Everyone is familiar with the cliche that high school is the fastest four years of your life. This statement may stress some people out, especially those who are trying to think of various ways to make these years count, but if you are beginning your freshman year here at Nottingham than take a second to read through these helpful tips!
A big thing you can do to make these next few years the best of your life is to get involved. Getting involved in the school community assists in getting you familiarized with the people in your school. Joining clubs or sports teams is a great way to make friends and have fun all throughout high school. Getting involved in these types of activities exposes you to people with similar interests that you both obtain. Not only are clubs and sports fun for those participating, but it also is a great way to stand out to colleges.
Next, make sure you stay on top of your school work. The first two years of high school are crucial for your GPA. Freshman year should be all about setting yourself up for academic success. Slacking your first year of high school will essentially set you up for future struggles. Now this does not mean you are not allowed to have a social life--simple time management skills are needed to successfully maintain good grades. Before going to the football game study for your math test, or before going to the mall finish your history homework. It’s all about developing these time management skills that will follow you for the rest of your life.
Finally, don't forget to enjoy yourself! Coming from a senior, these last few years truly did fly by and all of the recommendations given were from what I witnessed throughout the years. High school is one of the most exciting times, but it is all about what you make of it!
On behalf of Nottingham High School, I welcome you all to the Northstar family. Go Stars!