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New School Jitters

Your brand new school supplies are packed into a new backpack, and you are about to walk through the front door of your new school for the first time. Feeling nervous? Don't turn around and run; you can do this!  

Everyone has experienced the scary feeling of going to a new school and not knowing anybody. Lace up those new shoes, sharpen those pencils, and don't worry! Take a minute to read through these five tips that will help you face your first day feeling confident and excited.

  1. Be confident. Focus on being kind and friendly to everyone so that you're putting your best foot forward.

  2. Introduce yourself. You will not be the only new kid in school, so look for students who are not talking to anyone and say hello. Ask them if they are new, where they live, or if they have just moved to the area. They will be grateful to you for making the first move to be their friend.

  3. Get involved. After-school activities are a great tool for meeting other students who share the same interests as you. Check out the hall bulletin boards for postings about academic clubs, social clubs, and team sports. 

  4. Take notes. Write down important details, such as your locker combination, class schedules, teachers’ names, and other students’ names. 

  5. Ask questions. Ask for help finding classrooms, the cafeteria, or the restroom. Most people actually like to help and will gladly help you find your way. After they have answered your questions, ask for their name, give your name, and thank them for their help. Now you know someone!

Let’s face it—it’s not easy being the “new kid” in school, but if you are willing to put some effort into beginning a conversation with someone new, it will help you get through the day as well as set a positive tone for a successful experience.