Marshalltown is down near Des Moines, has around 27,000 residents. So it’s kind of a medium-ish town. At least in Iowa, it’s a medium-sized town. In other states, it might be considered “small”. But I digress.
Apparently, Marshalltown High School has a bit of a problem. Approximately 250 of their high school students are chronically tardy. So they’ve come up with a brilliant solution! Are they going to fail those who are late the majority of the time? Nope. Will they drop a grade point if they continue with their tardiness? Nope. How about they keep the kids for detention, and make them clean the school every time they’re late? Not a chance. They’ve come up with a better solution….
The school is going to start making WAKE UP CALLS to the students.
Says Lisa Wunn, Dean of Students at the high school, “Students often give the excuse that they don’t have alarms.” They’re hoping that wake-up calls will solve the problem. “If we can get them out of bed and into school then it will work,” she said.
So Riddle Me This, Batman… this number you’re calling to wake the kids up? It’s their cell number, right? THEIR CELLPHONES HAVE ALARMS ON THEM!!! Honestly, many houses now don’t have a landline. Everyone in the house has a cell. How much you wanna bet those kids start setting their phones to “silent”?
On the upside of all of this, at least the wake-up call will be accompanied with a cheery message, “It’s time to get up and enjoy the day.”
I wonder if they’re going to initiate Maid and Room Service, too. ‘Cause if they do that, I’m totally moving to Marshalltown.