Article: Changes to Quest Time

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Article by Ella Stoddard - SJHS Student Staff Writer

The changes to Quest Time over the last year have caused a lot of confusion to the students of Springville Junior High.  Ms. Shepherd was saying that with the removal of movie rooms and advisory it made it easier for some of the teachers to manage their classrooms.  Should there still be movie rooms or was that a good move by the principals of our school?

Ms. Shepherd was saying that the changes in Quest Time were to make things better and that the student advisory was not going as they planned so now we have Quest Time of Fridays. Mrs. Jackson said that, “ They wanted to make it simpler for kids but now the kids don’t know what class is a conversation room, movie room or a game room.” Oh, the struggles of Quest Time.

Emma Payne says that the purpose of Quest Time is “ It’s like recess if you have good grades. Just a nice time to hang out.” She also brought up that students sneak into the cafeteria so they can hang out with friends even though they have bad grades. “ Some students sit around but, the students who want good grades actually get their stuff done.” said Mrs. Jackson about her mandatory Quest Time.

Movie rooms were one of the changes that happened here at Springville Junior High, also there are no more student advisory on Fridays. Some of the 7th grades here don’t know what those things even are. Bryson Smith said that, “ I would want the movie rooms to come back, they sound fun.” But one of the problems that Bryson brought up was how noisy it is in the cafeteria  and most teachers agree with this too. Ms. Shepherd stated, “ We are working on fixing the chaos of the cafeteria and are willing to take students opinions on how to.”

However, there is a committee that is helping making these decisions. Mr. Jensen, one of our science teachers, is the head of this committee, if there are questions or concerns about Quest Time you can ask him or one of our principals. Most students just choose the conversation rooms so it helped changing it and giving teachers more flexibility. In all, the changes to Quest Time helped out both students and teachers.