How to Get to Know a New School

Coming to a new school is a very hard experience, especially in middle school or high school. You leave all your former friends and the things you're familiar with and end up at a strange school full of even stranger people. Here's how you should become familiar with your new school, so that you can end up liking it as much as you did with your former school.

Steps

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    Know your classmates. Getting to know your classmates isn't hard at all. Especially if you like to make new friends. Know everybody's names, know their likes and dislikes. If you have a lot in common with another person in your class, you might make a new friend. Remember, this is a fresh start- you can be an entirely different person if you wish.
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    Be nice. Being nice is the key to getting to know your school, and the people at your school. If you be mean and get into fights, chances are you won't like this new school.
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    Know your teachers and staff. Contrary to popular belief, teachers are people too- and they deserve to be treated as such. If you're worried that you'll seem like a teacher's pet, just be polite.
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    Know your way around the school. Try finding online maps of the school, or just go to an orientation. You can also ask a teacher or student to show you around the school.
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    Become familiar with the school's traditions. Participating in them along with the rest of the school will make you feel more welcome and part of the school.

Tips

  • Just be confident and be yourself. This is a new chance for you; no one has any expectations.
  • If somebody calls you weird or other mean things, don't get mad.

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