Child actions influence amount of freedom parents give

How much freedom should rents give their children? The answer depends on variables such as the individual teen, their life experiences, the amount of family support they have, their level of responsibility, their level of maturity, whether they have siblings or not, and other factors. Parents want to protect their teen from painful life experiences,…

Having siblings at school changes experience

When it comes to having a sibling in high school with you, there are both pros and cons. One of the biggest pros is when senioritis has hit you hard and you do not have the strength to get out of your comfy bed and your sibling comes and wakes you up countless times because…

Student use of cell phones unhealthy?

Yes- Dennis Child, Opinion Editor With technology always evolving, so does its use in the classroom. But how is this use of technology impacting our students’ social, physical and mental health? Cell phone use has been a problem in school and, it has been the staff’s goal to eliminate this. Though cell phone use is…

Effects of pressure parents put on students

Pressure and stress: high school students in Montgomery County know these feelings all too well. Just by being in school, students are put under significant amounts of pressure. Whether it’s peers talking about the colleges they’ve been accepted to, the competing demands of extracurricular classes, or teachers telling them that their class needs to be…

Substitute teachers bring relief to students

Nothing brings more joy to a student than walking into class and seeing a substitute teacher sitting at the computer.   Most substitute teachers have a reputation of being a blessing and just putting on a movie or watching us as we do classwork or take a test. “I like having a substitute teacher because…

Block scheduling: better learning?

Pro- Ava Castelli, Staff Writer Teachers frequently say that they are “preparing” us for college by giving us loads of homework or grading harshly. What they don’t prepare us for, however, is our future schedules. Recently, some students have suggested that this school should transition into having block scheduling, in which longer class periods meet…

All should feel Patriot pride

Walking through the halls, listening to the banter among students, you may often hear phrases of discouragement about our school. This school is a place in which we gather five times a week for the majority of the year. If we are not proud to be a part of this place and this family, it…