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Simmer Down and Grow Up


Many students that are coming from middle school have a mindset that everything that I was doing in middle school, like going late to class, a mindset that, like middle school, it does not matter. I could say I was like that, too.

When I was coming into high school, I still had the same mindset as a middle schooler thinking that my absence and missing to turn in work will not matter. We all have that little voice in our heads “I will just do it and more work keeps coming in, more due dates.”

Partly, I would not say it was all my fault because the counselors should talk to all the fresh students the first week of school. How can students be reasonable about their grades and attendance? After coming to high school, after Covid situations and officially coming to Roosevelt, I had a lot of missing work. I had to catch up my credits and my grades, which was hard for a kid who did not understand much of the stuff in high school.

For sophomore year, you should have done half of the stuff in high school. If you are hardheaded, understand that every ordinary thing you’re doing in class matters for your credits and grades. When I was a sophomore, I still had bad grades, I didn’t have enough credits to say that I was going to graduate. What made it bad for school was I had to go to Africa, but not bad for me (shhh). Anyways, when I came back from Africa, I had to catch up with the teachers and works, which was hard. I had to take some classes in summer you know what (wink).

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“I was fourteen-years-old, and I start making friends, and the friends start to influence me to skip class, I failed all my class in first and second passed all of them. Went to summer (you know what). Now I’m focused on my class – barely skipped class and I have good attendance. I only skipped one class in the last two years,” Junior Fritz Raymond said.

“I used to skip class last year, but now I stopped because it didn’t get me nowhere. But failing classes and getting in trouble from the teachers and my parents, this year I don’t skip none of my classes. I go on time and make my parents happy,” Senior Ajama said. 

Going into my junior year, I think if I was going graduate, stressing over grades and credit and one thing I have not mentioned is GPA (Grade Point Average). Your GPA is an important feature if you are thinking about going to a university you like. They will check your GPA. Imagine if you did not get enough credits and GPA! Well, you want to know? Skip classes every day and find out.

And now I am a senior. Last year, I said I will not go summer (you know what). This year, I have been going to all my classes and making it to class on time. What made me change the things I used to do? Everyone has dreams, right? Well, I have a lot of dreams. Some, I can’t have in this lifetime. The journey continues styll. Thanks to YHWH. Well, that’s all for me, simmer down…. 

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