Photo by Melanie Langley - The repainted rocks in the Napavine High School parking lot welcome students back to school.
Napavine had a busy first day back! There were many things to be done in order to prepare for this next school year. Among those tasks, students needed to acquaint themselves with their new schedules and possibly a teacher they've never had before.
Coming back to school felt a little bizarre to tell you the truth. I felt like my summer went by very quickly and it's surreal that I'm a junior in high school now. It feels like very little time has passed since I was a freshman just learning the ropes. Because of this feeling I've been trying my best to be as helpful and friendly as I can to the new batch of freshmen. And any upperclassmen at Napavine or other schools should do the same! You remember what it was like to be that scared freshman, right?
On the topic of welcoming others, the ASB put together a wonderful assembly to welcome everyone back. The assembly started, as always, with the pledge of allegiance. Then the ASB president, Chloe Stewart, introduced all of the year's ASB and class officers. After that, Chloe had a small speech about how she is excited to serve as president this year, and that she and her team had lots of ideas for the school year. They were very happy to start the year off on a good note. She also mentioned a few minor changes around the school, mainly what rooms different teachers moved to.
The ASB and some of the teachers teamed up to make a nice little video to remind us of behavioral expectations and procedures, which was shown at the assembly. The video gave concepts such as 'how to act in the lunchroom' and first showed a group of teachers acting as students showing us what we shouldn't do, followed by a better example of what we should do. It was a cool and entertaining way to show us a few of the school's expectations.
I'm very excited about this school year; It shows tremendous promise to be outstanding, and I have a few classes that I'm interested in taking. I'd say that the two classes I'm looking forward to most are U.S History and Spanish II. All in all, it was a fantastic first day.