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The High Life

The student news site of McPherson High School

The High Life

Why three-day weekends would be beneficial

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Students going to school five days a week can feel burnt out.

Many public schools in Kansas have started having a four-day school week. We think it would be valuable for McPherson High School to adopt this concept. 

There are numerous benefits for McPherson to start the four-day school week. One of them is to attract more teachers. 

Having a three-day weekend would be an amazing way to recruit more teachers to teach at our school.  It could give more time for teachers to grade assignments and plan lessons.

As students, we think absences would go down. Having a weekday off of school you could schedule the appointments you would normally have to miss school for. 

Being a student can be stressful, especially if you take school seriously.

Having a three-day weekend would ensure we are more prepared to learn at the start of the week. 

A four-day school week could also help high school students’ mental health. According to the CDC around one-third of high school students experience bad mental health. We think having an extra day away from school could make a significant difference in a student’s overall mental health. 

According to the Kansas State Department of Education, 71 public schools have implemented the four-day school week. All of these schools are located in 39 different districts.

Two years ago in Kansas, there were just 56 schools with this schedule, now there are 71. With this concept growing in popularity now would be a better time than ever to start having a four-day school week.

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About the Contributor
Camryn Regier, Journalist
Camryn is a sophomore at McPherson High School. This is her first year in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hanging out with her friends and family.