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New year new school

May 3, 2022

It appears this is the last year of familiarity. Block scheduling, pathways, new teachers and new students are amongst the many changes of next year. Next year, the only constant will be change.  

To most, change is not innocent, but it is controlling. People are afraid of change because it is new and unknown. 

This is to say, people are cautious and nervous for the following year. People’s emotions may seem to spiral along with the school. However, one year of chaos may be worth a lifetime of success. 

There are many changes at Central that are new to everyone. The staff and students of Central must come together to lend support. The only thing that will not change is the students’ ability to depend on each other. That must remain for students to feel as though they can go through a new year.  

No one knows if these changes are good or bad or what they may bring. They could turn the school around or lead it to shambles. One will just have to wait and see.  

The students and the teachers should offer each other grace and opportunity to grow next year. They will have to look out for one another and try to understand their feelings are shared with the rest of the school.  

To me, the changes next year mean I will be attending a different school than I do now. I picture teachers struggling much like they do now and students feeling confused and helpless. 

I feel as though I cannot offer my opinion of these changes because no one knows what they will bring. It is unfair to offer criticism if one does not know the outcome. However, I feel the advice of sticking together is necessary to survive no matter the outcome.  

If teachers and students step outside themselves and offer support to their community, the year will be worth surviving.  

Resisting and complaining will not change the situation. One must try to adapt and do the best they can.  

No one will be alone next year, but that is not to say that it will not be difficult. 

 

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