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Being to class on time builds strong habits for later in life. Time is everything. Everything is based on time. Especially peoples schedules. That is why being on time is most important.
At Gresham High School being on time is reinforced every day, every period. If a student is late they are given detention.
“One of my students gets lunch detention every day, or it seems every day,” science teacher Carol Quarles says.
The schools strict rules on being on time help encourage students to get to class before they are considered late.
“By coming to class on time, I have developed a skill of responsibility and organization. It helped me get my priorities straight and I now clearly see the importance and the good fruits that are produced when following a simple schedule by getting to class,” Joanna Mansour first year high schooler states.
Being on time develops good habits and good habits stay with someone their whole life. In return, the school is trying to develop good habits that will stick with their students their whole lives.
“I value being on time for many reasons. I strongly feel you have to take responsibility for your actions,” Mansour says.
According to Mansour, the results of being on time are good grades, a good teacher-student relationship and good habits. Being on time goes farther in life later on by going to work, activities, appointments.
All in all, being on time works for everyone. That is a value that every new freshman should take grasp of.
During the summer, Sun throws together a great camp that helps incoming freshmen to adapt to high school life. Some of the kids that participate in the program are new to the district, or got bad grades, and/or had some behavior issues. The program offers breakfast and has special work time in the classes.
The beneficials are the students. They develop relationships with the teachers and other students. They also gain extra knowledge.
“Hi, I’m Justice. It helped me prepare for high school by giving a good example of what it would be like,” Justice Smith one time leap program goer says.
The program helps affiliate the incoming students with the school as well as let them create great strong relationships with teachers that work one on one with them.
“The most effective part of the program was the same schedule as normal school days and also the field trips were hand on.” Smith then went on to say, “I wanted to get a feel of what high school was like.”
The program helped students by providing hands on help.
According to Smith, it showed him where the classes were and where everything was situated in the buildings. It also gave him a nice warm welcome to the high school environment.
The program is all around great. It helps prepare students for the upcoming school year. If there is anywhere freshman want to be, it should be at the Summer Leap Program.
Playing sports is always a good way to get involved in school. A student athlete is a full time student and a full time athlete. It is a way to show appreciation towards the school.
In life today, education is essential. It is a key substance to finding a job or a career path. Athletics help shape mental toughness and physical toughness. Mental toughness is doing whatever is necessary to get the job done including handling the demands of a tough workout or withstanding pain. Being positive is a discipline. A person has to develop it into their everyday life.
Sports can help with the progression of life with a fully developed attitude.
“Mental toughness has helped mold me into a better athlete by sticking with it and doing all the work the coach says,” a student athlete Justice Brown said.
Mental toughness is a must need and it will keep athletes stick to their work and obeying their coach.
Discipline helps with growth as a player. According to Brown, Discipline makes you want to shoot for greatness.
Discipline helps create a better attitude. Sports help attitudes.
“Sports help someone to learn to control attitude and keep it maintained,” Brown says.
What does someone get out of sports? According to Brown, the satisfaction of destroying my opponent.