Students share their ideas about iPeriods



In “Black History Through Film” iPeriod, junior Orafiri Koko poses in front of a paused movie.

iPeriods are a designated time during the school day for students to learn more about their passions and what they are interested in. Students have varying opinions on them.

Junior Orafiri Koko said, “I like iPeriods because I’ll get to take a break from the regular school day activities and learn things that I’m interested in that are not part of the school curriculum.” 

“They give me a chance to do something I normally would not do,” freshman Sammy Lewis said.

Junior Gaia Prado Bouckaert likes iPeriods because they are “a rest in the day, to clear your head a little bit.”

Although they sign up and rank their choices, some students do not get assigned to iPeriods they are interested in.

“In iPeriods, especially when someone gets things they don’t really want to do or did not know what was really going on, they don’t do anything,” sophomore Kathleen Hwang said. “There is no point in doing iPeriod if it’s not what students really want to do. I ran an iPeriod this time, and people did not know what it was like. They were not willing to do anything and instead just stood around.”

iPeriods also offered opportunities to learn new things.

“I liked SAT math prep, that was really fun,” Koko said. “I also really liked the theater iPeriods, like the musical one. And Model UN.”

“I’m really enjoying Art History,” Hwang said. “It is interesting to learn about it since we do not have it as an official course.”

“The cooking was really good because we got to eat,” Prado Bouckaert said.

As for ideas for future iPeriods, Prado Bouckaert said she does not want any studying and “would like more recreational iPeriods.”

“I am joining an iPeriod next school year that is about volunteering,” Hwang said. “It’s exciting.”

Lewis says he would like to do “one of the iPeriods with movies, like Black History Through Film.”

“I would like to make a cooking iPeriod,” says Koko. “I like food.”