No one blames you if you’re a second-semester senior simply counting down the moments until graduation, college and all of the excitement ahead.

The most important thing for you right now is to focus on your studies and finishing the semester strong. But most people who’ve been in your shoes would tell you that you’d be wise not to let these last few months of high school pass you by either. After all, this is likely the last time you’ll get to experience much of what you may have taken for granted for years — your high school’s campus, your hometown and those close friends who you are, perhaps, moving away from this fall.

The moral of the story? Make sure that your education comes first and you don’t let your grades slip. In your spare time, use this second-semester-senior-year bucket list — complete with everything you should try to check off before you graduate — to create some fun memories too!

1. Take a Mini Road Trip With Your Friends

You need only wander a little far to find fun things to do with your pals. No matter where you live, you likely have endless adventures within driving distance — amusement parks, ski slopes or a college campus you can hang out at for the last time as a high school student. Even if a “road trip” means just driving around fresh parts of your hometown, a long-ish car ride is the perfect opportunity to bond with your crew and enjoy some local scenery you’ll probably miss when you head off to college.

2. Attend a Random School Event

Whether it’s a baseball game, play or musical performance, attend a school event you typically wouldn’t. You might be surprised by how much there is to enjoy right at your doorstep. “I’ve definitely encouraged my kids to put themselves out there, join clubs and do extracurriculars all of high school,” says Krystine Stone, whose son, Ethan, attends Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Indiana. “But the faster Ethan approaches graduation, the more urgent I feel it is for him to put himself out there more, enjoy and get inspired by what’s at his disposal.”

Bonus points: There’s even a chance you’ll meet some new people outside of your social circle that you otherwise wouldn’t have crossed paths with before graduation. You never know.

3. Go to Prom

Maybe you roll your eyes at the idea of dressing up and dancing to top 40 songs alongside your classmates. But many would argue that prom is a quintessential rite of passage for high schoolers, even if it’s not necessarily your cup of tea. “Prom definitely doesn’t seem like it’s as popular today as it once was, and it never really appealed to me as a good time,” says Taylor Goldberg, a recent graduate of Solon High School in Cleveland. “But it’s something I’m so happy I had the chance to experience, even if I wasn’t originally excited for it.”

Don’t let the lack of a date stop you from attending. You’ll likely have just as much, if not more, fun with a big group of your best friends. Think of it as a way to cap off your high school career with the people who made your experience what it was.

4. Get Active

Okay, okay. This one probably doesn’t sound as much fun as the others. But you’re about to undergo some serious lifestyle changes upon entering college (like all-nighters and pizza parties in your dorm), and you will feel better if you think about how to balance it all out. This is especially true if you’re giving up the sports you played in high school. Exercise is a serious de-stressor, and if you discover something you love enough to continue it through the next four-plus years, you’re going to feel a whole lot better both mentally and physically.

5. Tell Your Favorite Teachers How Much They Mean to You

Odds are you’ve had a few teachers who’ve influenced your high school experience or shaped what you’re currently planning to do with your life. Before you walk out the doors of your high school for the last time, make sure to tell them as much. After all, teachers are in it to make a positive impact on their students’ lives, and they value knowing they have.

“I took AP Psychology junior year of high school, and I fell in love with the subject thanks to my teacher. I then chose to become a psych major in college,” says Sarah Kanter, now a sophomore at George Washington University in Washington, DC. “My teacher had tears in her eyes when I shouted her out during my honor society induction speech.”

6. Make a Playlist or Photo Album

This is the perfect time to create a miniature time capsule. Aggregate your favorite songs from senior year and compile them into a playlist. Print your best snaps of you and your friends and assemble a cute photo album or scrapbook filled with other memorabilia like music festival programs and movie tickets. Or use an app like Project Life or Pixlr that allows you to easily edit and save images for digital scrapbooks or print them for physical ones. Any of these things will endow you with the privilege of being able to look (or listen) back and reminisce about this exact moment in your life.

As wonderful as the next four years will undoubtedly be, this is your opportunity to be as curious, spontaneous and as fun-loving as possible before — spoiler alert — the responsibilities of college (and adulthood) hit you. So get out there, go on some adventures and live in the moment.