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West Ada Implements Controversial Schedule Change Making Summer Shorter

Sean Asay
Many students ventured out of Idaho to scenic, palm tree covered locations this summer.

In an effort to push finals before Christmas break, the West Ada School District cut summer two weeks short. This change has stirred many opinions from students about whether this was a good or bad change for the school and its students.  

The district made this change in an effort to give students a stress-free winter break to spend time with their families since the semester will end before break. This has created problems for some students, as many kids really enjoy their summer and the memories they create. 

“Summer makes me happy and helps my mental health because I get to spend more time with friends and family, I don’t usually get to see when school starts back up,” said sophomore Maddie Vallez.  

Vallez was sad to see the summer cut short. The change caused many people to miss large family trips that were planned in advance. 

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“I was really excited to see my friends and get the school year started,” said sophomore Carson Bowers who was fine with the shorter summer. 

This controversial change has had many mixed feelings on students all throughout the West Ada School District, not all students dislike the idea but many do.  



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My name is Caleb Zawadzki and I am a sophomore at Eagle High. I am excited for my first year on the staff for the Stampede newspaper! I fill my time playing baseball. In my free time, I ski, wakeboard, and hang out with friends and family.
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