Phone Mishaps

Phone Mishaps

Chantell Steele, Section Editor

Have you ever wondered why we get our phones taken away? Or what our teachers think about the new phone policy? The new phone policy is we are allowed to be on our phones in the hallway, this is useful to check messages from parents to see what your doing after school. All the students are quite happy, but students never really ask if the teachers think it’s a good idea, probably because they’re so happy about it that they don’t really care.

Walking down the hall and getting run over because another person is on his or her phone is horrible. I bet teachers look outside their classroom doors with fear, because one day somebody’s going to get a black eye because a kid is Snap Chatting. So now let’s gather in to hear their thoughts. How might one teacher feel about our new favorite policy? It’s probably the one they hate the most.

I walked around school and captured the thoughts about our phones. Mrs.Taggart said “I support the responsible use of phones by the students and staff.” Supporting the rule, she also says that her policy in her room is “You must have permission to be on it.” She also mostly observed kids on Minecraft, Youtube and other phone games.

Mrs. Oiler’s policy is “If it’s out without permission, I’ll take it away.” That’s reasonable. Mrs. Oilar and Mrs.Taggart do let you use your phones for calculators during math class.

Mrs. Tripp, the seventh and eighth grade Social Studies teacher and also the seventh grade Girls’ Gold basketball coach, does sometimes get distracted by her phone. It’s not because she’s behind her desk taking selfies, but only because her babysitter will call her about an emergency! Her rules about phones is that they are only to be out with permission.

We may have a new policy for phones in the hallway, but you need to be safe and not run over people because you have your phone out. PLEASE! Now after somebody reads this, they will probably go back to playing on there phone, and that’s fine with me, but maybe not the teachers . . .