Indiana Area Senior High School

Freshmen adjust to new environment at IHS

By Anna Cutter

A new class of freshmen join IHS this year. Due to graduate in 2027, IHS freshmen have been hard at work these first few weeks, adjusting to their new environment at Indiana Senior High School. 

Adjusting to a new place can be hard. Freshman Emma Strittmatter says, “It’s easier to get from class to class, but the hallways are really crowded in some places.”

Here at IHS, the students get the chance to choose from a wide selection of classes, some of which include Chef’s Corner, A’la Carte Baking, French, Journalism and many more.

IHS also has a large collection of lunch foods ranging from simple foods such as Bosco Sticks and different types of pizza, to more complicated foods such as Chicken Parmesan and Cheesy Meatball Subs.

At IHS students are able to keep their school Chromebooks over the summer for their remaining years of high school, and are able to buy them their senior year to keep forever. Students enjoy being able to keep their Chromebooks. Freshman Phoenix Dillaman says, “I can put stickers on it and make it my own, and it feels a lot more familiar than a new Chromebook every class.” However, other students do not enjoy keeping their Chromebooks. Freshman Emilio Fisher says, “I’m glad it’s mine, but I’m scared I’m going to break it, or lose it.”

[Photo by Anna Cutter] “Freshman Eva Miller writes in her Journalism class.”

High school can be a big change for students, and sometimes it’s not what you’re expecting it to be. Freshman Phoenix Dillaman additionally shares, “I feel like I expected it to be big and extravagant, but it’s kind of just like, school. It’s probably because I watch too many high school movies.” 

IHS is excited to keep welcoming the freshmen class with open arms to see how they adjust over the course of this year.

Anna Cutter

Anna is a freshman and first-year reporter for the High Arrow. She enjoys painting, reading and going on long walks. She likes to spend most of her time with her friends and family. She is very excited to start writing and spread news to IHS.

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