The Skyline High Experiment
courts--unless they come late, in which case they, too, have to use the main entrance, sign in, and talk with the attendant secretary.
I'm in the "21st Century Library"--which has a lot fewer books than the twentieth-century version--when a pleasant female voice comes over the loudspeaker. The morning announcements echo throughout the school, reminding everyone that this is Spirit Week, so all the classes will be shortened to allow time for a pep rally at the end of the day.
In the library, the kids start getting ready to leave--some without waiting for the bell. "Don't go until the bell rings," yells head librarian Sara Duvall. Only a few slip out.
"Want to go to the pep rally together?" a boy asks a girl as they wait by the door. "No one's going to that!" she replies.
The announcements roll on--the Black Student Union meets today, and the Skyline Poetry Slam is coming up. Finally, the announcer reminds the ninth graders that their applications for the magnet programs are due today.