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by Isabelle M '17

7th Graders Reflect on Their Time at BSGE

7th graders in BSGE think that the teachers are better than the teachers they had previously in 6th grade. “The teachers in my old school didn’t really look like they knew the stuff.” Jay Schleyer commented. “The teachers are nicer and they really try to get you to learn the concept and all the information while the other teachers may not know the difference of if you’re falling behind or not.” Leeana Johnston added. 7th graders had liked BSGE teachers better because they feel that the teachers were more helpful and supportive. “Well they really tried to help you if you fell behind and they really, like, they seem that they just really care if you passed or failed.” Leeana Johnston said.
Not only did the teachers change when 7th graders started going to BSGE, the schedules have also been different from the 7th grader’s old schools. “I like the 70-minute classes a lot.” Jay Schleyer admits, “We learn so much more in a day than we normally would with 45 minute classes. The A/B schedule is a little confusing for me. At the end of a long vacation, I’m going crazy, frantically calling and texting students, asking them, ‘ is tomorrow an A day or a B day?’ But in some ways, is

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by Isabelle M '17

Thoughts on Lockers

Locker policies and use elicit strong responses from both students and teachers at BSGE.  Students in BSGE complain that the people around their lockers are annoying and loud. “Sometimes they are so loud. I just want to relax in the quiet but people scream in my ears instead,” Adrian Kulesza comments. In some locker rooms people crowd around one area, and it affects the number of times students go to their lockers. “Kind of because I have to say excuse me, or wait for them to get out of the way,” Emily Liang says.
Even though students around lockers may be annoying, it doesn’t stop many students because they have started to rely on them. “I have to ignore the people that are loud because I do have to drop off things at my locker every day; usually I get there before them though.” Adrian Kulesza says. Putting heavy textbooks/binders can reduce the weight of