The first year at middle school was wild. It was stressful with the schoolwork, teachers, and girls- mostly the girls. 6th grade, my first love. She was perfect, practically a goddess. We got together and hit it off, until after the six month anniversary. A week later I tried calling her. She answered but she said she had to call me back. So I waited very desperately for her phone call, but there was no ring on the phone. Next day came, we hugged, and I asked her, “What happened last night?” She said, “I’ll talk to you at lunch”. Lunch came around and she told me she couldn’t do this anymore. It broke my little 6th grade heart. I couldn’t contain myself. I started crying. Yeah, me, I started crying. I was heartbroken. I think it took me about a month to get over her. It changed my perspective about making commitments to girls. It taught me not to jump into a relationship that fast until I already knew a lot about the girl. But hey, that’s middle school. On to the next grade…7th grade!!!
Well, there are plenty of ways to explain the whole vibe of 7th grade. First off, there were a lot of new students that became my friends, such as Mike, Damario, Alphonzo, Michael and many more. There was so much that went on in the 7th grade that I can’t reveal because I’ll probably get in trouble. But what changed my life the most was the fact that I had to do more work, and it helped me realize that even when things get tough, I have to stick it out. My old math teacher, Ms. Chalk, really opened my eyes. She explained that everything that I worked on in the 7th grade is the same thing that’s going to be on the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam). And when she told me that, it made me open my eyes and work harder and act more intelligent. And that’s what really put me through the 7th grade. I didn’t really focus on girls that much. I mostly focused on my schoolwork. 7th grade was hard work but there was still much to come in the 8th grade!!!!
Wow. All I can say is: wow. In the 8th grade I was introduced to a very special lady. She goes by the name of Jasmine West. She also attends my school of Claremont Middle School. We hit it off September 12, 2008, and had been going until May but I broke her heart in a million little pieces and I can’t put it back together again. I was thinking of breaking up with her, and my mom gave me some advice. She told me, “If you’re with someone for that long, you won’t know what else is out there. I thought long and hard about that, and then I made my decision.
8th grade also changed my life in the way of responsibility. I discovered that if you don’t keep up your grades, you will feel remorse. Also in the 8th grade I have experienced the greatest teacher on this whole planet and she goes by the name of Ms.Thaler. She has been a really good teacher this year. Even though this is her first year at Claremont it seems likes she has been here for more. So in closing, I would like to thank Ms. Thaler for the best year of middle school!!!
7 years ago