Lunch Changes

Article by Alyssa Badger, SJHS Student Staff Writer


It’s the beginning of 2017. New year, new lunch schedule? Springville Junior High´s staff has voted on the lunches changing. This rearrangement has put the ninth graders in second lunch after fifth period and the seventh graders into first lunch after fourth. Their decision has caused a lot of mixed feelings among the students.  

Most students thought that the changes were made based on complaints from seventh graders. Mrs. Shephard cleared this rumor up by saying that the lunch changes were made because the seventh graders were having a hard time transitioning into a lunch later in the day without recess. They felt that an earlier break would help them concentrate better. Another reason is that they have a lot of extra food in the second lunch and they thought it would be better to give it to the “bigger bodies”.

Emma Bair, a ninth grader, said she had mixed feelings on the matter. She said that she liked the way the classes were split up but she also gets pretty hangry during the day. This seemed to be a pretty popular opinion among the ninth graders.

Even though a lot of people aren’t happy with this decision to change our lunch schedules, Mrs. Shephard says that the change isn’t necessarily permanent and it's definitely a possibility that they might go back to the way it was before next year based on the data taken from this school year.