Students at IACS are getting concerned over their current homework load, resulting in being stressed about not being able to finish it. With a number of assignments and tests being given out from a student’s various classes seemingly all at once, it becomes quite overwhelming to try to manage it all.
High school students can choose a choice block for every trimester throughout the year, which there is three of (trimesters). These choice blocks range from dancing, to art, to even playing video games.
Last January the IACS cheer team arrived at a home game at Notre Dame Academy hoping to perform their halftime routine. They were unsure if they could because they knew some of their teammates were academically ineligible.
Right before the game, the coach told the team they could not perform, recalled member of the Cheer Team Jade King. They had been practicing with all of these girls in their routine. Since it would be too hard to rearrange the routine, the whole team was penalized and they could not perform their halftime show.
Every year a new group of freshmen are thrown into the high school experience. At IACS, each student experiences the situation differently, whether they transfer here from other Middlesex County schools or level up from the IACS middle school. Many freshmen have felt intimidated by the general high school feel, however their perspectives vary due to their backgrounds in education.
The IACS Student Government is making big changes! Remember the days in IACS before a vending machine, microwaves, and a modern dress code? All those things were brought to the student body by past IACS governments. This year, student government is continuing to evolve and is gaining power and sway to what happens in our school.
All IACS students would probably agree that the homework load is a little more than manageable. It takes the fun out of weekends, the joy out of sleep, and adds to the harshness of waking up on early mornings. Some students get so stressed about homework that they take days off just to stay at home and do late work.
There have been many changes made to IACS this year, that have greatly affected both the staff and student body. The schedule change has been the largest difference and since with change comes sacrifice, many other aspects of the school day have changed as well.
If you’ve been watching the news recently, you’ve probably heard a lot about ISIS attacks in the Middle East, and what the Western world is doing about it. 2016 presidential candidates debate constantly about the U.S.’s role in stopping the Islamic State, while President Obama is criticized for his lack of action. Yet these conversations lose sight of a larger issue at hand: the true victims of terrorism, the Syrian refugees.
As the end of 2015 fast approaches, the first trimester division of choice blocks at IACS is also coming to an end. This means that students are faced with the decision of what to choose for their new clubs on Tuesdays and Fridays for the coming months. This trimester’s list has many unique choices, including some brand new ones as well as ones that have been offered in years past.
You’ve heard about it before. Those two words that make freshman and seniors alike shiver in fear. It’s the capstone of your high school life, the one project that you can make one hundred percent your own. Say it with me: Senior Projects.