Last year at Francisco Middle School, school days started at 9:10 on a regular day. This year, school days start at 9:00. The first bell rings at 8:55 which means you get 5 minutes to go to your locker and to get to class on time. Even though we have longer passing periods, getting to school on time is harder because it’s in the morning. One reason why schools should start at 9:10 again is so that fewer kids get to school late, because you have that extra 10 minutes to get here. This year more and more students are arriving at school late because we only have 5 minutes to get to class, and sometimes there are problems getting to school. If some students get to school by bus, then sometimes the buses break down, which causes them to be late because they have to switch buses. When you are late to class, not only do you get tardy, but you miss class time. When you miss class time, you are missing on what the class is learning and maybe even classwork that needs to be done. So, when school starts a little later, it can prevent some students from being late to school and missing a lot of classwork. Some students come really late and completely miss 1st period, or some come just a few minutes after the bell. Regardless of what time the students come, they still miss out things when coming late.
Have you considered timing yourself to see how much you are on your phone or staring on a screen one day…? Well, on average, us teens spend four and a half hours on their phones a day. That is a lot of time just staring at your phone or electronic. The study said that teens spend four and a half hours on their phones. Most teens spend way more time than just that on their screens. When you are on your phone or staring at a screen for too much, it can affect your focus on schoolwork or your brain. 11,000 kids and teens went to get MRI’s to check their brains and track how screen time affects us over time.
From the video we saw in social studies called “60 minutes”, it shows that the population of smartphone users grew really fast. When the smartphone population grew, that made social media population grow as well. Most people I know mostly spend their screen time on Instagram, Youtube, or Snapchat. For people who game, they spend most of their time on Fortnite or any game they prefer to play. When kids have free time, whether that is after school, during school, on break, or on weekends most kids get to go on their phones. Screen time is used for checking their social media or searching something up on the internet. Most teens use their smartphone to text friends or facetime friends and not for useful stuff, but it’s also said that when teens go on their phone to contact friends, they feel more connected to each other. Some moms set a timer on their child’s phone, so they only have limited time to go on their phones each day, but other than that, you are in charge of how much you stare at your screen a day. One thing to keep in mind is that, if you spend too much time on your screens, it can affect you.
New Year Resolutions are goals you make before the year is over (Best start in November). The purpose of them is to help you achieve your personal goals. If you have a goal that you want to achieve in the future, you can help yourself by making that goal your New Year’s Resolution. If you preserver then you might achieve the goal. A good way to achieve that goal is to put your mindset to it. Once you know what your goal is, then work towards that goal every day. If you be consistent with your goal, it makes it easier for your mind to believe you can achieve that goal. You should really consider, making a new years resolution because it can help you experience new things and achieve a goal in your life.
The Beach Clean up took place on Sunday, December 9. People from the 8th grade went out to help if they wished to. The purpose of 8th graders going out to the beach was to help clean up the trash on the beach, which will prevent the trash from blowing into the ocean. This makes a big difference because we cleaned up some of the trash on the beach that could have gone straight into the ocean. The beach clean up was at Aquatic Park with our social studies teacher, Mr. Guenza.
Cleaning the beach helps the ocean and every marine species that are affected by trash. For example, the marine mammals that are in the ocean could eat the plastic. The plastic stays in their bodies for a long period of time. Plastic can’t be decomposed which means the more plastic humans use every day, the more plastic that will soon end up in the ocean or in our environment. Cleaning the beach not only helps the marine species, but it also helps the environment around us. If the environment is clean, that means the air we are breathing is also cleaner. To avoid trash going into the ocean, we can limit the number of straws, plastic bags, cans, bottles, cigarette butts, and other waste that harms the ocean and the species that live there.
During our clean up, we picked up about 600 cigarette butts, most of them were broken down and were mixed with the seaweed and kelp on the beach. We also found lots of shapeless plastics like wrappers and loose plastic. One thing that was abundant was microplastics such as styrofoam and plastic nets that have been broken down and buried in the sand. These are plastic that could be eaten by humans. The plastics break down and get into our seafood that we consume. We encourage more 8th graders to go to beach cleanups, there are changes that need to be made.
There are many ways for you to be the teacher's favorite so i'm going to tell you some.First you would want to sit with people in class that don't really talk or scream at the teacher and that will actually do their work. Because if you sit with the people that do scream in class then the teacher might assume you do the same. You will also have to do your work or else you will get bad grades and you don't want that sister , and if you do have bad grades just buy your teacher some food or get them some advil so they don't complain about how the class is so loud and it gives them headaches.I hope you take my advice .
I think that Dress Code is a very important thing but we should not exaggerate , i understand that girls should not show a lot of skin at school because it's not appropriate but when you get in trouble for showing a lot of your knee and some of your shoulders i think that's a little bit too much exaggeration.But i also agree on not showing half your leg and not to sag at school , there is such thing as a belt.
The fall fest was a last week, and I could tell that not many people enjoyed it much .Besides the people that were jamming to whatever song was on (respect brody). I for one liked SOME of the music that they played but not many people could agree with me .And not many people danced to it . i get it we are only teens but that doesn't mean that we don't listen to songs with bad words , i mean there would always be that one song you think it’s “clean’ and decide to play it at the dance but it has ONE bad word and the teacher is changing it.But also understand that many students don't enjoy music with bad words but its not the end of the world if the song only has one curse word in it, IT'S NOT something foreign.Everyone should be allowed to play whatever song they want and not be told to not sing it or to even play it, we should stop playing the “clean version” but that might not happen soon because of the “school rules” .
Written by Mitzumi. Edited by Jacky.
Balboa is a very big school with a big football field and big gym. They are located 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112 Neighborhood: Excelsior.Grades from 9th to 12th grade , they start/end school at 8:15 am to 3:34pm. The ninth and tenth grades have a strong academic focus combined with an emphasis on career, health, and college exploration. At the end of tenth grade,
the students select a field of interest that they will pursue as juniors and seniors in one of our School-to-Career pathways. Balboa has set "Sustaining a culture of continuous improvement" as it’s mission.Students would like to go to there because of the classes they have , if you are interested on coding , sports , drama ect. then Balboa is for you.This school is good by the way it is and i like it by the way it is.
Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader. He was born in Yuma, Az in 1927 and died April 23 1993. He grew up in the fields with his parents. He started working at a young age picking fruits to help his parents get more money, so they could have enough for food. It was very hard because they were not treated fairly and sometimes they did not have money for food.
When Cesar grew up, he was not happy about what was happening, so he decided to gather people and start marching, which they called huelga. Their bosses did not like this, and Cesar wanted change so much that he would go on hunger strikes. After all the marches, the bosses decided to raise wages and most people were happy.
Roblox is an online game you can play with people all over the world. I have a lot of friends of mines who I play roblox with. There are many games that are listed in categories you can choose from. For example, some categories are town and city, fantasy, etc. A lot of people like playing town and city games like Meep City or Adopt Me.
Games I like to play with friends are Welcome to Bloxburg, Crazy Knives, and obbies. Obbies are some parkour that is really fun. My favorite game to play is Welcome to Bloxburg. I really like building and designing houses. (Karen)
You may use your money to buy robux. You can use robux to purchase games or stuff to design your character. You can also make your own games and creations that others can play. You can do that by downloading roblox studio under develop.
You may also “talk” to other players in the game using the chat box. You can add friends and join their game if their online. You can also chat with them under direct messages. Whatś really cool is that there are rollercoaster games and ride them. You can swim, get in peoples cars and also talent shows with other players , and do movements. Like baking/cooking food and going on a swing.
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