Sunday, September 13, 2009

New School Year

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Grade 12 started for me on September 8th. My new year... began with a trip to the main office to talk with my principal about my schedule, which was absolutely ridiculous. I had: accounting, international business, economics, and English first semester, and biology, chemistry, calculus & vectors, and French the next. But being the awesome person that he is, my principal changed up those courses right on the spot! The only downside is that I have to eat lunch at 9:24am during the first semester, but I think it's worth it. After all, everything has an opportunity cost!

Speaking of opportunity costs (see? I'm learning something in economics!), I was forced by my parents to give up my job at Kumon, so I can "focus on my studies" more. However, I didn't trade in my time at Kumon for more studying. Instead, I come home now on Tuesdays and Fridays to make dinner. This annoys me slightly, as I enjoyed working at Kumon a lot despite the few brats that went there.

I don't think I've talked about Link, the grade 9 orientation program at our school. Honestly, I'm pretty sure most of the niners would rather just go to class than spend an entire morning with some embarrassing seniors, but I had a lot of fun!

The shirts we had to wear are awful, but at least I didn't have any trouble picking out something to wear!

My final year of high school is for sure going to be tough and different. On top of the work load, there's always that nagging voice in the back of my mind that goes "pick a university! pick a university!"

If you're still in school, how is the new year for you? And if you've already completed high school, do you have any advice for a struggling senior trying to make the right decisions? :D


5 comments so far.

  1. Kaylee on September 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    I find it weird that your principal was the one who changed your schedule. Do you not have guidance counselors? :P

    I don't have a problem with "pick a university" but rather "pick what you're going to study" D:

    Oh, I could never forget opportunity costs... XD

  2. Crissy on September 14, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    I just found your blog! :)

    Wow, you're lucky your principal was so good about that :D Senior year sounds so stressful! Colleges, thinking about the end of hs. Good luck!

  3. Rosier on September 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Right now I'm at Grade 11, but I have three more years ahead of me, since the school I'm going to "lasts for" 5 years. Meaning, I'm screwed.

    Anyway, I already know what I want to learn and where I want to learn it, so I'm not really worried about that, but the fees.

    The new year is worse than ever, since I even plan to transfer schools during school year. It's long and complicated, and not easy, at all. :P Even so, if everything works out for me, this might turn out to be a nice oppurtinity for many things.

    I've never really worked beside school, that would be simply too much, knowing that I learn till midnight almost every day. >_<

  4. Marbles on September 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Yoyo my english and accounting buddy!

    A while ago I was talking to Ismilz in the hallway and I saw the lightsaber, I played around with it a little, people looked at me funny, then Berrigan came up and was like oh cool!

    Also looks like you guys had fun at link, I actually kinda did when I was in grade 9, good group.

    As far as the universities, you know the boat I'm in is worse than yours, and also I'm sure you'll be fine no matter what you pick. Just remember Don't Stop Believin'

  5. Hilary on September 21, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    wow, that is way early for lunch. i don't think i could handle that.

    love the simplicity of your layout. very clean. nicely done.

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