Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

The times, they are a-changin

June 24, 2004

Beginning this fall, mornings at Basehor-Linwood High School will begin just a little bit earlier.

On the other hand, students will also be finishing their school days earlier as well.

In order to accommodate a new bus schedule and the opening of the district's sixth grade center, high school classes will begin at 7:47 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m., the district announced this month.

"Really, it was something that, districtwide, will be the best way to serve the kids," Principal Steve Blankenship said.

The change, which will shuffle the daily schedule by only 10 minutes at the end of each day, will not affect any other schools in the district. Additionally, the actual length of the school day will not change. Last year, the school day ran from 7:57 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blankenship said.

Because the change is so small and the school is taking steps to ensure the families are aware of it, Blankenship said he does not anticipate too many problems when students return in August.

"We will advertise it well," he said. "We will have it in all of the newsletters and all correspondence to parents."

The five-classroom sixth grade center at 155th Street and Leavenworth Road will be in session from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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