By Jackie Reategui and Almira Beganovic
Jacqueline and Almira had interviewed a couple of our WHS classmates on their opinion of advisory and here are our questions with their responses:
1. How has advisory helped you in anyway?
Fatija: It’s a good source of useful information. But I’m not sure it has helped me.
2. How can we change advisory?
Fatija: Have more relevant activities to do.
Tatiana: Stuff related to what the grades actually care about.
3. How many times a week do you think we should have it and for how long should the class be?
Rahman & Fatija: 30 minutes and once a week
Tatiana: 15 minutes and maybe once a week
4. Do you think it’s effective?
Fatija: Helps support us kids with information wise moving onto the future
5. What should we be doing in advisory?
Fatija: We should do random activities, some independent but some as a whole group.
It’s not that we hate it, it’s just that most students see no point in having advisory. Although, we aren’t in favor of getting rid of advisory, we would like to find ways to make it more useful or at least interesting. Some ideas Almira and Jackie have been given are: making sure we watch Blue Eagle news, talk about things/events going on at the school within the week. In advisory we could also advertise school clubs, have people sign up for them in advisory and have a list of students that are in certain clubs so we are able to remind them if they have a club meeting coming up that week.
What more people are looking for activities to do as groups, therefore we can play ice breaker games, or games that allow peers to get to know more about each other since many of us know each other names but not who we really are. These activities would help grades be more united, and in the future be beneficial.