This year at WHS we started a peer mentoring program for the freshmen class. Our National Honor Society students have taken ownership of the program and have a lot of great activities planed for the year.
Senior and National Honor Society President, Sarah Armstrong, wrote this guest blog post to summarize the program.
Peer Mentoring Program
Objective: To provide freshmen students with a senior peer mentor in the National Honor Society as a guide throughout high school.
The transition from middle school into high school is no easy task. Senior NHS members aim to help freshmen tackle the challenges of adjusting to high school, as it is an environment that requires time to get used to. This program provides an opportunity for freshman students to hear truth and advice from those with experience, which will lighten the load by letting them know they have someone to turn to.
Freshmen have been sorted into groups of eight or nine classmates and have been assigned to a NHS group leader. The groups will meet at 7:30 AM once a month on a Friday morning. The NHS members will be in touch with their groups via group message or email. All students are highly encouraged to attend, as these meetings will provide them with a great deal of information including, but not limited to, the following:
- Getting acclimated to high school
- Peer pressure
- Current events
- Getting involved / clubs
- Student council
- Study habits
- “How to succeed in ____” (ex: a certain class, being an active member of the community, being a good friend, participating in school functions, etc.)
- Social groups and being friends with a range of people
- Ideas on how we can make life easier at WHS
Freshmen should also feel encouraged to reach out to their NHS group leader at any time regarding any questions they may have pertaining to life as a high school student.
All meetings will be held at 7:30 AM
Friday, September 23
Friday, October 21
Friday, November 18
Friday, December 16
Friday, January 20
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 17
Friday, April 28
Friday, May 26
Friday, June 9