I graduated in 2005 anon and your list is real.>>Apple for the teacher
My friend who is a teacher received an apple from a student in her graduating class. It was a bronze apple as she helped him earn a scholarship.>>Clapping chalk erasers as punishment
Done outside of the school until the school finally replaced the chalkboards with whiteboards around 2000.>>Teachers with beads on glasses
I sport that look right now. A music teacher had a ZZ Top beard, glasses, and a bald head.>>Teachers and bullies refer to you by your surname
Yes and no. My first name is John and there were three other John's in my class. The teacher asked if she could use our last names.>>Romeo and Juliet plays, where Chad/your bully is Romeo and your oneitis is Juliet, and you're a tree or some bullshit.>>Rope-climbing
Yes, but it was held outside.>>Gym class being some draconian torture session and not just indoor recess.
Yes, as the main gym teacher was a jagoff. He would pick on girls and broke one girl's jaw by throwing a basketball at her. Later was fired as his ex-wife became the school's superintendent. >>Mystery meat
Nope. The cafeteria was pretty good.>>Mandatory gym showers
Had them, didn't have enough time between periods to shower.>>Every high school student looks like a twenty-something instead of
I developed a bad five o'clock shadow when I was 17. Which my school having a shaving policy. You would see a lot of guys with cut up faces (had to shave at school with cheap one dollar razors if you were pulled aside). >>"Popular kids"
My high school had the various groups. Most of them overlapped.>>FOOOOODFIIIIGHT!!!!
Yes, during my freshman year. It caused the school to change how lunches were handled. People snuck a lot of rotten food in to do it.