Becoming as upcoming students from middle school transitioning to high school can be a scary experience for many freshmans. Having different fears such as getting late to their classes the first week, not knowing who to talk to in their new classes, and what type of teachers they are going to get. A few ways that I overcame my fears as a freshman is by not getting lost in the school building, overcoming hard-work plus a lot of homework, and making a few new friends. First on how I overcame my fear by not getting lost in a totally complete big and new building. For example, asking around helped get to the classes more easily and more quickly so being late would not be a problem.
High school can be rough! You have bundles of homework and to prepare for college. I feel like you have less friends in high school, then you do in grade school, you have all these friends and you’re always spending time together, but once you get in high school, I feel like you lose all your friends. Once you go into high school I feel you get too know who your real friends are. Try not to get too close to friends in high school because you never know if they will stick with you or they end of leaving.
Many early starting high schools have changed their starting times because students grades were dropping and they were not as prepared and focused. The start time here at Mentor is affecting the student 's grades and overall mental health, however, there are many ways that we can fix this issue. Mentor High School starts at 7:22 A.M. and at that time the sun is still rising so some students have to walk to the bus stop in the dark. With extracurricular activities, sports, and homework most students do not have time to relax and spend time with friends and family. According to the national sleep foundation it is natural that teenagers are not able to fall asleep before 11 P.M.
Almost forgot the name of my high school is Adrian Wilcox High, home of the thunder if I remember correctly or lightning one of the two but I digress. After the first period of class, which nothing much really happened but explaining school rules and such. I began to realize that high school feels the same as middle school expect there were four times the students than there is in eighth grade; walking down the halls I can feel eyes of the higher grades scoping not only myself but a majority of the other freshmen knowing we are struggling to find our scheduled classes. Lunch finally comes around I start opening up to other students to make and try to make some friends, I remember lunch and after were my favorite times back then my classes were easy and so chill
All I wished for was to be back at my old school. When I walked through the doors of my new school, I was immediately scared. There were so many emotions going through mind, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was so ready to not give my new school a chance, but I saw other kids that were nervous because for some it was their first day of middle school. I worried for no reason because I met several friends and realized that I liked my new school better than my old school.
My first semester I had many obstacles; however, it was worth it because at the end I learned to not give up. An obstacle I overcame was getting classes. Since, I applied late to school due to not being able to decide which college would benefit me more I was behind with enrolling, for classes causing me to not be able to get classes. There were barely any classes left for me, but I eventually found the three classes I needed. Getting classes was difficult because it took me a week to finally get the classes I need.
An example of this is that instead of my dad taking me to school, my mom is taking my brother and I. My brother doesn’t go very fast in the morning so it slows everything down. This shows that I have a higher chance of being late than before with my brother that is late getting up in the morning. One worry that gave me a lot of stress before, but has faded is getting lost or not knowing where to go next. This is because I have learned where all of my classes are and I am never alone in the halls.
Going home from school, I got jealous of my friends that got picked up by their parents. My friends’ parents would always tutor their kids the school materials after school, except for my parents. I never accept that my parents are too busy working, but actually they worked from morning until late at night. I rarely got to spend time with them, my grandmother is the one who took care of me most of the time and that’s why I feel so grateful towards her all the time..
Going back to school at my age was a big decision, one that I didn’t make overnight. I knew that trying to go back to school while raising my grandchildren was not going to be an easy task, but I knew this had to be done. My current job does not pay much money and the money I receive from Social Services is inadequate, so my solution is to go to school to get better job. The first semester has been by far the most challenging thing I have ever faced this year. One of those challenges is making back and forth from to class while trying to work.
It was a mix. I was happy at times, but it was hard because I wasn't really focused because nobody I knew at that time was still in college and my age group, but I mean think about it most of my friends graduated if they were going to do it or they quit doing it. Plus I moved to Columbus it was a new set of people that had to learn to live with so I didn't have any of my same network of people from before and so it was positive. Umm have you ever felt that, felt that, college threw you into adulthood when you weren’t
There’s no doubt that being an eighth grader has many challenges. In the passage ‘The Challenges of Being an Eighth grader’ states that, “Because of the boatloads of homework we seem to get, and after-school activities galore, if one of your friends has different classes than you then you may rarely get to see them” (Jenkins 14). That means that we get a lot of work as eighth graders and not as much free time to see our friends from the year before. Another statement said, “Many [students] are afraid that their family will embarrass them at a school function” (Jenkins 14). Family members that could be attending the same school could be embarrassing, which adds pressure to them.
In fact, when Jackson Hole High School started school at 9:55 a.m, car crashes were reduced by 70%. Finally, attendance will improve if school starts later because a student won’t be so late. In regard of this, normally kids are so tired when they get up, they forget things at home because they forget, so usually, they will have to go get it which will take up time, and the student would be late for class. But if school starts later, these things can be fixed. "High schools across the country that have later start times show significant improvements in many areas…” says Kyla Wahlstrom, the director of the U of M’s.
This trip specifically focuses on youth education and Native American issues. Essentially, my team members are helping out in the classrooms (TAing in a way) and also trying to be a role model for the students by pushing the importance of education and college. A lot of these kids only know this community and many of the elders and their parents do not have a college education, so they do not understand the importance of education. It is hard to see if we are making an impact in such a short amount of time, and I know my 15 other team members are incredibly sad to be leaving the schools. As soon as the kids saw us Monday morning, they were all over us in excitement!
Asperger 's Syndrome is difficult to live with. It affects me in all aspects of life. In school, I have great difficulty communicating in groups (for example, Socratic Seminars); I either fail to speak up, misunderstand what someone is talking about, or ignore the entire discussion. This failure to follow through has drastically affected my grade and I immediately knew I needed to change my behavior, and fast. As I entered high school, with the help of my parents and prior experience, my social skills have steadily improved, and I began to work as a group.
When we would be in PE it would be fun playing and taking in 8th grade we became close friends. Until he moved to Glendora after middle school. Since the first day of middle school me and Otis would hang out during lunch and it would be fun. Because I am not very good at making friends due to my shyness affecting me. It is like what he said friends or family like everyone’s your family.