Semi-annual news from grammar school

Dear parents, guardians, students, graduates and supporters of OPEN GATE,

The first month of this calendar year is coming to an end and, of course, it ends with the first half of the school year. The weather and temperatures are around zero and correspond to this part of the year.

During this week, there were, among other things, three major events: two new and one traditional.

On Tuesday, the "No Taboo Conference" was held successfully, and now the evaluation is being processed and prepared by our Counseling Services colleagues and we will summarize the most interesting points in the near future and place it on our website.

On Wednesday, the first "Winter Ball" took place with the Student Council‘s initiative. Please do not confuse it with the traditional prom; this event is mainly for students and takes inspiration from American school balls. Also, of course, there will be news and photos.

The main event of this week was held today, on Thursday, when the semester certificates were handed to our students. I would like to remind you that a traditional Czech grade appears on the state certificates, which in OG is calculated by transfer from the total percentage rating originating from the average of many categories in individual subjects. All details and results are accessible to our students and parents on the Managebac platform.

Every semester we bring you detailed statistics, so we’ll of course do the same this year.

Most of our students have again taken advantage of their amazing potential, the above-standard approach and the environment we are trying to create for them to achieve awesome results. The results are extraordinary again.

Out of 280 students, 272 received their semi-annual report (4 are abroad, 4 have postponed classification). It is a great pleasure to announce that 184 girls and boys at OPEN GATE (almost 68%) passed with distinction. Additionally, 67 of them received straight A’s from all their subjects. Congratulations!

Results of each class:

PRIMA A, total average 1,486

12 of 20 passed with distinction, 6 students received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Blaškovanová, Kubín, Maříková, Pokorný,  Prokešová, Sikora.

PRIMA B, total average 1,321

12 of 17 passed with distinction, 5 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Galyas, Kantor, Muránska, Neumannová, Skřivanová

SEKUNDA A, 1,348

13 of 20 passed with distinction, 4 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Ditzová, Hladík, Kulhánek, Mařincová

SEKUNDA B, 1,374

12 of 18 passed with distinction, 3 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Brodová, Sedlák, Strnad

TERCIE A, 1.449

11 of 18 passed with distinction, 7 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Dvořák, Elisova, Galyas, Koops, Pokorna, Svejdova, Votluckova

TERCIE B, 1.307

12 of 16 passed with distinction, 4 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Deliš, Hrabal, Chára, Švejda

KVARTA A, 1.146

19 of 20 passed with distinction, 7 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Borovič, Kulhánková, Kužela, Louda, Matura, Pavrovský, Popova

KVARTA B, 1.167

16 of 21 passed with distinction, 11 of them received an extraordinary certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Bažantová, Borkovec, Hložková, Jeličič, Kratochvíla, Neumannová, Novák, Rendlová, Sikorová, Škorpil, Unruh

KVINTA A, 1.354

12 of 20 passed with distinction, 2 students received an extraordinary certificate of the school principal for the very best grades: Archalousová, Steklá

KVINTA B, 1.435

10 students from 18 with distinction, 1 student received an extra certificate from the school principal for the very best grades: Uhlířová

SEXTA A, 1.317

10 of 15 students with distinction, 4 certificates: Dušková, Hrebík, Matejas, Trpišovský

SEXTA B, 1.397

9 of 17 students with distinction, 4 certificates: Němcová, Pavlovec, Rott, Švarcrová

SEPTIMA A, 1.403

12 of 19 students with distinction, 2 certificates: Čumbová, Šmejc

SEPTIMA B, 1.444

11 of 19 students with distinction, 5 certificates: Hrabalová, Lisichkina, Rendla, Říhová, Sušič

And finally, our graduates

OKTÁVA, 1.315

13 of 18 students with distinction, 5 certificates: Carr, Jakoubková, Janečková, Kratochvílová, Lukešová

Congratulations, of course, to all OG students for their results, and we should all bear in mind that averages are not everything.

You certainly remember that last year we added another certificate for extraordinary results in at least half of the main subjects of a particular student. Only those who have 95% or more (English-language equivalent A+) receive such awards. These students deserve another big congratulations, and here is the list:

Prima: Klára Blaškovanová, Calista Maříková, Elen Prokešová

Sekunda: Karolína Mařincová, Daniel Strnad

Tercie: Kateřina Švejdová, Andrea Pokorná, Barbora Votlučková, Adam Chára

Kvarta: Yannick Borovič, Jitka Buriánová, Amálie Anna Kulhánková, Viktorie Hložková, Natan Kratochvíla, Šárka Neumannová, Matthew Novák, Michaela Rendlová, Mikuláš Škorpil, Lenka Sikorová,

Kvinta: Veronika, Steklá, Jasna Sušičová, Nela Uhlířová

Sexta: Josefína Dušková, Jan Hrebík, Anne-Marie Matejas, Václav Trpišovský, Jennifer Němcová, Jasmína Švarcrová

Oktava: Alexander Carr, Alžběta Janečková, Thea Kratochvílová

This semester was, along with new grades, skills and knowledge, full of experiences and emotions, and successes and failures, just as it always is, both in school and life. And this will not change in the upcoming semester. So let me finally thank my colleagues, the OPEN GATE employees, for their honest and hard work and I wish our students another successful semester. Students and colleagues, enjoy the long weekend.

And to all of you, have a great time and enjoy yourselves.

Until next time,

Petr Chára

Petr Chára