As we all know next year the 8th graders will be going to high school. Some want to go to Career others want to go to Eli Whitney. Either way they all have something in common, they all want the best for themselves.
Ms. Bacon said “the transition from middle school to high school is really big. There are different educational expectations and some are shocked when transitioning. The school helps the transition by having a High School Fair, and High School Orientations Programs. Some good ways to help when you get to high school is pay attention now so you get in the habit of it in High School and be more independent and don’t be afraid to ask questions.”
Keila Cruz said that high school was good “you can get four more years of education and it prepares you for life.” She said she wants to become an actor, singer, and a dancer so that she can have a positive influence on other people’s lives.
Marwa says “that high school is good because I want to be successful.” She wants to become a doctor and save lives.
Marques Harris, in 8th grade would like to go to the NBA and become a basketball player.
Kenyatta thinks high school is exciting because you get to meet new people. Kenyatta does not know where he wants to go to high school yet but wants to become an actor and musician. His goals to get to high school are get good grades and have no suspensions.
Elexis wants to go to high school because she wants to get a diploma which will help her to get into a good college. She would like to go to Co-op for visual arts so she can draw and get a job that includes something social. Her goals are to participate in all organizations possible.
Naarar thinks high school is important for his future, and wishes to get to Career because his brother said it was a good place for him and went there too.
Ms. Bacon commented that last year the most popular high school choices were Career and Metropolitan. This year Coop and Career are the most popular. Not many students are planning to go to private or parochial schools.
The 8th graders will be going off to hopefully their dream high school next year. Adios! Bye! Good Bye! Whichever way you say it the 8th graders are ready for their next chapter in life.