By Kalli Gillespie, Aviator staff writer
The second year of I/E (intervention/enrichment) has started back up, and there are mixed ideas about what it holds in store for this year. Mrs. Peterson, the I/E coordinator, gave an inside scoop about a variety of different issues regarding I/E time.
Q: With I/E starting back up again and a new group of freshmen coming into the high school, what are some of the things that they should know?
“They (students) can expect different types of enrichment provided by teachers to try and expose kids to share their interests. As long as they know teachers are trying to share their interests in a meaningful way, it should be good.”
Q: As an entirety, what can students expect from I/E this year?
“The expectation is that there’s more structure, and all students and teachers are going to put in effort. It’s not really going to be just sitting and watching a movie. There’s going to be more accountability and participation expected from students.”
Q: Have any changes been made to I/E compared to last year? If so, what are they?
“There’s going to be more of a purpose, I guess, to the enrichments this year. Another thing is that all teachers are going to be putting in the same effort.”
Q: Are there any new courses that are offered this year? If so, what are they?
“Yeah, a lot of them. There are lots of ACT prep courses that have been added, for math, science and social studies. The business teachers are planning a caring closet where students can get clothing and supplies, a place where people can go and get what they need. That’s one of the newer ones.”
Q: Is there any other important information that you haven’t already talked about that is important for students to be aware of?
“I would encourage kids to sign up as soon as it’s available, not to wait until the last minute.The first time they can expect some bumps, so they should be patient. I think that it’s going to involve purposeful learning as well. Teachers are trying to connect with kids, so the kids should come with caring and realize that they need to participate because it’s not going to be a student free time. Kids could also communicate with teachers about what they want to see and talk to teachers about offering the certain enrichments that are wanted.”