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So my schools were cool not only did we have a lot of people who went on to become super succesful (most of them i hung out with in primary school in the upper classes reserved for specific children) and different type of teaching (i remember in Primary school grade 7 class was split up into 3 placements for not as intelligent moderately intelligent and those who were above the curve at the time.

My school also got a visit from
http://deltoraquest.wikia.com/wiki/Marc_McBride who gave some of us drawing lessons and is what probably went on to lead one of my towns best artists to get into art as i don't remember her being big on it before that.

Primary school was nice with it's extra classes for those who were specified as above the curb (i was in there until highschool after a seizure that impacted me with english and maths that and i lost interest in studying used to be a special interest of mine i loved to do) and other events we had all the time.


Highschool for me was well not as classy but we did have the ZENITH class for top students in the school who more or less got picked to be in a special grade of their own way above the others.

We had the same systems where you had classes for the less intelligent and classes for the most (went from being in the average doing some time in the top classes then going down to the lowest end (mainly so i could sleep through school since i developed sleeping issues) we also had a farm in which you were able to take care of crops and animals.

Mix that in with the great cooking and drama classes ( who were hosted in the past by the lady who owns the theatre of drama in my town i met her whilst singing in the choir for the musical of grease)

and we had something no other school had https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/kepnock-state-high-chess-set/632761/ most students it mean't little in theory but for us chess players it meant alot (4th kid from the right is 13 year old me) surprisingly it became a new pastime for people in our school.

All in all my Schools had some pretty cool and amazing shit...now i'm looking foward to the university i'm going to.

We not only have a convenience store on campus and a subway but we also have a bar that opens up at night that sells food and alcohol for students to drink.

Not sure how common that is but every other university i have gone to see over the years had nothing like that.

...writing this makes me miss schooling haha
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I might just be a pessimist, but my high school never had many events/fun-stuff that would be considered memorable or cool. Aside from the shock that our 18-year tutorial had not much to do with the rest of this Life game, I wouldn't say much was memorable.

I don't hate my high school. Now that I look back, I'm really grateful to the teachers and fellow students there for making the school really competitive. It prepped me for college. Being just barely top 25% percent at high school, I easily made it into top 10% in college (not a nerd by any means). So I guess that's a cool thing about my school. Sure it wasn't a big fun event or anything of the sort, but academically, it's kind of cool to be unaware during the high school years, then come to a discovery that the school had been preparing its students for college the whole time.
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I might just be a pessimist, but my high school never had much that would be considered memorable or cool. Aside from the shock that our 18-year tutorial had not much to do with the rest of this Life game, I wouldn't say much was memorable.

I don't hate my high school. Now that I look back, I'm really grateful to the teachers and fellow students there for making the school really competitive. It prepped me for college. Being just barely top 25% percent at high school, I easily made it into top 10% in college (not a nerd by any means). So I guess that's a cool thing about my school. Sure it wasn't a big fun event or anything of the sort, but academically, it's kind of cool to be unaware during the high school years, then come to a discovery that the school had been preparing its students for college the whole time.


That honestly sucks though not surprised most people i talk to about school which i loved and remember fondly didn't have as many cool things which kinda bums me out.

Education doesn't really work well if you aren't having fun heck even our primary school math textbooks were all about cartoons and other stuff to have fun and our teachers taught us basics etc through games.

Most people i talk to tell me that never happened for them and it's honestly i dunno saddening.
Granted i think most of it was my primary school had some pretty interesting people one was addicted to egypt and made her class mummify a chicken my class dissected a brain and some other organ i forget because i left the class it smelt horrible.

schools should try to make peoples time a good time and teach them things they will use in the real world (like my highschool taught programming and my primary school now has an initiative to teach programming also nothing difficult and not a real programming language but it gives base skills.

https://www.tynker.com/learn-to-code/walkervale-state-school/cathy-booth-1qxz/6a-mrs-anderson-1bt2.html (woman running it was a favourite of mine she was a founder of the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya wonderful woman

It is nice to find out after not knowing it is preparing you i would imagine.
Sorry went of on a tangent remembering it all is nice for me because my teachers and people i met who worked there were wonderful.
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Name a cool thing in my schools in the past?




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nxvb wrote:

I might just be a pessimist, but my high school never had much that would be considered memorable or cool. Aside from the shock that our 18-year tutorial had not much to do with the rest of this Life game, I wouldn't say much was memorable.

I don't hate my high school. Now that I look back, I'm really grateful to the teachers and fellow students there for making the school really competitive. It prepped me for college. Being just barely top 25% percent at high school, I easily made it into top 10% in college (not a nerd by any means). So I guess that's a cool thing about my school. Sure it wasn't a big fun event or anything of the sort, but academically, it's kind of cool to be unaware during the high school years, then come to a discovery that the school had been preparing its students for college the whole time.


That honestly sucks though not surprised most people i talk to about school which i loved and remember fondly didn't have as many cool things which kinda bums me out.

Education doesn't really work well if you aren't having fun heck even our primary school math textbooks were all about cartoons and other stuff to have fun and our teachers taught us basics etc through games.

Most people i talk to tell me that never happened for them and it's honestly i dunno saddening.
Granted i think most of it was my primary school had some pretty interesting people one was addicted to egypt and made her class mummify a chicken my class dissected a brain and some other organ i forget because i left the class it smelt horrible.

schools should try to make peoples time a good time and teach them things they will use in the real world (like my highschool taught programming and my primary school now has an initiative to teach programming also nothing difficult and not a real programming language but it gives base skills.

https://www.tynker.com/learn-to-code/walkervale-state-school/cathy-booth-1qxz/6a-mrs-anderson-1bt2.html (woman running it was a favourite of mine she was a founder of the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya wonderful woman

It is nice to find out after not knowing it is preparing you i would imagine.
Sorry went of on a tangent remembering it all is nice for me because my teachers and people i met who worked there were wonderful.


I think the reason not many look too fondly at school is likely because of the teachers and the curriculum. Most of the curriculum is useless. Sure a few classes taught useful or fun things like programming (for my class, it was a troll-fest) and orchestra (no harm in playing an instrument with others and improving your skills). But most classes often went like this:

Student: "Teacher, can you teach us how to do taxes?"
Teacher: "Shut up, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"
Student: "Can we please learn something we'll need to use for the rest of our lives?"
Teacher: "Okay"
Student: "Really?"
Teacher: "We'll learn about finding the lengths of sides of a Triangle"
Students: "..."
- few years down the road -
Tax collectors: "You need to do your taxes"
Student/Adult: "No idea how to do that, but I can tell you all about those triangles"

or

Student: "Teacher, why is (topic being discussed) this way? How do you get to this answer?"
Teacher: "Thats what the book says, remember it, put it into your brain because you'll be needed to regurgitate this information on the test we have in 2 weeks, and if you fail it, it's because you're stupid"
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Hmmm elementary school didn't have anything exciting or unique unless everyone being friends with the schools janitor counts lol. I mean he was a great guy lol. Kids would litterally get detention just to pick up trash with him go figure. Since that's what would happen if you got detention would have to pick up trash instead of going to recess after lunch.

Hmmm the middle school I went to was amazing, 2 months in we everyone got free blizzards from dairy queen for good test scores from last year & got told we would get dairy queen again next year if test scores remained high. We really didn't have assembly's they where done at lunch time & optional to attend.

Also at lunch time there was a small concrete stage. In front of this small grassy hill. If there was something going on you could go over & eat lunch on the small hill & watch whatever was going on while eating lunch. I remember the local karate place coming over & putting on a performance/showing off there moves to hard rock & heavy metal. Also they had a small concession stand where you could get pizza hut (yes pizza hut lol), chips, & other things you couldn't get at the cafeteria. (Had pizza hut regularly lol.)

Hmmm then after 6th grade I moved to another state & got stuck in a K-8 elementary school was not expecting to get treated like a elementary school student again in all honesty absolutely sucked. Only unique thing was that the elementary school had a small amphitheater for some odd reason no idea why never used it for anything besides waiting for the bus.

Highschool was a a lot better then the K-8 elementary school. Wasn't treated like a elementary school student anymore. There really wasn't anything unique truthfully only thing I can think of is that they had a willow tree in the middle of the school & students & teachers would meet there every Friday & a teacher would get a reward. Also the marching band would be there playing music. (which I was in marchingband so played every friday it was a blast in my book lol)

My sophomore year of high school we made third place in the national state marching band competition. Which was amazing lol though quit marching band my sophmore year due to depression but the stories I heard my junior & senior year the band director went a bit overboard & wanted nothing but perfection. So kind of a good thing I quit lol.

Anyway that's basically it on my end lol.
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nxvb wrote:

I might just be a pessimist, but my high school never had much that would be considered memorable or cool. Aside from the shock that our 18-year tutorial had not much to do with the rest of this Life game, I wouldn't say much was memorable.

I don't hate my high school. Now that I look back, I'm really grateful to the teachers and fellow students there for making the school really competitive. It prepped me for college. Being just barely top 25% percent at high school, I easily made it into top 10% in college (not a nerd by any means). So I guess that's a cool thing about my school. Sure it wasn't a big fun event or anything of the sort, but academically, it's kind of cool to be unaware during the high school years, then come to a discovery that the school had been preparing its students for college the whole time.


That honestly sucks though not surprised most people i talk to about school which i loved and remember fondly didn't have as many cool things which kinda bums me out.

Education doesn't really work well if you aren't having fun heck even our primary school math textbooks were all about cartoons and other stuff to have fun and our teachers taught us basics etc through games.

Most people i talk to tell me that never happened for them and it's honestly i dunno saddening.
Granted i think most of it was my primary school had some pretty interesting people one was addicted to egypt and made her class mummify a chicken my class dissected a brain and some other organ i forget because i left the class it smelt horrible.

schools should try to make peoples time a good time and teach them things they will use in the real world (like my highschool taught programming and my primary school now has an initiative to teach programming also nothing difficult and not a real programming language but it gives base skills.

https://www.tynker.com/learn-to-code/walkervale-state-school/cathy-booth-1qxz/6a-mrs-anderson-1bt2.html (woman running it was a favourite of mine she was a founder of the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya wonderful woman

It is nice to find out after not knowing it is preparing you i would imagine.
Sorry went of on a tangent remembering it all is nice for me because my teachers and people i met who worked there were wonderful.


I think the reason not many look too fondly at school is likely because of the teachers and the curriculum. Most of the curriculum is useless. Sure a few classes taught useful or fun things like programming (for my class, it was a troll-fest) and orchestra (no harm in playing an instrument with others and improving your skills). But most classes often went like this:

Student: "Teacher, can you teach us how to do taxes?"
Teacher: "Shut up, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell"
Student: "Can we please learn something we'll need to use for the rest of our lives?"
Teacher: "Okay"
Student: "Really?"
Teacher: "We'll learn about finding the lengths of sides of a Triangle"
Students: "..."

or

Student: "Teacher, why is (topic being discussed) this way? How do you get to this answer?"
Teacher: "Thats what the book says, remember it, put it into your brain because you'll be needed to regurgitate this information on the test we have in 2 weeks, and if you fail it, it's because you're stupid"


....dang you guys had teachers like that i mean we had a couple but most were not like that here my Maths teacher for example in highschool in both average class and lower class went out of his way to help people having problems spending up to 20m in a class explaining if he had to most of our teachers were like that :(



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Hmmm elementary school didn't have anything exciting or unique unless everyone being friends with the schools janitor counts lol. I mean he was a great guy lol. Kids would litterally get detention just to pick up trash with him go figure. Since that's what would happen if you got detention would have to pick up trash instead of going to recess after lunch.

Hmmm the middle school I went to was amazing, 2 months in we everyone got free blizzards from dairy queen for good test scores from last year & got told we would get dairy queen again next year if test scores remained high. We really didn't have assembly's they where done at lunch time & optional to attend.

Also at lunch time there was a small concrete stage. In front of this small grassy hill. If there was something going on you could go over & eat lunch on the small hill & watch whatever was going on while eating lunch. I remember the local karate place coming over & putting on a performance/showing off there moves to hard rock & heavy metal. Also they had a small concession stand where you could get pizza hut (yes pizza hut lol), chips, & other things you couldn't get at the cafeteria. (Had pizza hut regularly lol.)

Hmmm then after 6th grade I moved to another state & got stuck in a K-8 elementary school was not expecting to get treated like a elementary school student again in all honesty absolutely sucked. Only unique thing was that the elementary school had a small amphitheater for some odd reason no idea why never used it for anything besides waiting for the bus.

Highschool was a a lot better then the K-8 elementary school. Wasn't treated like a elementary school student anymore. There really wasn't anything unique truthfully only thing I can think of is that they had a willow tree in the middle of the school & students & teachers would meet there every Friday & a teacher would get a reward. Also the marching band would be there playing music. (which I was in marchingband so played every friday it was a blast in my book lol)

My sophomore year of high school we made third place in the national state marching band competition. Which was amazing lol though quit marching band my sophmore year due to depression but the stories I heard my junior & senior year the band director went a bit overboard & wanted nothing but perfection. So kind of a good thing I quit lol.

Anyway that's basically it on my end lol.


I was friends with my highschools Janitor! i live next door to him now haha.
Middle school you had sounds amazing kinda jealous our schools were a bit on the health craze when selling food.
Speaking of marching bands i remember my schools original music teacher who died (i think i don't see him riding around his bike anymore even though he is like 80) great guy person we got next? not so much was the type to go a bit overboard like your band director
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When I was in kindergarten, one of the stations during playtime was a box of metallic parts like keys and washers. That was great.
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exiledcourtney999 wrote:

Hmmm elementary school didn't have anything exciting or unique unless everyone being friends with the schools janitor counts lol. I mean he was a great guy lol. Kids would litterally get detention just to pick up trash with him go figure. Since that's what would happen if you got detention would have to pick up trash instead of going to recess after lunch.

Hmmm the middle school I went to was amazing, 2 months in we everyone got free blizzards from dairy queen for good test scores from last year & got told we would get dairy queen again next year if test scores remained high. We really didn't have assembly's they where done at lunch time & optional to attend.

Also at lunch time there was a small concrete stage. In front of this small grassy hill. If there was something going on you could go over & eat lunch on the small hill & watch whatever was going on while eating lunch. I remember the local karate place coming over & putting on a performance/showing off there moves to hard rock & heavy metal. Also they had a small concession stand where you could get pizza hut (yes pizza hut lol), chips, & other things you couldn't get at the cafeteria. (Had pizza hut regularly lol.)

Hmmm then after 6th grade I moved to another state & got stuck in a K-8 elementary school was not expecting to get treated like a elementary school student again in all honesty absolutely sucked. Only unique thing was that the elementary school had a small amphitheater for some odd reason no idea why never used it for anything besides waiting for the bus.

Highschool was a a lot better then the K-8 elementary school. Wasn't treated like a elementary school student anymore. There really wasn't anything unique truthfully only thing I can think of is that they had a willow tree in the middle of the school & students & teachers would meet there every Friday & a teacher would get a reward. Also the marching band would be there playing music. (which I was in marchingband so played every friday it was a blast in my book lol)

My sophomore year of high school we made third place in the national state marching band competition. Which was amazing lol though quit marching band my sophmore year due to depression but the stories I heard my junior & senior year the band director went a bit overboard & wanted nothing but perfection. So kind of a good thing I quit lol.

Anyway that's basically it on my end lol.


I was friends with my highschools Janitor! i live next door to him now haha.
Middle school you had sounds amazing kinda jealous our schools were a bit on the health craze when selling food.
Speaking of marching bands i remember my schools original music teacher who died (i think i don't see him riding around his bike anymore even though he is like 80) great guy person we got next? not so much was the type to go a bit overboard like your band director


Ah OK lol that's the kinda cool especially if you where friends with him in all honesty.

Yeah it was lol which is why I hated going back to a elementary school setting, was a bit spoiled you can say no having to line up or anything. Not to mention more choices & doing whatever you wanted at lunch lol. I was expecting to be going to another middle school & hopping that it would be the same way but get slapped in the face & end up in a k-8 school. Was having to line up to go to places, having recess after lunch, not to mention blah food, & in general getting treated like a little kid. Would have to write lines sometimes because when lining up to go back inside after recess the teachers wanted it absolutely quiet & no one would be quiet. So as punishment would have to write lines saying we would be quiet in line. Somewhat of the reason why I don't like talking to people in real life truthfully but blah I am slowly coming to though & starting to talk again.

Anyway that sucks that your middle school was all about healthy food in all honesty. Any reason why or was just like that since day 1?

AH that sucks to hear in all honesty. I hope not but if you don't see him anymore then sadly probably did which completely sucks. Yeah I think success of of making third place out of every band in the state went to her head lol. Would hear stories that she would make people sit on the sideline & watch if you made a mistake & had to stand still until she said so. Also heard she yelled & got mad a lot more easily. So think it was just success that drove her overboard. Though she was quitting at the end of my senior year & going to one of the state university's to be a assistant band director.
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well its prolly not really cool but i was just blown away by playing word munchers and number munchers during computer class!
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Something cool...mmm...i think that would be all the free time that I had
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INB4 people start talking about how smart they are rather than the school itself.
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INB4 people start talking about how smart they are rather than the school itself.


I have a genius-level IQ and.... You just have to ruin everything, don't you?

Unfortunately, my high school was pretty dull.
I went to the high school during 7th and 8th grades for STEM and it made it seem cool, at the time. Until, of course, you realize that you're the only one in the area that's doing it and it's not a "feature" of the school.
Uhhhhhhh, we had a pool?
Hey, in the backwater lands of Americana, having a pool was relatively cool. Right?

Okay, no.
We had a few politicians come through, a few semi-famous people (has-been celebrities) come through to tell us not to have sex, and there were a handful of food fights.
Nothing special happened at these schools, nothing.
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I have a genius-level IQ and.... You just have to ruin everything, don't you?

Unfortunately, my high school was pretty dull.
I went to the high school during 7th and 8th grades for STEM and it made it seem cool, at the time. Until, of course, you realize that you're the only one in the area that's doing it and it's not a "feature" of the school.
Uhhhhhhh, we had a pool?
Hey, in the backwater lands of Americana, having a pool was relatively cool. Right?

Okay, no.
We had a few politicians come through, a few semi-famous people (has-been celebrities) come through to tell us not to have sex, and there were a handful of food fights.
Nothing special happened at these schools, nothing.


lol

Yea, I caught myself wanting to write something that would make me seem smart.

I've been to a high school that had three riots in one year. Not a horrible school. Bathrooms were horrendous.
Switched schools my senior year. Parents decided they wanted to move.

This high school offered dual enrollment which means you receive college & high school credits. And I'm not talking about AP. It was an agreement between the community colleges and the high school.

I ended up with 30 college credits by the end of graduation. Pretty sweet school. I had the most fun in Cal class. There were 7 people total and everyone were competing to answer questions.
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This high school offered dual enrollment which means you receive college & high school credits. And I'm not talking about AP. It was an agreement between the community colleges and the high school.

I ended up with 30 college credits by the end of graduation. Pretty sweet school. I had the most fun in Cal class. There were 7 people total and everyone were competing to answer questions.


I guess I can say that's a relatively cool thing about my high school.
We had a similar program and could get a bunch of college credits from the community college. It definitely saved on having to take any 101 courses when going to college.

The only thing that boggled my mind was the kids who would go to the community college for trade courses.
Yet, we had an entire "Technical Center" that would yield them the same credits and, somehow, were more in-depth than the courses at the community college.
Culinary Arts in high school saved my ass in college and made me remotely popular as the "one guy" who could cook.
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