Letters to the Editor
This week’s letters
(Week of April 3)
Why must hats or hoods be removed on school boundaries? What happens if I have a bad hair day and wish to shield it from the eyes of those around me, to prevent embarrassment? Or what if we need something to complement our outfits? There may be reasons why we can’t have hats or hoodies over our heads, but there are many more reasons why we should have them.
– Ethan Zamora
I would like ESL to receive more credit and support from the school because of the incredible job they do every day by helping new students whose first language is not English. ESL is an incredible program that has helped a lot of students, including me. I’m from Venezuela, a country whose first language is Spanish, and I have to admit that without ESL I would have a lot of trouble with the language in my first year here.
– Andrea Carvallo
The school should allow students to leave after state tests. It’s not fair to hold students captive in a room for hours waiting on others to finish. Another reason is it is unfair to others still taking the test to have students who are finished distracting them in the room.
– Lindsea Blanchette
I’m writing today concerning the matter of decorating the school walls. Every day, students and staff members walk the halls observing the same, vacant walls that desperately cry out to be decorated. With so many creative minds in this school, we can decorate these walls with the students’ imaginative designs and creations that will bring a new level to the “Pride of Texas.”
– Zachary Owens
If cheerleaders get to wear athletic shorts, or guys get to wear basketball shorts, why can’t girls wear athletic wear? It’s not fair, and I understand life’s not fair but school should be where we are all equals and have the same rights.
– Emily Redden
The school board should put more money into the fishing teams. The fishing team is a great opportunity for kids to get outside, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun. Since we just got the fishing team, we don’t have a lot of stuff like jerseys, shirts and more. It would greatly better our school if we could get a bigger fishing program.
– Jordan Farmer
One thing I believe would really benefit our school is to make more after school events to make students interact more. Like possibly holding dodgeball tournaments, or sandball tournaments. We do have these events but we need to do them more often. They are a lot of fun and kids get to compete. I believe this will benefit kids in our school and help them grow a close bond with their teams and other students.
I would like you to know or bring to your attention that the student body would like an open campus. we would like thuis due to the repeat of food every week that gets old. But in order to have this privilege you must be passing the 9 weeks with an 85 or higher and no more than 3 unexcused absences. If you really think about it, it would benefit both the student body and the staff because the students would make better grades, and the teachers would not have to put students in ISS so much
-Dade Hille /Dade Mitchell
Speaking as a student involved in extracurricular activities, I would appreciate if there could be a maximum amount of homework teachers could assign. We always encourage students to participate in other programs the school offers and I know that it is beneficial to your high school experience but its hard to enjoy those moments out dancing on the field Friday night (I’m a charm) when you can only think about the huge pile of homework at home. I understand that homework is essential to build up on the learning we do in class, but it’s not ok to give five pages of reading and notes combined with studying for a quiz the next day. Some students have after school jobs as a necessity and if they’re struggling financially, school will most likely won’t be a priority. I’m not asking for homework to completely disappear, but there should be an organized way to keep the class on track and the students from being overwhelmed.
When students get home from an eight-hour school day, they have to complete at least another hour of homework and studying. They have to cram information before extracurricular activities and to have a positive, stress-free environment after school. I believe that students with study hall would have dramatically improved grades and attitudes.. This will help students manage their time wisely, be responsible, and free up social and family time. Study hall would be the most effective way to raise our school’s grades. Study hall will allow students to accomplish more, motivate them to work harder, and teach responsibility. I realize that some people are worried about the students that would abuse this privilege but the teacher can give out hall passes to prevent this possible issue. I really hope you consider this idea.
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