Most people dread waking up on Monday morning: students, teachers, parents, oh my. It seems that the majority of people one sees are in a grumpy mood. But perhaps this year it will be a little different for the students of Helias. Their beloved 9:00 A.M. start has been relocated to the dreariest of days, Monday.
The reason behind the late starts is that the teachers and staff have a meeting in the morning to discuss whatever the administration deems important during that particular week. In years past, it has been held on a Friday. But apparently some teachers felt that students didn’t take Fridays as seriously as they might hope, with it being both the end of the week and a short schedule.
Another reason for the change is that it allows students to ease into the new week. Students’ overall enthusiasm on Mondays is typically lower than any other day of the week. Perhaps this extra hour of sleep will allow students to recover from the weekend and to better prepare themselves to face another five days of school.
“It’s adding another hour to the weekend,” said Helias student, Merlin Phelps. “That way you can do more stuff on Sunday nights instead of sitting at home waiting to go to bed and go to school in the morning.”
The students of Helias have not really had an opportunity to experience a 9:00 A.M. start so far this year, as Helias has had two early dismissals and two Mondays off. So as of right now, the majority of students lack the ability to form an opinion on whether or not they prefer this change or miss they way things used to be, not so long ago.
The Crusader Raid, Vol. 6, Num. 1
The “Home” coming for the Holidays Issue