High School: A Checklist For Your Final Months
High School is an important chapter of our lives. It is when we start to understand ourselves as human beings and begin to forge the path we want to take in the world. Whether your experience was positive, negative, or neutral, it can be essential to get closure on this part of your existence. In today’s blog, we’ll go through some things you should do in your last few months of high school.
Remember, High School Isn’t the End
Loved it or hated it, high school can feel like the be all and end all. Rest assured, this is very much not the case. You may look back on your high school memories fondly, or you may wish to completely erase them — either way is very valid. Just remember, that there is life beyond high school and that you are always growing, changing, and learning. You do not have to be defined by your high school self. You are allowed to evolve.
A Checklist for Your Final Months
Here are some suggestions for things you should do in your final months of high school:
Attend a School Event
Of course, the pandemic has made it a little difficult to attend in-person events. But, there’s still no excuse not to power up zoom and watch the school play. Or, if your state allows it, mask up and don your school colours at a sports match. Doing so can help you feel connected to your community, and is a great way to support your classmates!
Buy a Yearbook
Not only are they fun to look back on in ten years time, pictures can also help you to remember memories. If you’re able to, leave a handwritten message in your friend’s yearbooks or a sealed letter that the can’t open until a year from now. Some friendships do drift over time, but it’s important to enjoy them while they’re there.
Thank Your Teachers
A good teacher can make the world of difference to your learning. Here at Gooroo, we know what goes into a meaningful education. Think of a way you could thank your favourite teachers for their support and guidance over the years which a card, handmade gift, or a classic apple.
Try Something Out of Your Comfort Zone
With so much change on the horizon, take the plunge of stepping out of your comfort zone with the stability of a home environment. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try out for the school musical or get riled up in debate? Or maybe you’re interested in learning to code or becoming a master of chess? Whatever it is, this is your sign to give it a go.
Commemorate Your Time
Take pictures and videos with your friends! If a school event has a free t-shirt or sticker —pick it up! While obviously, you want to be conscious of not over consuming nor having too many items you don’t have use for, there’s nothing wrong with a few items of memorabilia. Especially if they remind you of fond high school memories!
Organise a School Activity
Get involved and help out! Whether it be volunteering for the community or organising a high school dance — there’s always an opportunity to be an integral cog on the team. You could sign up with your friends or use it as a chance to bond with classmates you might not know as well.
Hang Out with Your Friends
Talking of friends, don’t forget to set aside time to just chill with them. Frequent your favourite hang out spots and generally enjoy each other’s company. Like we mentioned before, some friendships might drift, but memories can last a lifetime!
Journal Your Experience
It can be easy to forget things, especially when a lot is happening at once. If you’re able to, journal what you get up to everyday. You can also use this space to help process the many emotions you’re probably feeling as the end of high school approaches. Also, it’s a great way to think about what you want to do next in the future.
Get Your Diploma
Of course, don’t forget about why you’re in high school in the first place: for your diploma! Schedule your time so you balance out the fun with the work you need to do to ace your AP tests and maintain your GPA. Trust us, it will all be worth it on graduation day!