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Student dreams come true in Medway

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 15, 2007 09:46 AM


There are three words that live in every high school student's end-of-school-year fantasies: optional ... final ... exams.

Thanks to malfunctioning valve on the water main serving the Summer Street school interrupted water service to the school, fantasy became reality for Medway High School students and summer vacation became a little sweeter in Medway yesterday when the last day of high school final exams had to be postponed.

Without water for sanitation, the school department had no choice but to close thee school and send students home shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday, Superintendent Richard Grandmont said in an email.

School officials rushed to juggle the final exam schedule, moving Thursday's scheduled exams to today, and today's to Monday, which was scheduled as a half-day, the last day of school. The state Department of Education approved a request for a waiver of the state's mandated 180-day school year due to the unforeseen circumstances.

The rescheduling forced school officials to make the exams for Monday are optional, a student's dream come true.

"Students wishing to take the exams to try to improve their final grade average will have the opportunity to do so," Grandmont said in his email. "Students who choose not to take their final exams on Monday will be exempt and have their average calculated on the work they've done during the semester."

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

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