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Monte Vista students fight to keep one lunch hour for all

Original post made on Feb 19, 2008

Hundreds of Monte Vista High School students banned together this week - donning white hand-drawn T-shirts with the slogan "One School, One Lunch" - to demonstrate that the student body shouldn't be split up during lunch period. Principal Becky Smith says it's too hard to regulate the closed campus with over 2,400 kids out of class at once.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 14, 2008, 4:36 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by bb
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Feb 19, 2008 at 10:57 pm

ONE SCHOOL ONE LUNCH!!! way to go connor!

Posted by hola
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Feb 21, 2008 at 11:26 pm

It's really obvious that Becky Smith isn't going to listen.

Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Dear neighbors,

Here's an idea, have lunch a required subject and everything else an elective. Lunch could be held on Saturdays.

Winning idea!


One HAL of a Pal

Posted by Connie Jackson
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Feb 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Dear neighbors,

When so many years ago when my 40+ year old daughter was a MVHS Student a similar plan to separate classes by different lunch hours was attempted. Seniors at that time worked hard to keep a single lunch period so that all students could be part of MVHS' community of students.

Someone might look back at that time to better understand how important community is within a high school.


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