The match between the Pioneer Mentor and Elementary Mentee is critical to the Trailblazer program. The ideal match is one Mentor to one Mentee every day of the week. That way, Mentors and Mentees have ample time to build a bond that can be leveraged for academic success. Trailblazers should not be used as a rotating "reward" for kids to have time with a "cool" high school student. Each match should be for a specific reason with outcomes that further the educational success of the elementary student. If instructional time and/or specials get in the way of meeting every day, a different Mentee might be a better choice. Trailblazers should NOT become classroom aids that rotate to different kids each day. The Pioneer Mentors are expecting to invest in ONE Mentee and to help make a difference in his/her academic life! Mentors should have activities/work to do with their Mentee every day.
Mentor/Mentee Match Form
Use this form to record each Mentor/Mentee match. We are looking for a 1-to-1 match. Those are always the most effective matches for both the Mentor and Mentee.
Here is a link to Pioneer's Calendar. Trailblazers will be in our building every day except:
January 25-29 - Final Exams
February 1-2 - No school for HS students
March 9 - Early release day
March 11 - Early release day
The following days we will be on an alternate schedule and students will arrive and leave earlier than usual:
October 9 - Pioneer Pep Assembly
December 12 - Choir Concert
March 22 - Concerto Concert Assembly
I will update as the year progresses.
T-Shirt Order Form
Use the T-Shirt order form link to order you T-Shirts for the 2016 Field Trip. Make sure you order shirts for the adults that will accompany your students on the field trip to Pioneer. Do NOT order shirts for the Pioneer Mentors. Orders are due by the beginning of Spring Break!
Please ask if your PTSO can donate some money for the shirts. The Pioneer kids fundraise all the money to pay for the end of the year trip, so anything helps!
Field Trip to Pioneer is May 17th!