Dear Jenny
Entering High School!

Dear Jenny,
I’m feeling pretty nervous about high school. All of my friends have older siblings that get really hard homework and say that high school life is very hard. I don’t know if it’s true or not and I’m starting to really stress out… What should I do?

Dear Future High Schooler,

Lots of freshmen are feeling the same way you are. Being on your own can be totally freak-out-worthy! But remember that ALL freshmen are starting out in a new place. With that in mind, take a deep breath and relax. Most high schools hold an orientation day before school actually starts. It’s a good way to meet your teachers and learn your way around your new school.

Try not to be intimidated by your new surroundings, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you don’t understand your homework assignment or can’t find your way to math class,  you can always ask around. Believe or not, lots of people are willing to help and it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends!

Give yourself time to adjust and in a near future, you’ll be looking back and laughing about it how big high school seemed!

Good Luck!