Shorten school weeks by two days!

Shorten school weeks by two days!

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Ronnie Casto started this petition to School Board and

 

          One day on a peaceful Monday Jeremy was just sleeping normally and all of a sudden there's a beeping noise. He realizes it is his alarm and that he has to get ready for school. This is what us kids have to go through in Johnstown. There should be 4 school days instead of 5. If there were four days of school then kids could be more productive, improve academics and get more sleep.

           According to study's being off that extra day makes kids more productive. Only four days give students extra time to do things like sports, volunteer work or just helping around the house. In that extra time kids can actually do their homework or study for a test coming up. Also, athletes could work out or practice at home with their home equipment and get something done. That is one reason why a four day week is better than a five day week. 

           Well that was only reason 1. Four day schedules also help attendance. Both kids and teachers have seemed to make it to school better in different districts. Having four school days helps attendance because there are only four days not five. If someone had school on Friday and they could not make it guess what they have to be tardy that day. The Melstone School District in Melstone, Mont. has said that the percentage of attendances have increased by 20%. That is why four days can improve attendance.

              Attendance is not the only reason that we should have four school days. Academics can actually improve when you have four days. The "Oakridge School District Superintendent Don Kordosky reported that test scores improved after his system in Oregon implemented the four-day school week. Also, Peach County in Fort Valley, Ga, has seen a gradual increase in its graduation rate since adopting the new school week" (Seattlepi.com). Those two districts test grades increased because of simply dropping a school day. That is how academics can improve with only four day school weeks.

                Now I know what your thinking, " school is good to help make us smart and get a job and give you social skills". Well, in a neighbor hood like Johnstown we could still get social skills by talking to neighbors or just talking to family. We could educate our self's with YouTube khan academy or online school if we need to. If we do not get a four day school week then we are just going to become like zombies because all we have done for 5 days straight is get up at 6 in the morning and go grind up on school. So now that you have read the essay sign this petition and share it on your social media with friends and family! By signing this petition you could be effecting hundreds of students life's at school.

 

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