New Year, Different Schedule
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This year Hawk Time, a 25-minute study hall, has been moved from after first hour to the end of the day. Coming to life last year, Hawk Time provides time for students to retake quizzes or tests, make up late work and assignments, and work with teachers.
For some students, the time change means more opportunity to complete homework. “I like Hawk Time at the end of the day, because I have more homework that I’m able to work on,” Jarod Harris (11) said.
Hawk Time can be considered an advantage for students involved in extracurricular activities or for those employed after school. It provides time to start or finish homework, which saves time after school. “It’s nice because I can get my homework done in Hawk Time and not have to worry about doing it when I get home from volleyball,” Ally Martin (10) said.
Not only do many students benefit from the new Hawk Time change, but some teachers enjoy having it at the end of the day. Teacher Taylor Lake feels having Hawk Time after fourth block gives students a chance to finish homework. “I like having Hawk Time at the end of the day, because I am able to remind students that I have requested (to work with) them,” Lake said.
However, some students and teachers find Hawk Time at the end of the day a disadvantage. “I like (Hawk Time) at the end of the day, but sometimes you think you’re done with your classes but you still have to go to Hawk Time,” Dakotah McGraw (12) said. “It makes the days seem longer.”
Teacher Tammy Krapfl agrees. “I feel that students work well on Tuesdays, but they don’t seem to be very motivated on Fridays,” Krapfl said.
Many teachers and administrators have high hopes for Hawk Time. Taylor Lake said, “I hope that students take advantage of (Hawk Time) so that if they need help, they can get it from teachers during school hours.”