With Academy’s rigorous courses, demanding after school sports practices, and many social events, planners are vital to AHN girls staying on top of things. It serves as an easy reminder for that big APUSH test or the always fun Winter Formal. Some girls go above and beyond to make sure their planner is as neat and pretty as possible.
Junior, Sam Cano, makes sure she sets aside time every week to organize and prepare her planner for the week ahead.
“My planner is color coordinated,” she shares, “each class has a different color.” Cano admits that going the extra mile to organize thoroughly makes her feel like she has her life together.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Yasmina Decamp, a junior, always prioritizes a neat agenda.
Besides color coding her assignments to keep them in order, Decamp also jokes that her mom “conditioned me from a young age to always have good penmanship.”
Time is not a problem for Decamp, who states that it doesn’t actually take her that much time to stay organized.
It’s not only students who like to keep their schedules neat- Devan Adams, history teacher, loves to keep her planner organized.
“I’ve always loved keeping everything organized,” Adams admits, “it’s more efficient and means I don’t have to dig around to find something.”
Adams color codes her school planner according to class and class materials and pens in any events.
For senior, Lindsay Calka, staying organized is the only way to keep track of her hectic schedule.
She shares, “I always have 7,000 things going on, so if I don’t write it down here, I’ll never remember things.”
There is also a method to the madness; big events go in the calendar page before every month and schoolwork falls into the daily blocks.
Anne Mikos, math teacher, shared, “I actually have three different planners!”
One planner is strictly for school, one is for personal use (she has runs penciled in until February), and one is for planning her upcoming wedding. Mikos doesn’t stick to a color code, but makes sure to highlight important things such as test or upcoming quizzes.
Everyone has a unique way of organizing their planners. From color coding to stickers to special highlighters, there’s no way they’ll be forgetting an upcoming birthday or exam. Start small with your organizing skills and pick up an agenda to enjoy decorating and filling in.