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Schedule snafu leads to stressful start to school

When they are not catching up on their summer assignments, most students prefer an easy, stress-free transition into the school year. However, the beginning of the 2012-13 school year has been anything but for many students as scheduling difficulties have placed them in a realm of uncertainty about their classes.

“I got put in three classes I didn’t sign up for; Business Information Management, Forensics, and Calculus BC,” senior Kate Hessong said. “I waited in line for forty five minutes, and they changed it.”

Senior Riley Heruska faced similar difficulties.

“I made a lot of specific requests at the end of last year because I’m the editor of the yearbook this year,” Heruska said. “They didn’t put me in both of the Yearbook classes, and instead put me in a bunch of other classes that I didn’t sign up for like Photojournalism, Creative Writing and a couple others, but I was able to get most of it fixed after waiting in line for about forty-five minutes.”

Other students were not as lucky. Senior Julia Belk was put in many electives she had not signed up for when she had originally signed up for study hall periods to take classes online.

“When I signed up for schedule changes the entire senior class was there,” Belk said. “It took me a few hours to wait for everything to be sorted out.”

Counselor Amanda Breeden says the unusual amount of scheduling conflicts have been the result of the altered athletics schedule. Under the new policy, male athletes are scheduled to practice before school and first period, while female athletes practice eighth period and into the afternoon and freshmen athletes practice during fourth period.

“Coaches are having more than one athletic period,” Breeden said.  “That takes away periods that they could be teaching. That puts constraints on the numbers of students, like the classes are higher, and also the amount of periods people can teach. That puts some constraints on the system.”

Both counselors and students are working to fix schedules before the final deadline of Sept. 7.

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As clever as he is strong, as charming as he is quick, and as smart as he is intelligent, Adam Schasel was born in a hospital somewhere but immediately regretted being so mainstream. Accordingly, he spent the next 14 years of his life being raised by courage wolves and honey badgers until it was time to enroll in Lovejoy High School, at which he is currently a senior. This is Adam’s second year writing for The Red Ledger, and he still hopes to attain that coveted columnist position so he can shove his radical views down your throat. His passion for the political process is paralleled only by his love of Brian K Vaughan’s Saga and Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra (He ships Borra, in case you were wondering) and his penchant for playing both Pokémon cards and poker.  When he is not engaged in these activities Adam likes to catch up on current events, particularly from sources such as The Economist, Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog, NPR and Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog. Please don’t ever talk to him about prom dresses.

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