I received a packet with tons of information for the upcoming school year this afternoon. Junior year’s over for me, but life’s still getting complicated:
The first thing a student will notice on this year’s schedules is the new four-digit room numbers. The rooms in the renovated tX area were provisionally numbered with four digits last year, but now all the other rooms will have four digits as well.
My first class, AB Calculus with Ms. Vogt, will be in room 1526 (no commas, you English teachers out there). The 1 says the room will be on the first floor, the 5 tells me its in Sector 5 (the Black Zone / Old Wing), and the 26 is just to tell me that I’m not in Mr. Piening’s room anymore.
Yes, there are “sectors” at St. X now. And, yes, they are color-coded. (See mailed packet for details.) But the vigilent among you will readily note that sections in the building have long been color-coded – on the fire evacuation plans, at least.
But whose idea was it to renumber the world-famous room 158/160?
They sent me and my parents too many things to sign!
For the first semester, my 6th period class is European Literature in room 2524, and my 7th period class is Intro to Theology (temporarily) in room 1247. Those who figured out the room numbering system already will know that I’ve got aways to go – from the Black Zone (Old Wing), 2nd floor, to the Gray Zone (Fine Arts Wing), 1st floor.
I’ll be expected to accomplish this daring feet of navigation in a whopping five minutes, and with my luck, against the general flow of traffic.
Second semester I take Modern World History. Would that be in the DMZ: De-Militarized Zone?
If you’d like to know my schedule, for comparison’s sake, read on…
|1st||AB Calculus (AP)||1526||Miss Joyce A. Vogt|
|HR||05-G||1506||Mr. “Curious” George A. Beluan ’91|
|3rd||AP Spanish Language (Spanish Ⅳ)||3518||Mr. Greg L. Lamping ’80|
|4th||AP Physics C||1556||Mr. Fred M. Reuter|
|6th||European Literature||2524||Mr. James W. Downie|
|7th||Introduction to Theology (Religion Ⅳ)||1247 ||Mr. Mike J. Daley|
Of course, this is in addition to participating in the Quiz Team (yes, I will continue publishing weekly updates) and tutoring at the John F. Hussong English Writing Center.