Speaker for the House: Why The System Works

The four houses, Hercules, Poseidon, Orion and Pegasus, play a big role at our school. Our pep rallies and advisement classes depend on the houses to lift up our spirits. That is why we should keep houses in years to come.

There are many reasons as to why the houses should stay, but I would say that the most important part is that it makes our school stand out compared to others. I have moved to many different schools, and the fact that we have houses that make our pep rallies more interactive truly makes our school a more fun and engaging environment.

“I really like the houses system because it creates a homely atmosphere in each house and gives the school a lot of strength,” freshman Mano Bellamkonda said. “It is also really fun to sit with our houses in the rallies because it creates a lot of competition and the greed to win every activity.”

Some people may be upset with the way that the houses are structured because their friends are not with them. However, having nobody that you know in your advisement gives you the opportunity to create new friendships. After four years, you may get to know people in your advisement better than the friends that you eat lunch with.

I think that it’s a great way to build camaraderie between the different grade levels,” science department chair Erin Arredondo said. “So I like the concept of houses because it provides a lot of potential for older students, particularly as they become juniors and seniors, to become mentors with younger students.”

Advisement classes are supposed to guide and give students advice. Without these classes, students can go down the wrong path and make bad choices. “My favorite part of advisement is the fact that we can enjoy some time off of our classes and learn about important study and life skills,” Bellamkonda said. “It is a great and positive environment to be in, and it is also really fun to show our house spirit.”

This school should maintain houses because it makes our school stand out to others and increases our school spirit.