Indiana Area Senior High School

IHS students jump back into school routine

By Addison Mosco

IHS students returned to the building on August 30, 2023. Faculty and staff welcomed students to the 2023-2024 school year bright and early that morning. 

Students were to jump right back into the school routine for this year. Sophomore Sydney Anderson comments, “I feel pretty good starting school again. It was a challenge to start waking up early. Other than that, I’m feeling excited about my schedule. During the summer, I would usually sleep in but for school, I’m up much earlier. I’m also much more productive during the school year rather than over the summer. It was pretty hard getting up early since my sleep schedule usually gets messed up over the summer. Now that I’m into a routine though, it’s much easier.”

Students got used to being able to sleep in late, but now they have to get up early to go to school and learn. For many students, this can be a struggle, especially coming right out of summer. A lot of students at IHS have to balance school, sports and a job. That can make it challenging to keep up with school work. 

Senior Tommy Kaufman states, “It feels good to get back into a routine that allows me to see my friends every day. The day to me is pretty much the same since I had to get up early for practices and work during the day in the summer. It was pretty easy for me to get back into the swing of things since I usually get up pretty early to begin with.” 

Even though school just began, many sports practices started during the summer. Students were to report to the practices even though they were still on summer vacation. 

Anderson explains, “I play soccer in the fall season, and our official practices started on August 14.”

[Photo by Erik Puskar and Abigail Griffith] “Students work hard during the first week of school.”

Getting back into the routine of getting up early and doing homework was a struggle for a lot of students. Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, it is getting easier and easier to create healthy habits for the school year. 

Addison Mosco

Addison Mosco is a junior and a third-year reporter for the High Arrow. She enjoys reading, writing and hanging out with friends. She enjoys art, especially painting and coloring. She is looking forward to writing about sports and other school events.

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