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5 Reasons To Go To School Every Day

Last updated September 21, 2021

School. It's that glorious mix of social and educational encounters that happens every week day for thirteen long years. Sure, there are holiday breaks and summer breaks, and even those weird days when your teachers have to show up but you don't. But for the most part, your entire childhood is spent in school. If you have to be there - and federal laws say you do - you might as well have a great time!  

There's this thing called the perfect attendance award.

For the ultra competitive students, scoring the perfect attendance award is a great honor. Actually, it's a great honor even if you're not competitive. And it's pretty awesome. Being at school every day means fighting through the days when you have the blahs, the days when you have tests but didn't study, and sometimes even the days when all you want to do is curl up with a blanket and Netflix. Being in class everyday says a lot about your commitment to education and your belief that showing up is important. 

What about your friends?

School wouldn't be the same without friends. Not only are they there to walk the halls with you between classes or keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in school crushes, friends help you cope with life. Good friends are your most loyal fan club members, there to support you when you try out for cheerleading or take the field in your first game. They listen to you go on and on about the joys of chemical reactions or help you make campaign signs for your race for student body president. And when you're home sick with the flu, your friends take meticulous notes for you so you don't fall behind in math class. Friends for the win! 

We've got spirit, yes we do!

There is nothing like a school bursting at the seams with school spirit. Not only do you think your school is the best place in the entire universe, you want others to agree with you. Come on, why wouldn't they? From pep rallies to spirit days to school events, your school knows how to turn up. Being a part of that excitement and pride is more than enough of a reason to show up every day for school. 

You're getting prepared for life.

It might not seem like school is preparing you for life but it totally is. No, you might not need to know the exact calculations of pi (3.14) or the three types of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous), or even that  there are eight parts of speech (verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb,  preposition, conjunction, and interjection) but you're learning how to show up, work hard, and apply what you've learned . These are definitely skills that will serve you in college and the workforce. There is an expectation that you show up for work every single day and that you are prepared. Your thirteen years of school are helping you master these skills like a true boss!

It's so much fun!

Go ahead and admit it, school can be fun. Learning new things is fun. Exploring new ideas is fun. Succeeding in your classes is fun. Excelling in your extracurricular activities is fun. Even eating school lunch with your friends is fun. We know not all schools are created equal and for some of you, the buildings and equipment are less than awesome. But your quest for knowledge goes beyond what happens in the classroom. You're learning from your teachers, your classmates, and the entire school staff. When it's all said and done, you'll graduate from high school with a lot of great memories of all the fun times you had in school. 

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