Advisory Period

Atlas Anderson, Reporter

During this school year a new schedule has been implemented, on the first day of the week. Homeroom has been moved from the end of the day to the period after the 10-minute snack break.
This was a new change, and is different from last year’s normal intervention schedule. It can be a good change, letting students take time to talk with friends and classmates, and lets everyone schedule their intervention for the week. The schedule also allows students to talk to other teachers about their intervention. Advisory is also good to let students have a break from the school day, which many need on the first day of the week.
While the schedule change has introduced a major change, there are complaints. “I don’t know if I’m a fan of the schedule change on Monday, my preference would be to have every day have the same schedule,” Mr. Hauser said. “It makes it a little bit confusing.”

Students have shared their opinions, both inside and outside of class about the schedule. “I think the advisory period really takes out the momentum the day has going for it,” Alice Alt said. “You go from your first period, to this advisory period, where you mostly do, basically nothing.” The advisory period takes out the normal easy schedule and adds a road block, interrupting the day.

Although for freshmen it is a change that they won’t have to adjust to from previous years. “It’s fine, I kinda wish it was at the very beginning of the day or at the end of the day when homeroom would be,” Jester Smith stated.
During the advisory period teachers will go over SEL or Xello lessons with their homeroom class. SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) and Xello are meant to introduce more social concepts and job and future career plans to students. Many students have expressed that they feel these lessons are unnecessary. “I don’t think we really need it. It’s unnecessary and no one likes to do it,” Alice said.
The school will continue to keep the advisory schedule, and continue Xello and SEL lessons. It gives students an opportunity to have a break during the day, but many students disagree with this new change.