I’m back! I’ve finished unpacking my room and am all settled in. My first week of school was great. Wandering between buildings was alittle confusing but I think I’ve gotten the hang of it. I’ve made some really nice friends too.
Graduation Part 1 May 30, 2008
I’m really excited for graduation! Only 2 more days until I’m a ninth grader. I can’t believe I’ve been at my school for eight years. That’s more then half my life. Weird.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions… April 29, 2008
Hmm, We’re been making more preperations for my move for high school this summer. We got a letter in the mail from the school today. It was just information about if I wanted to take the exam to take Advanced History. (No thanks…) But I am very excited about going next year. Since it is definitly for sure that I’m going, I started to tell people. (Only a few of my really good friends)
I have to send in my list of classes that I plan on taking next year. I already know what classes I am taking and what electives. But I’m stuck when it comes to deciding what language I should pick. I’ve narrowed it down to Mandarin Chinese, French, or Spanish. I took Spanish lessons before and didn’t enjoy them. But, my Mom speaks spanish fluently so she could help me study for tests and doing the homework. But Grandma also speaks fluent French and could help me. (Helpful, because I’ll be living with them) Oh well, I have time to figure out which language I want to learn. OR MAYBE I’LL TAKE MANDARIN JUST TO BE A REBELLLL. MUHAHAHA!
Learning a new language will be really interesting. I can’t wait for next year!
Amazing Things March 31, 2008
Wow, I just got back to school from spring break. Isn’t that lovely? I’m already saddled with tons of homework and had to skip track practice. But on the bright side, I received the most excellent news today. I made it to State in Power of the Pen! (It’s a national writing competition) Me and Steven both made it. We are the only students from our school to ever make it past regionals. I am so excited to be going because only the top 15% of writers from regionals got to go onto the competition.
In other good news, I was invited to this female engineering and science career day at this local college. Apparently, I was recommended because of my involvement with the school robotics team. They only invite two or three girls from each school so I’m really excited.
It’s my last quarter ever at my current school until high school so I’ve got to make this one count.
St. Louis! February 29, 2008
First day in St. Louis!
Today I was a shadow. That’s when you follow a student arond during their school day to see what their school is like. First, I went to an Advanced English class which had a terrific discussion on The Picture of Dorian Gray. (I’ll have to read that book sometime in the near future.) Second, I went to a social studies class that was talking about different forms of censorship by the government in the media. Third, I went to another English class where the class was taking a test. I took it along with them but of course mine wasn’t graded. We also discussed the main characters of the story “Of Mice and Men” (I haven’t read that book yet either. =p) Finally, we had lunch…YAY! It was really yummy fettuccine with zuccini and salad. It was sooo good. I also had an interview to end the day. I think It went really well. We’ll find out by the 15th of March if I made it.
Relay for Life =] February 27, 2008
Today was our mini-Relay For Life. We did laps in the gym, listened to cancer survivors, and also had a prayer service and a mass. This year, it was really different because I actually knew someone with cancer. My classmate, D, was diagnosed with bone cancer. He just recently came back to school and uses crutches because they had to replace a part of his leg bone. We’re all just relieved that he’s back in school with us.
I got to read at the prayer service because I’m part of the school’s relay for life team. I can’t wait for the real Relay for Life. This year it’s at the local college. My school’s team, the Lions, will have atleast one person making laps all eighteen hours. It’s always alot of fun and it all goes to a great cause.
Today, I told C and S about my possibly going to high school in St. Louis. I really want to go and will miss them alot. I’m just not sure if I’ll be able to say good-bye to everything I’ve ever known. I talked to the Admissions Director yesterday night. She was very nice and we talked for a while. I think I’ll be going up there to spend a day at the school this Friday. I am so excited!