Spring Break Revives Students, Teachers

Emily Gibson, Staff Writer

That time of the year is coming up again.  The time when winter coats are shed and packed away and the t-shirts and shorts come out.

Although it seems far away with the weather in Green Bay lately, spring break is just around the corner and is anxiously awaited by many.

Three quarters of the school year have passed and the end of the year is almost, but not quite here.

“I think fatigue sets in at this time of the semester for all of us,” science teacher Mrs. Andrea Hearden said. “(Spring break) gives students a break from the demands of school and a chance to spend time with their families.”

The tradition of spring break is said to have started way back in ancient Greece and continued and adopted by different European cultures throughout the years. Today schools all over the world have the break in their school year.

While spring break may be slightly different in various areas, the purpose of it is the same. It gives students a break from the stresses of school.

“I don’t have to be in school,” student Samantha Lucero said about what her favorite thing about spring break is. “Before it starts, I try to get stuff done so I don’t have to do anything during break.”

Whether people are packing their bags and jetting off for an adventure or relaxing at home for a staycation, spring break is a time for teachers, students and parents to take a load off.

Spring break can also be a great opportunity to take time for things that may get put on the back burner during the rest of the year.  

“A lot of projects get pushed aside because of winter, so spring break is usually a productive time to get caught up on to-do lists,” parent Mrs. Holly Piontek said. “Spring break is a great time for families to reconnect, especially if families plan vacations during this time.”

When a student is gone for a week, there is some concern over the difficulty of getting back in the swing of things, but, for the most part, this isn’t too much of an issue.

“It takes a day or two to get back into a rhythm after vacation, but that’s all.” Hearden said.

Students also find that it doesn’t take too long to get back in the flow of the  school year.

“I’m kind of used to sleeping in and not having to do homework,” Lucero said. “But it takes me only a week or less to get back in the school thought.”

Spring break is found to be beneficial in many different ways and has an overall positive effect on faculty members, students and parents.

“I think that students come back from break with more energy and they are prepared to finish the semester with enthusiasm,” Hearden said.