As the new school year sets in, so do many new rules that enforce a stricter atmosphere in the Avonworth School District community. Along with this, Wake-up Wednesday is rolling in. This new addition to Avonworth High School requires kids to come in at 8 AM every Wednesday, even if they have no classes.
On the first Wake-up Wednesday of the year, there was a small presentation on what the students coming in early could expect. Since then; however, there isn’t really anything pupils are specifically intended to do on these early mornings, and it is causing frustration.
For example, Kate Potasiewicz, a junior, says the new addition is “…useless, we shouldn’t have them. If there’s no meeting, there’s no point in us being there”, and many students would heartily agree with Kate. Along with this, Payton Sciere, a senior, has stated that “In practice the idea is good, however, it falls short in a few categories.”
Although the majority of students concur with the points Kate and Payton brought up, a few are trying to see the light in the situation.
For example, senior Ryan Ehman acknowledged the reason behind Wake-up Wednesdays when he voiced, “I don’t like them but I do think that it is a good opportunity for people to gather at one certain time.”
A first example of this reason came Wed, September 21st – the Club Fair moved to LEAD and since students were required to attend school, they had a destination, pictured below.
Students in Mod A band or choir classes have had a different perspective, having a required class at this time daily. Zayla Zimmerly, a junior, reported that “I’m in choir so it doesn’t matter.” Similarly, senior Jessie Reed commented, “I have band class so I wake up every day. It doesn’t affect me.”
Although some groups of students have no opinions toward Avonworth High School’s new Wake-Up Wednesday, the bulk of the student body agrees that they are bad, and should definitely not be continued.