Freshman Didn’t Get Their “Freshman Day” With Falcon Mentors
Every year the first day of school is a half day where freshmen get a tour of the school and get to see their classes lead by falcon mentors. This year however, school started off online which meant no students came into the building. Finally on October 19 students were allowed to come back to school. The first day though was a first day for everyone, not just freshmen. They did get to sign up for a tour of the school for 25 minutes but that option was not available for everyone. The freshmen were thrown into the deep end of the pool without a lifeguard nearby. Some students were feeling nervous for their first day without knowing where their classes are.
“At first I wanted a day just to walk my schedule because I was stressed and I thought I would be lost and confused, but now I am fine with it and I found my way around,” Merelyn Acosta-Dubon said.
The students had little experience and a small time to prepare for their journeys through high school. They were left in the open without help which could cause them to feel unprepared and lost.
“I was super nervous on the first day of school,” Valory Boyd said.
Some students chose to go on a tour with Falcon Mentors before they entered high school. Some didn’t think it was really that useful.
“I did [go on the tour with falcon mentors]but it wasn’t really helpful because my tourist just walked us around the school and didn’t really tell us how to get to places. It was just confusing because they explained it like it was a normal year and how things would go normally even though it’s completely different this year and situation,” Boyd said.
The first day of school is a stressful day for anyone especially freshmen but when you have two first days of school with little to no guides, that could really make the students stressed.
“I was a little nervous but excited to be in high school and not in middle school,” Broden Clingen said.
Some students did need to ask other students/staff for help to guide them to their classes and their overall experience reflected well on how the school works together.
“Yes, I asked a lot of teachers where to go and they were all super nice and helped me find the classes,” Boyd said.
The students transitions from middle school to high school had some negatives with being confused but also had some positives.
“High school is pretty good so far because in middle school there would be people in middle school who thought they were better than you, but now I barely see them and I am happy about that, and I also am happy that nobody cares about popularity anymore,” Acosta-Dubon said.