Chapter 10: “High School Expectations”
Middle School isn’t over; the end is here at last. The parts of my life that seemed never ending are gone for good. I thought I could not wait until high school, but now I wish that it wasn’t here so soon, ending my year as an eight grader. I feel lost as my eight grade year comes to a close. The anticipation I once felt about high school has been replaced with not only fear but also the never ending question of what to expect when I get there.
High school will definitely be different. I find myself often wondering what it will be like. Not knowing what to expect is what scares me the most. I have gone through school always being the little kid. Finally for one year I get to be the big kid and then after all of the wonderful things that have happened this year it is all taken away. Starting high school I will once again be the little kid; the one who doesn’t know how things work. I do not look forward to another three years like that.
What I look forward to is a new challenge. High school is a new challenge waiting for me. There will be so many new and exiting things to try once I get there. I also look forward to reunite with all of my old friends and to be able to drive soon!! I’m also looking forward to only have four classes a day too!! Though there are things I look forward to, I am afraid of some things too. I really worry that my friends will change and become completely different people than who they are today. I don’t want us to drift apart because I don’t know what I would do without them. Fortunately, I’m confident that all of them will stay true to whom they are and that I will as well.
Aside from all of my doubts and fears I think high school will be a good thing. It will open my eyes to new experiences and provide me with new knowledge. I hope high school will take me places. I never knew I would make it this far in life. Ten years from now, with the help of a good high school education, I see...
English 10, Hour 4
May 4, 2015
HighSchool Football - Reduce the Risk and Reap the Rewards?
September 13, 2013, was sixteen year old Damon Janes’ last football game. Why, because he was pronounced dead in a local Buffalo hospital three days after that game. His cause of death, brain damage. Janes took numerous hits to the head during a varsity football game. He seemed perfectly healthy, but in actuality, he suffered brain swelling, bleeding, and bruising all resulting from numerous hits to the head while playing football. Janes was only one of the eight highschool athletes who died in 2013 from the brain and spine injuries they suffered while playing highschool football. In addition to brain trauma, heart conditions, asthma and heat stroke have contributed to three times more deaths in highschool players than in college football; all of which may have been prevented. Since the early 1900s the game of football has continuously evolved in an effort to protect its players from injuries and fatalities. In fact, the rules and equipment changes over the years have done just that for college and NFL players. Sadly, according to a number of studies, this is not the case at the highschool level where many of these fatalities could have been avoided. It’s time to make high...
...Improving Attendance at Beech Grove Intermediate School:
A Recommendation Report
Like other schools around the nation, Beech Grove Intermediate School is experiencing a serious problem with attendance. This has been cited as a problem and something that needs to be addressed so that Beech Grove Intermediate can achieve the attendance rate they need to become a Four-Star status school. Currently, the attendance at Beech Grove Intermediate is averaging around 95 percent. The rate needs to increase to 97 percent for the school to achieve Four-Star status. Beech Grove Intermediate does have an attendance policy; however, other strategies could be implemented to increase the attendance. Attendance is an important part of children’s and parents’ everyday responsibilities, and poor attendance habits cause lifelong consequences. Many schools around the nation report low attendance and high tardiness rates. This problem needs to be addressed in order to help our children do well in school and become responsible adults. Children who are habitually late or chronically absent miss out on much that is learned in school. Even being 5 to 10 minutes late each day...
...Rainy day This year the summer season was unduly long and extremely hot. It was July, the schools had reopened. The scorching sun and the extreme heat had made life unbearable. Going to the school, studying in the class or playing on the ground all seemed to be a punishment. One morning, clouds .Rain is a great blessing after the summer heat. In India the scorching heat of the summer months of May and June causes great suffering to animal and plant-life alike. The Earth gets parched and cracked at places. Hot winds blow, animals wander is search of drinking water and no birds sing. Then fol.Introduction After the unbearable heat of the summer season, people welcome the rainy season. The rain falls. The temperature comes down. It is a great relief. The sky on a rainy day The sky is overcast with clouds. The sun is not visible. Sometimes the day becomes dark. There are occasional flaps... .Introduction After the unbearable heat of the summer season, people welcome the rainy season. The rain falls. The temperature comes down. It is a great relief. The sky on a rainy day The sky is overcast with clouds. The sun is not visible. Sometimes the day becomes dark. There are occasional flaps... .Rainy Day Rainy day This year the summer season was unduly long and extremely hot. It was July, the schools had reopened. The scorching sun and the extreme heat had made life unbearable. Going to the school, studying in the class or...
...Jennifer Almonte Torres
March 12th, 2014
My First Day of HighSchool
“Beep, Beep, Beep!” 6:00 A.M my alarm clock was activated, it was time for me to get ready and prepared myself for my first day of HighSchool as a freshman student in Piscataway Vo – Tech HighSchool. Fear, excitement, and all of these different emotions were running through my head as I wondered how difficult highschool would be, who I would sit with at lunch time or if I would be able to memorize my locker combination. My first day of highschool as a freshman student was very stressful but I learned something very important that will always help me in life; I should ask for help when I need it.
Getting off the bus after 15 minutes of riding to the school, fear started taking over. I was walking following other students and seeing all these different faces I had never seen before in my life. “Good Morning Piscataway Vo – tech HighSchool. I am Mr. Patrick, the school principal. Welcome to your first day of highschool; all students must be at their homeroom for important information they will get! Have a nice day everyone.” I panicked and that’s when I really started to feel uncomfortable, I wanted to cry. “Oh My God!” what am I going to...
...them off to school, but the reality is, they are scared and lonely sometimes. And not all children have friends. What a sad way to go through the beginning stages of your life.
My beliefs were confirmed after reading an article on this website and after looking at questions moms had asked regarding their children not having friends. Please read the article attached if you are interested in this topic. I know there a lot more out there as well. This is the first one I read.I would try to do something other than reading. In my years as a teacher and as a college student, I have found there are really no concrete answers to the reading issues. My opinion is that each child is ready to read at a different age and then once you know this, providing the correct atmosphere is cruical to development. However, a lot of people would disagree. I would try doing something on the high cases of Autism. This seems to be on the rise and if so, education will have to be reformed once more (or at least public ed).well every day people in shcool are getting bullyed so why don't you asks people around the shcool that with they get bullyed or there are the bullys because im a bully but i don't pick on people that are little and getting pick on im the bullying that is protecting the little guy and picking on the bully that picking on him
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...Elementary School (s.y. 2013-2014) has 765 enrollees, 43 teachers, non-teaching, staffs, personnel, including its maintenance. Previous school years, survey through interview shows that the school has no canteen. What they did was a classroom canteen wherein teachers allow outside vendors to sell foods, snacks in each classroom during break time. This practice made wrong impact and its advantages to the entire school campus. Instead of 30 minutes break time, survey shows they have 45 minutes and lessons are affected.
b. Outside vendors are not known by the pupils and teachers. They just offer their cooked foods to students without knowing or not sure with the safetiness of what they are going to take in. They don’t know how and who made the foods. Other parents also go inside the school to give snacks to eat to their children during recess time which make break time longer. School staffs observed this situation and they made a decision to really have canteen as soon as possible.
c. During the first meeting of the school year 2013-2014, the PTA meeting tackled the topic about school canteen, they should have it. As a situation to the need of the school, the principal set another meeting to meet interested parents who wants to manage the canteen. As a result, school pupils, teachers and other personnel now have their break...
...group “Twisted Sister.” Both wore high topped basketball shoes and hair free flowing to their shoulders. One spoke to me. “Hey, are you the lady who is talking to dropouts? You should talk to me. I'm a professional dropout.” I did. And to many others. Their stories spoke of racial discrimination and rejection by teachers. “The way I see it seems like the whites don't want to get involved with the Indians. They think we're bad. We drink. Our families drink. Dirty. Ugly. And the teachers don't want to help us. They say, 'Oh, no, there is Another Indian asking a question' because they don't understand. So we stopped asking questions.” Their stories spoke of the importance and power of families and the Navajo culture. “I go crazy worrying about my parents. They need me so us Navajo stick together. I feel kinda proud to be a Navajo.” And their stories spoke of academic and social marginalization in their classes and schools. “It was just like they wanted to put us aside, us Indians. They didn't tell us nothing about careers or things to do after highschool. They didn't encourage us to go to college. They just took care of the White students. They just wanted to get rid of the Indians.” This article is about these Navajo and Ute youth who leave highschool.
In mainstream research the phenomenon of “dropping out” is commonly defined as an issue of individual failure (see Note 2). Youth “fail,”...
...Study Explores Why many HighSchool Graduates Are not Ready for College
by Gary M Stern
The report underscores the importance of the "skills that are most essential and associated with career and college readiness," [Paul Weeks] says. Since many secondary school teachers aren't familiar with the skills that have been identified as the most essential to succeed in college, highschool educators cover a breadth of skills. "Postsecondary instructors would rather see more depth, not a broad range that are only an inch deep," asserts Weeks. For example, two students can pass algebra but have vastly different experiences and their knowledge can vary greatly. Colleges review class titles but rarely evaluate the essential skills mastered in the class. "Now we know what skills lead to college and career readiness," suggests Weeks. "And the more highschool teachers are aware of those skills and can teach them, the better their graduates will perform in postsecondary education." Boone County schools also are collaborating with Northern Kentucky University to develop basic math programs. "We want to make sure that every student is at that level of mastery. It drives everything we do," [Karen Cheser] says. To prepare students to be college ready, it requires "conversations, transparency, and a willingness to put out data. It takes...