PRIDE time changes for students

Administration adjusts sign up time, how we move classes


Kyle Gehman

Students working on homework in PRIDE time. Most students and teachers have enjoyed the new changes that were made to PRIDE time.

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer

For the second year, PRIDE time returns, but with a different schedule. Last year students were assigned to a certain classroom for their “Home” PRIDE Time and if students needed to, they could sign up for tutoring from their teachers.

This year, students will stay in their 2nd period or 6th period class after the bell rings for class to end. Students can still transfer to another class however, using the student advocate portal and selecting another PRIDE Time location before 11 a.m. (30 minutes later than last year).

“We want to have a continuation from last year,” assistant principal Mrs. Meyer said. “The students and teachers that responded to our survey overwhelmingly said that PRIDE time contributed to an increase in a passing rate of students.”

Despite the change, most students and teachers approve of the new PRIDE Time.

“It’s easier because it is tied into 2nd period and 6th period,” professional communications teacher Gigi Heermans said. “It makes it a lot less chaotic with kids coming in from all over the place.”

Administrators hope this change will increase attendance rates and help teachers and students to have time with the kids they teach in their classes.

“I like not having to move to a different classroom every day,” sophomore Lauren Pohl said. “It’s also nice to have extra time to finish my homework.”

Some people are against the new PRIDE Time schedule.

“I don’t like it as much as last year,” sophomore Kyle Vogel said. “It was nice to be able to have one class you could stay in each day. In the new PRIDE time, you have different people and teacher every other day.”

Though some people don’t like the new arrangements, administrators hope it will still enable students to have more knowledge.

We’re hoping that this structure will get students to take more ownership of their learning.

— Mrs. Meyer