Students all over the world today are looking through college admissions to look at the requirements and details that are needed in order to get into that specific college of their choice. I am pretty sure everyone in this classroom by now knows what college administrators want to see, this includes extracurricular activities, your gpa and SATs. Now, I understand that extracurricular activities determine how active in sports or how helpful to the community a student was after school hours.
As whispers of a schedule change to a four-day school week reach the attentive ears of the students, a humming buzz of interest fills the school. Students daydream about the potential benefits that would accompany the alteration, gossiping with their peers at every possible chance in an attempt to discern all of the information. The more they consider the new four-day week, the more they wish for a change. The students would be able to sleep late for an extra day every week and spend more time with their family and friends. This is the reason why over a hundred school districts, mainly in rural communities, have made the change. However, the four-day school week is not as ideal as it originally seems. A myriad of problems accompanies these
One activity that has defiantly created a change in my life is ice hockey. I’ve been playing hockey since I was seven years old. I know that playing hockey has changed my life is because it’s taught me time management, responsibility, discipline, and physical conditioning.
At Lampasas High School I show leadership in many ways, like volunteering to answer questions or be the example in class, being part of the National Honor Society, and being a student athlete. I am also in the Gear Up Leadership program at Lampasas High School, where I am pushed to set the best example for others, I am challenged to promote a college and career oriented future. I believe being a good role model is one of the best ways to show leadership. This past year I was chosen by staff at my school for demonstrating leadership, citizenship, and character in my school and my community, to attend American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State. It was such an honor to be able to attend Bluebonnet Girls State where only 500 hundred girls
Is taking a student’s passion away a motivation factor or just cruel? This is the question the “No Pass, No Play” rule poses. The “No Pass, No Play” rule is quite clear to understand: if a student is failing a class they are unable to participate in extracurriculars for three weeks. If they do not raise their grade by then, this treatment continues. This rule takes opportunities away from the future of our country: the students. Extracurricular activities teach valuable lessons to students that could be blocked off by the “No Pass, No Play” rule. Even if a student is failing, the teacher is supposed to help them which nullifies the purpose of the “No Pass, No Play” rule. The “No Pass, No Play” rule should not be in any schools. Students shouldn’t
From the Friday night lights to the last second goal, school sports are a major part of the high school journey. In fact, according to "Are High School Sports Good For Kids?" by Daniel Gould, Ph.D., over five million students from the United States participate in a school sport. High school sports are a great way for student-athletes to stay healthy, make new friends, and be a part of a team atmosphere. In addition, school sports keep kids off of the streets and lower the athlete's chance of committing a crime.
I learned in this activity how crucial time management skills will be to my ability to complete this course successfully. The analysis from the questionnaire (Table 2) as well as keeping a record of what activities I focus on for a couple of days, opened my eyes to a few areas of improvement. From the patterns observed I could see that most of my time was taken up by work and commitments as well as procrastination. Not being able to juggle theses successful led to irritation and was unproductive. Research suggests that managing ones emotions, being self-aware and self-motivate can be factors for success for a student (Allan, 2009).
Participating in extracurricular activities, such as playing a musical instrument, playing a sport, or being in a club, has been found to provide many benefits and teach children skills that they do not learn in the classroom. This may seem like a good thing however, participation is unequal across social classes. Poorer kids are much less likely to/capable of participating in extracurricular activities. Richer kids have the time and money that poorer peers don’t and can use those resources to acquire valuable soft skills through extracurricular activities. Therefore, this only adds to the class based opportunity gap because affluent kids are able to attain these benefits while poorer kids are denied of the
students volunteer throughout the school and outside of the school. These students participate in extra-
The Londonderry High School Student Council is an organization that has been diligent in providing our school with the best service possible, entrusting roles of leadership to the student body in order to promote the development of college and career skills. We believe in the importance of self-directed action and individual initiative. We promote school spirit and pride on both the curricular and extra-curricular level. We are the representatives of every student in our school and strive to set an example of quality to be followed. It is our pleasure to serve everyone 's needs in both academic and community-based settings. All to ensure that the quality of their experience is augmented to its full potential.
Many high school seniors who plan on going to college or get a job may have good grades but they might not have gotten involved with any clubs or activities at school or anywhere else. If a student doesn’t get involve with others or with anything they run the risk of getting rejected because “participation in extracurricular activities will foster creative, social and physical skills that are desirable qualities to colleges and future employers.” ( Kelley). When students get involved with their school it shows others that they enjoy working with others and exploring what they might enjoy doing. It also shows how they can help out others and how they can benefit each other. When it comes to choosing someone for a certain job or school the person
Student athletes often struggle with keeping their grades up in school. Not only do they have to study and have to do their homework every night but they also have to practice every day. Student athletes have to work harder than non-athletes to get their work done, but they can do it if they really put their mind to it. Most student athletes depend on their grades to get in the college of their dreams and play for their favorite team. They need good grades in high school if they want to get accepted to their dream school and play college ball. College coaches look at the look at the students grades from high school to determine if they want them on their team or not. That is why it seems problematic to me why some student athletes don’t care if they’re barely passing as long as they are eligible to play. Most student athletes struggle at getting their work done or turning it in on time because half
In life, people will experience different things that will have an influence on who they are as well as who they will become. These experiences are in direct correlation to future success. Some believe that most of these experiences are outside of one 's own control, such as where he was born, where he goes to school or even a financial situation. While this makes sense, there is one thing that is within one 's control that will greatly increase the likelihood of one 's achievements. Playing sports in high school has a positive impact on future success.
Students who are more active in participating extracurricular activities are observed to benefit from various opportunities that come in their way especially in career path. Advantages for taking part in extracurricular activities includes higher standardised test scores, high educational attainment, getting better grades, attending classes on regular basis and have higher self-concept and confidence. Students who participate in outdoor activities learn skills including leadership and teamwork whereas reducing the percentage of getting involved in other harmful activities like (taking drugs, alcohol use and other health related issues).