The first day of middle school for me was both terrifying and exciting. I made a lot of new friends within the year. I remember the first day very well. I had woke up at 5;30 a.m. I was extremely tired.
Dear Edmonson County school board members, In the issue of school starting time I believe we should push back to 9am. As a teen I understand how hard it is to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning. I have 3 reasons with evidence to why I believe school start time should get pushed back. One reason that the school start time is that it could affect our grades negatively. The second reason is that if it is pushed back the teens who drive can get more sleep and be more careful on the road in the mornings while driving.
Introduction You wake up one morning happy and rested at 6 o'clock. You jump out of bed literally and are ready for the day at school. You went to bed the night before at 9:30, so you got 8.5 hours of sleep. You are energized for the day, you learn easily, and aren’t tired in class. The next day goes differently.
Ever since anyone can remember, school has started at around 7:30 am or earlier, and around 80% of schools in America start before 8:00 (Education Degree). Recently many studies have shown that school starting before 8:30 am is actually negatively affecting students. During your teenage years your body is making a lot of changes which causes your melatonin to change and that will cause your body to want to stay up later. When you mix late nights with early school times, students will not get the full 9 hours of sleep and many students end up deprived of the sleep they desperately need. This is causing grades to go down, depression, inactivity in daily life, and it’s even causing students to start drinking, smoking, or doing harmful drugs.
After about 15 minutes of staying in bed, I finally get out of my bed and get ready. In just minutes the first school bell will ring and I haven’t even gotten 7 hours of sleep. I think to myself, how am I going to be prepared for those tests while I am over here restless. Another hour has flown by in the nick of time and that’s when I grunt and say,”Ugh. First period already?
Many schools across the United States start school before 8:30AM, which is not only unhealthy for teens but it can also be dangerous. FIrst of all, almost all teenagers in the United States do not get the required amount of sleep they need in order to focus throughout the day. According to the website startschoollater.com The average American high school starts at 7:59AM (page 1). It is important for students in middle and high school to get about 9 hours of sleep each night. Starting school later can increase scores on tests and help kids do better in classes throughout the day.
Have you ever felt like you are not taking in as much as you could from your first few classes well if you have you are right. Your brain is not actually taking in information until 8:30AM that is because you should not be waking up until 8:00 AM. The reason for this is your mental clock. A mental clock is how your brain decides when you should be sleeping and when you should be getting up in the morning. Starting school later can actually improve your learning, health and even your attitude and all of that can be changed by just starting school at 8:30AM.
I go to Jane Addams Middle School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The school bell rings at 8:15, school begins officially at 8:25 and ends at 2:35. In the morning, Im very tired. I sleep at 10:30 and wake up at 7:10, which means I'm getting at least nine hours of sleep yet I am still tired in the morning. This takes my time away from getting ready for school, and usually makes me later for my first period class in the morning.
As a result child is in extreme chaos in the early hours of the day preparing for school. The sleep pattern has undergone a change but the policy of early school hours remains the same. There is a need to deliberate on this issue for proper growth and development of the children