Transition to Middle School
This part of the article is about me Juliana. I think moving from elementary school to middle school is going to be pretty exciting. I’m excited for a lot of things. It’s going to be really nice having our own locker not cubby. I’m super excited about not having to walk in line from class to class. MS is going to be hard (I’m guessing). I’m really going to miss Mrs. Coffey; she is a great teacher. I’m actually scared because I asked some people how their experience was and they said it was nice but scary because you are the youngest in MS. My sister said that her best year was 8th grade so I’m excited for 8th grade. The last year of elementary is going well so far. It’s really cool and fun to be the seniors of elementary. Well I hope 6th grade is going to be fun. So wish me good luck readers.
This part of the interview is about my sister Tatiana. I interviewed Tatiana because she’s been here since 5th grade and this year she is graduating high school. Tatiana came from Cyprus her school was AISC (American International School of Cyprus) Tatiana has been waiting to graduate from HS for a long time. Tatiana enjoyed her MS graduation more than her ES, because she said “you begin to think about what interests you and what your future might be like.” Tatiana is leaving for college she’s either going to London or to the US. Tatiana doesn’t find 12th grade hard she finds it stressful because she has school work, college applications, and her art portfolio but she’s very excited because it’s her last year. Tatiana says that ACS has changed every year in both good and bad ways. Tatiana’s favorite subjects are Art and Photography because those are her passions. Also because Mrs. McKone teaches her both those classes and she said, “I’d be nowhere without her patience, encouragement, and helpfulness.”
In Tatiana’s case it wasn’t hard for her to adjust because the people were friendly to her so it took her a quicker time than she thought it would.
Tatiana isn’t nervous at all to start college; in fact, she said she couldn’t wait to. Although Tatiana did say, “I am going to miss my family and friends.”
This part of the interview is about my dad Bassem. I interviewed my dad because when he was six years old he went to boarding school. The name of his boarding school is called Chouf National College. Bassem felt very lonely in the first couple of years. It was very hard for him because he missed his home and family. After a while it became his home and he got used to it. Bassem didn’t have an opinion on going to boarding school because he was still very young. Bassem’s parents had to go abroad for a couple of years that’s why he had to go to boarding school. Bassem always felt homesick but he said, “I can say I did feel better after the first year.” Bassem did enjoy boarding school. Some of his friends from that boarding school are still his friends up to today.
Chouf National College is still a school but not a boarding school. Bassem changed schools again when he was in 11th grade to another boarding school called Greenfield College. He graduated from there.
JA: Can you rate both your schools on a scale from 1-10?
BA: I rate them both an 8.
I hope you liked hearing about the different experiences my family has had.