What to do During Summer

At Arrowhead High School, students have 90 days of school off on from June 10th to September 3rd for summer break.

With students having all these days off, there is time for them to study, hang out with friends, and work.

Instead of doing what you typically do during the school year, here are some ideas to get you out of the house and trying something new:

  1. Improve your fitness.
    1. The Hartland and Pewaukee area have fitness clubs that students are able to join. These include Snap Fitness, Lake Country Racquet Club, and Anytime Fitness.
  2. Devote some time to your hobby.
    1. Whether that be coloring or making bracelets, spend some time on your hobby.
  3. Learn how to cook.
    1. “Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life,” said Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin who lived from 1755 to 1826. Cooking is something that not all high school students are the best at, and summer is the perfect time to try.
  4. Read a book.
    1. www.lifehack.org says, “Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power. Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy, so the phrase use it or lose it is particularly apt when it comes to your mind. Doing puzzles and playing games such as chess have also been found to be helpful with cognitive stimulation.”
  5. Take a walk and try out local parks like Lapham Peak and Devil’s Lake.
    1. Lapham Peak is a popular spot for Arrowhead students. Senior Maddie Sobieski said, “I love Lapham, I will definitely be spending some of my off days walking around the beautiful forests. My favorite part of the park is the tower, which you can walk up.”
    1. Devil’s Lake is a State Park located in Baraboo, WI. Students at Arrowhead also like taking a trip here. Senior Austin Brandt said, “I love taking my motorcycle to Devil’s Lake. The ride is so peaceful and once I get to the lake it is very relaxing.”

Students have a lot of time off this summer and they are really looking forward to it. Regardless of the activity you choose to participate in, you can make it more impressive to colleges by connecting it to your interests, gaining new responsibilities, and sticking with it for the long term.