The Shift Towards Enrichment
In the 2017-2018 school year, a shift has been made clarifying the differences in the behavior that should be expected in the different days of advisory. Generally, enrichment days, Mondays and Thursdays, are the time to see teachers for help and focus on academics. During these more academically focused days, teachers can call in student’s who are struggling with a concept or just need an extra push in the right direction in a class. In some advisories, the other days are used as “social days”, for instance, Mr. Bernal’s advisory. However, certain classes are stricter and all days are to be used as homework days. Jill Montgomery, second year English teacher, has a freshman advisory this year and says she can see a “clear difference in the days”. However, she had a senior advisory last year, and she highlighted the differences in value of enrichment days dependent on the class.
“It’s very grade by grade, having seniors last year, and freshman this year, I can see that these days are more valuable to the freshmen, especially because of the time with link”.
Some students say that the days are very differentiated but not appreciated. In response to if the difference between the days is appreciated, sophomore Alexa Purdum responded: “Not at all, because some social days I have homework, and other work days I don’t have homework and I get in trouble for not focusing on that” Purdum, ‘20.
The differences between advisory days are distinct, but the differences between the advisories are still more distinct. For example, one advisory, Mrs. Melton’s advisory does yoga every Friday. Whether or not the change to enrichment is positive or negative depends not only on who you talk to, but also what advisory they’re from.
VPN Policy Explained
Within the last six months there has been a noticeable increase of VPN usage within the student body in the Littleton Public School District. As a result, the school is more strictly enforcing the policy in place.
Juuling Punishment Continues
Since the release of vape pens to the market, they have become increasingly popular, particularly in high schools, and Heritage is no exception. Administration has since been exploring ways to fix the problem in order to keep students safe from the harmful effects of vaping.