This is a "List of Tips" of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide season 2.

The New Semester

  • Make a new semester to-do list.
  • Get started doing things on your list ASAP (as soon as possible).
  • Make sure that you know where all your classes are.
  • Try to do better than your last semester.
  • Try to maybe get on honor roll this time.
  • Try to make new friends.
  • If there are any new people (teachers, principles, students,... ); try and help them feel home by being nice to them.


  • If you’re good at it, take it.
  • Don’t let teasing stop you, because someday the teasing will stop.
  • Do great with a great teacher
  • Don't sign up for something you're not good at, even if you're friends are taking that class.

Pep Rallies

  • Brainstorming creates great ideas and speeches.
  • Plan fun teacher/student challenges.
  • Hand out awards.
  • Bring money for snacks.


  • Check school lunches that are posted on school bulletin boards and online.
  • If you don’t like your lunch, trade it.
  • Get in line early and buy for friends.
  • No food or money? Make an instant pot-luck with friends.
  • Remember to not eat like a pig.
  • Don't eat any stinky foods or foods that make you have gas.
  • Don't use your shirt as a napkin.


  • Take easy and neat to read notes
  • Copy to your second notebook
  • Take neat notes, so your neat notes are useful, in the end, when you need to read them.

Video Projects

  • Keep it short, time is limited.
  • Get a jump on the project and start early.
  • Quickly erase any embarrassing shots.
  • Always click protector tabs on your tapes.


  • You can't ignore math, it is everywhere.
  • When you come across something difficult,be positive, and believe in yourself.
  • Ask questions right away, don’t wait!
  • Study group + friends = No Math anxiety.

Vice Principals

  • Tell the truth, no matter how much it hurts.
  • Vice Principals never believe liars, even if they are telling the truth for once.


  • Wear your all time favorite outfit on Mondays.
  • Make Mondays ‘Favorite Lunch Days’.
  • Make Monday fun - day.
  • Watch your favorite movies
  • Organize a favorite game with friends

Your Body

  • Don’t freak out, your body will change.
  • Stay active and stay healthy.
  • Dont worry about what people say.


  • Ask your teacher for help.
  • List your tasks in order of importance.
  • Don’t do nothing, keep working.

Gross Biology Dissection

  • If you dont want to do dissection to a live/dead animal, ask you teacher if you could do virtual dissection. it's not messy or gross.
  • A note from a parent can get you out of anything.
  • Don’t make fun of squeamish kids, you could be next.

Upper Class Men

  • Don't get in the way of 8th graders
  • Walk with your friends in dangerous zones
  • Beware of Upper Class Men traditions


  • If you say no to a dare you’re not being a chicken, you’re being smart.
  • Dangerous dares are not worth it.

Bad Habits

  • Admit you have a bad habit and get psyched to beat it.
  • Replace bad habits with healthier habits.
  • Take small steps to beat your bad habit.
  • Think about life without your bad habit.

Substitute Teachers

  • The normal teacher will return.
  • Short term teachers can make your head spin
  • Get to know the substitute you might like them
  • Be nice they could send a good report to your teacher
  • Just because your regular teacher isn't there, doesn't mean you can behave badly. Because chances are, they'll find out and it WON'T be pretty

The New Kid

  • Invite the new kid to lunch.
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Be yourself, you’ll make friends.
  • And if you are making new friends with a new kid be good to them and introduce them with your friends.

Valentine’s Day

  • Avoid giving mushy-lovey cards.
  • Funny cards = less pressure.
  • Get in on the fun with an anonymous card.
  • If you have a crush get her/him something
  • Don't say anything that makes someone else feel bad

School Websites

  • Use cool web design software for a cool website.
  • Set up a live web-cam in your school.
  • Volunteer to keep the website updated.


  • Change your look - change your self image.
  • Develop your social skills.
  • Scare your shyness by facing it.
  • Try to talk to more people, and introduce yourself to new friends.
  • Think about it, find a reason why you need to be shy, then you might realize you dont need to be, or you can find a solution for your shyness!


  • If you’re stuck with a super bad nickname, tell the Vice Principal.
  • If you don't like your nickname, you could try talking to your friends about it and give them suggestions for another one.
  • Do something funny or something for charity,they then will call you a nickname that you are fine about.
  • Don't let a nickname bother you.

Asking Someone Out

  • Avoid freezing and practice how to ask.
  • Good places to ask out - Cafeteria, Hallway, Outside by flowers
  • Bad places to ask - Gym Class
  • Can’t ask someone out if they’re going out with someone else.
  • Get an “Ambassador” to screen your potential date.
  • Not everyone says yes so be ready.
  • They are more likely to say yes if you ask them directly.
  • When asking someone out, just be yourself.


  • Reuse recyclables and create things or art.
  • The back of almost anything can be used for memos.
  • Start your own recycling program at school.
  • Use reusable totes for lunch instead of paper bags .

April Fool’s Day

  • Keep reminding yourself it's April Fool's Day so you can be ready for the tricks somebody's gonna pull on you.
  • If there is a unusual atmosphere, it's a prank.
  • Keep your pranks nice and playful.
  • Don't do pranks on the same person because they'll know if it's a prank.


  • Keep your excuses realistic, and not something like the dog ate my homework.
  • Don't lie about forgetting something, your teacher most times will understand or give you more time.


  • Don't tell secrets. You could hurt someone.
  • If a secret hurts a friend, say sorry.
  • Sometimes revealing a secret will make you feel better.
  • Don't tell a secret to someone you know will break.
  • It's always best not to tell someone a secret.

School Car wash

  • Bring extra clothes.
  • Keep your schedule flexible for weather.
  • Advertise near traffic.
  • A wet car is not always a clean car.
  • Do better at washing someones car they might really appreciated.

Spirit Week

  • You don’t have to go crazy to show our school spirit.
  • Don’t get upset if you’re not Spirit King or Queen .
  • All that matters is to have FUN
  • Don't Forget your spirit, improvise!


  • Some clothes never go out of style: jeans, button shirts, t-shirts and hi-tops(converse).
  • Clothes seem to affect who you are.
  • Beware of ones that do go out of style.
  • If certain clothes look cool or fashionable but aren't comfortable, don't wear them.
  • Remember that clothes were made to keep you warm, so you don't need to make such a big deal out of them.


  • Submit your own fun photos.
  • Hurry and get your money in early.
  • Try not to put mean things and comments in your yearbook.

Career Week

  • Subscribe to magazines and internet sites.
  • Try different jobs.
  • Remember that these are just proposals. You can be whatever you wanna be in your life.

Music Class

  • Practice and master the BASICS.
  • Open yourself up to other types of music, such as classical.
  • If you don’t find the right instrument at first, it’s ok, everyone has their instrument.

Class Clown

  • Clown around the Cafeteria - Good.
  • Clown around Vice Principal - Bad.
  • Beware of sitting next to the Class Clown.
  • Class clowns can get you into trouble.
  • Take some advantage of class clowns and try to finish work early while the teacher is scolding them.


  • If you fail, don’t overreact.
  • If you’re failing, try something new.
  • Talk to your Guidance Counselor for advice on how to pass.
  • Ask the teacher if you can do more in the class to pass the class. This tip always works so don't be shy.


  • Ask your teacher about tutor options.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for a new tutor.
  • Beware of tutors who do the work for you.
  • Don't beat yourself up. If you have a tutor, it doesn't mean you're dumb.

Science Fair

  • You can find experiments online.
  • Save time and money and use stuff around the house.
  • Teachers only want to see the scientific method.

Study Hall/Free time

  • Connect with a friend quietly in Study Hall.
  • Tell a friend you’ll talk later or move.
  • Bored in Study Hall? Get your game on.
  • If it’s loud, use headphones.
  • Use the book barrier.
  • If you need to study ask to go to the library.

Double Dating

  • Double Dating = Less Pressure.
  • Avoid awkward silences with double dating.
  • The best small talk - teachers and the lots of heavy textbooks do this to break the ice and it's so true.
  • if you have a double date, be sure to tell the person you said yes to first thought you are having a double date,

The Last Day

  • Clean out your locker or it will get donated.
  • Get your projects or you’ll never see them again.
  • It’s the last day to get your yearbook signed.
  • Say goodbye to all your favorite teachers.
  • Say goodbye to all your friends and ask for summer reading list because its for a grade

See Also

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