By Hali Coombs
Well today is the day.
August 1st, 2019. It’s the day we say goodbye to summer and hello to the 2019-2020 school year. We all hope you all had an amazing summer and are ready to face the school year head on.
This year is going to be an exciting one! With new classes means new opportunities. It’s a fresh start for all of us. No matter if you’re a freshman or a senior, take today to think about your goals for this year. Your New School Year Resolutions, let’s say.
What do you want to get accomplished this year?
Get straight A’s?
Or even just survive.
It’s a great idea to think about what you want to do this year. If you can think it, you can do it with a lot of hard work and determination. The possibilities are endless!
Some of you might not know what to expect though, and that’s okay! It’s scary going into a new grade, and for some of you a completely new school. Take a deep breath and don’t panic. Here’s some tips and advice for surviving this school year.
Welcome to high school! This is such a big milestone in your life, so enjoy every moment of it. Just be aware that high school is nothing like the movies painted it out to be. You most likely won’t find your true love, but you’ll make some memories that you’ll never forget! Go join some clubs! It’s a great way to make friends and find your interests. Make sure you don’t go overboard with the clubs and extracurriculars though. You want to keep your grades up as high as possible for your future years. Make sure you actually study and make goals from the very beginning. These grades will go towards your GPA.
You’re not freshmen anymore! No more spending most of your day at Cherokee North. Your schedule may be a bit crazier for you–a little more walking for some of you, and even for some of you running across the entire school! Classes may get a bit harder this year depending on which classes you take, but you can do it! So many kids before have! Don’t be afraid to take advantage of tutoring. So many teachers would love to help you in anyway they possibly can. So don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re not apart of any clubs, join them now! It’s never too late to find something you love.
I’m not going to sugarcoat this; this year is going to be tough. Don’t let this scare you though, you’ve made this far and you’re halfway to graduation. Give it your all and take care of yourself. If you’re stress out, your counselor would be happy to help you through whatever is wrong in your life. If you’re struggling in a class, get tutoring! This is the most important year of your high school career (so far…because it’s in the now), so make it count. Junior year is also time to already get college and career ideas on the brain if you haven’t already. Additionally, it’s nice to look into dual credit or work study for your senior year. These aren’t thoughts to put off until right before your senior year.
You’re in the homestretch. Soon it will all be over. No more clubs, football games, and you might even have to say goodbye to some of your friends.
Make every second count. Live everyday like it was the last day of school.
Make memories that will last forever.
Have fun. You don’t know what you got until it’s gone. So, don’t just wish school to just be over. Make it worth living through.
We all hope you have a great year this school and we can’t wait to write about it all. Happy First Day of School, Cherokee.