Only having had the perspective of a student, it was reassuring to see educators seeing a problem and actively seeking a way to fix the problem. Though testing is necessary with the current structure of evaluating students, there is a conscience effort to improve schooling for students. Hoping to stay teaching in Eastern Washington, I am excited to see teachers setting the foundation for change. I hope that I have the opportunity to not only help my students inside the classroom but also in a more political way that will help students that I am not teaching. Like many things that I’ve experienced in these last ten weeks of class, my thoughts on education have definitely been
It 's not just where we come to learn, but where we make new friends and create new experiences and memories. After all, our time here is limited and I want to be part of making these short four years full of exciting and great moments we will all remember. By keeping our school clean, and getting involved to do community service, I believe that school should be fun together with our fellow classmates and friends by helping do things
Julio graduated from Pasco High School in 2006 with a diploma. He has always enjoyed school, received good marks, and was in excelled classes up to middle school until he began to “slack a little bit” when he would skip class, but his family and teachers helped him understand the importance of being responsible and on time. These are values he wants to instill in his children along with being respectful to teachers. Julio really enjoys studying and taking things apart to see how they work. He also enjoys reading manuals to see if there are any secrets or tips in there.
Having a combination of what we learn since day one through all the semester and adding all or some of the topics on future projects was an outstanding way to keep learning not only the previous topics but the new ones we touch during school time. Sharing in class our progression was awesome because it showed us how behind or ahead we were with our work, but the most important the extra help or feedback we got from other students. I personally think it was worth the time we spent in class since I always went home after each day of class knowing that I had learned something knew in my life and that I will be using in my
When I was an underclassman the definitions of clubs seemed to blur into an indistinguishable mass. Yet, I eventually realized that Key Club stood out because of its member’s desire to serve. For me, Key Club has become staying up late and drafting an email again and again, or spending hours organizing a program, and always getting to serve a school that has done so much for me. Despite its hardships, I have loved being the K2K East board member this year! Key Club has given me fantastic opportunities to serve my school and my community.
I am honored to be selected as an applicant of the Westlake High School National Honor Society. I would seek admittance to the National Honor Society because I wish to give back to the community and being part of this organization will assist me in my career path. The National Honor Society is built upon four pillars which are character, scholarship, leadership, and service. I believe I posses the characteristics embodied by the four pillars of the National Honor Society because I have solid study habits such as reviewing my notes and paying close attention in class. I am a well mannered student who always comes to class on time and prepared to learn.
Lucky for you, I have some advice for you, so you can do your absolute best in Jr. High, whether it’s academically, socially, or anything about personal responsibility, I’ve got you covered. At ECS, academics is the main focus of your teachers, which goes hand in hand with preparing you for high school, and even college. On of the main things that will always help you is organization and time management. Alway make sure you have plenty of time for homework, and staying organized is always helpful. One thing that I find helpful is to always have one specific area for your homework so you never forget it.
In high school, I became involved with Berea Teen Mentoring (BTM), a group of college 'mentors ' who created a safe place for the local teens to gather to socialize and learn about current events. This group took my social anxiety very seriously and made me much more comfortable talking to people and speaking my ideas. I was no longer the shy and quiet person of my childhood. This group left an incredible impression on me, and I created many memories of community service projects and friends that I will always remember fondly. Through BTM, I gained ambition for my opinions, I got over most of my social anxiety, and found courage to stand out and make myself recognized.
I started to play the game of how successful I could get without letting barriers stumble me. During my first years in this country I was put in classes that would help my dialect evolve, I was very attentive and eventually was able to grasp the English dialect, my Spanish accent almost unrecognizable. I always enjoyed learning, but this was a new challenge. A new language, new expectations, and all I could feel was the isolating sensation that burden me. All my peers seem to master the subjects at school and I would always admire those who shot their hand high, while I held my hand down on my lap.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are? "When I graduate, I 'm going to be a Breakdancer." Looking back at what I said during my high school exit interview I sincerely appreciate my teachers for not discouraging my dreams, however unrealistic they may have seemed. Breakdancing made me the person I am today; social and creative with an abundance of opportunities.
Being a member of high-school teams helped me understand that sometimes I need to drop the walls I keep in place to allow my team members and I to work together as one family. The guidance provided by my coaches encouraged me to learn how to deal with conflicts. I have been able to settle issues between members of my team and between myself and a team member. These communication skills, taught to me by my coaches, leave be better able to resolve conflict as in future endeavors, be they school, work, or personally related. These communication skills also helped me to say thank you to those that put in time in my education and embolden my ideas.