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Adjusting to a new school proves difficult yet exciting

Hannah Hix, Reporter

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Moving:

 

By Hannah Hix

 

Moving can be both good and bad. It’s good because it gives students a fresh start. They can “start over” and leave all of their baggage behind. However, it’s also tough because you have to “start over” and leave all of your friends and all things familiar behind.

 

Not everyone has the option of moving during the summer. Sometimes emergencies or special circumstances arise that force one to move mid-year.

 

There are pros and cons of moving in the middle of the year. The pros are, the teachers know the classroom dynamic and they feel settled. They can give the new kid extra attention. If they are a social person, it could be fun or exciting to be in a new place or meet new people.

 

The cons are that if you are shy, the social standpoint could be horrible. The academic part of it could also be a struggle, especially if one of the classes are more advanced than your last school. Also some kids may not want to be the center of attention, and it could give them anxiety.

 

“I moved here 5 months ago, and all the people seem really nice. Adjusting isn’t that hard. Just getting to know everyone is not [that] bad of a challenge but still a challenge,” Ben Page (10) said.  He also said that this school is way better than the one he was going to attend.

 

Katie Thompson (10) also recently started attending Skyline and has had to learn to make new friends and adjust to the public school environment.  “People here are really nice. For me it was kind of hard just because I’m really shy. Adjusting is hard for me because I have never been in a public school; it’s a bit of a shock at first, but you start getting used to it.” She also added that all of her teachers and parents have helped a lot with her transition.

 

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