New Year, New Bell Schedule

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Hannah Webb

Staff Writer

Keller High School began the 2015-2016 school year by rolling out another new bell schedule. As KHS adopted a new bell schedule just last year, many were surprised at the sudden change to another schedule. This year’s schedule is a block schedule that includes five periods a day, alternating between “A” days and “B” days. Students have periods one and five everyday, and on A days they have 2A, 3A, and 4A. On B days, students have periods 2B, 3B, and 4B. The passing periods are 5 minutes long and lunches are 30 minutes.

 

Many students enjoy this schedule because it lightens the homework load, and does not include as many classes per day. Students have said that having fewer classes per day allows them to focus more on each class. “The schedule is less stressful homework wise, and I know exactly what my homework will be 2 days in advance if I need to get a head start. I’m also more engaged because there are different classes everyday, not the same boring 9 periods every day,” said Miriam Arzoumanian, a junior at KHS.

 

The bell schedule has also been met with some protests. Students argue that 90 minutes is too long to sit in one class and stay focused. Students also dislike the fact that lunches have gotten 15 minutes shorter since last year. In addition, students have said that constantly alternating between A and B days, instead of having a set day of the week for A and B days, can be confusing.

 

Opinions on the new bell schedule may be conflicting, but Keller High School has not shown any indication of a bell schedule change in the near future.