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Should High and Middle School Students have to get up at 5-6:45am or 6-7:30am to go to School

November 23, 2008
By Anonymous

Should high school students have to get up at 6 a.m. every week for 5 days a week just to go to school when a little kid that has less challenging homework gets up to get ready to go to school at 7-7:45? Teens are up later and have a more active life style than say an elementary school student that is just going into the 3rd grade and to have these active life style teens need more sleep to have enough energy to get them through the day. Many teens today are struggling in school because they can’t stay focused because they don’t get enough hours of sleep.

Students these days are getting more challenging homework but most Students aren’t getting enough time to get in the daily recommended amount of sleep and studies have shown that elementary school student that get up at 7-7:45 have more energy than is needed to get thought their day while teens who get up at 5:45-6:35 have less energy than that that is needed to get through the day.

Today’s teens have a more active lifestyle because more teens can drive and teens are more based around their friends and now most teens are at movies, the mall, restaurants, and Starbuck having coffee. Also teens have stuff to do after school like Play practice and sports, cheerleading, clubs, and other after school activities. And to do all of these activities teens need to get a good nights rest every night not just on the weekends and the days off.
Some people may say that it is the elementary school student that need to get up at 7-7:45 because they are just little kids and they don’t need to wake up at 6-6:35 in the morning. If you want to help your teens get the sleep they need and help them do better in school contact your local School board and ask for them to change the time teens have to go to school.

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This article has 4 comments.

ahheredia GOLD said...
on Jul. 28 2014 at 9:52 pm
ahheredia GOLD, Mexico City, Other
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hey :)  I get what you're talking about, I wrote an article on the same topic. You should check it out on my profile and compare our opinions. 

MeOfCourse said...
on Jul. 2 2011 at 1:02 pm
I like what you have to say, and I used to agree until one day someone pointed out the flaw in this plan to me.  You wrote about the extra curricular things that high school students are involved in and yes they are many, and so moving school back 2 hours will not gain any more sleep because then everyone will be up 2 hours later at night because with school being later then all of the practices and activities will be later in the day as well. Also that will put elementary students home earlier than the high schoolers and in many cases the high schoolers are responsible for either their younger siblings or other elementary kids in the neighborhood. Good thought, but that's why adults won't listen to you on this topic.

ajensen1 said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 7:28 pm
Maybe the run-on sentences are the product of only a few hours of sleep. Regardless, I agree with this article. Of course, because we are under 18, cannot vote, cannot by alchohol, cannot buy tobacco products, etc, our opinions obviosly do not matter. I wish that adults would actually listen to teens for once, instead of disregarding our opinions like a peice of trash. Because of that, and various stereotypes regarding teens, many of us are denied jobs and priveledges. Another example: Teachers at school could say anything they want--ANYTHING--while we get written up for any little thing, and God knows what would happen if something really bad happens, where we insult the all-important teacher.

jbird265 said...
on Dec. 3 2008 at 2:51 am
You've got quite a few run-on sentences here. Of course I agree with you. Who wouldn't? Maybe this article would be better if you'd written about a controversial topic; the only people who might disagree with you here are adults, and very few read this website.