Any advice for starting high school?
Topic: Any advice for starting high school?
April 22, 2019 / By Teal Question:
I am starting high school in about a week and I'm kind of stressed about it. I had a pretty good group of friends in middle school, I got good grades without too much stress, and I just started pre-season field hockey. My older friends say there's tons more work. The upperclassmen on my team say that they aren't mean to the younger kids. Also do you think I could balance getting home at 5 from field hockey and all the work? Thanks xo
Best Answers: Any advice for starting high school?
Rona | 3 days ago
1. Say hi to the person sitting next to you in each of your classes.
2. Go in with a positive attitude
3. Get to know your teacher's school emails so you can submit papers, ask questions etc.
4. Don't be embarrassed or afraid to raise your hand to ask questions.
5. If you fall behind make sure you get help right away because then you will fall so far behind you'll have a hard time getting back on track.
6. Buy a whiteboard/ cork-board for your room or one of those wipe off wall stickers, and write down the due dates of assignments, long term projects, extended homework, group work, trips anything important.
7. Buy a mini whiteboard for your locker or a few magnets and write down the same things.
8. If you have no one to sit with at lunch sit alone, someone will come over to you :)
9. Get the phone number of someone in each of your classes for homework etc.
10. Take notes.
11. Keep your notes organized!!!!
12. You don't need a boyfriend to make you happy.
13. Don't ever lose a friend over a boy.
14. Getting into fights is not cute
15. Be assertive not to nice, not to mean.
16. Don't let people tale advantage of you.
17. If you happen to go out with an upperclassmen be careful. If a senior is after you they usually do want one thing. Now this doesn't mean that you have to stay away because there are very nice guys too.
18. You are not in love with someone after a month.
19. Juniors and seniors will leave you alone for the most part, sophomores are a different story.
20. Never go to a party alone. EVER
21. Unless you can drive don't have a friend suggest driving you to and from somewhere unless you know 100% there is a designated driver or your friend will not drink. ( yes high school parties have drinking)
22. Don't do drugs
23. Surround yourself with positive people
24. Join clubs, teams and things you like because you like it not to fit in.
25. Always make time for friends
26. Even best friends let secrets go, be mindful of what you tell who.
27. Don't listen to or spread rumors. Your eyes are the witness of the truth
28. If you have a problem talk it out. Tell your friend but ideally find an adult whom you trust completely to talk you through what's wrong.
29. Having a relationship with your parents is important.
30. Someone, somewhere will have a problem with you. Be the bigger person and ignore it.
31. Don't start drama, high schools more fun that way.
32. Girls can be mean.
33. Have pride, and dignity in yourself.
34. The girls that are sluts and get all the attention usually have self esteem issues.
35. People get pregnant, things happen, so protect yourself and never abandon a friend who is going through this.
IN YOUR BAG/ locker
36. Keep an extra notebook folder.
37. Keep extra pads/ tampons
38. Pens, pencils ALWAYS get lost keep a lot.
39. Keep extra money
40. Little bottles of : gel, water, lotion etc.
41. Keep a brush
42. Keep some hair ties.
43. Keep an extra change of clothes in case of accidental wetting, accidents etc.
44. Keep some snacks in a baggie or a small bin thing ( my friend had a tiny one to keep out bugs)
45. Keep body spray
46. Three words TIDE TO GO best invention ever!
47. Your makeup, if you use anyone
48. A locker mirror
49. A pocket mirror
51. Keep a pair of old shoes in your gym locker so you never have to worry about bringing them home
52. Keep an extra pair of socks.
53. Brush every morning.
54. Give yourself time to eat in the morning.
55. Pack your bag, lunch projects the night before.
56. Set your alarm clock 1 min apart so it rings twice
57. Set your cellphone alarm too
58. Pick out a few clothes each night so you don't have to run around when what you thought you wanted to wear doesn't look right.
59. ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF
60. Take nothing but pens, pencils, a notebook and a folder the first day
61. Use your locker all the freshmen here think it's a good idea to not use lockers IKD why.
62. Find what studying method works for you.
63. Find what morning routine works for you
64. Find what HAIR product works best ( I knew one worked and I used a differed one and I looked like a lion by the end of the day)
65. Invest in Bobby pins.
66. Shower every night or morning or both.
67. Pack gum. So you always have minty fresh breath
68. Remember your phone.
69. Don't use a purse AND a bag
70. NOT PASSING GYM CAN PREVENT YOU FROM GRADUATING WITH YOUR CLASS!!!!
71. Have fun
72. Think about what interests you and what you want to do in college like think of a major
73. Don't over challenge yourself, only take on what you can handle
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Originally Answered: Starting high school.?
When you start high school, there really isn't a way to know what to expect, unless you had a sibling that went to the same school. Really, there are a few things that all people should know:
1. Don't be afraid of starting high school, just relax and have fun. Those four years go by really quick.
2. You might not make friends right away, but you will.
3. Try your best in ALL of your classes, not just the ones you like.
4. Do ALL of your homework, it is really easy to fall behind.
5. Join all the clubs you can. :)
Okay. So I'm a Sophomore in HS and was stressed too. There isn't more work, there is just harder work. So, be prepared for that. It is possible to get home at 5 pm and do all homework. Just know that you probably are not going to go to sleep at your middle school bedtime of 9:30 pm. You will not get homework in every subject, though. I rarely got homework in Bio, Health, or Spanish.
And upperclassmen are not mean, but don't get to high school thinking your all that.
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first off, it's no big deal missing the first week. the first week is reviews, rules, and stuff like that. it's much better than missing another part of the year. here are some tips: tips: 1) always smile- smiling shows you're friendly and you're open to people for conversation. smile at people and teachers. 2) dress to impress- don't change your style for the first day of school or throughout the year. wear something a little nicer for the first day, but that's it. 3) have good posture- don't walk in a room slouched over. sit up straight in your seat and walk standing upright. 4) have confidence- if you get the chance to stand up and talk about yourself the first day in a room, do it right. get up and smile and look people in the eyes, even if you don't know them. it will show you're friendly. you could practice this at home before you start school. 5) smell nice- spray a hint of a cute perfume on yourself before each class. =) 6) act comfortable, even if you're not- this one's hard, but you have to do it. don't go up and talk and keep saying "uh" and such. 7) be kind- if you see someone who is lost or needs help, help them. that's how you make friends. 8) be active in school- me and my locker partner became close because of fbla. i met so many upperclassmen and such being in a club. sports are also really good because you will find people with comon interest. 9) go to orientation- if your school has an orientation, then go. mine did and i know it put my mind at ease that i was able to walk around the school and see where classes and places were before school started. good luck, and if you have any questions about anything... feel free to e-mail me... it's in my profile!
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Good Day to you, Natalie!
I would suggest reading this book: The Quantum Warrior - The Future of the Mind by John Kehoe
Here is one of his quotes:
You are living simultaneously in two worlds, two realities: the inner reality of your thoughts, emotions and attitudes, and the outer reality of people, places, things and events. Because we fail to separate these Inner and Outer worlds, we allow ourselves to become dominated by the Outer world of appearances, and we use the Inner world solely as a 'mirror' for whatever happens to us. Our Inner world reacts constantly and because we spend all of our time simply reacting, we never experience our power. Ironically, you begin changing your reality the day, the hour, the minute you cease constantly reacting to it.
In High School there is much more activity and you will experience much more emotion. Remember Natalie stress stems from fear of the unknown, but if you remember that F.E.A.R is False Evidence Appearing Real, you will do good. :)
Goals are important in life. Once you get homework, finish it prior to doing anything fun. Fun will be your reward. Once you develop this pattern of success, it will follow you through out your entire life. You will be tempted many times to do it after because someone will invite you somewhere to do something, but if you...
Watch your thoughts, they lead to attitudes. Watch you attitudes, they lead to words. Watch your words, they lead to actions. Watch your actions, they lead to habits. Watch habits, they form your character. Watch your character, it determines your destiny!
Happy that you are involved in a sport. Action / exercise is an important direction towards success in life!
Remember to eat healthy.
Wish you the best, Natalie!
May you live an enriched life full of happiness, love, success and endless possibilities! :)
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Originally Answered: What do I need to know starting high school?
I'm going into grade 12 tomorrow. There really isn't anything you need to know. Just realize that there's a ton of grade 9 students comming and they're probably just as nervous as you are. Nothing will really happen on the first day. Most teachers will just talk to you and try to get to know you. Unless you had my strict math teacher who gave us homework as soon as we got in. The teachers are probably just as nervous as you are seeing as how they need to teach a bunch of new people that don't know much about high school. So just try to relax and enjoy it.