Advisory Brings Curious Excitement

Advisory Brings Curious Excitement

Christina Freiberger

Curious excitement drifted through the hallways of Walpole High School on Wednesday September 22, as students scurried around trying to find their new classroom for the previously undefined advisory. At first many students, and teachers, were skeptical about the whole idea of this advisory block every Wednesday and were unsure what to expect. Many students predicted it to be similar to a group therapy session, but when the bell rang at 9:40 the advisor began leading a discussion with his/her students and their attitudes quickly became positive about this new weekly ritual. For the first advisory, the groups were to discuss why we have advisory, and what will happen during the alloted 25 minutes, each week. The majority of students and teachers regard advisories as a chance to grow familiar with different members of the school, giving each person a chance to open up about any issues or questions they may have. Once the sessions got underway, many people realized that this is a beneficial change at the high school and will have a positive impact on students and faculty alike. “I have a great group of students that I’ve enjoyed so far,” said junior adviser, Ms. Lindsey Reichheld, “We had a great time, and I can’t wait for the next one.”  These advisories will be more than just a requirement for NEASC standards. They will be a tradition that WHS undertakes to help improve our student-teacher relationships and our overall school unity.