Chryssie Luu 1/28/14 Lukason School’s Need To Start Later Many students are performing poorly in school due to their lack of sleep,this complication could be resolved if schools started later to accommodate students. If school start times were changed, productivity in class and test scores would increase, students would also have better mental health. Growing adolescents should be getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night but barely 15% meets those standards. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation can cause problems with, concentration, listening, and learning. This information supports the fact that students have trouble waking up early and functioning properly at school.
Districts often stagger the start times of different schools in order to reduce transportation costs by using fewer buses. But if beginning the school day early in the morning has a negative impact on academic performance, staggering start times may not be worth the cost savings, as said by, Dr. Finley Green. I say that the school time is great the way it is. My reasons are that I’d rather be home an hour earlier to get rest and have time to finish any school or house chores or watch my little sister, and my last reason is because I want to have time to have fun with my friends when I am finished with my priorities. I think school should not start early and stay the way it is because, as soon as I get out of school, I need to go straight home and finish my homework while helping my little sister with hers.
The same lunch every single day would get old. Therefore if students are able to leave campus during the lunch hour, they will be able to have a little more variety. They could go to the various fast foods that are a short distance away from school. If you eat the same thing over and over, you’re not going to look forward to lunch, which you definitely should because it’s a little break from school. Instead you’ll be thinking, “Great, pizza again, I can’t wait.” What if you forgot an important English paper that is worth a big chunk of your grade and it’s due?
All grade levels should be able to go off campus because the food the school provides is gross and unhealthy also, we go to school all day, we all should get the opportunity to eat wherever we want on the one break we actually get. Most foods that are served at high schools are not very good, or at least are not foods people ask to eat. Most foods are unhealthy and are not good for your nutrition. An example is the chips they sell. Also, they do not always have enough meals for everyone, sometimes they run out.
Understand that your grades could be in jeopardy if you donâ€™t manage your time correctly, because without a doubt the manager will probably ask for you to stay later. Knowing your options and really looking into them never hurts, and could restore the issue of homework being done because other places donâ€™t have the demand as much as a Mcjob does for more workers. Michele closes with a statement from Prof. Bishop, â€œThe goal is to not get kids to stop working, its to get
Can I go to the vending machine? This is a common question teachers are asked everyday in the class room. In-school vending machines have shown to be a problem for years now. Food sold out of school vending machines should make positive contributions to children’s everyday diet and health. As it is, parents have a hard enough time guiding their children’s eating habits, but with school vending machines it makes it nearly impossible.
When you were a teenager, how often did you find yourself sleepy during school? How often did you fall asleep during class? Research probes that if schools had later start times kids would be more alert during the day, grades would improve, behavior would improve, and there will be less tardiness. Lets face it, most teenagers usually go to bed late, meaning they wake up late for school, and then result in tardiness. Constantly being for the same class, students begin to fail, and who wouldn't be upset from that?
School districts should ban or restrict vending machine use during school hours unless they are filled with healthy choices. Vending machines should be banned or restricted in schools because healthier eating would be promoted for the students, the increased risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases from being overweight would be reduced or eliminated, and families would save money in this crucial economic time. During school hours, children can be guaranteed a healthy meal that they may not be able to receive at home. Regulating or banning the use of vending machines almost forces the children to eat what the school has provided in their cafeteria. School meal programs will ensure that all food that is served in schools is healthy and nutritious for the children.
I believe that the three month traditional summer vacation should be maintained because many students get stressed. Many students now have jobs after school which could get stressful after having eight hours of schools. Students may have to study and do their homework, but after work, they would be exhausted and want to relax by that time. Moreover, Students get stressed when just thinking that they have eight hours of school ahead of them. Students want more days off of school with the way it is now; making them year round will just make it worst for the students and teachers.
Normally during the last few days of school, kids put aside their work because they are excited for school to be done with. When they do that, they start getting low grades. Kids usually don't listen at this time of year. Without kids building up with excitement, they would been good leaders through the years. If kids have year-round school, they probably would keep their grades.