By Sarah Harrington
Schedule changes are being made for Red lion senior high school. Principal Mark Shue had grouped together teachers, counselors and members of the administration to form a time committee to work out the details and bring these changes to life.
Next year during the 2013/2014 school year the schedule will still be on a six-day cycle but it’ll seem like a seven-day rotation, according to Mrs. Dennish.
For example, having fourth period be the longest period everyday will switch. On a day one there will be twenty minutes added to the end of first period and so on.
“It’s a good thing, it’ll prepare the students to sit for longer in every class. Not just one period.” Mrs. Dennish says.
“The scheduling we have this year was decided to be inefficient by Principal Shue.
There are so many inconsistencies with period four and the rest of the day.” Mrs. Dennish said.
The periods being extended will give extra time to everybody, all of the students and teachers, rather than just one teacher a day having all the time.
But there’s more. During the 2014/2015 school year Red Lion will be changing to block scheduling, a type of academic scheduling in which students have fewer class with longer periods.
“This is to help cover more, additional material that couldn’t be covered with our forty-six minute periods now.” Mrs. Dennish states.
Additionally, scheduling like this gives time to the students who need extra help from teachers without taking time out of the period.