiting to hear back from Girl Scouts about a PAID summer camp counseling position (her Skype interview - yes, this is a thing now - went well and lasted 35 minutes... a great sign!). We came up with a viable plan for practicing for and getting her Driver's license, as well, and she still plans to buy my car as soon as that happens (which sets me up to buy that truck I want).

Quick "rest of the fam" update as well -- Ace has embraced his Stay At Home Dad role (rides, homework help when needed, cooking, cleaning, etc) but has also taken on a more active stock market role for us. He's started trading options (which is not easy to understand, but he's been researching for a few months and watching/listening to online classes). It's only for our personal portfolios, but the idea is to eventually draw a small income from it so we don't have to pull from the savings account anymore (not that we're pulling much now; our monthly output is fairly low, considering). *I* have a huge work update, which I'm waiting for a couple things to happen before I announce... but keep tabs on my FB page for a big announcement soon. I am also working with a friend to design a real website! That should launch May 1st, but may be ready sooner. Gamerboy is still in Springfield, going to school at UofO, and doing janitorial work. He also took on a new roommate (his old ones moved out because they're having a baby!); that seems to be working well. And, Squeeks seems happy with her new (ish) boyfriend, and is back to working at both the theater and the grocery store (online orders). I have a feeling, due to some hints she's made, that she may move in with said BF before the end of the summer... but we'll see. :)


And for those who are curious, I caught a few posts semi-recently (and had some info shared with me by certain people) that makes me wonder if Wildebeest is FINALLY letting go and learning to accept Gaston's relationship. KC was, with Gaston, at his & Wildebeest's daughter's cheerleading competition down in Salem last weekend; that's a good sign (unless she came regardless of how Wildebeest felt about it?).