by Trisha Signorello (17)
It has recently been confirmed that Wethersfield High School will be switching to a block schedule for next fall, the 2016- 2017 school year.
The block schedule will consist of four classes a day, with each student having the opportunity to take up to eight classes. There will be alternating “A” days and “B” days, each having four blocks.
The students at WHS are looking forward to this change coming in the fall. Anna Cannata, a junior at WHS, said, “I remember it from the last time we had SBAC testing, that the schedule was really good because then I had more time to do my homework. I wasn’t always obliged to do my homework every single night. It made it a lot easier to study for tests too.”
The only concern that the students have is the way their teachers will fill these longer classes. They hope that with a new schedule, there will be some new activities and lessons in the classroom as well.
Mariana Carcia, a junior at WHS, said, “I hope that they [the teachers] try to keep us interested and entertained and maybe let us stretch our legs a little bit so that we’re not sitting there the entire time.”
The fall of 2016 will be an adjustment for the students and teachers, but it will all be worth it.