Students prepare for 2016-2017 school year

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By: Cana Wilson, Copy Editor

As the second nine weeks comes to a close, students and faculty plan for the 2016-2017 school year with the Elective Round Robin on Friday January 22nd between third period and lunch.

The Round Robin allows students to hear presentations from the teachers of the electives they are interested in taking next year.

“It gives everyone a chance to learn more about what’s going on instead of just reading a course description, which is helpful but it gives them a chance to go talk to one of the people who is going to be teaching it and in some cases they can talk to other students who have taken the class before,” Guitar teacher Bryan Harris said.

James River High School has been doing the Elective Round Robin for over 10 years.

“When it first started it was sort of a committee of teachers and administrators that decided they wanted a way for students to be able to know more about electives before they sign up for them,” Harris said.

Students will sign up for the Elective Round Robin on a Google form that is to be completed by Friday, January 15th.

“There are several new courses this year, and I don’t want to play favorites, so I would say just look at the list of classes that is going up as part of the form and see what’s new and what’s exciting,” Harris said.

Below you can find the Elective Round Robin selection form and elective options.