Homeroom: Rather go without it
By Danielle Arquisola
Change is just a part of life. Though sometimes it’s hard to get into a new routine, change can be a good thing. Bishop Kelley has definitely grown and changed since it first began. New traditions have been made and new buildings have been built. In many ways, Bishop Kelley has changed for the better since 1960. In this 2011-12 school year, we have received a lot of changes. Some teachers have left and new teachers have arrived. New clubs have been added to the list of clubs held here at Bishop Kelley.
For this article however, the main change I am going to be talking about is homeroom. I believe that homeroom is not a change for the better. This is something I really wish I didn’t have to go through during my senior year. I used to look forward to Thursdays because it meant that the week was almost over. However, because of homeroom being added every Thursday during this school year, I really dislike Thursdays. There’s just something about homeroom that throws off my whole schedule.
At first, I was okay with homeroom. I took advantage of homeroom as a time to do homework and I liked having this opportunity. Then, homeroom just got annoying. I wanted to leave class already. I was already in the room for an hour and 25 minutes. The part about homeroom that really irks me is the fact that it messes up the lunch schedule completely. I have been one of those students that are not fortunate enough to be stuck in second and third lunch throughout the year. Students that have these two lunches have no luck during Thursdays. It’s no fun at all to go to class, then go to lunch, then go back to class. Honestly, it’s the worst feeling in the world to me. It may be due to the fact that I have a math class during that time and I just don’t want to leave the world of numbers for 35 minutes then have to come back to continue the lesson. I don’t understand the concept of having class, lunch, and then more class. “I really hate homeroom; it messes up my day,” senior Adam Edmiston said.
I may be complaining about a first world problem, but I really just do not appreciate my lunch schedule being messed up. I just get grumpy. There may be students that have been granted wonderful luck and have had first or fourth lunch throughout the year and haven’t had to deal with the horrible lunch schedule that falls upon Thursday. However, it is still a burden to go through those 15 useless minutes.
Senior Angela Thoman agrees.
“I’m just tired of homeroom at this point,” Thoman said.
I do understand the purpose of homeroom. It is a certain time to do voting and surveys without interrupting class time. However, it is not like we do this every single Thursday. And voting and schedules do not seriously take up 15 minutes of our time. I don’t have a problem with one homeroom a month. But having to go through the messed up lunch schedule every week just isn’t fun for me at all.