Dress Code – Yes? or No?

Dress Code - Yes? or No?

The students at Harvest Middle School have many opinions on the dress code. To them, there are many ups and downs to it.  Dyana stated that “(with a dress code people will) dress more appropriately.”  That said, students see downsides to it as well.  Alyssa addressed the disadvantages of not being able to wear some of her clothes, “I feel limited and unable to express myself.” The students that have volunteered to be interviewed had different opinions on what was said to be dress code, for instance, half the students that have been interviewed commented that they would want the dress code while the other half did not.

Victoria

Grade 7

What do you think about the dress code?

It’s not good for us to wear ripped jeans and show our skin

If you could change anything what would you change?

The ripped Jean

If you could have your own dress code what would it be?

Wear anything you want

What Would you say to the students that broke your dress code?

You can’t wear that you are going to get dress coded

What would be their punishment?

Lunch detention

Lauren

Grade 8

What do you think about the dress code?

It’s stupid

If you could change anything what would you change?

The shorts rule

If you could have your own dress code what would it be?

There will be no rule

What would you say to the students that broke your dress code?

Nothing

What would be their punishment?

No dress code

Angie

Grade 7

What do you think about the dress code?

It’s kind of dumb

If you could change anything what would you change?

I don’t know

If you could have your own dress code what would it be?

Probably wouldn’t have one

What would you say to the students that broke your dress code?

Nothing

What would be their punishment?

Nothing

Dyana

Grade 7

What do you think are some benefits to the dress code?

Dressed more Appropriate

What do you think are some disadvantages to the dress code?

Can’t express themselves

Should we have a dress code? Why? Or Why not?

Yes. safer and more Appropriate for school

How does it feel to have a limit to what you can wear and why?

Harder to shop. ex. shorts

Alyssa

Grade 8

What do you think are some benefits to the dress code?

Not so exposed

What do you think are some disadvantages to the dress code?

Not being able to wear things that are not dress code but still aproprate

Should we have a dress code? Why? Or Why not?

Yes people will wear more appropriate clothing

How does it feel to have a limit to what you can wear and why?

I feel limited and unable to express myself

Kiana

Grade 8

What do you think are some disadvantages to the dress code?

Can’t express ourselves with what we want to wear

Should we have a dress code? Why? Or Why not?

Yes but less strict, ex. Holes in pants and tank tops

 

As you can see there are many contrasting opinions to the dress code. Some students would rather not have a dress code and others would keep it. These different opinions are interesting to see because it seems most students complainabout the dress code.