Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 111 - Perks of a Small School

Today's post is from junior JoAnna Hardie

Mound Westonka may be considered small, but to me and other students it really does have the perfect amount of students. A lot of times having a small number of students limits classes and limits the amount of people to be friends with, but I think it benefits the students. Our school is very close; it is so awesome that everyone knows each other. Being able to see your friends in between classes is awesome.

At a large school students and teachers would find it hard to have 1 on 1 time because there are so many students. Having a small student body makes it very easy to connect with teachers and make sure that you get the extra help that you need. The staff at Mound Westonka are very willing to help in any way they can and they really do want you to succeed. The staff is very friendly and they want to get to know you. It makes school a lot better knowing that you have teachers that don’t just care about your grade in their class but care about you as a person.

Even though having fewer electives that Mound Westonka can offer is more limited it actually helps in the long run. Most kids that are in the same grade take the same core classes. It makes it so easy to help each other on homework and be able to do more group activities and projects.

Having a small school can either be very fun or boring. It’s all about perspective, but for me having a small school really does benefit me. Having 1 on 1 time with teachers that care about me really does positively affect how I do in school. There may be a small selection of classes but they do offer the most important classes that will not just help now, but will help in the future. Mound Westonka is a positive place, and it really is a place where students can succeed.

JoAnna & Abby

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