By: Jonas Robins
The wish assembly is coming up on Tuesday, December 21st, and it is a very fun tradition we have here at the junior high. The wish assembly is an assembly run by the student council where students at Madison Junior High can go to a booth during lunch time and submit wishes for twenty-five cents each. These wishes can be silly things or serious things, but you never know, they might just grant it! This got me thinking. If I could have any 3 wishes come true (that are school related), what would they be?
One of the wishes I would choose is, of course, to have flex back. I would want it back so we could have help with homework and we could get our grades up as needed during school. Jaden Torres, a student at MJH would also choose to get flex back. “I think we should flex back to help with the school's GPA,” Jaden states.
Another wish I would choose is for school to be shorter. While I don't think they would be able to do this, it would be fun. I think it would be a fun idea because then there is still less work put on the kids and this causes less stress. Some people may not be aware of this, but Rigby has recently decided to make Fridays a "work day" just for students who have low grades. They are taking the daily flex time out of their schedule, but placing it on Fridays. This means that if you have good grades, you don't have to come to school on Friday! How awesome would this be!? It's like they are killing two birds with one stone. They get flex time AND they reward kids who already have good grades by not making them come on Fridays! Let's get this conversation rolling at Madison!
The third wish I would choose is more elective classes. School is supposed to help people get jobs and things in the future, but maybe people struggle with knowing what jobs they would want. If students can have more elective options, they can figure out what things they are interested in. This will help them have not only to have a good paying job, but the job that makes them happy.
Although these wishes may not come true, the wish assembly will still be a blast. The assembly may not actually grant a lot sometimes, but it's still a fun assembly for the students.
Anika Johnson, a student at MJH, really looks forward to the assembly. She says, “I really think that the wish assembly is really fun and gets the students really involved and excited."
I agree! It should be a great assembly to watch and who knows, maybe some great wishes will be granted!