by Hannah, Hoboken High School sophomore
It’s that time of year again, the school year of 2015-2016 will officially begin tomorrow.
I want to welcome all the new families to Hoboken Junior Senior High School and say hello to students and parents that are now considering our high school.
The community of Redwings welcomes you all!
If your child is scared or worried for their first day of school, whether it's returning to their old school or joining a new one, remind them that everyone makes mistakes on their first day and it’s alright to be scared. Just don’t let the fear hold them back.
On my first day of high school, I was so nervous I went to the wrong class. I was completely embarrassed, but when I got to the right class, a group of students came up to me and introduced me to everyone. That group of students are my circle of friends now.
Your child will make lots of friends and keep them for years to come. As I begin my journey of sophomore year, I won’t be nervous, I’ll be excited and I hope your children are as excited as I am!
As a student, we’ll be participating in after-school activities as well as trying keeping our grades up. We’ll need as much support from our parents as possible. Beginnings are usually the hardest for new students so make sure they’re doing okay with the new transition. School is a place where you learn a lot about yourself and they should have a lot of fun doing it.
For the families that are starting to consider high school, congratulations! I hope you all get into the schools you choose and also hope that Hoboken High is on your list of schools. Believe me, I wasn’t too excited to put it on mine, but as it came time to make a final decision, I knew it was the right place for me. I took tours, went to events held by the school and got more and more excited to join the Redwing community.
I’d like you to do the same.
Come be a Redwing for a day and feel how it is to be a student here. You may even request me as your tour guide! Come watch our winning sports teams and engulf yourself in our amazing drama and musical arts performances. I’d love to see you all there and finally squash the rumors of our school.
GA NOTE: Thank you, Hannah! We look forward to hearing more from you about the goings on inside that red and grey schoolhouse!
Folks needless to say, be mindful Hannah is 15 years old and please be respectful in your comments.