Horrible Homework 2

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Destiney Hagberg

As kids get older and go through school, we begin to mourn the death of our free time due to the amount of homework we receive and all the long nights we stay up to finish everything. As the weeks continue, we then wake up early the next day to repeat the cycle all over again. Homework shouldn’t take up our whole day after school; it should only be some practice. More…

Block Scheduling- Yes, No or Maybe So? Reply

Screenshot 2016-03-10 at 2.15.01 PMKristen Fernandez

Each year, on the second week of school, new students are bewildered with their schedule. No history class on Thursday but nearly and hour and a half of it on Friday! It sounded complicated with too many things to memorize. In reality, it is very simple.

Students and teachers at many schools have adapted to the ways of block scheduling, but both may not know the benefits.

There are different types of block scheduling for schools. Some schools alternate classes where they meet with different teachers every day. Others do a trimester switch off where students take two to three classes for 60 days in order to earn credits.

Here at Stacey, block scheduling takes place every Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, students are expected to attend their four odd period classes and on Friday attend their four even period classes.

The way the classes are set up on these two days is ingenious. During the first three days of the week, the classes are regular for the students and teachers. The students go to all 6 classes on their schedule and have lunch in between. With block scheduling, each class is given a bit more attention because of the additional time. More…

Later School Times Reply

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Jennifer Ly

Recent studies show that most adolescents (ages 12- 25) need 8.5-9.25 hours of sleep per night, yet only 41% of middle schoolers and 13% of high schoolers get enough sleep.

Additionally, melatonin, a hormone made by the pineal gland that regulates the wake-sleep cycle, is a contributing factor as to  why teens aren’t getting enough sleep. More…

Extra Credit Reply

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Thao Vy Phan

It is only natural that almost everyone loves extra credit. Extra credit provides an opportunity for students to increase their grades.

However, some teachers offer it for attending school functions. For example, some teachers convince students to go to school dances or school plays for extra credit. Although I don’t disagree with the idea, students should support our school without bribery. Extra credit should be earned, not bought. More…