Tips for New Students
Tips For Making The Transition Easier
- Come in with an open mind--try to see your new school as an opportunity instead of a disaster.
- Avoid making a negative first impression. Avoid making constant, unfavorable comparisons between this school and your old one. Give us a chance!
- Give yourself time to adjust and fit in--there is a lot to learn about a new school and the people in it.
- Make new friends--this is probably the most difficult part of being in a new school.
Try These Ideas To Help You Meet Other People At SHS
- Reach out--if other students see you standing alone, they probably think you want to be left alone!
- Start small--try saying "hello" to one or two new people a day. Ask for directions or ask a question.
- If you see someone who is alone, go over and talk to him/her.
- Talk to your teachers--they know lots of people and might introduce you to some other students.
- Do not take it personally if someone chooses not to carry on a conversation with you. Keep trying.
- Do not dwell on your old school and how much better it was!
- Make an effort to join school activities. Talk to the sponsor of an organization that sounds interesting and get involved!
- Talk to your counselor. He/she may be able to help you through tough times while you're adjusting. Counselors are here to help you adjust to your new situation.
- Give yourself time--adjusting to any type of change takes time!