We have taken the Race to Nowhere No Homework Pledge at BHS for the upcoming vacation. We have decided that we will follow the lead of many other schools during our December vacation and give our students a break.
Schools that have taken this step agree with the research below from the Race to Nowhere site:
- Students who enjoy a balanced schedule that includes family, friendship, creative and imaginative pursuits, and community service and involvement.
- Students who have time to be passionate, curious, inventive, and creative.
- Students whose daily schedule includes time for physical and mental health--including sleep, healthy meals, physical activity, and down time.Students who have time to embrace learning and achievement for its inherent rewards.
- Students who have time to develop the skills that will truly prepare them for the 21st century: Integrity, determination, empathy, resourcefulness, resilience, kindness, respect, and a lifetime love of learning.