Andrea Alegria

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My locker was on the first floor of Northwest High School, but I wasn’t sure where on the first floor it was. I was circling around the first floor looking everywhere for it. It took me a couple of days to figure out how to get to my locker and memorize where my classes were. A freshman’s first day can be really easy if you catch on to things quickly and have good memorization. But for some, it takes a while to get used to the big building.

The size of Northwest was a very big difference for me. Kingsview was a lot smaller and most of the time, we only had to stay in one hallway for the entire year. In Northwest, the classes and hallways seem very mixed. This has been a big difference on how quickly I memorized and got used to the building.

There are a couple of things I picked on my first week of high school. One of them being to try your best to memorize your schedule. Some students like to take pictures of their schedule and the bell schedule to make it easier for them. It’ll make the first couple of days a lot better.

Something else I learned is that you don’t need as many school supplies in high school than you do in middle school. A 3 inch binder and several folders, folders, scissors, and colored pencils aren’t as necessary in high school as it is in middle school. We didn’t even use those supplies very much in middle school anyway. Bring what you think is enough for your classes. Some people prefer having just as much as they did in middle school, and some prefer having a lot less.

My first day was a lot more relaxed than I thought it would be, and the hassle was not as much as I thought it would be in the hallways. If you haven’t entered high school yet, don’t stress too much about your first day.

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