Due to increased cell phone usage among students, numerous teachers have started to collect phones at the start of classes. This has led to a new policy change: LHS administration has reconsidered their original idea that cellphone use should be up to the teachers.
At the beginning of the day, students will be required to surrender their cell phone to the APO before attending first block. If you’re caught with a phone, you’ll spend a day in ISS.
This new policy may seem sudden, but teachers have been fed up with excessive phone use in their class for a few years now. Not only is it distracting to other students, but cell phones also run the risk of providing an easy way for students to cheat on assessments, giving a heads up to their friends that there is a pop quiz in history, or sending answers to a physics test.
English teacher Summer Szell has her students place their phones in “phone jail,” (a pencil case under the desks) to avoid any temptation that comes from having a phone in plain sight. Specifically, in her 4A class, she says, “They create too many memes in class,” which is not only quite irrelevant to research papers, but it’s doubtful the memes are even any good
The policy will go into action Mon. April 3, so make sure you use your phone wisely until then. It will be gone soon.
Megan Rosen, Associate Editor-in-Chief
Junior Megan Rosen is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Colonel. She is on the varsity tennis team at Ledyard, participates in PALESTRA, and enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. When she is not in school, you can often find her shopping or eating waffles and drinking smoothies.