Macon's Central HS sends students dancing from class to class
MACON, Ga. -- Music sends toes tapping to class at Central High School in Macon. Instead of using the traditional bell to move to the next class, they use music.
Central High is one of a small, but growing number, of U.S. Schools that have abandoned the traditional strategy of using bells to move students from one class to another.
Emmanuel Frazier, principal of Central High School, says playing music in the hallways instead of a traditional bell not only engages students, but hits all the right notes.
"It energizes students because sometimes they can see their non-dancing principal in the halls cutting a step," he said. "Just to keep loose and to keep the vibe going, because they know once they go in that classroom, we expect teaching and learning to take place at a higher level."
When it comes to music, there is no initiative that pushes schools to silence their bells. But instead, it's a strategy that has been spread mostly by word of mouth.
Frazier says as long as he is principal at Central High, there will always be music flowing through the halls.