What really goes on during homeroom?

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Lauren Adams

Sophomore homeroom engaging and completing various homeroom activities in the atrium.

Opinions on homeroom vary from student to student. As some see homeroom as a nice break in the beginning of the day, others see it as a time to grind out last minute homework, study for an upcoming test, or do something fun as a class. So what really goes on in homeroom time?

Amongst several of the sophomore homerooms, there are weekly traditions that many say they enjoy. In Mr. Canavati’s homeroom, a new tradition for the students arose this year. It helps them look forward to going to their homeroom each week. “One thing we do that’s really fun is we do donut Thursdays. It’s kind of a rotation around the class who brings [the donuts] each week,” sophomore Carter Callan said.

Sophomore Vinny Verett enjoys homeroom, and sees it as a productive work time for him. He likes that homeroom can be a forced time for him to study or do anything he forgot about. “I look forward to homeroom because it’s almost like a little break in the middle of the day and if I forget about any tests or assignments then I can get them done during that time,” Verett said.

I look forward to homeroom because it’s almost like a little break in the middle of the day and if I forget about any tests or assignments then I can get them done during that time,”

— Vinny Verrett

On the other hand, other students think homeroom is unnecessary, and would rather not have it at all. “I think it would be nice to just get done with school 15 or 20 minutes earlier or add that time to our lunch periods and skip homeroom as a whole,” sophomore Ellie Shideman said.

Link Crew, BSM-ran internships, Knight Errant, and yearbook students all have their very own homerooms. Students see this as an expansion of their class period; there are definitely some mixed emotions on that. “Sometimes it’s nice to work on parts of my assignments but sometimes it just feels like it’s more of that class which isn’t always the best,” junior Maggie Graczyk said.

Freshmen have some new homeroom traditions this year. A few times a month, all the freshman homerooms gather in the great hall with their Link Crew leaders and do some sort of game or bonding activity as a class. “It’s fun to be able to do something as a whole grade every once in a while but not everyday,” freshman Taylor Winegarner said.

What really goes on during homeroom time ranges from each class. Students have mixed feelings about homeroom, but as a whole there’s positive emotions.