Adults are mostly remote from teenagers anxieties, peer pressures and their deep need to be accepted. Luckily you live in an age of internet and search engines. Every day you can make a question and search on it, looking for "best way to respond". Main thing is watch for bullies and druggies who treat you like dirt, first get to a place where they aren't, then aim for those one or two worthy like minded friends. Expect pain from friendship ups and downs but always be gathering in wise attitudes off the net or from cheerful adults. Expect to be angry about controls on your life, learn to negotiate deals and trade offs.. this earns respect and more freedom. In the meantime start a word document gathering everything about your "passion" and aim to be in the top 10 of it when you start working, get the magazines, go to the shows, check out new products and businesses, email the industry leaders.... with luck you can avoid the wasteful 5 years after year 10 and step straight into a job that pays your training. Keep it secret that you intend to own the firm by the time you are 30. Join a club out of school too. Enjoy. Read Desiderata. Its a great time to be a teenager.
I'm not going to lie and say Nope! Middle School was a breeze! Middle School was tough. The work was harder, the students were stupid, and I am absolutely sure that Mr. Culver was out to get me. But the good news is that it's not impossible. Just stick with your friends, do your work, don't mouth off, don't pick fights, and you'll be fine:)
Do not be worried. Teachers are typically more lenient about getting lost/being late to class for the first week. If you have trouble finding your way, ask a friend if they have had that class yet. Another idea is calling a friend who is older than you before school starts and asking them to show you around on the first day. You could also try drawing yourself a map.
Not really. If you have never had a locker before ask teachers or fellow students how to open it and in a couple days you will be able to open it fast. Carry your schedule around so you know your classes it'll take maybe a week to remember the order of your classes. If you don't have any of your friends from elementary in your class get to know the people in your class. Lunchtime just sit with your friends or sit near them so you can talk to them, once you get closer with your classmates that you don't know sit with them and you might get to know their friends, remember to try and include yourself in conversations....After about a week or so you won't be as nervous.
I Was scared too. I Was scared about forgetting my combination, Getting lost, Being aroud older kids etc. But It Will be fine once you get used to it! This might sound weird, But you should Watch "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" It's on Teennick, He gives great middle school tips (:
See if you can get in the building and take a walk through. It is especially good if you get a map and a copy of your schedule. Everybody worries about getting lost. I dreamed about walking the halls of high school the entire summer before I went. Even teachers get nervous.