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The Season of Scheduling

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Layla Harvey
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The start of the third 9 weeks is a mixture of many emotions. For Seniors heading into their final semester, its a time of excitement and anxiety. For underclassmen, there’s a different reality, as they begin the process of scheduling their classes for the upcoming school year.  

 In February, Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will schedule classes through the guidance department for the 2024-2025 school year. Along with traditional and new course offerings, there are significant changes to the Early Release time for incoming seniors, and the addition of course prerequisites. For juniors, its a very exciting time. Only one more semester and juniors will be “rising Seniors”. For them, the most significant change is in the Early Release program. While the program will remain, the earliest a senior can leave the school is after 8th period, and the late start will no longer be an option.

According to Mr. Swan, ”Each grade has about two weeks to complete their schedule.”  Juniors schedule first, then come sophomores, freshmen, and finally last are the 8th graders who will be attending Harrold School.

 While the emotions for this time of year very from grade to grade and student to student, this “season of scheduling” signals new beginnings for everyone. 

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About the Contributor
Layla Harvey
Layla Harvey, Contributor
Born and raised on a farm in Uniontown, Pa, Layla Harvey is now a junior at Hempfield Area High School. Layla moved to Greensburg with her mom and siblings back in 2014. In her free time, Layla likes to shop, hang out with her friends, play with her yorki poo named Theo, and spend time with her family. Layla has 8 siblings, 1 older and 7 younger. Her favorite vacation spot is Oak Island because she and her whole family go there every year. Layla's favorite food is sushi and goes to her favorite sushi restaurant at least once a week. A fun fact about her is that she actually transferred to Greensburg Salem High School after going to Hempfield her whole life. She was their for a day and then realized how much more comfortable she was at Hempfield. Now she's back and ready to report the news.