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So Much Power!

Get a look at what Christian Brothers students think of the notorious PowerSchool. For those of you who are not familiar with PowerSchool, it is a program that allows students to look into their teachers grade book. The program allows students to look at past and future assignments, test and quizzes, their attendance history, and […]

Get a look at what Christian Brothers students think of the notorious PowerSchool.

For those of you who are not familiar with PowerSchool, it is a program that allows students to look into their teachers grade book. The program allows students to look at past and future assignments, test and quizzes, their attendance history, and even comments from teachers themselves.

For most students signing on to PowerSchool, the experience can be heart wrenching one. With sweat dripping down a poor student’s face, the first glimpse of the screen says it all. If the grade stays or goes up it’s a sigh of relief, but anything besides that, a feeling of mourning sets in right away. From there, a student’s next move is an email to the teacher asking for a retake.

“Power School negatively affects my life,” CB student Zac Van Someren (’13) says. “My parents check it often, so every little mistake gets noticed”.

He went on to say that his parents know right away and it does not give him a chance fix the problem. Zacs final statement is to suggest that “Power School should have a limit to the amount parents can go on a check there child’s grades.”

But not all CB students hold an anti-PowerSchool stance.

“Its stressful and when I haave bad grades and I do not want to go on and check,” says Lucia Lopez (’13). “But if I have good grades, I constantly want to check often and be proud of my accomplishments.”

No matter your feelings on PowerSchool, there is no question that it is a valuable resource for students and teachers alike.

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