New student reflects on moving
Coming to a new school, in a new state, six weeks before summer, is difficult.
However, circumstances constantly change, and life gets flipped upside down. I loved my high school and friends in Orlando, so being tossed into a new environment where everyone is already familiar with their surroundings, is definitely intimidating.
Not only adjusting to new teachers and students, but an entirely new city, with an unfamiliar feel, is even harder.
However, the transition becomes easier when others step in to make you feel as comfortable as possible. My fellow classmates have helped me with my schedule, and even offer to sit with me at lunch, which provided a huge relief for the first day. I’ve also met others while doing peer work, or projects, which connected me with more people.
Although it’s still hard being disconnected from my family in Florida, I am learning to adapt. My physical environment has definitely changed, so I am observing new things all the time – from new faces, to a new neighborhood, and even the weather, everything has been an adjustment.
Moving wouldn’t have been my first choice, but sometimes change is a good thing; a fresh start to a new chapter. Even if it is hard now, I know it will make me more resilient, and prepare me to face future challenges.
Through this experience, I hope to encourage others who may be struggling with similar situations – and provide a sense of comfort. Having someone to relate to can definitely give you some relief when going through a difficult time.
Seniors answer new student questions
On this very first episode of “Dear Freshmen,” seniors Emily Reish and Emma Hutchinson listen to sophomore and recent transfer student Claire Moore’s pondering questions about Prosper High School’s dress code, schedule and student privileges. “Dear Freshmen” is a segment of the podcast “On the Mic,” hosted by Emily Reish, that was designed to help incoming 9th-graders and new transfer students navigate the world of all things Prosper while they also reflect on high school horror stories and other memorable moments.
- Dress code
- Junior/senior release opportunities
- Bell schedule
- Learning cottages