Last year, when I was in 8th grade, we had this part of the day called “success block.” This was a period of the day when, if you were behind on a class or had missed some schoolwork, you could go to a classroom and get caught up. If you didn’t have anything to do, you could just read. At the beginning of the year, success block was during the middle of the day. My 8th grade class and our science teacher came up with the idea of putting success block at the end of the day. So our science teacher approached the school board and got our idea approved. This helped our middle school athletes because, if they had to leave school early for games or such, they wouldn’t have as much missed work to catch up on later.

—Lin-Wood High School