By Jamaal Greenwood
“Everybody pull out your laptops, time for class,” said English teacher Brad Kosegarten on the first day of school. I looked around as if he was not talking to me. These words were completely foreign. I thought it must have been a joke to break the ice on the first day, but he remained quite serious. I say this because coming from Georgetown Prep, everything was old fashioned: we used pen and paper. Laptops in the class were one of the many adjustments I had to make to Bullis, and I found that I was not alone.
Perhaps more importantly, he also said that the lunch is better.
“At a public school where they have more people to feed each day, they are just trying to get the food out and sometimes it would not be fully cooked.”
He also opined that the teachers at Bullis are more caring and enthusiastic.
“The teachers here are always happy and ready to teach. They take true pride in their job and in helping students.”
His adjustment to Bullis was not as easy as he thought it would be, but he has concluded that Bullis is indeed the place for him.
Also excited about being a Bulldog, Adam Holland ('13) is part of a large group of transfers coming from Landon school. He, too, was shocked by the new one-to-one program.
“At Landon we turned everything in during class time,” he said, “but I have been informed that the one-to-one system is new to everyone at Bullis this year.”
Another important transition for Holland is that he now has to play a sport because of the activity requirements at Bullis. At Landon, Holland was purely a scholar, but this year at Bullis he will be a part of the basketball team.
I have spoken with many of my fellow transfers, and we all have various perspectives on our new school. The returning students have been very helpful to us with our questions about homework assignments, rules, and the dress code. The transfers have a lot to offer to the Bullis community and will impact Bullis in many different ways this year.
Image courtesy of Devonte Williams
Front page image courtesy of Devonte Williams