New finals week schedule allows for less interruptions during testing

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Gracie Hornbaker

Lunch assignments are according to each students' spartan hour teacher.

Grace Hornbaker, Features Editor

Gracie Hornbaker
Features Editor

As students’ stress inclines as finals week gets closer, students are also concerned about the new schedule being implemented for the end of semester finals. There was much debate about how to change the schedule to prevent fifth hour classes interrupted by lunches. Main goals were to keep spartan hour and find a way to avoid fifth hour classes with B lunch being split up into six periods of thirty minutes during finals week

After much consideration, it was decided that switching fifth hour and spartan hour would be in the best interest of students. When students go to lunch is dependant upon their spartan hour teacher. This means that many students will not be in the same lunch they have been in during the regular weeks of school. A list was provided to teachers with assignments of when each spartan hour goes to lunch.

The schedule is exciting for teachers who want to give the fifth period a traditional final exam. Although there will still be one hour of fifth hour each day, the hour is uninterrupted for each class. Also, keeping spartan hours allows for students to have a break from the stress of their tests and make sure they are fully prepared for their afternoon final.

Students will spend this final regular week of classes to review with teachers, make quizlets with a whole textbook of information, catching up on any late work and trying to squeeze a semester’s worth of learning onto a single note card. Knowing the official schedule of finals helps to alleviate the stress of not knowing what they need to study for each evening and spartan hour.

The finals week schedule is as follows:

Wednesday

7:50: first bell

7:50 – 8:00: time for students to eat a breakfast

8:00 – 9:55 : Testing for period 1

9:55 – 10:10: Snack

10:10 – 11:04: 5th hour

11:08 – 11:33: A lunch/spartan hour

11:37 – 12:02: B lunch/spartan hour

12:06 – 12:31: C lunch/spartan hour

12:35 – 2:30: Testing for period 2
Thursday

7:50: first bell

7:50 – 8:00: time for students to eat a breakfast

8:00 – 9:55 : Testing for period 3

9:55 – 10:10: Snack

10:10 – 11:04: 5th hour

11:08 – 11:33: A lunch/spartan hour

11:37 – 12:02: B lunch/spartan hour

12:06 – 12:31: C lunch/spartan hour

12:35 – 2:30: Testing for period 4
Friday

7:50: first bell

7:50 – 8:00: time for students to eat a breakfast

8:00 – 9:55 : Testing for period 6

9:55 – 10:10: Snack

10:10 – 11:04: 5th hour

11:08 – 11:33: A lunch/spartan hour

11:37 – 12:02: B lunch/spartan hour

12:06 – 12:31: C lunch/spartan hour

12:35 – 2:30: Testing for period 7