The Hawkeye

Too many peas in our pod

Dino Aristides' second period honors geometry is one of the oversized classes at MTHS. Extra tables and chairs have been added to expand the classroom.

By Katrina Bushman and E.J. Jones

October 29, 2019

Teachers are struggling to maintain balanced class environments due to an overpopulation of students in many class periods during the 2019-2020 school year. The increase in class sizes has lead to a rising number of safety issues in classrooms across campus.  According to science teacher Adam Welman, th...

Funding, class sizes requirements cause scheduling problems

Funding, class sizes requirements cause scheduling problems

By Ian Dortsch, Hawkeye Staff

January 19, 2018

Schools tend to have problems with class sizes, and MTHS is no exception. Even this year, the school had problems with organizing the classes students will be taking, some of which you might’ve heard about or experienced yourself. While it may not seem like it, class sizes affect everyone. Because of the amoun...

Over crowded classes

Graphic created by Tessa King

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017

As the new school year begins, those who are returning to MTHS may find some of their classes are overcrowded, with some classes having over 36 students to one teacher. This drastic increase in class sizes was unprecedented by the school; several actions have been taken by the administration in an attempt...

Class student minimum

Graphic created by Isabeau Rodsen

By Meghan Park, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

As returning students may realize, many classes and programs taught last year are not appearing this year, including some languages, yearbook, Hawk Broadcasting Network, SLSN and more. Not only that, but there is also a considerable shift in the faculty with about 10 staff leaving and approximately...

Initiative strives to shrink class sizes

English teacher Gaynelle Derr’s fourth period AP English Language and Composition class started the year with 40 students. A new section was created, but there are 34 still students in the overcrowded classroom. Teachers, students and several legislators say there’s a great and immediate need for smaller class sizes in public schools.

By Edwin Olivera

November 5, 2014

Initiative 1351 (I-1351) is a measure to decrease classroom sizes in Washington by 2018 and is currently on the ballot for people to vote on Nov. 4. Washington has the fourth largest class sizes in the country. According to the Washington Secretary of State (SoS) website, a high school general education...

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