How to make the most of your school day

Many students dread waking up every day to go to school. Some students complain that school is too boring or too stressful for them. However, there are many ways to make your time in high school much more enjoyable for those who feel this way.

School is more enjoyable if you have classes you enjoy. Select classes that interest you. This will make your time in the classroom more enjoyable and studying will be less of a chore. Try to take classes your friends are taking. This way you can ask each other questions and study together.

Joining extracurriculars will make your time in school more fun. Check with your school on what clubs you can join. Key West High School has a club for every interest such as academic challenge, student council, class executive boards, Interact, Book Club, Reef Relief, ASL, and more. Make sure it is one you enjoy! This is also a good way to make new friends.

You can try participating in a Fine Art such as choir, band, drama, drawing or ceramics. If you are more athletically inclined maybe try out a sport. Key West High School offers many sports such as football, soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming and more. Developing pride in your school will make it more fun to attend. If athletics are not your strength, even just going to the games is a great experience.

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Being social will make school more fun. Talk to your friends between classes and at lunch. If you aren’t in the same area of your school, just send them a text to catch up. Make sure not to isolate yourself, since feelings of loneliness cause many students to hate going to school every day. Even if you are busy with classes and extracurriculars, you can still find easy ways to hang out with your friends such as walking home or studying together.

Students only get four years in High School so it’s important to work hard, but also enjoy them to the best of your ability. Staying prepared and focused in your classes can keep a student from being too stressed by academics. Make sure to pick extracurriculars that you enjoy and never be scared to make new friends and keep in touch with old ones. If you follow these tips, your time in school is guaranteed to be something you enjoy, not something you dread.   

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