Stay In School

School is very important. Of course, it may seem hard going to school and studying Monday through Friday, but it will pay off when you are older, and you have a good paying job such as a secretary, or you are an executive at Bank of America, or you’re even the president of your own company.


Don’t play hooky from school. Go to school to learn; don’t go to school just to talk with your friends or to play outside at recess. School is not for that, school is for learning something new.

If math or any other subject is your weakest subject, don’t think that you can’t learn it. Try to learn it, and master it the best you can. Ask God for wisdom and understanding, and He will give it to you.

Try to make A’s and 100’s on all of your tests. When you make an 85% or above, treat yourself to your favorite snack or watching your favorite movie, but remember you’ll never make good grades if you don’t study.

Always pray — pray before every test or quiz or before you do anything at all. But you also have to study so that you will know that you know that you know.

Go to school to learn and come out knowing something new. Here are some good things to do and not to do in school:

  • Sit up straight; don’t slouch.
  • Pay attention to the lesson.
  • Write neatly.
  • Don’t cheat on tests.
  • Don’t pick on other kids.
  • Don’t chew gum in class.
  • Don’t pass notes in class.
  • If your teacher is doing a good job tell him or her so.
  • Go to school with a mind to learn something new.

Also, don’t get too puffed up if you are the smartest kid in class. Remember, you prayed to God and He helped you, so it’s not like you did it all by yourself. Still be humble. If one of your friends asks can she study with you or can you teach her algebra, don’t give her a sassy answer like, “Why, so you can be smarter than me, you know that’s the reason.” Don’t do that. Help her and study with her because you might even learn something new yourself.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”   — Proverbs 4:7

Stay in school and do your best. And remember to study hard, and pray to God for help because school is too cool to drop out.

School Is Cool!
Excerpted from the book, The Virtuous Girl, by Danita Whyte with Danae’, Daniqua, & Danyelle Whyte.

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