F Day Mornings
By Jada Fife '20
One day a cycle, teachers take an hour out of the schedule to have a meeting, creating the F-day morning flex period. How students use this opportunity is up to them. However, given the type of students on the Close, few let it go to waste. According to countless interviews with NCS students, trying to convince them to join Jazz Band, the majority spend the morning studying. Others sleep either at home or at school. The minority participate in an intensive group, such as Jazz Band or Mads, which only can exist thanks to this longer flex period within the school day.
I am in this minority. I spent my F-day mornings in the NCS Athletics Center with the Jazz Band. For me, this flex period provides an amazing opportunity to not think about academics or applications, while still being productive, and therefore, not feeling the guilt of procrastination.
Yes, F-day mornings are just another opportunity for Close students to indulge in the masochist pleasure of over-scheduling our lives, but that’s just who we are. If I weren’t in Jazz Band, I would either be studying or sleeping in from studying late the night before. Therefore, doing some productive procrastination via playing jazz really isn’t so bad.