NPHS introduces emotional support kindergartners for students

NPHS introduces emotional support kindergartners to manage the stress of high school students.

NPHS introduces emotional support kindergartners to manage the stress of high school students.

TOWAMENCIN- High school students are currently in the midst of the third marking period lull. This state can cause lack of motivation, drowsiness, and low grades. Teachers and administrators alike are combating this issue head on with the introduction of emotional support kindergartners for high school students. The motivation of students will return slowly from its hibernation, one hug from a five year old at a time.

North Penn administration pondered this idea for months after witnessing how tired students can become with the daily perils of high school. Principal Pete Nicholson finally had enough after viewing too many pajama pants and crocs outfits. He decided to face the issue with something everybody loves: a five year old whose innocence hasn’t been ruined by the world.

“I saw countless news stories about people bringing such creative emotional support animals on planes and public transportation. People seem to enjoy having a dog, peacock, or squirrel on a plane to comfort them. I figured why not provide students with something that can actually talk,” explained Pete Nicholson.

There have been no test trials conducted to see if walking a kindergartner around for seven hours will work, but many students are highly optimistic about the new program.

“I love the idea of having a kindergartner with me all day. I can take a break any time and just color or play Miss Mary Mack. The best part is that I can relive a part of my childhood where I didn’t have a constant need for a nap and didn’t have homework,” said junior Joe Schmoe.

Maintaining the happiness of each five year old is of utmost importance in order to avoid a screaming tantrum in the middle of the hallway. A tantrum station will be available in the cafeteria for crying kids. Head of security, Bernie Jones, will run the station.

“Part of the cafeteria will have important supplies for each emotional support kindergartner such as crayons, coloring pages, and juice boxes. I don’t have much experience with five year olds. Usually the teenagers I work with don’t fall to the floor crying when they are annoyed, but I can figure it out,” added Bernie Jones.

The emotional support kindergartner service comes just in time for AP exams and finals season. Students are under high stress and will desperately need the added encouragement and positive reassurance from the kids. No other school has ever tried this strategy to lift student’s spirits, but North Penn sees no possible issues or calls from angry parents in the future.