Opinion: The School Calender and Schedule Needs to Change


Media by Aleena Shaik (she/her)

MHS’ ABC school calender pinned to Shawn Mcateer, resource teacher, due to the inconsistency.

For the hundredth time since school started, I looked up the ABC calendar on the MHS website.

It’s late October, almost three months since school started, and I still don’t know the day-to-day ABC schedule for school. 

With no rigid schedule, it is getting difficult to maneuver this school year. When is it an A-day? B-day? C-day?

I am not the only one who feels this way. I’ve had multiple teachers mention this year’s schedule is confusing. 

Rather than having a random weekly ABC schedule, the school needs to assign different days of the week an A, B, and C-day. For example, we have B-days on Mondays and Wednesdays, C-days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and A days on Friday. 

I know it’s hard to make a strict schedule because of Late Starts and Professional Development Days. However, making the schedule a little more rigid will add stability and benefit students and staff. 

Aside from the ABC calendar, another schedule that needs modifying is the lunch schedule.

First lunch is at 10 a.m. on B-Days and C-days and having kids eat lunch after only being in school for an hour and a half is not okay. Many are jokingly calling it “brunch.” 

My parents were a little concerned and confused as to why the school made the lunch schedule so early and I agree with them. 

High schoolers are growing adolescents. With snack time not being present since elementary school, it is hard for students with first lunch to have energy and remain focused during the day. 

When students are starving with gurgling stomachs, class is not the first thing on their mind. 

If the school moves Academic Lab to before 4th hour on B-days, we could have a more reasonable time for lunch. Likewise, we should have lunch after the 3rd hour on C-days. 

All these little flaws are easily fixable and will only benefit the school and its students.