Freshman Five Tips

Students in third period make a poster at 9 am, when most middle schools would have just started.  That's can be a rough transition for freshmen.

Students in third period make a poster at 9 am, when most middle schools would have just started. That's can be a rough transition for freshmen.

Tristan Fondren and Morgan Allmond

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An incoming freshman may struggle with a lot of things, from learning to find a new locker, to getting up early. Here are some examples of what those struggles could be and some tips to overcome them from fellow Warriors.

Tristan said waking up early has been hard for him. Here are a few tips with to help him overcome that.

  • Going to bed early
  • Setting more than one alarm to make sure he wakes up on time
  • Not using technology before bed

Hayley said that she was having a hard time finding the best way to get to her classes. Here are some tips that could help her out.

  • Keeping a schedule 
  • Trying different stairs or hallways
  • Making a pattern, and sticking to that pattern

Courtney said that she is struggling with staying organized.

  • Keeping an agenda helps stay organized
  • Put papers away after every class
  • Staying on top of work and not getting behind

Drew said finding a seat at lunch has been tough for him, these tips might help:

  • Getting to lunch early
  • Having a friend save seats
  • Talking about where to sit ahead of time

One freshman said transitioning from block schedule at his middle school to having seven classes a day was difficult for him. Here are some tips:

  • Using a locker will lighten the amount of supplies
  • Once again, keeping a schedule always helps
  • Having an agenda is helpful with remembering due dates
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