New school, new rules

Junior Enrique Sanchez and senior Adrian Orozco sport the AV red and green polos.

Junior Enrique Sanchez and senior Adrian Orozco sport the AV red and green polos. 

Mary Aguirre, Conexión Azteca reporter

Aztec Voice reporter and junior Mary Aguirre spoke to students and teachers about the rule changes for the 2015-16 school year.

MA: What do you think about the new school rules?

Junior Kaylee Jamerson: I think it’s better than last year…Because we don’t have the cornerstone and grindstone and merits and demerits. (Jameson also asked if we can wear free dress on Fridays so that we can wear what we want, and if we can have more minutes for passing periods, because there isn’t enough time to go to the bathrooms.)

MA: What do you think about the new school rules at AV?

Sophomore Clara Moran-Enriquez: I think they’re great for the most part [to be honest]. I think the whole five tardies equals one absence is stupid

MA: What do you think about the dress code and tutoring ?

Junior Jennifer Vera: Okay I’m not really a big fan of it, just because I feel weird matching with half the school. I don’t like the fact we that we have to wear a school sweater, and the tutoring – I think it’s a good rule because we are responsible enough to know if we need help or not. We are really close to college, and in college your teachers are not responsible for your problems, so I kinda like it because they are making us be more responsible.

MA: Okay, would you change the dress code if we could ?

JV: Yeah it would be better to wear regular clothes over uniforms because we already own clothes, and with uniforms we have to pay for clothes that we won’t wear for the rest of our lives, and majority of high schools don’t have to wear uniforms.

MA: What do you think of cornerstone/grindstone, merits and demerits ?

Language arts teacher Bobbie McMillan: I think those changes allow students more ownership of their learning and can help them make the connection between their actions and more natural consequences. I also think it opens up doors for conversation about the purpose of our work and the impact each us of have on each other.

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