Back to School: But What if You’re New?
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On August 27, 2015, Harford County went back to school. This includes returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors. But what about the freshman and new students?
For new students and incoming freshman, the first day can be even more stressful. Not knowing anybody is hard and can make it even harder. With these tips, you’ll have an easier school year:
1. Be out-going: It never hurts to start up a conversation with somebody. Who knows, you could turn out to have more in common than you thought! Opening up with a compliment is an easy conversation starter
Mara Claramonte, new student at Aberdeen High, said, “It was hard to make friends at lunch, but now it’s easier because I just go to people and talk.”
2. Join clubs and teams: Being a part of them will automatically put you with a group of people who share your interests and gives you something to talk about with them. Don’t be afraid to try out either, just trying out can make you a few friends.
3. Ask Guidance: It can be confusing starting somewhere new, and if you need help, usually guidance has all the answers. They also help you with your schedule and getting around.
Ms. Davis, AHS secretary, said, “If you’re new, just hang in there. It gets easier throughout the year.”
Being a new student is hard, but being friendly and sociable can help get you through the beginning. Don’t be afraid to talk to people and ask questions.
An anonymous reader said, “I remember being a freshman…I actually made a ton of friends in the first week of school. It’s just a matter of getting out there and creating you.”
“Try to keep things in perspective, and realize that you are not alone. We’ve all been there.”