The Story of Scheduling

It’s that time of year again that everyone at Haslett High School dreads. Students, parents, teachers, and counselors.

Scheduling classes.

The words, “arena scheduling”, “master schedule”, and “drops/adds” fills any student with loads of anxiety.

The master schedules just came out this week (you can pick one up in the consoling office) and the first ones to schedule will be next year’s seniors starting Monday morning.

A.k.a. “The Hunger Games.”

It proceeds as followed:

The anxious students set up their laptops the night before.

They practice logging into Skyward repeatedly to make sure they can log in fast enough.

Then they proceed to not sleep due to the anxiety that will come along in the morning.

Alarms chime extra early because the “flood gates” open at 6:30 a.m.

And finally when the clock strikes half past six, the students click as fast as they can filling in their schedule and it is abruptly over in two minutes.

A sigh of relief or a moan of having to schedule a visit with the counselors.

Just remember in the end, everything will work out and you will have all six hours filled in the upcoming school year. Try not to stress too much. You just have to do it all over again the next year.