Every kid in Fremd hates it. Well probably mostly everyone. We get a nice two week vacation to take a break from learning and when we get back from that break we are hit straight in the face with Finals.
I for one believe that our Finals should be the week leading up to Winter Break, so that over that break, us students can really use that time to relax and get away from school. Let's be honest here, how many people really remember what you did in school the week before break? I know the first day back, most of my classes were just spent reviewing what we had learned the Friday before break because everyone had forgotten it.
In my opinion if Finals were over and done with, kids would be better off when they return from Winter Break. Teachers could use that first day to actually teach some new stuff instead of having to reteach what was taught before break started. Sure, teachers can say that we can spend the entire break to study and prepare, but what kid is actually going to do that? I didn't even do any of my homework til the Sunday before school started!
Personally, I like what my brother's and sister's colleges do. They have Finals the week before their break starts and then they get a long rest. I think that Fremd should switch to that system instead of the one we have now.