1. The school bus didn’t show up in the morning: It’s my first day of High school, I’m at the bus stop over an hour no bus shows. My mom calls the school, they say “Charlie” the bus driver was supposed to pick me up. My mom had to leave work and take me to school 2 hours late, and we found out Charlie quit. His replacement was a lady with a deep raspy voice, that sounded like her name should be Charlie so the kids called her Charlie. She drove the bus for 3 years, she would drive so slow in the first year we were 30 minutes to an hour late every morning.
2.Every Housing Project in the city: The school bus ride was more than an hour long . There was a bus stop at every housing project in the city, no matter how far away. The city was running out of space in High Schools so they started ours, and they had open enrollment no matter where you lived in city limits. My High School was an experiment by the city. Our school had more than one school bus, but it didn’t seem like it.
3.Are these students are parents? I went to a very small High school, so small it was only 2 freshman my first year.There were multiple 21 year old men going to the school.Twenty one is the cutoff for High school where I live, which is crazy, I graduated at 17.
I often wondered my first year, if the school only has 2 freshman, am I taking advanced classes or are the older students taking classes over and over again? Between the 2 freshman and the 4 or 5 students old enough to drink, many things didn’t make sense in High school.
3.My High School was a new High School in a old building with old students.Before it was a High School it was a school for students with behavioral problems. As kids we knew it as the school students went to if you got into too many fights. Someone had the bright idea of turning it to a regular High school, but leaving the kids of High school age there, who were already attending the school. That turned out to be almost 90% of the school. So essentially it was the same school but they just added a few students without behavioral problems. It was a big change for me.
4.Not many fights. Just because of our surroundings and many other things,I thought it would be a fight every day. It was a fight every year. It was a bunch of respect for everyone in High School. No bullies or harassment. High School was like peace in the middle of chaos.
5.I almost got hit in the head with an apple. The school was 2 floors and a basement with no elevator. It was two sets of stairs on both ends of the building. I was walking down the stairs when a apple flys pass me so close it grazed me and explodes on the ground. I look up ready to argue with someone, I looked up and I thought I saw Biggie Smalls the rapper. It wasn’t him but it was this guy named Big B who had an uncanny resemblance to Biggie Smalls. He played up to it by trying to dress like him too. Not only did he look like him in the face, he was about his physical size also. So when he almost hit me with an apple, I looked up ,I looked right back down. Wasn’t trying to get beat up why the Notorious B.I.G. on the first day of High School.