Little has been resolved since last year’s decision to split student schedules at Earl Marriott

The domino effect takes over EMS


Nearly 2,000 students, three floors, crowded, no way out but a door to your left. Pushing is such a bother.


Nearly 2,000 students, three floors, crowded, no way out but a door to your left. Pushing is such a bother.

I hate it. I can’t take it anymore. This has to be solved. I can’t get to my locker at Earl Marriott Secondary without pushing someone out of my way.

Why must we have two different schedules – one for juniors and one for seniors? I liked the way it was before.

People get knocked over, stepped on and pushed around. Some students walk too slowly, and others make a big crowd in the middle of the hallway. You have to push your way just to get through.

And I really don’t understand the new schedule. Sure it’s to solve the overcrowded situation, but it’s not working. The hallways are still crowded, because when the seniors are changing classes, the juniors are either getting out for lunch or moving to their last block.

I have friends in Grade 8 and I’ll never get to spend time with them until I’m in Grade 12 and they are in Grade 10.

And lastly, why must it be so loud, so unfocused with so many annoyances going on in the hallways? Students have to be more focused. People have got to be aware of what is going on in front of them and not get in the way.

I really do hate it when people have to push each other in the halls. It’s like a huge domino effect. During lunch, we are all bundled together. We can’t use the hallways because it needs to be quiet for the junior classes. Also, there are bells constantly interrupting classes so students on opposite schedules know when to change classes.

I just really hope the school board realizes that none of the changes they have made have worked out.

The crowding at EMS has gotten worse and the school board thinks they fixed it by putting a split schedule into effect, but they didn’t. They should really look more closely and see what they can do to make it better. Maybe the only thing that will work is to build an addition or an entire new school so we will have the room we need.

Shiloh Sorrenti, Surrey





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