Alumknights Visit BSS
Our 8th graders had a great visit from BSS alumni in high school today! They eagerly spent their day off school to come share their experience transitioning from BSS to public high school.
They shared all their insider advice about making and choosing friends, extra curricular activities, academics, what homework is like, working with high school teachers, and lots more.
Thanks to Christine Imrick, Marc Gutierrez, Brianna Blair, Celeste Ricci, Katie Steffen, Edwin Jara and Emily Bailey. Also thanks to Adam and Joshua Goodman for sharing and using your service hours to help around the school! You were very comforting to the 8th Graders concerns!
(Bishop and Elon School students, we will host you soon!)
Some of their 'suggestions' and comments to the 8th graders-
*Take Spanish, what you are learning now is what you will learn in the first months of HS - it will be an easy class because of what they learned in BSS. (They did suggest there are other language options for those who might want something different).
*Take Honors classes if you are doing well here, what you are taking here is equivalent to AIG. You will do fine in advance courses.
*The math you are learning now is more than most middle school kids are learning - you are ahead and might place out of algebra.
*Grades count right from the beginning, but you will be fine as long as you work hard and pay attention.
*Get involved in extra curricular activities, it will help make friends.
*The teachers in high school are not like the teachers at BSS. It's a family at BSS and the teachers are like your parents and care about you. In HS, you have to work to get to know the teachers. How you dress, and the friends you have, and participation in class are important for getting to know the teacher and have a good experience in class.
*Do not take classes you think you will make an easy A in, take classes you are interested in.
*Do not cheat, do not do drugs, do not get in trouble. Choosing the right friends will help. Getting in trouble just once can affect your future in high school.
*'They teach you at BSS that God made you unique. Remember that as you grow through high school.