Making the weekdays count


Caroline Hughes

Students walking through the halls of LHS during the last few weeks of school.

Caroline Hughes, Staff Writer

As the school year comes to a close, it is time for students to reflect on the past year while looking forward to the summer ahead. It has been a year of challenges, growth and learning for all of us, but we have made it through together. As some say goodbye to LHS forever and some say see you later until next year begins, we welcome the freedom from the routine, assignments and exams that the summer holds. 

Although we are excited for summer, we do not realize what we are missing about the school year until it is gone. LHS provides a sense of unity among students. Whether you are a freshman or a senior, everyone feels as though they are all on the same team. The sports events, clubs and friends that you make in the classroom bring everyone together and make us somewhat excited to come back when August rolls around.  

While summer may be just around the corner, we should take a moment to reflect on the value of our school community and how we can contribute to making it an even better place to be. We should aspire to make it a place where we can look forward to the sports events, plays and performances, but also enjoy being in the classroom on the weekdays, not just under the lights on a Friday night. Let us work together to create a sense of belonging and support, and to create a safe and welcoming space for all who enter our doors. By doing this, we can make sure that our school remains a place of growth, connection and a place that we are not so excited to leave for the summer.  

As students, we have the power to shape our school environment and make it a better place for everyone. Whether we are volunteering for a school event, participating in a club or organization or treating our fellow classmates with kindness and respect, each of us has a role in creating a positive and inclusive school culture. 

I am sure that we all have ideas to make this possible, so I want to make sure that everyone’s ideas are heard. If you have any ideas on how to make the school a place that we do not want to leave so bad feel free to fill out the link attached. 

How to make weekdays at LHS count