Brooke and Ellie's Tips and Tricks to Survive High School

Our names are Brooke Beilfuss and Ellie Bourdo and we are going into our junior year of high school at OHS. Junior year is a big year in high school. We are finally upperclassmen and officially halfway done with our high school experience. We still have another half of high school to get through, but here is what we wish we would have known about high school before we started:


  • Lockers- Because we are able to bring our backpacks into all of our classes with us, there is not much use for our lockers. The one benefit for having lockers is that if you have a lunch bag or a coat that doesn’t fit in your backpack that you don’t want to carry around, you can just keep it in your locker until it is needed.


  • Pride scheduling- When you go to schedule your pride it can be super confusing on what you should schedule yourself into. Use pride to get homework done and as a way to ask teachers for one on one help. We all have to go to pride so why not take it for what is it and get things done! Although sometimes it is nice to go to a fun pride for a little bit.


  • Create good relationships with your teachers- Teachers are always here to help you, not scare you. High school can be intimidating at first, but the teachers are always willing to help. By gaining a better relationship with your teachers, you will have the ability to gain a better understanding of the concepts, thus doing better overall in the class.


  • Challenge yourself- When you decide to schedule your classes for next year, find something that will challenge you. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. By getting out of your comfort zone, you’re able to discover new things that you may have never encountered before. High School is the time to branch out and try something new!


  • Get involved!- Clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities are an important part of High School. They give you the ability to meet new people and try new things.

Advice, CultureBrooke Beilfuss