by S. Hunt
Although some students live in town and are able to wake up later to get to school, the Sibley – Ocheyedan School District might benefit from starting later because school is just too early for some students. Some students live in the country or Ocheyedan and have to wake up extremely early to be able to catch the bus.
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Starting school at 9:00 AM would help students by giving them more time in the morning to wake up and adjust. Some students who are in sports come home late and still have homework to do. Those students end up having to stay up later to finish the homework that they have gotten from their teachers, causing them to be extremely tired in the morning. Some students simply just have a hard time waking up and giving them an extra hour may benefit them.
I interviewed some people to get their opinions about what they think about when and what time school should start. First, I interviewed Renee Pranger, a graduate from 1972 from Round Lake High School. Round Lake High School in ‘72 started after labor day at 8:10 AM. I asked her if she liked it that school started after Labor Day and at 8:10 AM and her response was, “I liked it at 8:10 because I didn’t want to stay longer after.” She mentioned that she liked that school started after Labor Day because you get a longer time to go somewhere and vacation. The next person I interviewed was Lydia Buysman, a junior at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. She replied that she would like it if school started after Labor Day because summer break does not seem long enough for her. For her waking up is hard she said; starting school at 9:00 AM would help her adjust to the morning and be on time for school.