Top 10 Tips & Things You Should Know About High School

The Top Ten
1 Don't do drugs

How about: picture the scene: somebody broke a chair and everybody thinks it is you. Don't contradict them, make yourself guilty,
even though you just saw the broken chair and did not break it.
That is how to live life: make yourself the criminal.

Drugs will ruin your life. A section of my friends do drugs and I personally try to get them to stop. It is no use, they are already addicted. Don't think it won't happen to you.

Drugs are a bad habit so you should not do it because it will kill you!

2 Keep your awkward hobbies to yourself

This really depends on your awkward hobby, like if your hobby is something that's appropriate to share and you wouldn't care what people say about it than it's okay to share it.

Nobody wants to know about your booger collection

3 Don't procrastinate

Most of the people in my class really need to know this! High school isn't like elementary school where if you don't do your homework, teachers will let you off the hook and give you a bunch of extensions.

Procrastination is when you wait until the last minute to do homework

I do this all the time. I try to stop, but it always comes back to haunt me.

4 Go to orientation (Freshman)

I didn't get to have a freshman orientation in summer 2020 thanks to the pandemic and the fact that my entire freshman year was online.

My high school serves free pizza to the incoming freshmen during orientations

Definitely makes you feel better about that first day with the entire school

5 Don't start rumors & drama

Even if you try your best to stay neutral, drama will find a way to get to you

6 Upperclassmen don't bully the freshman

Sophomores may make fun of the freshman a little bit but the juniors and seniors definitely don't care enough to do anything to them. If the freshman don't bother the seniors, the seniors won't bother the freshman.

This is why bullying is bad and should be stopped.

Actually only the Sophomores do that.

7 Always take notes in class

Always get the important stuff down. Make sure your notes are organized so you can use them to study

What if one day your teacher says that you have a suprise test but you can only use your notes that you took in class?

I always take notes unless it is a easy class.

8 Don’t block people’s lockers

I don't have a problem with this. I just ask the person to move or I just wait. One time though I had to talk to one of my teachers about something and I was running late for a class and the teacher forgot to give me a note and when I got to my locker this one dude was getting something from his bottom locker. I could tell he had a physical disability and when I tried to help him get his books he just declined me, so I had to wait about a minute. I ended up being about a minute late for class, but thankfully my teacher was cool and I didn't get in-school or a write-off for being late.

9 Don't stop in the middle of the hallway and chat with your friends

Usually when I want to talk to someone I usually just walk with them, go to their locker, talk in either of our classroom doors, or if I am walking in the opposite direction I just pull a U turn.

This happens all the time in my middle school and most of the people in my grade are super loud. I hate being classified with those people.

They do this in high schools as well. I dislike it usually because it causes people to get in the way when you need to go someplace.

10 If you hate who you were in middle school, this is a time where you can reinvent yourself.

Like, in eighth grade, I was not in my best shape. I gave up my interest in learning foreign languages, by never reading about them or watching videos of them, due to criticisms from classmates, very low grades, and even my parents' advices and everything in seventh grade, plus I was very immature a lot of times, and made a lot of poor choices, but when I learned that I had to take at least two foreign language classes in high school, I chose French, and when I got there, it was really enjoyable, and that made me interested in learning languages again, as I was in seventh grade, and those very low grades and classmates' criticisms never happened again, except my parents' advices.

The Contenders
11 Don't stress out too much

Yeah people will just stress themselves out. It isn't even that bad, High School is actually fun in my opinion. Just enjoy it.

Highschool is only four years of your life and after you graduate, you'll probably just forget about it.

People say I stress out way to much and I'm in the 7th grade. Can't wait to see what high school is like.

12 If you hate one of your teachers, chances are you will only ever have him/her for the one semester

Same with the students. You might not even see them again after that semester.

13 Don't tap your foot/fingers during class
14 Do not give into peer pressure.

Peer Pressure can cause a LOT of damage to you and the people around you.

Because it actually helps you or your friend to not get in a bad sticky sitiuation

This is easier said than done, but it's possible.

15 Don’t date seniors

Especially if you're a freshman. That will not end well at all...

16 Not everyone will like you and want to be your friend

Not everyone is going to like you. but it really doesn't matter, think about what you do have, not what you don't

17 Don't be late to class

In my high school if you were late for even 1 millisecond you automatically get detention

I wouldn't have to worry about being late to Spanish class if it wasn't on the opposite side of the campus from my AP computer science class.

18 Don't buy elevator passes from other students

The elevator passes are fake.
It's a trick that my dad played on the freshman when he was a senior, and it worked!... But he got in a little bit of trouble.

I don't know if my school even has elevator passes. There is an elevator at my school, but it requires a key to even be operated.

My high school had elevators but most of the students were not allowed to use them.

19 Cut off any bad influences

Trust me, you don't want to be near or seen with anyone you know is considered a bad influence because the company you keep is the company you get and no one will want to hang out with you.

20 People will be fake

Not everyone is going to be a "True" friend. Fake People are always gonna be around you might as well get used to it.

21 Be friendly to everyone and smile.

You don't have to be all bubbly to EVERY single person and No one expects you to just don't be mean or ignorant.

22 There is no recess

Recess I learnt what that was from American television shows, it looks little kiddy. What next do you want toy day?

There's no recess in middle school, either.

I have recess in my middle school

23 Don’t act like you run the place

Yea because that's extremely annoying and can cause you to get some bad attention.

24 Don't judge people too quickly
25 Don't call yourself stupid
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