To start off the new term we have a new schedule. Instead of the usual 25 minute olympic time during 7th period Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, we now have 43 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The teachers felt the need for a change because there just wasn’t enough time in the single period to re teach lessons to those who needed them. Instead of having all the free time we now have an academic based advisory period. This way there is more intervention for those that are struggling with their grades. Using the mini report cards the teachers can use (I’s) to flag a student so that they can acquire the help that they need. We asked a few students about what they thought of it, and most of them were negative. One said, “It isn’t fair to those who have good grades.” Although it is more academic based, there will still be fun enrichment activities for those who have no I’s. On Tuesday and Thursday the other class periods are shortened by 2 minutes to make up for the extra time. On Monday and Friday the class periods are longer, at 50 minutes long. On Wednesday, the schedule stays the same.