A Freshman’s Guide to Hall High

Ben Bomzer, Features Section Editor

Starting high school can fill you with many different feelings — anxiety and nervousness, excitement and enthusiasm, or a mix of both. To help you adjust to the first few weeks of school, here are some tips. 

Math and Writing Center: Whether you have an upcoming test to study for or you just need help with homework, the math center (room C223) and the writing center (room B132) are perfect places to get help.  Both centers are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They always have a teacher there to help you with your work and to answer any questions that you might have.

Library: The library is open during and after school every day. There are tables throughout the library where you can meet with friends to collaborate on projects or assignments. There are also cubbys in the library for students who are looking to relax or do work quietly. The book selection in the library is very extensive. If you are struggling to find background information on a history, English, or science project, you will likely be able to find many resources from the library to help you. 

Freshmen Opportunities: Since you are new to the school, you are able to take advantage of many opportunities. The football games are a highlight in the fall. Many people, students and adults both, attend these riveting events. Freshmen are able to attend the first game for free.

 Another resource that freshmen can take advantage of is the “Cocoa and Cram” session, hosted by the Link Crew in the cafeteria during January. If you are feeling stressed studying for midterms, then you have the opportunity to meet with upperclassmen that have already taken the freshman courses and get help preparing for the exams.

Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: At Hall, there are more than 50 clubs. Every club is open and welcome to new members. If you’re not sure how you feel about a club and still want to try it, you don’t have to worry; there is no pressure for you to stay. Additionally, Hall has a team for every major sport. What’s even better is that there is no fee to play on a team this year. So, you don’t have to worry about any monetary obstacles or obligations to play a sport that you’re interested in. 


Hall High School Fun Facts


  1. Did you know that the original Hall High School was located at the now current West Hartford Town Hall? 
  2. Did you know that Michael Schur, writer and producer of TV shows like Parks and Recreations, The Office, and The Good Place, grew up in West Hartford and went to Hall? 
  3. Did you know that Roger Sperry, who won a Nobel Prize for major discoveries about functions of the brain, went to Hall? 
  4. Did you know that the Jazz band has performed at the White House and the Pops and Jazz concert, which happens every March, sells over 3,000 tickets a year? 


Welcome to Hall!