I am new to Reagan High school and I really want to start off this new school year on the right foot. I’m new, I don’t really have many friends, and I don’t really know my way around. Please help me. Give me tips to help me survive this new environment.
I am about to reveal to you some of the top tricks to being successful and “surviving” here at Reagan. Just so you know, you’re never alone. Every year there are several hundred students that become completely new to Reagan-doesn’t matter the grade level. I too was once new to Reagan, so I understand how you and many others in the same position are feeling. Here at Reagan, everybody in one way or another, cares about their peers and would never want them to fail or feel scared to get connected to the eternal root of the school. But what I am about to introduce to you is something so much more valuable. Share it with your peers in their time of need.
Guidelines: Reagan Edition
1. Get to know your teachers and fellow students
2.Get in the rhythm of writing down the assignments you have to do in your agenda
3,Learn where your classes are so you can find the easiest routes
4.Join clubs that you have an interest in
5.Participate in school organized activities-ex. dances, basketball tournaments, etc.
6.Don’t get involved in others drama-keep your life simple (Too many students don’t follow this, be one of the few that actually do follow this)
7.Begin taking good and organized school notes so you get into the flow of things
8.Always have the proper materials
9.Don’t be afraid to ask questions
10.Always try and keep your GPA a 2.5 and higher
11.If you need the extra help stay after school
12.Always study (if needed)-don’t blow it all off-Don’t rely on retakes
13.Take the time to have a study group
14.Get enough sleep
15.Don’t fool around between classes-always be on time
16.Focus on what needs to be done first-not everything at once
17.If you’re stressed out, make a list and follow it or talk to an adult you trust and that you believe can help you
18.Use your creativity
19.Be prepared for the weather
20. HAVE FUN!!
There are so many clubs at this new school and I don't know how to pick one. Can you help?
There are so many clubs at this school and it’s never easy to choose, so I am happy to help! One of the first things that you need to do before choosing a club is ask yourself what your interests are and what attracts you to this club.
When choosing a club you have to find out more information and what it’s all about. Don’t be afraid to ask around for information. A way to do this is to ask questions of someone that you know that is already a member in that club, or one of your teachers if you don’t know anyone in the club just yet. Choosing a certain club may be a good idea at the time but you may have to plan ahead in case of scheduling issues. There are a couple of ways to go by doing this.
When choosing clubs, there are a couple of things that you should know. For one, make sure that you check on the school website on the club tab for to check out the ranges of clubs and a description of what it’s about. Next see the teacher or supervisor of that club to get the full details about the it before making any decisions about joining. These tips will help with the choosing of your clubs and hopefully help with finding the right one.
There are many types of clubs at Ronald Reagan, some include: academic clubs, social clubs, sports teams and many others. The current academic clubs include French National Honor Society, IB Mathematics club, National Honors Society, Student Council. Some social clubs include book club, debate club, forensics and the International Club. Some sport teams include soccer, volleyball, swim team, wrestling, baseball, softball, football, tennis and, our newest, girls’ powderpuff football team. Picking or checking out a club should be based off what sounds like the most fun to you. Choosing a club is more than picking something that looks good on a college application. You have to pick a club because of you and what you want to be a part of. Maybe at first you'll take a few wrong turns and choose some clubs that don't fit well but you can always just got to a few club meetings first before you officially join and find the best fit for you.