My first day of middle school was August 25, 2005. It was one of the most exciting days of my life. I started middle school at Goldsboro Middle School, which held 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I was starting the sixth grade so this came with a lot anxiety. Walking in the halls for the first time, I had already heard the threats of being thrown in the trash can, beat up, and bullied. My peers and I all had our plans about “what we were going to do” on the first day. Looking back on that day now, all I can do is laugh.
My sixth grade teachers were, Mrs. McIntyre and Ms. Lee. I had Mrs. McIntyre for Language Arts and Social Studies. I had Ms. Lee for Science and Math. Sixth grade at GMS was hectic! On one occasion, the health teacher passed out shaving cream and other personal hygiene items before the holiday season. Being young and immature, the whole school had sprayed each other with it like it was crazy string! We all had got into a lot trouble with the police, and we all had to write an apology letter.
For my seventh grade year we all had to transfer to Dillard Middle School. At the beginning of the school year, the whole school was divided by GMS students and DMS students. We all thought their school was so dirty and run down. There were many changes we had to adjust to. Eventually, we all got along and we had a lot of great times. My teachers were, Mrs. Altman, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Natoo, and Ms. Starling. Although it was a great year, it ended horribly. There were a lot of fights, and a lot of suspensions.
My eighth grade year at DMS was not as exciting as others. A lot of my friends had transferred to other schools because of the new uniform rule. That was a huge adjustment. We all had felt as if we had lost our individuality. My teachers were Ms. Kee, Ms. Starling, and Mrs. Miller-Bryant. That was also the year that I had graduated from middle school. That day was special because being that we were all going to different high schools, I would rarely see them...