8 months ago
"School and Community Working Together to Achieve Excellence!"
Questions and Answers About the Mt. Woodson Mentoring Program
What is the Mt. Woodson Mentoring Program? The Mt. Woodson Mentoring Program is an opportunity for caring adults and older youth from the local community to help students achieve success in school and enhance their lives.
WHO ARE MENTORS? Mentors are men, women, and older teens from our local community who care about young people, want to help them succeed, and are willing to be trained to work with a child. The people who accepted as mentors are: secure, reliable, confident, flexible, patient, tolerant, mature, outgoing, warm & caring, and... They are genuinely interested in helping our young people of today.
WHAT IS A MENTORS ROLE? After a screening and brief training by Mt. Woodson personnel, mentors assume the role of being a students friend and helper. They meet informally with a student to build a meaningful relationship and strengthen social and school related skills. The mentoring relationship also targets enhancing student self-esteem.
HOW OFTEN DO MENTORS MEET WITH THE STUDENTS? The mentors meet their student for approximately 1/2 hour per week during the school year. Specific times during campus hours will be arranged on an individual basis to meet the needs of the Mentor and student.
WHERE DO MENTORS MEET WITH STUDENTS? Mentors will meet with the students in the campus in a prearranged place.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE STUDENT MENTORING PROJECT?
The school and the mentor must have the family's permission before the student can be involved in the program. The mentor program coordinator acts as a liaison between families and mentors.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE STUDENTS? Students are expected to be respectful, courteous, cooperative, and reliable. They must be willing to work with the mentor.
YOUTH WHO HAVE HAD A MENTOR SAY THE EXPERIENCE HELPED THEM TO:
*identify school as a positive experience
*improve their grades
*avoid drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
*enhance their self-esteem
*increase their regard for people of all races
*improve their relationships with teachers and friends
*learn to succeed
*feel special because someone cares
*choose a career path
Note: All mentor candidates must complete an application and be in compliance with District policy regarding volunteers.
Breanna Jordison, Student Mentoring Program Assistant
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about 1 year ago
The Rachel's Challenge program provides a sustainable framework for positive climate and culture in our schools. When fully implemented, schools achieve significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. As your student about things they learned in the assembly. For more information, below is the informational flier that the district put out at the beginning of the year. Or visit the website at: http://rachelschallenge.org/
Please download and print this flyer for more information and to invite others to this important event. Together, we can make a difference! Rachel's Challenge Elem Flyer.pdf In Español: El Desafío de Rachel
about 1 year ago
Mt. Woodson Elementary School Summer Office Hours
office will be open June 8
through June 22, from 8:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
office will be closed June 23
through August 2.
office will re-open for the 2018-2019
school year on August 3, from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
The Great Kindness Challenge
about 1 year ago
Hello KIND Friend!
The Great Kindness Challenge is ON! We are thrilled to announce that over 10 million students in over 20,000 schools in 103 countries are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. How amazing is that!!!
This is a true grassroots movement, and we could not have reached this magnitude of impact without you. Thank you for leading the way with KINDNESS!
We hope your week is filled with an abundance of joy and connection! We are cheering you on!
With great big happy hearts,