Staring down at their bright screens and disregarding what is going on around them,most teens spend over 75% of their time on their phones. Many liking posts, stalking people they think that are cute, looking at videos/memes or reading what they call “news.”
This year, the librarians implemented a new pass system which affects the number of students allowed to utilize the resources in the library during flex and lunch. The paper passes are now laminated cards, and are restricted into a certain amount. “We usually gave out 20, but we kept losing passes and students continued taking them to other places. We kept it at 20 because a lot of students already have permanent passes,” librarian Terri Sanchez said. “So those students come to me in the beginning of the year and say, ‘I'm going to the library every single day during lunch,’ so I gave them permanent passes. So in addition to the 20 there’s also those kiddos coming in.”
This year’s freshmen will be the second class to follow an endorsement path as a result of House Bill 5. With graduation requirements that follow an interest track, students along with their counselors are mapping out their high school careers in advance by completing an IGP.