BMHS PrideTime Reporter
The new school year brought new changes to McMahon; the biggest change being 30 minute detentions for coming in late - 77 detentions were given on the first day. But, this is not just a McMahon issue. Ronald Farrer of ProQuest LLC completed a study with the National Education for Statistics, and noted that 3.3% to 9.5% of students in kindergarten through grade twelve arrive to school late on an average school day. Not only do students lose educational instruction in the time they miss class, but, they also disrupt the environment around them.
So how can we as students make our morning more efficient? Laura Richards, a reporter for Care.com, provided several tips for parents and students on how to get ready for school quickly. This included setting an alarm 15 minutes earlier than usual, choosing a quick breakfast to grab on the go, and double checking everything you will need for the next day the night before.
Grace Lane (‘18), and Varsity Lacrosse player said, “I always make sure to pick out my outfit, or at least think about it, the night before”. She also said, “My mom usually packs my lunch for me, but if it is not ready in the morning, she drops it off at school for me to grab before lunch”. These tips and tricks may sound simple, but many students at Brien McMahon, and around the nation, neglect to use them - for a McMahon student that means a 30 minute detention.
Marysia Slowik (‘18), Varsity Soccer player, claims she is “on time to school everyday”. Slowik states, “I am in CGS and getting to school on time can be difficult...it takes me twenty five minutes to get to school. If I am late it is because of traffic on Route-Seven.” Marysia also said she makes sure she is showered at night, asks her mom to make her lunch in the morning, and packs her backpack the night before. Slowik closes with, “I am always on time, for everything”.
If all students at Brien McMahon can learn some of these simple life hacks from their fellow McMahoniacs, we will all live a more organized, proficient lifestyle.