Corinne Kasten and Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead

Academics(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Now that Homecoming 2018 is over, it is time to regroup and finish out the first quarter strong.

Homecoming week allows students to have a fun time and switches their focus from school to spirit. Students may tend to lose focus during class, however.  Teachers find ways to make class more intriguing than before.

LRHS English teacher Mike Wood said, “My content focuses on the student because it is so engaging and captivating.”

English and Spanish teacher Lisa Funez incorporates movement and gradual entrance into lessons.

“After homecoming week, students can forget their responsibilities,” Funez said. “I remind my students of the no phone policy, to sanitize the bathroom pass, not to play music out loud, and to make good choices.”

Funez also explained, “we conduct classroom discussions, analyze daily spirit week outfits and connect them to literature.”

According to Social Studies teacher Sammy Stoltz said she must remind students of the gravity of education.

“Students just seem happier during spirit week,” she said.  “I don’t have to change anything, students just know that they still have a job to do when they enter my class,” Stoltz said.

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