Bring back study hall

Editor:

I’m writing a letter for a piece of a portfolio in my eighth-grade social studies class. To get the piece the letter will need to get published. I had many ideas but chose one that I think is a problem in the town: study halls.

The definition of study hall is, “the period of time in a school curriculum set aside for study and the preparation of schoolwork.” Many schools will have enriches or extra classes like music, arts, literature book study, but one thing we don’t have is a study hall. Even if you are in middle school it could help a lot with grades.

Rim Country Middle School has a class called re-teach, but many kids think its a free pass just to chat. Study hall many people would use a lot. Our middle school and high school doesn’t have one and students would usually just use the libraries to study, (but) it doesn’t really help when other students are using the computers playing games.

Even if study halls are 30 minutes it could help a student catch up on homework or help prep for SATs or AIMS.

Many parents feel like it would give the student more time to relax and do after school academics if they’re not all behind on homework or up all night studying.

It doesn’t take very much to take 30 minutes of school to go study so why aren’t we?

Breanne Dimbat, Payson

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