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The incoming freshman walking into their new home, St. Dominic

 The St. Dominic Family is thrilled to be beginning the 2023-2024 school year. We are even more excited to be welcoming the class of 2027 into our St. Dominic community with open arms. To make this transition from middle school as easy as possible we have a couple of tips for them to do well throughout their time at St. Dominic.

To start off, there are always some basics to starting high school. Making sure to stay on top of all work assignments, always using the resources that are provided, and taking your time. Take time to make sure that you are also aware of your surroundings.

“Keep Walking! Don’t be the reason for a traffic jam. Students have five minutes to move between classes- keep walking!,” Dean of Students Mrs. Liszewski said.

As small of a school we are, there are lots of students in the hallways. The hallways get crowded very easily. Simply not moving stops the flow of traffic throughout the entirety of the school, especially when it hits empower hour time.

“Use your empower hour wisely. It’s a great time to ask teachers questions/get easier homework done so you have more time to focus on more difficult homework later,” Sophomore Ava McGee said.

Empower Hour is a great time to go and ask teachers for help with whatever you need to be successful. Make sure to also get out there during empower hour and don’t stop yourself from meeting your future friends.

“The advice I’d give the new freshmen is to unapologetically be yourself because everybody is doing their own thing and not worried about what you’re doing,” Junior Emma Thornton said.

Worrying about what other people have to say will add more stress to you then what is actually needed. Focusing on yourself will help you keep a strong healthy mindset. Make sure you are only devoting your time to the important things, such as school work.

“Do your homework!  You go to sports practices before games to perform well. It’s the SAME thing! You need to practice your school content to perform well,” Mrs. Liszewski said.

Doing your homework keeps you playing the sport you enjoy. There is importance in everything you do, school keeps your brain sharp and sports keeps you happy and healthy.

In the journey through high school, remember that success isn’t just about achieving top grades or accolades. It’s about the personal growth, the friendships forged, and the skills acquired that will shape the future.



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Jenna Warren is a Junior at St. Dominic. She is involved in Hosa and CRU at Dominic. She loves hanging with her friends and family!!  

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