Friendless, alienated, lonely. These words describe thousands of students in our current education system. As a young child, my parents faced multiple financial issues which left our family no other choice but to periodically move from place to place. What did this mean to me? This meant going new school without the knowledge of whether I would find my niche in that school. To me, transferring to a new school was one of the most intimidating events that I have ever faced. Through these experiences, I have often felt secluded and out of place; however these events have molded me into the affable person that I am today. Second grade marked the beginning of my long and arduous journey. I went to Castaic Elementary School for Kindergarten and the first grade. In those tender years, I had many friends thus I was oblivious of the fact that others may have felt the impact of solitude. Because I was so unknowing, I was excited to hear I was going to move to Palmdale, California two months into the school year. To me at that point, a new school meant new people to play on the monkey bars with. I was extremely excited. After we had moved, I began attending Golden Poppy Elementary School. The moment I penetrated the classroom atmosphere for first time with sparkling eyes, I received many judgmental stares from the other students which obviously read “Oh...another one of those new kids”. The sparkle in my eyes turned to tears, the spark of joyness in my heart turned to chains, my enthusiasm turned to disappointment. The teacher unsuccessfully attempted to introduce me to a group of students who all seemed to know each other. The following two weeks felt as like years. No one wanted to accept me into his or her peer group. This was the day alienation had crashed into my life at full throttle. After expressing my afflictions to my parents, I eventually transferred to a school called Westside Christian School. The environment there was dramatically different. Deep within me, I could sense an aura of cordiality. From the first day Westside Christian, a plethora of students came up to greet me and make me feel at home. I felt accepted again. I felt home again. I would attend Westside for the rest of the second grade. Then again, at the end of the school year, my parents told me that we would move to Northridge, CA. I wanted to withdraw into a cocoon and seclude myself. However, this time I had a slight tingling in my bones that it would not be so bad. After we had moved, I began attending Andasol Elementary School. The transition had been fairly smooth. My closest friend at Andasol, Matthew, soon moved away. Solitude had crept upon me once more. Contrasting from the last time I felt unaccepted, I tried my best to fit into a different group of people and to some degree, I succeeded in doing so. I continued to attend Andasol until my parents told me at the end of 5th grade that we would move back to Castaic for middle school. After I began attending Castaic Middle, I once again faced many difficulties while attempting to adjust to this new school. Throughout my middle school years, with the help of the Lord, I was able to build a good reputation with my teachers and good relationships with many other students. By the end of the 8th grade, I was prepared to go to Valencia High School. I was glad to hear that all of my friends would go to Valencia High School as well. I had finished registering and all of my classes were set at the school. Mid-summer, my parents told me that they wanted me to advance in my musical career so they wanted me to go to West Ranch High School where there was an orchestra. At first I opposed because I had worked so hard at being accepted all for what? I was
Imagine this… You forget to set your alarm, so you wake up late. You rush to get ready. As you are driving out of the driveway you realize you are low on gas. You finally make it to class, but you are late. One more tardy and you have Saturday school. Your second period class has a pop quiz which you are not prepared for. When you go to the restroom you over hear two of your friends making fun of your outfit. You are wondering if this day could possible get any worse. And then it does…
Diversity is one of the most important things in my life. Throughout high school, I made a variety of friends. They were all from different parts of the world and they each had their own culture and beliefs, They helped me develop into a tremendously diverse personality. My peers taught me to always strive to get the whole story of any situation.
The community I lived in was remarkably open during my high school career. I felt that no matter what I wanted to do, I would be accepted by many people…
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The Senior Itch—the incurable chaffing we all crave to scratch. The cure? Graduation. As we progress through our high school years growing with wisdom and maturity, we all yearn for freedom. Yet what we desire most is not always what is best for us. Although most won't want to admit it, extending our high school career to five years would make an important and beneficial impact on our future. With the four years that are currently provided, there is not enough time for motivated students to accomplish…
through the entrance of a high school running to class because the bell rung and being tardy for the first day is not a good impression. As a naive student coming to a new school for the first time could become a hardship. Growing up in a new place where friendship seems tough to be found and learning how to be on your own could develop into an obstacle. A day that is wanted by many yet taken out of context when It seems to be near. By all means, when speaking of incoming high school freshman's they are…
romantic book known as Impossible Love by Ruth VanderBush. It’s very detailed and amazingly descriptive, and it’s about a high school senior, Makenzie. She fell in love with her English teacher, and as everyone knows a teacherstudent relationship is forbidden. How will this impossible love last? In my book the setting was very evident. The time was modern, around 2012 and the place was at Rosewood High School and the main character’s (Makenzie) house. An example of this was “I can’t wait for you to meet my parents…
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Getting a high school diploma is easy. You just have to work hard in school, come to classes on time, and never skip school during your high school years. Some people may think it's hard to get a diploma but it's not that hard you just have to focus on school and work hard. If you have a high school diploma it's easier to find a job because most work places require a diploma and you get paid higher. During your high school years you have to be carful and choose the…
“160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.” There are many groups or “cliques” in our lives today, but the sprout of cliques start in high school. From the cool football players who run the school, to the loner who sits in the courtyard reading a book during lunch, at the end of the day we are all equal. These cliques might start in high school, but they have lasting effects on everyone in life. Cliques in high school make it difficult for people…
The Friday night lights, screaming fans, the excitement; cheering involves team leadership skills incorporated through every game. High school cheerleading incorporates the processes of planning and forming a successful team; forming, storming, norming and performing. These aspects of teaming are essential when establishing a balanced and successful team.
Cheerleading involves goals, objectives, and responsibilities. The goal of cheerleading is getting the crowds of individuals ecstatic…
School hours of some schools start way to early for some students. In order to function right teens need 91/4 hours. If teens don’t get that nine and a quarter hours of sleep are not necessarily lazy its just not good for them not to have less than nine hours of sleep. This is why schools start times should start later so kids can have there advantages of getting there full nine hours of sleep in. if school hours start at 10:15am instead of 8:15am it would give teens and extra two hours of sleep…