GDay to you all.... My name is Mike Bolduan and I teach math at a small independent school in Oregon. I have been at the school for 16 years (with 16 more years at a public school before that). For the last couple of years I have been becoming increasingly concerned about the way our year ends. We have no organized final exams and as a result the year just seems to dribble off with no real conclusion to it. I was wondering what others do with regard to having a final exam time. If you would be willing to share with me please send me e-mail and I will summarize for the group if there is sufficient response. Both the junior high and the high school I went to had a formal exam week with a different schedule, etc.. While I recall not being exactly crazy about it at the time, with hindsight it looks like a more satsisfying way to end the year. As it is now, some of the teachers DO in fact give a final exam (perhaps one day, perhaps two, perhaps a take-home...) but others do nothing and the course apparently just ends. Thanx in advance for your contributions.