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RSD Implements New Four-Year Course Selection Process

Media by Luke Graves
Students work in their Spanish 3 class with teacher Jocelyn Nebel Theiss.

The district is rolling out a new 4-year enrollment process this week in the hopes that it will improve the coordination of schedules between students, parents and staff. Students and parents will be able to access their children’s 4-year plans electronically through Infinite Campus.

Students were previously not given easy access to their plans, which were widely written down on a physical sheet of paper in eighth grade.

Katie Liebers, guidance counselor, said she hopes the newly implemented plan will aid students in effectively planning their current and future courses.

“Now, students and parents will be able to log in to Infinite Campus and make changes,” Liebers said. “It will also be accessible for a larger window of time throughout the school year.” 

As well as requesting preferred classes, alternate classes are also available for selection.

Freshmen will meet with counselors during biology class on November 15 and 16. Sophomores will meet on the week of December 11 during their social studies classes and juniors will meet during the week of January 15 during their Language Arts classes.

Alison Carroll, school counselor, joined the MHS staff this year. She quickly found a large number of students looking to change classes for various reasons.

Now, students and parents will be able to log in to Infinite Campus and make changes,

— Katie Liebers

“Some of them had good reasons,” Carroll said. “Some of them were just looking to change teachers or hours so that they could be with their friends.”

The new open system could limit the number of students flocking to counselors at the beginning of the year.

Tyler Scheidler, sophomore, said the enrollment process would benefit from a later deadline. 

“It would be better if they allowed you to choose your classes in the spring,” Scheidler said. 

He also agrees with the new plan that more liberty in changing classes is important. 

“I feel like it would be better if they allowed you to switch your classes after you select them,” Sceidler said.

Scheidler has been prioritizing classes that are important to graduation and college admissions.

“I tried to get classes like health out of the way, and then afterwards I can do any other classes I’m interested in,” Scheidler said.

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Luke Graves, Business Manager/Page Designer
Luke Graves, junior, is the business manager for the Marquette Messenger. This is his first semester on staff. His favorite subject is math and he is a big St. Louis Cardinals fan.
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Claire Lowder, senior, is the Opinions Editor for the Messenger. This will be her second year on staff. Outside of writing, she enjoys shopping, reading, hanging out with friends, and listening to vinyls on her record player, especially Phoebe Bridgers.
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