Musical reminder encourages attendance

Math teachers get creative

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Musical reminder encourages attendance

Math teacher Anson Opara dances to music blasting through the hallway during passing time. The math teachers play the music to remind students to be on time to their next classes.

Math teacher Anson Opara dances to music blasting through the hallway during passing time. The math teachers play the music to remind students to be on time to their next classes.

Ben Sanford

Math teacher Anson Opara dances to music blasting through the hallway during passing time. The math teachers play the music to remind students to be on time to their next classes.

Ben Sanford

Ben Sanford

Math teacher Anson Opara dances to music blasting through the hallway during passing time. The math teachers play the music to remind students to be on time to their next classes.

Maddie Schutte

What began as a tactic to remind students that class started in two minutes, math teacher Chad Austad said playing music in the math hallway has served as not only a reminder, but a fun activity for students during passing time.

“We wanted to let (the students) know when there was two minutes left. So for most hours we start playing music with two minutes left and then turn it off when the bell rings,” Austad said.

Sophomore Lily Metzler said hearing the music on her way to class brightens her mood and makes her feel more relaxed.

“Passing time is always a nice break in between classes and them playing music really lightens the mood and if you’re having a stressful day it’ll just make school more enjoyable,” Metzler said.

Passing time is always a nice break in between classes and them playing music really lightens the mood and if you’re having a stressful day it’ll just make school more enjoyable.”

— Lily Metzler

Austad said he hopes the music can improve students’ days, and help them to come into class in a better mood.

“They seem to have more fun in the hallway until they come in and hopefully it just brightens their day a little bit,” Austad said. “I think it relaxes them some, and makes them a little less stressed out.”

Freshman Zachary Nathan said he likes seeing the math teachers have fun with their students.

“I appreciate it. It’s fun to see the math teachers having fun and embarrassing kids in the hallway,” Nathan said. “I think it does make school more enjoyable. It’s fun to just listen to the music.”

Metzler said she sees connections being formed with the teachers and students.

“I see some people dancing and teachers love it and kids love it and people are just smiling,” Metzler said.

 

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