Imagine it’s a normal day at school. You are taking notes when suddenly you hear a voice that says somebody with an array of weapons has entered the building. You and your classmates stay hidden in the corner of the room for hours, cowering in fear. You heard that one of your friends was killed in the shooting, and you feel terrible. This may sound impossible right now, but with our minimal security it could happen at any moment.
Project Citizen is an annual project where people in the 7th grade must identify a problem with Edgewood Middle School or the community and come up with a solution for the problem. In past years of Project Citizen, there have been many meaningful changes to Highland ...view middle of the document...
However, there are not as many drills as the state policy suggests. There is supposed to be at least one drill every month, and Edgewood only does 3 drills every school year. This is a big issue because if an actual emergency happened Edgewood students would not be very prepared. In comparison, students who have at least one drill a month would be very prepared.
I suggest to fix this problem, we put more drills in place over the course of the school year and do not tell the students when the drills are. This would make
students prepared in the case of an emergency. Also, since emergencies are not planned this would add another layer of realism to the drill.
The current policy for technology safety must be improved in order for Edgewood to have a healthy school environment. Our current technology policy is that personal electronic devices are not permitted in school. Students must use the technology wisely otherwise they will not be permitted to use it. In addition to this, certain websites are blocked. However, the policy we currently have is not as strictly enforced as it should be.
To fix this problem, there must be a stricter rule on personal devices.. Many students bring their cell phones in their bags and use them during the day instead of working. Also, people bring their reading devices with other apps and use those instead of reading like they are supposed to. A way to supervise personal devices like these would fix the problem. There would be an alert when a phone turned on, and the teachers could see what students were using their devices for. This is similar to the program the teachers could use to see what students do on their laptops.
The issue of bullying, though not visible on the surface, is present in Edgewood Middle School. It isn’t noticed by many...