Friday, March 07, 2008
Notice anything different today as you sauntered around campus? Did you noticed how easy it was to walk in the hallways, and howquiet it was in the Spot?
Well, today is Senior Cut Day, an unofficial "holiday" and tradition at James Logan High School
"Today was one of the worst days all year," said House 12's attendance secretary, Michele Bazzel. "Every twelfth grader called in sick today!"
"There are usually 31 students in my third Pperiod class," said James Hansen, an Economics and A.P.S. teacher "and there's 16 absences. That's less than fifty percent of the class that's here."
Mr. Hansen had 18 absent seniors in his Zero Period, and 11 absences in his First Period. He found it slightly amusing: " This one caught me off-guard; I usually know beforehand, usually someone squeals. They had a take home test today... They(those that cut) had better have it excused."
Some seniors gave too much importance to their education to participate in today's upperclassmen-day-of-hooky.
"I knew about it," said senior Shahil Patel, "but I didn't do it... because I like to be different. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm going to have my own "Senior Cut Day"."
Stephanie Barnes, also a senior, also showed up (punctually, even) for the scheduled school day. Her reason for notcutting today, "I have to go to my Fourth Period class to play in my game today." She planned to attend all of her classes today.