Students should appreciate their teachers

Alysa Dixon, Staff Reporter

   All George County High School teachers are required to be at school from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. However, most teachers stay after school to help with various activities, clubs, and academics.

   Throughout GCHS, teachers are putting forth their best effort to make sure their students have the best education they could offer. Many teachers stay after school to tutor students that need extra help to be successful. However, many of our teachers go way beyond just teaching academics. 

     Recently the drama club put on a play called “Teachers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” This is one of many exciting experiences teachers have put their time into. It does not stop with the drama program, teachers help with many things that go unrecognized.

    Teachers are giving up numerous hours of their free time to make school more entertaining, helping with fundraising, staying after school for lesson planning and being there to supervise events and clubs.

   Although many teachers put their time into school productions and after-school programs, some teachers have after-school obligations that start right after they get off. Obligations that take up teachers’ free time include taking care of their family members, activities, and having night shift jobs that start when school ends.

   Some teachers have no extra time to help with these things, so they improvise by using every second they have to catch up on lessons and help with what they can. 

   Students at the high school should appreciate their teachers for their efforts in helping the school not be a burden and more of a fun place to learn and experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that otherwise would not be possible to many.