c.) getting lost
d.) too much hw
e.) having no friends in classes
f.) having seniors tease me and my friends
OVERALL I'M JUST REALLY SCARED! so could someone please share advice or inspiration?
i'm going to highschool this year too. if your school has an orientaton, go to it. and if you don't have friends in your classes, make new ones, but keep your old ones too. your school should provide a map for you. calm down, you'll be fine. =)
Well in high school, things are a lot bigger. Like the students, teachers, and buildings. You also get more homework than junior high but don't let that get you down. Millions of students like you are entering high school for the first time. And it can be scary. But just relax. Just be yourself and you can make some life-long friendships. You can make some friends by joining in some after school clubs and sports. And also just by talking to the person beside of you. You can compliment on something they have to strike up a conversation. Also, in high school, you know you have more homework than junior high. So be prepared to do that. Be organized and don't procrastinate. Doing that will make you feel behind in your classes and you can't catch up. Just pay attention to your teacher's lectures, take good notes, and do your homework first before crashing onto the computer. Have a schedule with you or a to-do list. Prioritized your things and tackle big assignments one at a time. And have some fun too. High school is one of the best years of your life. Make it like that and you will enjoy high school.
I was also just like you when I was entering high school for the first time. I entered my sophmore year last year but the scary thing waas I was the shortest person in my high school. But I got used it and now, i'm used to being around taller people.
a.) People are the best part! In my freshmen year, I made SO many new friends who I'm now BEST BEST friends with!
b.) I'm not a big fan of lockers myself... In Middle school I HAD to use mine, and it was just horrible. But, when I entered High School I just carried my stuff around. I had everything I needed without a worry, and it was just very convienent. But, if you use yours, it's no big deal. They're really easy when you use it a lot.
c.) Don't worry. If you get lost on your first day, the teachers TOTALLY understand! They will not punish you. But, after you know where the class if and stuff, don't be late after that.
d.) I actually found less HW in 9th grade then Middle School. And the HW we did get, it was SOO easy! MUCH easier then middle school!
e.) Oh no way. No matter who you are, your going to make friends. Everyone is in the same situation as you. They too are worried about making no friends.
f.) No way!! As long as you leave them alone, they will not even look at you. They could care less for Freshmen. All they are focusing on is finishing High School. They don't want to mess up their last year by beating up younger students or teasing them and getting into trouble.
Well first try to relax and calm down.
a)The people are no different than in middle school, if anything they're more mature and open. Just join some clubs and teams and the people won't be an issue at all.
b)Lockers-I'm guessing you've never had a locker before. Your schedule may not really make it convenient to use your locker, but try to drop books off before lunch and pick up the ones you'll need for afterwards, otherwise your back pack will be quite heavy.
Heres how lockers work:
3 turns to the right stop on the first number
2 turns to the left stop on the second number
1 turn to the right stop on the final number
c)Everyone gets lost, its pretty hard not to. I even got lost sophomore year so its not just freshman. If your school doesn't have an orientation for you then try to stop in with a parent before school starts and with your schedule find your locker and classes.For the first week teachers will be outside their doors to help you out, don't be embarassed or afraid to ask them, they're there to help.
d)You probably will not be swamped, certain nights you'll have more than others. Typically towards the end of the year teachers start giving more because they realize they have material to cover that they might not get to so they throw it all on. Just set a time, say after school or dinner, to get your homework done.
e)That honestly won't be an issue. You'll have assigned seats so even if you had class with a friend you won't be anywhere near them. Even so you can't socialize with them and if you do trust me teachers will notice. Pretty much not having classes with friends makes it a lot easier to stay out of trouble. Just meet up with your friends before or after school.
f)Seniors will not notice you. Unless you run up to them and say "Hi im a freshman aren't i the greatest person in the world?!?" they probably wont even realize you exist. Honestly freshman year I made friends with some great seniors through clubs and sports, so they're nothing to fear.
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BE FRIENDLY, NOT OVERLY FRIENDLY.
Do not try to fit into every group. Find your own type people and stay with them. Try staying with the people you already know at first.
Make sure you can get into your locker quickly. Like play with the combination lock until you can do it fast.
Most everyone will get lost the first few days, most teachers are understanding of this. Don't be afraid to ask. Make a list of where things are located. for example from the lunch room or the gym. make associations from a place you know well.
There will be much more home work than in middle school. Use all your time wisely. Use home room to study. Use study period to study.
Look for someone else in the class that appears to need a friend. Make sure they are the right type friend. You do not have to become close friends with everyone you speak to. Don't be pushy. you will appear needy. Just be yourself. If you have always made friends easily, you will make friends in high school as well. Be more concerned with making the right kind of friends and make sure your grades are the most important thing in your education. It is better to have 1-2 good friends than a dozen so called friends that are not real friends.
There are always a few who enjoy making someone elses life miserable. Ignore those who make bad remarks toward you. If it gets bad, find a friend to talk to. hopefully, your mom or dad. If you stay away from the seniors, they will be less likely to bother you.
High school can be a lot of fun. Try to get involved in other activities as well. all schools offer something out side just everyday school.
Do not get involved with the kids who pick on others annd do not do it your self. You are asking to get picked on by someone when you do.
If it is your desire to be popular, you are going to be doing a lot of things you may not want to do. Maybe even things that you are not ready for. watch out for the type of popularity you go for. As a student, you know what I mean.
Watch who you share your secrets with, they get spread through the school quickly.
Take one day at a time and make the best of it.
Work out problems as they occur. do not let a lot of pressures build up.
Use the guidance office if neccessary.
The key thing to remember is that you are not the only one going through all of this. There are loads of new people going to the school, too. You're not going to be the only one that is nervous. This is absolutely normal.
What scares you about the people in high school? There's really nothing to be frightened of. There will be a variety of people; many different backgrounds and interests. Sure, there are some trouble makers, but they're usually in the minority. And as long as you mind your own business, you will be fine.
What scares you about lockers? Is it not being able to open them, or not being able to get to class on time from them? You don't even have you use your locker regularly if you don't want to. My advice is to take all your items you need for say, the morning classes, from class to class. That way, you'll have all you need and you don't have to worry about going to your locker in between and being late. Then, when it gets to lunch time, take those materials back to your locker and then take your afternoon materials. If you don't know how to open your locker, I'm sure that a teacher will show you how to open your lock, or you could even get a friend to help you.
Don't worry about getting lost. It happens to lots of people. In the first few days of classes, teachers usually won't get mad at you for being a few minutes late to their class. They understand that you have to get used to your schedule and finding your way around the building. A very handy tip if you have your schedule already is to go to your school before school starts and figure out where your classes are. You'll be one step ahead on the first day and it'll take away so much stress.
There is homework in high school, obviously. At times you may get a big load of it; it happens. But honestly? For me, I've barely gotten any homework in high school. Everyone makes it out to be that you'll spend hours upon hours on homework every night, when I only get homework occasionally. When I do, it's usually not a whole lot. Occasionally, I get swamped, but it happens, and lots of the time, it's my fault. Make sure that you keep up with your homework, and don't put it off to the last minute. I'm kind of a hypocrite saying that (I plan on working on that, though :P), but it'll make it so much easier. If you get a big project, do a little bit every day, and don't wait until a day or two before it is due to start it. Though the amount of homework all depends on the types of classes you take. Take advantage of all time given in class to complete it! When you get home, have a special time set aside to complete your homework.
It sucks when you have no friends in your classes. I've been through that before. But you know what? That's a perfect opportunity to make new friends. I've made friends in all my classes where I was alone. Make the best out of a not so great situation!
I've heard so many people worrying about seniors picking on them, but there's nothing to worry about! At least at my school, seniors really don't care about the new kids. Of course, there's going to be a few of them that will, because there's one in every crowd. I'm going to be a senior this year, and I don't intend on picking on anybody. I could really care less about everyone else. I just keep to myself and my group of friends. School is not like it is in the movies. As long as you mind your own business, stay out of trouble and don't get caught up in the gossip, I'm sure that you will be fine.
That turned out really long, but I hope you took the chance to read it and I hope that it helped! I've gone through it all before, and I am doing great! It may be a little bit weird the first week or two, but you'll get comfortable with it so fast and you'll learn to love it, hopefully! Join some clubs and extra-curriculars for more chances to meet new people and have fun! Good luck to you! :)
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