Freshman Survival Guide

Freshman Survival Guide

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  • Don't Talk To Seniors
  • The CTE Building Bathroom Stinks Horribly Don't Use It
  • Try To Bring Your Lunch If You Can
  • For a freshman, the hallways are where you're most vulnerable and exposed. Due to your size and high-pitched voice, as well as your place in the social hierarchy, DO NOT talk to seniors.  My freshman year, I embarrassed myself countless amounts of times doing so. You'll get nasty looks and will be talked about all year, especially if you keep doing it.
  • Definatley Don't Hit Your Juul Anywhere In School
  • This is insight I've recently learned as a senior. If you have a class in the CTE building, don't use the bathrooms unless it is a COMPLETE emergency. These are some of the oldest bathrooms at NW. The smell practically burns your nose and it never goes away. In addition, the stalls are the smallest I've ever seen in my life which means definitely go to the new building if necessary.
  • Limit Conversation With All Administrators, They'll Intimidate You
  • This is advice I've given to all grades under mine since middle school. Throughout my time at NW, I've been shocked at how disgusting the school lunches are. If the "entrees" they're serving that day are too nasty for you, you still might not even find good, semi-normal food in the peanut butter and jelly. Last year AND this year, I've ordered the PB&J on multiple occasions and had it served to me either still frozen in the middle, or soggy and inedible as can be. By all means, pack.
  • Go To School Sporting Events
  • This advice applies to all the young juulers entering NW. Nowadays in my senior year, the janitors and administrators LOCK the mens bathrooms due to so much vaping going on in them. Some of us actually have to go; don't ruin that. At the same time, I've had many of my friends and people I know be caught in class, in the bathrooms and even in the halls with their juuls. ISS sucks, as well as getting in trouble with your parents. Just DONT DO IT!
  • The administrators at NW are very nice people. However, they have a tendency to enjoy "fresh meat" coming into the school. If you see them in the hallways (ESPECIALLY if you're alone) limit verbal and visual contact. During my freshman year, I was constantly intimidated by these highly powerful figures in the NW staff hierarchy.  When saying "hello" try to make sure you don't preform a voice crack. This gives them a sign of sketchy behavior, and you will be targeted.
  • This is the most important advice I give freshman. My 9th grade year, I attended all football and most of all basketball games. It's a great way to meet new people and support NW sports teams. However, as a freshman you MUST stay at the top of the student section. If you're lower in the student section, upperclassmen will get mad and that's bad news. DO NOT be the freshman that hang out on the hill at football games, those are the most disliked among upperclassmen.
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