Roberts Four-Day School Week
By: Sarah Smith
Starting this year, Roberts High School will make a change in their weekly schedule. Instead of attending class five days a week from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Roberts High School will now follow a four-day school week from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Having a four-day school week means more time for family activities and keeping the same amount of hours in the classroom as a five-day school week. This also gives teachers another day to prepare their lessons for the following week. Even with the excitement of this new schedule the students body held some concerns with the change in schedule. With having a four-day school week some student thought that they would have twice the amount of homework to make up for the missing day. But that extra time out of the classroom gives students extra time to work on homework or to study for an upcoming test. If classes are canceled on a Monday a Friday will be substituted to keep the same number of hours in the week. On Fridays there is an option of additional help for the select students who feel they need it or want it. These extra hours go from 8 am to 12 pm. From 8-9 am there is a study hall hour where students will receive help for any homework that they may be struggling with. From 9 am-12 pm the school offers specialized classes/programs. This upcoming Friday a class will be held on Agricultural Education. Many students and teacher agree that having a four-day school week will help the students achieve better grades and will hopefully attract more students to Robert's High School.
School Field Day
By: Andy Van Ornum
On Thursday August 27 the student body of Roberts Schools participated in an afternoon of team building activities called School Field Day. After lunch the K-12 went out onto the football field to do some group activities. These group activities included water races, technical activities and a large scale “Hungry Hungry Hippos.” This annual event is usually held on the first day of school, but this year it was moved to the last day of the first week. Superintendent, Alex Ator felt that the incoming kindergarten class needed a few days to get comfortable before a school wide event. P.E. and Health teacher for Roberts Ms. Reinhart holds this event every year with a smile on her face. She spends hours creating fun games that allow first graders to bond with seniors in the high school. After participating in 8 events on the field, everyone regrouped for a school picture and a popsicle of their choosing. We are looking forward to having another kindergarten class in the Roberts School and look forward to another field day next year!
Dear community member,
Roberts and Belfry schools are currently considering entering into an athletic co-op agreement for high school sports and are asking for your opinions.
Lunch prices have been raised by 10 cents at the Roberts School for the 15-16 school year.
New prices are: