Students Scheduled to Attend April Homeroom

Lily Maclean, Reporter

On Wednesday, April 24th, Arrowhead will be holding it’s April homeroom. This homeroom will focus on decision making.

According to an email sent to the staff from the Director of Student Services, Adam Boldt, twelve staff members worked together to form a lesson plan that will guide students in decision making processes.

A presentation prepared for the homeroom explains that some of the important decisions may include problems that involve social, financial, health, and academic aspects. Arrowhead’s prom is on April 27. The homeroom also aims to help students be prepared for all situations.

During the homeroom, students will learn about decision-making models. Teachers and students will also discuss personal values and how they affect decisions.

Students will be asked to enter their Career Cruising account and add a journal entry regarding their personal values. Towards the end of the discussion, teachers will take the students through scenarios to see what decisions they would make.

Data shows teenagers’ brains aren’t fully ready to make sound decisions.

Arrowhead junior, Alli Hofkamp, says she feels she isn’t that bad at making decisions. However, she admits there is always room to improve.

Hofkamp says, “I think I’m alright. Obviously not the best, yet, but I’m getting there. You know, you just have to make mistakes to learn.”

Nolan Burkard, another junior, believes decisions are situational. Burkard says there is no way to know how you are going to respond to a situation.

“I think it depends on the situation. Like last night, I could have been studying and finishing my APUSH study guide, but I didn’t do that,” Burkard says.

Junior Carson Anderson admits he has a hard time making decisions. He says he struggles with choosing an option because most of the time, he can find a positive for both sides.

Anderson says, “Decisions are really tough. Honestly, for me, I’m really bad at making decisions. I think of both options. Like, both of these are awesome, I can’t choose. So it’s like, if I want to have a sandwich or a hot dog for lunch. I don’t know what to do.”

As for if students believe this homeroom will improve their decision-making process, Hofkamp struggles to see how anyone could learn such an abstract and personal thing in a classroom.

Hofkamp says, “You learn how to make decisions from life, not from a homeroom.”