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Morton schedule changes for future generations

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At Morton East High School 66 out of 108 students prefer the new schedule over the old schedule.  

The old schedule at Morton East High School started at 8 am and the day ended at 2:40 pm. The new schedule now starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:10 pm. In the new schedule there is an extra hour before school so students can go with their teachers if they need help in a class. According to morton201.org “the schedule should help improve student’s attendance…and allows students to be more rested throughout the day and the extra hour allows students to see their teachers before school and get help on the class they are confused on.”  

“I like the new schedule because we get more rest. It also helps me improve on my school work and I feel like I have more energy throughout the day,” Morton East student Daniel Ledesma said.  

Students feel that the new schedule will help them improve their performance in class. Also, some teachers feel that the new schedule helps them.  

“I think the schedule is great for teachers because it gives us more prep time and also adds more time for intervention,” Morton East Spanish teacher Erika Zacarias said.  

Teachers think that the new schedule is having positive effects on the students. It can also help students that are having difficulty with a class.  

“I think it’s a positive change because it allows students to seek more help during the morning,” Morton East counselor Ms. Melendez said.  

Some teachers patronize, or support the new schedule because they feel that is helpful for them and their students. Other teachers may think otherwise about the new schedule.  

“I still have students absent and tardy first hour,” Morton East teacher Ms. Hapias said.  

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3 Responses to “Morton schedule changes for future generations”

  1. Crystal Ramirez on October 31st, 2018 9:42 am

    The new schedule will have there pros and cons but I think the new schedule does help the students be at school on time

  2. Roberto Sanchez on October 31st, 2018 12:59 pm

    In my opinion i really like the new school schedule since its easier for me to wake up. since i’m not a morning person it helps. it was fair to add more time to the end of the day

  3. Angel Abarca on November 1st, 2018 11:14 am

    Although many think that this new schedule change is a good thing, there are still many people coming in late. When I am in my first hour class half if not most kids are still coming in late. I understand that things happen and sometimes you cannot help being late, but it is one whole over thing when kids are doing it on a daily basis.
    This new schedule change does not affect me all that much, I do find it helpful having the extra help hour especially when having trouble with some topics.

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Morton schedule changes for future generations