Out of School Suspension: More Harmful Than Helpful

This outdated discplinary practice damages students’ futures

Imagine if the prize for winning Senior Survivor was a free week of excused absences from school. The number of people that would sign up to participate would skyrocket, and the amount of money fundraised would double.

This would be a great incentive because this is something almost any student at Dexter High School would like to receive. So, why is this same “prize” commonly used as a means of discipline in schooling systems across America?

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Dexter Women’s Water Polo Seeding Tournament

Last weekend the Dexter women’s water polo team competed in the District 4 Seeding Tournament at Saline High School. Their first game was on Friday the 27th and they played against Walled Lake. The Dreads won this game with a score of  17-3. The next day the Dreads played Ann Arbor Huron and lost with a score of 5-11. Later in the day, Dexter competed against the Skyline eagles and suffered a tough loss of 2-12. This brought their record to 8 wins and 10 losses. “We put up a tough fight, but we just weren’t really on our game Saturday,” said junior Allison Wyka, one of the team’s main scorers. Dexter will next face Ann Arbor Pioneer tonight at home for another seeding game.

Dexter Women’s Water Polo Suffers a Loss to Pioneer

On May 3rd, The Dexter Women’s Water Polo team competed against Ann Arbor Pioneer at home. The Dreads put up a good fight, but they ended up losing to Pioneer with a score of 6-7 in a District seeding game. This brought the Dread’s record to 8 wins and 11 losses. “It was a really close game, we just couldn’t pull out the win,” said senior Hannah Quist. The team will next face off against Birmingham Seaholm at home next Tuesday. This will not be a district seeding game.

Dexter Water Polo Falls to Saline

One day after beating Lake Orion on Tuesday in a sloppy game 7-6, the Dexter women’s water polo team lost to the Saline Hornets 11-4 at the Saline pool. Junior Allison Wyka led the Dreadnaughts with two goals, but the Hornets were the stronger team. The Dreads also committed a season-high 20 turnovers in the game.

Up Next: Dexter (6-6) takes part in the East Lansing Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Dexter opens with a 4 p.m. game against Mason.