Top 10 Somewhat Odd Things that are Common in High School

High School is a strange time. You’ll often have some of your most memorable moments here while also having to deal with some strange things. Whether it’s strange kids or teachers or just odd things the school does here’s a list of some kinda strange things you might have to deal with in High School

The Top Ten

1 Doing Assignments Right Before They Were Due

The only reason us procrastinators don't stop our procrastinating habits is because we eventually do get our stuff done in time, even if it isn't good quality or even if it is done a second before the due date

I always go to sleep telling myself "Alright tomorrow I'll start working on this and I'll be done with it." Half the time I just end up starting one or maybe two days before my assignment is due.

Procrastination at its finest.

We’ve all been here. Either grinding out all night finishing an online assignment before midnight or doing something during class that’s due next period it’s a risky game to play especially if you’re procrastinating or striving for good grades. As long as you get something in it’s good right? Better than nothing at least but the amount of times you find yourself doing this may surprise you

2 Eating Lunch at 11:15 Am

Its mostly because they try to fit it somewhere in the middle of the school day rather than the actual day, they don't want to fit it near the end because they know everyone's going home and eating probably anyway

Actually we don't have a problem with this. At my school we have lunch in 3rd block which is about 11:30-12:45

There was one year where we ate before 10:00 for a couple of days.

This is for whatever reason how High School schedules work. You’ll eat lunch after 2 classes but in real world time it’s not even 11:30 yet. Sorry but that’s too early for me. I’d rather wait until at least 11:50 before eating. Also It just doesn’t feel right eating a thawed and microwaved hamburger or a few chicken nuggets with milk. The lunch routine in high school is so weird no thanks

3 Kids Bringing Fast Food to Eat

It seems like everyday that some girl would show up late to class making noise with her iced coffee from Tim Hortons (I live in Canada) and she would drink it slowly so she could take it to every class. It was so annoying

Usually these kids come back from a doctors appointment during lunch or they just have their parents bring food for no reason either way it’s not uncommon for someone to bring Chick Fil A or Chipotle to school as everyone else at the table stares in jealousy as this person brings food that’s more superior to the school food. Also people will legit bring in coffee from Starbucks or Dunkin or somewhere else in the morning.

Oh gosh. All the time.

4 Inconvenient Technology

We surprisingly have up to date technology. The restrictions are stupid though.

I find this quite ironic as most schools have a vision statement along the lines of “preparing for the future” or “creating tomorrow’s leaders” yet the technology in high school couldn’t be more annoying to cooperate with. First they give you absolute trash laptops that are probably 10 years old and run incredibly slow. Then there’s the administration themselves who have to interfere with your research. They block websites for no reason sometimes and conveniently block YouTube for everyone even though there are some helpful videos that teachers may use. I get they don’t want to pay more for expensive repairs but couldn’t they do better than a chromebook from 2008?

5 The One Teacher that Completely Disregarded Bells

And they ALWAYS say "Just one more thing before you go" at least three times, then you end up going home 30 minutes after the bell has gone. Once I was late for detention because of this and then got detention for being late!

I hate it when teachers do this. I had a teacher that did this during last period. She would keep teaching until the very last second. Like, come on, just let us go. I got a bus to catch!

'the bell doesn't dismiss you I do' whats the point of the bell then ?

I hate teachers like this. I missed the bus once because of one.

6 Kahoot!

I loved Kahoot, but I remember one of my classes banned it because some idiots kept bot spamming.

Remember classroom jeopardy? No? Well this is basically the new version of it. Kahoot is a review game involving answering review questions as soon as possible to get the most points. It’s overall pretty competitive especially when candy or other prizes are involved. This one is fun because you have to be on your toes the whole time and one wrong answer can knock you back.

I love Kahoot. It's the best part of class

I remember that we used it in Middle school as well

7 Playing Music During the Last Minute of Passing Period

This one is kinda hit or miss some schools do others don’t but it seems like a fairly common thing for schools to play music as a warning that passing period is almost over but at the same time that’s not at all how things work in the real world. I don’t mind it actually they do change it up and from time to time they play a song that slaps

8 The One Kid Who Brings Up the “15 Minute” Rule

I'm pretty sure we all wished this rule was real, but it's not. The teacher could be late for half an hour and you would still have to wait for him (or one of the other teachers next door might give you something to do while you wait).

I've looked pretty hard for it and its just not a real rule, but everyone will insist it is and that they're going to barge out the door once its been 15 minutes.

I did this once for a after school dual enrollment class. Never done it in school.

You know that awkward moment when you’re waiting on the teacher to come usually it’s a substitute teacher but enough time passes and every single time no matter what that one kid always brings up the rumor that you may leave if the teacher is 15 minutes late. Honestly it’s stupid and nobody actually left but why was that a thing? It can’t possibly be allowed by the school

9 The Girls With Short Skirts

Oh yeah, girls were wearing short skirts all the time even during winter. Most of them clearly want to get attention from the boys and like being looked at.

Yeah, and Leggings was my odd one.

10 P.E. in the Middle of the Day

My school doesn't have PE...Might sound like a blessing but I’m a person who NEEDS to stretch,run,and let all my craziness out.

I had P.E. after lunch, so it wasn't that much of a problem.

This was the absolute worst thing. Who in the right mind would work out in the middle of the day when you have other plans? Nobody right? Well in high school it’s a different story. I know scheduling is hard on the staff but still it doesn’t make things convenient for you when you have to walk all the way to gym then change and get hot and sweaty then change back into your regular clothes making you kinda gross and sweaty when there’s nothing you can really do about it other then put on deodorant. It’s even worse when you have to use up some of your passing period time or you have to dress kind of nice that day because you have a presentation or something.

The Contenders

11 Having Themes for Sports Games

It gets annoying.

I never understood this. It seems like every student section ever has some sort of theme for their games. Meanwhile everyone else in attendance is wearing their team shirts. I’m just confused in what world is going to a football game dressed like it’s Halloween normal? I get it’s supposed to be fun but it’s kinda dumb in all honesty

12 Not getting enough sleep
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