August 2019 Welcome Back!

Hey Readers!

I hope you’ve made the most of your summer, because classrooms and homework are on the horizon!  Although it’s been fun, all good things must come to an end, so that life can continue about it’s usual normalcy.

School is back in session, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things aren’t looking up.  We’ll soon have the opportunity to meet with friends on the regular, engage in clubs and extracurricular activities, compete in sports and thrilling competition, as well as participate in all the Green Dot activities we have planned for you in the coming school year.  No matter which way you look at it, there’s a lot to be excited about this fall!

The start of the school year is a great opportunity to get acquainted with school staff.  Getting familiar with your teachers and resource officer is a good way to feel at home quickly, as well as simultaneously setting you up for success down the line.  Not only is it nice to recognize people on campus, but by getting to know your teachers you’re also being proactive. Being proactive just means being prepared for any situation that might arise, whether it be violence, or just maintaining your GPA.

This August, Green Dot wants to challenge you to make a new friend at the start of this semester.  Maybe it’ll be someone totally new to the area, or maybe it’ll be someone you already recognize but never took the time to talk?  Whether you become best friends for life, or just better acquainted, getting to know your peers is a great way to establish community with your classmates on campus.  We think that a connected community is a safe community, and there’s no better way to do that than by being a friend. Who knows? Your future best friend might be just in the class adjacent to you!

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