COLTON,  AT RR FROM 1-6TH GRADE

 

What do you feel you learned the most from RR (academic and personal)?

I learned so many things about nature and how to respect nature, and I learned a lot about different animals and what their tracks look like etc. I learned how to do woodwork, and learned how to ski and how to cook! Academically I learned proper writing mechanics. I also learned how to solve math equations, and other academic skills which have helped me a lot through middle school, and high school.

 

What do you think helped you as a person the most…what will you remember the most?

I think that all of the hikes and outdoor learning really sunk into me. Now I am able to tell different animals from there tracks I know that if I was stranded out in the wilderness, that I would be able to survive. When I was at Running River, I learned good social skills that have really helped me throughout my life since RR.

 

How was your transition when you started a new school? What was hard? What was easy?

When I left RR i felt confident in started a new school life. I knew that i would be just fine in any class. I did really well in my classes, and I got good grades. I did really well in tests also. I am now a junior in high school with a 4.0 GPA which i have sustained for all of high school. I am well in the top 25% of my class. I have been on the varsity Baseball team for Centaurus High school ever since my sophomore year, and I’m working on getting a Baseball scholarship for a good college team. I’m hoping for a scholarship for a division #1 team.

 

How was it socially leaving such a small school and going to a big school?

It was a huge change. I didn’t really have a lot of friends outside of RR, but I made friends pretty quick. My middle school had a lot of kids so it was definitely a big change. I experienced mean kids, and nice kids. I felt confident in making friends, and I was never a shy kid.

 

What did you feel you have most carried with you?

I carried all of the wilderness, and social skills with me. Along with Academic skills which have had a huge affect on me through all of high school. I am very glad I went to RR it was the best thing to happen to me as a kid.

NEFELI, AT RR FROM K-5TH GRADE

 

What do you feel you learned the most from RR (academic and personal)?

At Running River I learned a lot about what it meant to be a community and how to resolve problems with people in a respectful way. It was like being in a family at school and I loved it. Academically I loved learning about history and I learned a lot. The things I learned at RR helped me a lot through middle school.

 

What do you think helped you as a person the most…what will you remember the most?

It was like being in a family at school and I loved it. I’ll always remember that, and it helped me to make friends easily when I changed schools.

 

How was your transition when you started a new school? What was hard? What was easy?

It was pretty hard. Mostly because I didn’t know anybody, and the atmosphere was so different. People weren’t as nice, no one really looked out for you. But I got good grades and once I started to make friends everything was fine.

 

How was it learning to take tests and get grades? Did you feel prepared academically? How is it going?

Tests were stressful and it took a little while for me to get the hang of the grading system and all the requirements for assignments. But now everything just feels normal, but it is still stressful. Getting good grades is tough, but just try your best.

 

How was it socially leaving such a small school and going to a big school?

That was probably the hardest part. I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t like being left out of things, but I floated around and hung out with many different “groups” before I found some close friends. The key is to just try and adapt to your surroundings and be really social and friendly.