Study Tables Now Available Every Day After School


Adison Karbon, Staff Writers, Journalism I

NDA has expanded its study tables to every day after school to better benefit students.

The original intent of having study tables, according to Principal Patrick Browne, was to help students when their “parents can’t help them.”

The administration decided recently that students “could use that [form of help] year-round” instead of just before final exams.

Students who have trouble focusing or understanding difficult material could benefit from this help in their classes.

Ms. Michele Mahlock, registrar, and Mr. Patrick Browne, principal, are the leading coordinators.

A staff of teachers are supervising and helping, including Mrs. Amy Stover, Mr. Dan Winkler, Mrs. Katie Bialk, Mr. Cassidy McGowan and Mrs. Danielle Bennett.

According to Mrs. Bennett, the teachers signed up voluntarily but are supposed to be compensated at the end of the year.

Attending the study tables is completely voluntary even though some students may be encouraged to come for their own benefit.

About eight to fifteen students attend each day.

Mondays and Wednesdays are generally reserved for sophomores and Tuesdays and Thursdays for freshmen, but the teachers involved encourage students to come whenever they need help.

The most “popular” subjects are math, English and science.

The teachers believe the study tables are going well, but they believe more students could take advantage of them.

Study tables will be open Monday through Friday from 3:15-4 p.m. in the library.