JDE - August 9, 2006 03:56 AM (GMT)
Ugh, so much stuff I wanted to do, and no more time to do it. I still have to cut up my sprites, I've been wanting to finish making the Symbols of the Ancients (Eternal Darkness) since all I have left to make is Mantorok, and all this other stuff. <_< And now, School has started back up once again. Luckily, I'll have two fun classes this year. Desktop Comps, and Art 2. When do the rest of you (if any) go back to school?
thedoomedpixel - August 9, 2006 10:41 PM (GMT)
First day of high school was today for me, and I swear they lie about orientation. it's disorienting, if anything. I got lost 4 times. that, and it's a pain to navigate the back halls and shortcuts of this school. but the teachers are good, so that will help quite a bit.
Troid92 - August 9, 2006 11:30 PM (GMT)
I'm officially registered as a high-schooler now in the US system. :D
The best four years of my life await me >_>
Menoknow88 - August 10, 2006 04:03 AM (GMT)
I'm officially a Junior as of tomorrow, I assume. Happiness. I can drive in a month! Err, a Month and a half or so.
e173 - August 11, 2006 01:09 AM (GMT)
I'm a sophomore (10th grade) and I had so much homework yesterday... well, so much that I couldn't even be here! At least today, coincidentially, every teacher most teachers had homework done in class. Pixel, it's not that hard to navigate. The new science wing is a little wierd to get to though.
It's kindof funny. My World History class is placed under the "Science" sign, what with the new science wing that can only be reached by passing the "Math", "Foreign Language", or "Social Studies" halls.
At least Web Mastering looks really cool. When I'm done, I might utilize my new Dreamweaver, etc. skills towards M:NM. I don't know how useful Dreamweaver will be, but I should learn something helpful for us.
kraid_is_da_bomb - August 11, 2006 12:54 PM (GMT)
I dont get my big break until the end of the year for summer, so Ive already been in school. School system works differently here, only 2 schools for education, Primary school, Grades P-6, and High School/Secondary School, 7-12. Im in Year 10 (equivilant to 10th Grade, we just say Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and then Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Don't know why), and in january next year, I will start Year 11. So yeah, school works differently here :D
JDE - August 13, 2006 04:46 AM (GMT)
Ugh....So.....Tired.....This is the first time I've been online since school started on Wednesday. I even had Homework on the first day!
BTW, this is my 13 year of school. Kindergarten, T-1, and then 1-11.
e173 - August 13, 2006 09:39 PM (GMT)
I Always have homework on the first day! It was the heaviest I think my backpack will be all year, excluding maybe one of the last days. Wensday was the first time I ever came home saying my backpack was heavy, handing it to my mom, and watching her drop it going "Wow! That is heavy!", as opposed to "yeah, that's heavy" in years past. It was something like 40 pounds, which was enough to alter my smooth walking. I had three text book assignments on the first day (and they were no to put on a book cover). I usually spend much time doing homework, but I think of it as an excuse for me to avoid chores.
Nova - August 13, 2006 10:53 PM (GMT)
Am I lucky? I still have another few weeks of holiday left. :P
Although we hardly get any other holidays in the year...
REDHALBERD - August 15, 2006 01:23 AM (GMT)
Lol, my school started the a week and a half ago (the thursday before last). It's my new school, and it's a heck of alot better than my old one. The band is cool, and my teachers a good too.
JDE - August 16, 2006 04:03 AM (GMT)
Luckily, I'll only have 3 Books this year (I think). American History, English III, and Algebra II. I don't think that I'll have an Electricity Book(I'm taking an Electrical class at another school), but who knows? :huh:
kraid_is_da_bomb - August 16, 2006 09:22 AM (GMT)
LOL, we have an American History subject at my school, and I live in Australia, and we don't even have Australia history :P
Menoknow88 - August 24, 2006 12:09 AM (GMT)
Spanish 2 (with all these dumbS***s)
AP Physics B
AP American History
AP Junior English
AP Calculus BC
AP classes = the S***
Every AP class you have is graded on the scale of an A being 88-100 and you also get an extra 1.0 added onto your GPA, so making a B gets you a 4.0 which is an A, and making an A gets you a 5.0.
Only problem is, I have so much homework I have almost no free time, (see, tonight I'm not doing my homework, which I should be, off to go do it in a sec actually) so I can't do anything entertaining. Or useful. Even weekends are crowded with Cross Country Meets, Football games (friday nights) and Band competitions. Every day I get to school at 7:00 and leave about 4:30 to 5:00 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I get home at about 6:30.
Then I have 2 and a half to 3 hours of homework, so it's all a giant loop of perpetual suckiness. I have Band after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Cross Country practice every day of the week, so I have to go to band for 2 and a half hours, then I have to run 6 miles, then do all my homework, and if I have enough time, eat and sleep.
And guess what? It's only week 2 of school. Yay. In 2 more weeks I get a yearlong project called Major Author in English, which is pretty much 1/4 of the years grade. In History we have a quiz about 2 times a week over each chapter, probably about 2 days to read a chapter, on average. Math, it's a matter of understanding, but the main problem is that S***ty English project.
Oh well, off to go do homework. Bye. Maybe I'll have free time... in a week or two... yay school!
Oh, one more thing, I have a 3.2 as my GPA right now, after 2 years, so I'm kind of F***ed if I don't get straight 5.0's this year, which I can but it'll be a B****. SAT will be easy as S*** though. I made a 1300 when I was in 7th grade. And I made a 30 on my ACT a few years ago, but we'll see.
Well, have fun doing homework, and when you think you have a lot, just think of me.
EDIT: Wow, I curse more than I thought, hehe, yay!
e173 - August 25, 2006 01:43 AM (GMT)
You are really taking the challenge! Good job. I can't get up to 5.0 GPA with the classes I'm taking. Oh boy, I can't can't wait until next year <_< ! You're taking Spanish 2 in your junior year? I can't wait to be completely done with Spanish forever! I'm taking Spanish 2 now, and I would've taken it last year if it wern't for my failing in 7th grade. (Here at least) People can take Spanish 1 through 7th & 8th grades combined. I'll remember you when I have homework far into the night, which shouldn't be too unusual. When you eat, eat healthily.
and I simply don't curse.
thedoomedpixel - August 26, 2006 12:04 PM (GMT)
FOUR AP CLASSES?!?
I'm praying for you man. At least Spanish two isn't too bad. I hear it gets really tricky in Spanish four. I heard this because someone was in tears bercause of his grade. and it takes skills to bring a Junior to tears. Anyways, good luck. I'm with you.
kraid_is_da_bomb - August 27, 2006 03:12 AM (GMT)
Do you have like a "score" or grade you get at teh end of your schooling to get into certain college or University courses? And what is an AP class?
My classes are:
Maths Methods <- Hardest Maths I can do at this stage <_<
LOTE (Language other than English) - German
So I suppose that the subject choices differ in different regions.
Menoknow88 - August 27, 2006 05:41 PM (GMT)
I curse but not that much, of course, I probably cursed a lot more because it was censored. Oh well, I'm a potty mouth.
AP classes are college level courses, and if you take the AP tests at the end of the course, you can test out of a college class. One of my friends who took all the classes I am taking tested out of his Freshman year at college. That was both a good and a bad thing, in that he skipped a year of college (good) but had to pick his major before he started college (bad =( ) I have no idea what I want to do yet, but I'm workin on it.
Oh yeah, he's also getting paid by UT to go to college, excess scholarships. He had a 3.6 GPA, but he had a 1600 on his SAT, so that made up for it. I'll probably end up doing the same thing... hopefully. But knowing me, I'll end up getting a 1598 =/.
Nova - August 28, 2006 10:36 AM (GMT)
I'm done with languages. Never need another language class in my life. Yay!
I still have lots of English. Math, and some other terrible long. hard, and no fun subjects all in first semester.
On the bright side, I'm finally getting a music class after a year. However, that and along with most of my good subjects are in my second symester. Shame, oh well.
I'll be swamped, but am having lots of fun with all the Half Life 2 Mods (yeah, I got Half-Life 2: Deathmatch). Having fun with Goldeneye Source. I asked for a music position and showed my Goldeneye MP3s. However, I was denied the position after consideration, too "robotic". Oh well. ...shame...
Back on topic, yeah, two of my friends don't need to go to school anymore. I envy them.
My main problem is I seem to be going to bed at 9:00AM and wake up 8:00PM... hehe.
thedoomedpixel - August 29, 2006 02:41 AM (GMT)
I've got some pretty straightforward classes:
World Geography Honors/ Pre-AP
Lit Mag (JTV: the School News Show)
Spanish 2 (no me gusta mi maestra. Ella es muy malo.)
Integrated Physics and Chemistry
English Honors/ Pre-AP
I'm having a pretty good time. I've got some neat friends, so thatr makes in more bearable.
Nova - August 29, 2006 03:20 AM (GMT)
Ahh, I've got my subjects for the Semesters.
kraid_is_da_bomb - August 29, 2006 12:33 PM (GMT)
Why is Algebra a different subject to Mathematics there? This year, I did General Mathematics-Tertiary (1/2), which is a maths subject to year levels higher than me, and so this year, I have to do an EASIER maths! Isnt that Rediculous?!?! Anyway, getting to the point, is Algebra counted in Mathematics there? We do both together, and just cover different topics at different times. I just finished an algebraic topic (Quadratics), and we are starting a more number based topic (Trigonometry).
Troid92 - August 29, 2006 03:28 PM (GMT)
Math courses are named by their main focus starting a little before high school here. Where I live, there's pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus for the math courses, in that order, all the way up through high school. Trigonometry is included in those starting geometry on. For each course you use a lot of stuff from the previous courses, so they aren't strictly one kind of math. And of course there are related classes like physics and stuff.
I'm advanced a grade in math, too, so I think I just don't have to take any math courses when I'm a senior. :P Maybe I will have to, though, I don't know.. >_>
This year I'll be taking advanced algebra.
e173 - August 30, 2006 10:41 PM (GMT)
I have the same thing for both semesters:
Choir (2, exactly the same as Choir 1)
As far as math goes in my school system, regular math at a freshman level is Algebra 1, then geometry for sophomores, Algebra 2 for juniors (which is triginometry), and something else for seniors. I think it's pre-calculus or calculus, really not sure. Geometry is boring! at least right now. I finished homework in two minutes and spent half of the period working on sudoku!
DaDude! you only have 4 classes a semester? I can't tell if that would be generally good or bad.
Ocassionally (based on my last year), many classes would associatee themselfs with eachother. In English 1 I read The Odysey by Homer, and later in World Geography, had to draw out a map in the Mediterranean based on a mythical adventure.
IPC (Integrated Physics and Chemistry) and biology are the most common science classes where I am.
My spanish class is going well pixel, and I still find it funny that we have the same teacher. To bad you wern't placed in this class. We are her only class not to have recieved a detention yet.
Currently, Web Mastering is very boring. We're learning to write html, and if I hadn't taken the class, I still wouldn't know. However, I caught on quick, so I waited for the next tag to learn, but he spends two days explaining each tag to newbs! Seriously! I'm waiting to move on from linking html to html to something more interesting like interactivity or something, but itiots don't understand the use of ../ or even what the *cough* a relative link is! I understand if you don't know (assuming you are not in my class), but it's so frickin' easy to learn!
Choir is all it's ever been. Singing.
And that's it. I continue to wish everone good luck on whatever you are working on.
Edit (31st) In response to the next post: I didn't really feel like adding another post so I just edited this. Your school has high standards! And you seem to be sucessful, so that's all good for you. You are prepared for the harsh realities of life, or are being completely prepared now, and that's cool. I would like those benefits, but, at least now, I really don't feel like giving up specific precious meanings like lunch and sleep, while my school doesn't offer such advancement either. The highest math is algebra 2 in this school, not even Pre-Calculus.
World History is killing me. I'm making straight A's in everything except for World History. I'm inching ever closer to that horrible failing mark: 70. I'm trying to pull it up, but there's only one more important grade that I now MUST do well on. Just felt like sharing.
Menoknow88 - August 31, 2006 12:19 AM (GMT)
In my school, advanced a grade in math doesn't mean squat =(
Our school is so screwed up, in that you could be ranked halfway down your class and still be in the top 10% of the nation. We've got some awesome teachers. And really hard classes and stuff. You may have heard about our school on the news when they confiscated all the school papers for being filled with inappropriate material about "birth control." Haha.
I used to be 3 grades ahead, but they made me take 5th grade math twice. I took Algebra in 7th, Geometry in 8th, Alg2/Trig in 9th, Pre-Calculus in 10th (where I learned absolutely nothing), AP Calculus BC this year, the BC learns everything AP Calculus AB learns in the first half of the year, then it learns a crapload more. Next year I'll probably end up taking Calculus 2 or Math Thesis, both of which are obviously AP, especially since there are... 15 or so people in Calc 2 this year.
You don't need to take a math class your senior year, because you'll have 3 credits, but I want to. I might need to give up lunch in order to get all my classes in. That would suck.
Nova - September 4, 2006 03:03 AM (GMT)
Oh god! Tomorrow's the last day of summer!
<Darth Vader> NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooo!</Darth Vader>
kraid_is_da_bomb - September 4, 2006 01:39 PM (GMT)
Last day of Winter for me :) Welcome in Spring! yay flowers!