The View 38002 March 2016

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper March 2016 theview AHS JV CHEER WINS BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL TITLES Upcoming Events MARCH Lakeland Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 am—noon, IH Park APRIL 26 23 30 19 AHS JV Cheer performs at the National High School Cheerleading Championships on their way to repeating as National Champions in the Small Junior Varsity Division. AHS Varsity Cheer was named as a finalist in their division and placed 3rd in the World competition. More photos on back page; photos courtesy of AHS JV Cheer. Arlington Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 am—noon, Arlington Depot Square 10 A Taste of Arlington, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.. Arlington High School Relay 38002, 6:00 pm— 1:00 am, Depot Square Arlington in April, 10:00 am—4:00 pm, Depot Square Local Parents Push for Delayed School Starts By Terry Louderback When Jill Yelland’s daughter started elementary school, she was surprised to learn that at the high school classes began at 7:00 am. ”I thought that this was unique to Cordova High School, which had only just opened the year before.” At that time, Yelland was amused by the early hour, thinking that teenagers usually like to sleep late. It wasn’t until the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control released recommendations about healthy school times that Yelland felt compelled to act. Research published by the AAP and CDC describe insufficient sleep in adolescents as a public health issue that negatively impacts their physical and psychological well-being, in addition to academic success. Through posts on Facebook, she met Valerie Crabtree, a licensed pediatric sleep psychologist. Like Yelland, Crabtree, also has children in local elementary and middle schools. “We both felt strongly about advocating for healthier start times at AHS,” Yelland explains. “Teaming up gave us the courage to take the next step and start an official chapter of Start School Later, a national organization advocating Inside this edition... Happenings, p.2 Local Notes, p. 6 School News, starts on p. 8 Staff Photo Proponents of the Start School Later movement show their support with yard signs for healthier start times at schools across the country.” Crabtree had already contacted the Arlington Community School Board as early as 2014 in order to share her professional opinion that high school start times should be delayed. “For years, I have Continued on page 6 Pegged, Bailey Hulley, Photography Arlington HS Students Earn Scholastic Art Honors, p. 11