I was still new here to DeWitt and I didn’t have many friends, one day after recess Lucas came up to me and whispered into my ear, “will you be my friend?” I said, “yes” with a giant smile on my face. We hung out everyday hours on end. I found Lucas to be a very nice, respectful, friend and I was lucky to have him as my best friend. I can’t wait to hear all the good things he accomplishes in his life. Lucas plans on graduating high school and then going to a community college for two years, before transferring to Iowa State.
My brother and I come up with a plan to clean ice and remaining snow off of cars and sidewalk for money. I had always wanted to do something like this but never had the chance till now. Every house we went up to was friendly and we made about twenty dollars each that day. A few days later school is back in session. This time of felt like a holiday break but I was glad to be back in school.
After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up but It was not impossible. I didn 't try enough because I already thought my grade was too far gone and that rolled over into the next semester. After the school year I was very disappointed in myself. I never have failed a class in my life but here I was applying for summer school. So I redirected my disappointment and decided to excel at summer school.
“I decided to send you both as our school representatives for a leadership camp in Johor next two weeks.” A teacher of mine informed me and my best friend during our recess time. We were so excited that we planned everything right after that. Indeed, we had so much fun during the camp. Well, as teenagers, which part of going to somewhere or doing something with our best friends is not interesting? A honk snapped me back into reality.
Once we got to our new house I was excited and wanted to go everywhere but, I relieved I knew nobody. I couldn 't go see new things with my friends because they were back in Wisconsin. Since we moved in August I had about a month until school started. I met some of my neighbors that were my age and would be going to the same school as me which helped a lot being at a new school. Once school started I met some people and became good friends to this day.
Last year my essay on equality was chosen to represent the school in a district wide contest and won first place.Yet my proudest accomplishment has been the gradual yet astounding results I have seen in our mentoring initiative. We have established a bond with all of our students, discussing more than academics but their personal and social concerns that impact their academic success.A large percent of our eighth grade students have applied to magnet and early college programs. Though we in no way claim responsibility, I believe our program gave them the confidence to take the chance .We were able to expand from a small group of people who saw and issue and hoped to help, to a diverse group of students using their combined skills to make an impact.This experience revealed my genuine passion leading and helping others, working from grassroots to making change. In the future I will expand upon what I have learned thus far continuing to address the issue of education equality and pursue my personal
Sometimes we even forget that they still exist in our world. I have had the privilege of aiding my mother in my school 's childcare center for the past two years. Because of the way my school runs, I sometimes have a free class period to spend there. There is nothing like being able to take a break from school and all it entails to spend with young children. When I watch them, I can 't help but wish that I could go back to when I was that
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” These were the words that my elementary teacher told my class before a summer vacation. I never forgot them because they were the reason I ever got into my creative writing. I’ve been writing stories for both profit and pleasure for the last ten years, and each one is an example of my improvement. I took this class as a review course after my recent two year hiatus, and I believe that I have made an improvement in my writing as a whole. Before I took this course, I wasn’t confident in my organizational skills, I couldn’t make my stories flow, and I wasn’t sure if I was using correct grammar and punctuation, or just making a fool of myself.
Personal fulfillment, a flexible schedule, making proper connections, and just enjoying life have always been something I’ve strived for, but have never been above money in my personal hierarchy. As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule.
”It was very shocking, but it gradually became more comfortable.” “I’m pretty comfortable,” said Ellison Girod, another student optimistically beginning her first year at Conifer. ”I know a few teachers already and I really like it here, so it’s a lot easier. It seems a lot better than middle school and I feel like [the school year] is going to go well.” Skirting the Commons are teachers, waiting excitedly with large, welcoming smiles as they watch their new pupils fill the commons. Just like the Freshman, many of these teachers are nervous to start their first year at Conifer High School; to teach their new students; to make an impression. “This will be my first year with Conifer; my second year teaching,” said John Shipley, the newest member to Conifer High’s athletics department.
I am a better student because I have learned effective strategies and pondered over my future goals. I have learned a lot about myself as a reader and a writer. When I first began class, I tried to read the DRP test. I had forgotten everything about college vocabulary that was on the test since I left the university in 2013. I had not read any books in a few months until teacher recommend for me to take fifteen minutes to read
The summer going into my Junior year of high school, I started volunteering at a retirement community called The Legacy down the road. I helped out by playing games with residents, talking to them, and helping with the weekly socials where we serve treats like pie and ice cream. Not many of my friends understood why I would take the time out of my day and spend it at The Legacy. To answer their question, it is because many of the residents at The Legacy do not have family nearby and have not seen their children, sisters, brothers, etc. in many years, so even a simple conversation with them can really brighten their day.
Before 10th grade, I had an insufficiently rigorous course load to yield a competitive GPA. After taking the most rigorous classes for a year and boosting my GPA, I have decided to help my classmates tackle the competition at my school by helping them organize their schedules and classes for future academic years. I have reached out to these classmates through class projects and tutoring sessions. So far, I have helped about five teenagers become competitive. I have also frequently volunteered at a local food pantry.
Therefore, they were reviewing second-grade curriculum when they returned." (EduGuide staff 1) I have first hand knowledge of the various calendars. When I was in elementary through high school I was on a traditional schedule. During that time any other type of schedule was unheard of. As a child I enjoyed the 3 months off during the summer, but did become bored as the summer dragged on.