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LHS gym classes increase in student size

LHS gym classes increase in student size

Gym classes this year have ballooned to an average of “around 80” students, according to P.E department chair Rebecca Gauvin, forcing teachers to be more creative with their lessons.

The large class size is a result of an increase in Advanced Placement enrollment, additional electives, and grade-level DLT’s.

At times there are multiple classes sharing the gym with over 150 students at one time.

“There are over 100 students in my gym class,” said senior Alex Francisco, “It’s chaotic and overwhelming.” She said that it takes a very long time for teachers to take attendance and there’s no room to play four-square and basketball during “free time.”

Gauvin said the year will be “challenging” and the P.E teachers are creating different activities that would be more appropriate for larger classes.

Gym classes will no longer be able to do tournament-style activities due to the various schedules that students have. For example, some seniors this year have gym Mondays and Thursdays instead of Tuesday and Thursday like usual.

“On Monday’s I have gym with a bunch of freshman and sophomores,” senior Jordan Leal said, “On Thursdays I have gym regularly with juniors and seniors. It gets confusing between the different levels and different grades have different activities so it conflicts.”

According to Gauvin, because of the larger class sizes, it is going to be harder to play some games like volleyball and tennis, while activities like football and capture the flag will be easier.

“I didn’t know we would have to be this creative,” Gauvin says, “But it does allow students to have more opportunities in school.”

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Chloe Forrant, Staff Writer
When Chloe Forrant isn't spending 18 hours a week dancing or teaching dance, she is slaving over AP Government  work, worrying about how she is going to figure out how to do her math homework, or braiding someone's hair for them. Somehow she found some time to write articles for the Cub. Thanks to a family beach house in Truro, this girl basically grew up at the Cape. Yet, after seventeen long years of life she still doesn't know how to swim...? With everything going on, she still finds time to read sappy romantic novels and pretend shes Serena Van Der Woodsen. Chloe tells it like it is and neglects to hide anything from people. She is usually pretty hyper all the time but loves to sit in the car and go for long car rides going nowhere. This petite, blue eyed-blonde may not seem like the garage-alternative rock band type, but trust me, she bumps to Blink 182 and All Time Low in her beloved Scotty the Sonata . You can see her driving around Ludlow with her boyfriend in the passenger seat, windows rolled down and music blasting.  Don't worry though, her love of baseball and the Red Sox still add points to her all-American girl looks. She wishes to do well in journalism this year and hopes to go to Elms college and study to be an elementary school teacher next fall.

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