As the president of O. Henry Middle School, I feel that it is my duty, as the year enters its 2nd half, and student council's mere ideas are surfacing, that I give a weekly address, luckily not through twitter, through Mr. Scho's OHWP website. I will discuss the issues that are going on at our school, from locked doors to racial profiling.
Our schedule provides 5th period with 15 extra minutes to accommodate for lunch, which lasts for 30 minutes. After fourth period on a regular day, 8th grade goes to lunch while 6th and 7th grade go to 5th period. After 8th grade lunch, 7th grade goes to lunch, and 6th grade remains in 5th period, and 8th grade goes to 5th period. After 7th grade lunch, 6th grade goes to lunch, 8th grade remains in 5th period, and 7th grade goes back to 5th period. I think that 8th grade, after A lunch, should spend 15 minutes outside. 6th grade should spend 15 minutes outside before C lunch. 7th grade should spend 15 minutes outside after B lunch. Students would still get 45 minutes in their 5th period class, which is the same for
every other class, and students do better, according to studies that have proven that students do better in school when they go outside. Also, students will be happier because they will get to go outside.