So it’s senior year and there’s alot going on, but I really don’t have time to talk about all of it because I’m actually in yearbook class right now and I should be working on the yearbook and stuff..
Anyways, at the beginning of the year, we had an Executive council meeting before school started, and Mr. Jovanelly came in and kind of told us about the state of the school, and encouraged us to voice concerns and have a question and answer thing. Well by the way, none of the concerns, to my knowledge were appeased, but anyways, he said that one thing that was in effect per district mandate, was a field trip freeze. There were to be no field trips until further notice.
I was fine with this actually, because the freeze was to be universal. Things that would be allowed would be like the district rally because it is an integral part of student government, and other trips that were integral parts of clubs and organizations. Well, since that freeze, the freshmen class, of 2012 has gone to the Greek festival, and then planned a trip to the fair, which was canceled but replaced by a trip to Carowinds. There is also a physics trip to Carowinds, yet the cross country team cannot be afforded the money to go out of the city for meets. The band can’t be given the resources to go and play at the football games. I simply can’t understand it.
One of the concerns that I had at the beginning of the year, that I actually still do have is about lunch scheduling, specifically freshmen lunch, which is on a 20 minute stagger; 3 times a week I believe they go after us to lunch, once with us, and once after us. This is to help with congestion in the lines. This is the first year this has been integrated, but to the school’s defense, we have had an increase of enrollment this year also. This isn’t the only change though. This year has seen a closing of various courtyards that students used to eat in and two places students could order from.
The problem with the staggered lunch is that most of the clubs and organizations at our school have their meetings at lunch. Out of the clubs I’m in FBLA, FCA, Model UN, and LiveWire(the dance team), all have meetings at lunch. We do want freshmen to be apart of our organizations but there lunches make that difficult. We only have 10 minutes with them and for FCA that means planning basically 2 services with a 10 minute overlap. To me, you’re doing the students a disservice.