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Feeling Dazed and Confused?!

Freshmen express their views about a new year in a new building

Freshmen at School of the Osage are feeling nervous and uncomfortable in a brand new building after being the top dogs at the middle school. They expressed how they felt about their preparation for high school. The overall consensus was that there was not enough preparation given for them to prepare them for their experiences.

One student revealed, “The only prep they [administrators, counselors, and teachers] did was get our schedules ready.” Another student admitted to being told high school “would be okay and that it would give me more freedom and flexibility with my classes.” Counselors at OHS worked hard to schedule students for the most appropriate classes and reassured incoming freshmen that their experience would be flexible and fun.

However, some students did not agree that high school could be fun due to the rigor that coursework might require. For example, one student said, “They told us that it was gunna [sic] be different and harder.” Approximately 15.9% of the freshmen class is feeling comfortable about being in the high school compared to the 10.2% who is not at all nervous to be in the high school.

Students did not know how to get into clubs before arriving to high school. One student questioned, “How do you get into clubs?” Students can look forward to Rush Day September 14 during first hour to find the clubs they want to be in. 

When asked if there is anything else to note about their freshman back to school experience, one freshman said, “It’s been scary.” To that end, upperclassmen should help the incoming freshman be more acclimated to the new environment. 

Another student’s viewpoint summed up a different experience, however: “Like Travis Scott [rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer with four number-one hits on the is Billboard Hot 100 charts] once said, ‘It’s lit!’”

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