When I first started at CMJHS I didn’t know what to expect. I had lived in Strathmore all my life, but I only knew a select amount of people from Crowther. On the first day of school I was petrified because I didn’t know what to expect. Will I fit in? Will people like me? Will I make friends?
It is hard attending a new school because it is unknown to you, and the unknown is and always will be intimidating. Engaging in conversation with different groups of people is vital. You have to go to school and apply social skills you have used all your life. You can’t assume that nobody will like you. Junior High is not the same as Elementary school. There is no rule saying that everyone needs to be included, because by now you should have the skills to make friends without the assistance of others. You want friends? Talk to people!
School isn’t all about reading poetry, calculating the angles of triangles and writing stories, it is so much more than that. School teaches you essential life skills not only academically, but socially as well. You learn how to socialize with different people. You don’t realize it but school gives you social exposure every day! The more you socialize, the more confident you feel about yourself, and you feel more comfortable. This gives you the ability to use these skills in the future.
This ties into being confident about your future. In life it is essential to have social skills, without them life is so much more difficult. If you have a job, you may not always like your co-workers, but does that mean it will hold you back from doing your best? Simularily to Junior High, there will be drama, people you don’t like and even people that don’t like you, but that shouldn’t hold you back from doing your best. Therefore, the only person that chooses how you perform is you! CMJHS is not only a place to learn, but a place to develop these essential social and life skills!