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Are you nervous about starting high school? How do you deal with it?
-- From Aamina, 12

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i found out today the orentation is the DAY before school starts and thats when we get our schedules and locker assignments.
--DCbound

bluestar58- I am starting high school too im so scared add me
--DCbound

I'll be starting my sophomore year in High school this upcoming school year (: I'm so glad I got through freshman year; it was soooo boring. I guess it's because I'm homeschooled and that's boring. I might go back to regular school at some point. Just here's a tips for High school: -Don't let the upperclassmen see that you're scared.- Dont' walk around the hallways like turtles; move it along!- pick electives you enjoy and that you'll be ok with doing for the next 4 years (make sure it will help you in your career too if you plan on going to college)-Clique Up!! Join an existing clique or make your own whatever you do just don be shy.-High school is a time to start all over. So if you were a strange kid in Elementary and Middle school, High school is the perfect time to re-invent yourself and start fresh. Hey, and if you mess that chance up you can always change in college too :)
--ChickaNCoco

HELLLP! Im starting high school in August and im scared! None of my friends arent going to the school im going to, and im scared i might do bad in my classes. And worst of all, this girl i cant stand is going to the same school with me!!! :'(
--bluestar58

no, i am not! I am in grade 6 and i am in 6/7 split class so all the kids in my class get to go to the high school and they are told about everything in it. My BFF's are 7s so they tell me not to worry and they tell me that highschool is not a big deal so that is why i am not afraid of highschool!
--megnasudhags

I'm trying not to worry 2 much cuz my boyfrend is coming 2 da high skool.He sed he wud meet me @ the skool gates and help me thru da day.Hre r my tips: be urself, dont be coky, be nice, RELAX and try 2 enjoy the day
--SmokingHot12

hi there, 1st off my trip 2 DC was bad.I was left out by my group and my chapornane did not agknowlege me so i was with the bus caption after being left at the Veitnam Wall.Back to High School I amone of my class's CSL reps(Council of Student Legeslatiors)We had to go to a meeting in the high school libreay yesterday.We(the 7 freshman)got lost attemping to find the libreay.Ounce we got there we were clueless,Homecoming Parade?,PowderPuff Game?,Pep Rally?,Class Shirts?Fundraisairs for Prom?,Fire and Ice Dance?,Floats for above mentioned parade? Aaah! As Moving Up Day is 2 weeks away I am getting scared about high school. -DCbound(I an not making a new account even though my trips over)
--DCbound

After this summer I will me in 2st grade!
--EmmaGraybeal

High school is in August and I am really excited!!!
--Merlene1

Lucky for me I'm only in 1st grade so I will have years to go to high school. Nobody make fun of me cause I don't want to be bullied. I can't wait till I'm old anof to go to high school I hope some of the kids in my 1st grade class are there. I have this friend named Bella and she is so sweet!
--EmmaGraybeal

Yea, not really. I've heard a lot about it from my boyfriend. nothing to worry about, just peerpressure.
--UndeadSolder

okay, speaking as a high school senior, here is what you need to know: 1) Have a close group of friends and you will be fine. 2) Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't worry about looking dumb or clueless, everyone is dumb and clueless sometimes. Don't be prideful. 3) Sure the seniors might tease you a little but remember: they were freshmen once too and when you are the senior, you will do the same. 4) Don't be causing drama. No one likes people who cause drama. I'm putting this in capital letters because you need to get this in your head: REAL HIGH SCHOOL LIFE IS NOT LIKE DEGRASSI HIGH OR GLEE.
--fakefruit

It depends on what school you go to I think.. The only school in my town is for all grades K-12.. So it's pretty easy going into high school.. It's not that big of a deal here lol.. I'm just finishing ninth lol XD
--GracefromAK

I was going to go to this great selective HS, (got a scholarship) it was the best one for miles. Then I moved. The HS I have to go to now is really bad, no one knows anything (seriously, I saw a teacher, in class, teaching 'high scoring' students their 10 times tables. I have to do a special program on the computer, all day. :(
--AMockingjay

Hi its me again lets c by now my courses r all set 4 next year and the parents have gone on 100 tours ok this is 1 concept of HS transition i dont get Y do the parents need tours they arent the 1s who have 2 navigate the crowded halls in 5 1/2 minutes we dont get a tour til August 30th and school starts on Sepetember 8th.Go figure! -DCbound (whose trip 2 DC is in 33 days and i am very exicted and nervous at the same time)
--DCbound

HSCutie97- thats not good 2 skip class nadia-:) dont b in a big rush disneyluvr- im on the same page as u crazniess huh
--DCbound

by then ile have a date
--nadia

I'm about to go to middle school and i'm scared.Of course i'm scared of it.I think middle school will prepare me for it.
--john12543

Im in highschool and its not as bad as i thought. In highschool you have more freedom. I love that because if i skip class the teacher doesnt care. They would say its your responsiblity to m,ake up the work. Now i go to school with a total of 2,000 people. Its a big school and on my first day i thought i was going to get lost. But i didnt. I was confident. So always be responsible and confident and you will have the best highschool experience ever.
--HSCutie97

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