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Title: Schedule has 5 minute periods with 8 minute passing periods


1
  • Transition to High School
  • Upperclassmen Leading the Way
  • Presented by
  • Dolores Fischer
  • FMP Coordinator
  • and
  • FMP Student Mentors

2
Freshman Mentor Program
  • Mentoring - The Act of Giving

3
F M POur Friendly Meeting Place
  • Mentoring
  • The Act of Giving
  • The FMP Student Mentor
  • is giving each freshman
  • A gift of knowledge
  • A gift of friendship
  • A gift of experience

4
A TRIBUTE TO OURFMP STUDENT MENTORS
5
WHAT IS FMP????
  • The freshman mentor program provides each
    freshman with a supportive environment that
    allows a smooth adjustment from junior high to
    high school, both academically and socially.

6
FMP provides each freshman with
  • Advisory that meets 4 days a week
  • On-going orientation to high school
  • A comfortable environment to grow in high school
  • Counselors monitor each freshman's academic
    progress
  • Constant announcements of school activities
  • Academic Resources through faculty advisor,
    FMPs, and subject study groups.

7
History of FMP
  • 1997-98 - We decide to pilot 6 advisories with 3
    student mentors in each, rather than two.
  • 1998-99 - Expand Program to include more FMPs
    and advisories
  • 1999 - 2000 - Introduced Board of Directors to
    help maintain control over the growing program
  • 2000 -2001 Expand all advisories to 3 FMPs in
    each
  • 2001-2002 Pilot 4 to 5 FMPs within each
    advisory
  • 2002-Present Improve FMP to Freshman ratio,
    eventually growing to over 240 FMPs strong.
  • 1990-91 - Pilot Homeroom Freshman Advisory with
    two teachers.
  • 1991-92 - Expand Advisory to more teachers
  • 1992-94 - Continue Homeroom program to see the
    lasting affects of FMP
  • February -1994 visit Highland Park High Schools
    APF program
  • March -1994 - Proposal for Freshman Mentor
    Program to Board of Ed using Highland Park model
    to include student mentors
  • 1994-95 - Pilot FMP Advisories with students
  • 1995-96 - Expand FMP to the whole freshman class
  • 1996-97 - Implement Freshman Orientation Day

8
FMP Faculty Leaders
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
FMP DIRECTOR
Three FMP coordinators observe, evaluate, and
monitor advisory activities
9
FMP Student Leaders
FMP EXECUTIVE BOARD
TWO PRESIDENTS
VICE PRESIDENTS
Board of Directors Leaders that organize FMP
events
FMP ADVISORY LEADERS
3 FMP Mentors
10
Advisory team
FACULTY ADVISOR
STUDENT MENTORS (3-4)
COUNSELOR, DEAN, SOCIAL WORKER
  • Dean and social Worker meet their freshmen on
    Orientation day.

11
Advisory Team
Student Mentor
Faculty Advisor
Counselor
12
Advisory Team
  • The Faculty Advisor
  • Provides leadership coaching for
  • Student Mentors
  • Supervises advisory
  • (satisfies contract for supervision)
  • Helps organize/participate in activities
  • Performs administrative duties
  • Provides a resource for all students

13
Advisory Team
  • The Guidance Counselor
  • Provides an opportunity to develop a rapport with
    their freshman
  • Talks about necessary topics with students as a
    group
  • Allows time to answer questions for students

14
A Week In Advisory
  • Monday - Small Group Day
  • Tuesday -
  • Meet with your counselor
  • Wednesday -
  • Homework/Study Day
  • Thursday - Activity Day

15
Special Events
  • August -
  • Freshman Orientation
  • Freshman dance
  • Guidebook Test
  • Co-curricular Education
  • September -
  • Becoming A Patriot Superintendent speaks to
    freshman
  • Introduction to technology
  • October -
  • Homecoming
  • Discuss earning privileges at Stevenson
  • November -
  • Principal Visits
  • Career Cruising
  • December -
  • The Giving Month
  • January -
  • Preparing For Finals
  • Registering for classes - four year plan
  • February -
  • Pre-Driving program with police
  • Odyssey
  • March
  • Co-curricular Fair
  • April -
  • World of Difference
  • May-
  • 8th grade dance
  • 8th grade transition program
  • Advisory Awards Day

16
FMP provides each freshman with
  • A comprehensive transition program during their
    8th grade year which includes
  • Parents and future freshmen come to Stevenson for
    Registration - February
  • Co-curricular fair - March
  • Meeting with FMP student advisors at junior high
    schools - May
  • Freshman Orientation day - August

17
Co-Curricular Fair
  • In march, The Stevenson Student Activities
    invites parents and our future freshman to learn
    about Stevensons clubs(over 100) Intramurals,
    and Sports Teams.

18
Spring Eighth Grade Transition Program
  • FMPs go to Jr. High Schools
  • In small groups FMPs talk to their future
    freshmen about Stevenson High Schools
  • Academics
  • Co- Curricular Opportunities
  • Social Aspects
  • Support Services
  • Freshman Orientation day

19
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION DAY
  • The day before the
  • official first day of school.
  • Two FMPs ride each school bus and greet freshmen
    at each bus stop(56 bus routes)
  • FMPs escort students to the Sports Center to pick
    up their schedule and direct them to their
    advisory classroom.

20
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
  • 730 A.M. - 800 A.M - Receive class schedule,
    locker card,and ID (if taken in summer school) in
    the sports center. Freshmen then report to their
    Advisory.
  • 800 A.M. - 1015 A.M. - Advisory Activities,
    ID/Yearbook Pictures, Tours of the school in
    small groups with the FMPs. Visit key places in
    school (i.e. lockers, gyms, lunchrooms, etc.).
  • 1015 A.M. - 1115 A.M. - Welcome Assembly
  • 1130 A.M. - 1230 P. M. - Meet with Dean,
    Counselor and Social Worker
  • 1230 P.M. - 130 P.M. - Lunch
  • 1 30 P.M. - 330 P.M. - Mini School Schedule
  • Schedule has 5 minute periods with 8 minute
    passing periods

21
Becoming a Freshman Mentor
  • Step 1 - Application
  • Part 1 - Student Profile
  • Part 2 - Resume
  • Part 3 - Ice breaker activity
  • Activities we use to develop our Activity
    Resource Books
  • Part 4 - Essay Questions
  • - See Example in Resource Section

22
Becoming a Freshman Mentor
  • Step 2 - Evaluation
  • Faculty Evaluation of Applicants -
  • Are they
  • Positive role models
  • Willing to lead others - Responsible to manage a
    group
  • Do they have
  • Communication skills
  • Respect for Diverse ideas and personalities
  • Enthusiasm and Motivation
  • FMP Directors -
  • Academics
  • Attendance
  • Responsible Behavior

23
Becoming a Freshman Mentor
  • Step 3 - Interviews
  • Out of about 450 applicants, only 50-60
    receive an interview with senior mentors and
    board of directors

24
2nd Year Mentors
  • Reapply
  • This includes a student profile, resume,
    activity, and answers to essay questions
  • Faculty evaluations
  • Faculty re-evaluate applicants
  • Counselor, FMP Faculty Advisor, and FMP
    Directors evaluations
  • Evaluate FMP student mentors effectiveness as a
    leader,a positive role model, and a responsible
    student.

25
FMP Student Mentor Training
  • June Last day of school
  • Orientation to FMP program by learning about our
    history, traditions, expectations, our passion
    to help freshmen.
  • Summer - FMP Student Mentor
  • Advisory Pairings
  • FMPs meet to begin to develop advisory team
    dynamics
  • Dateline FMP when the FMP team meets on a
    social level
  • August - 2 days
  • Team building through games and activities
  • Motivational Speaker - Mike Smith from
    Differences Makers
  • works with FMPs to develop their mentoring
    skills
  • Lunch Learn
  • Lunch meetings (once a month) throughout the
    entire school year

26
FMP and the Students
  • Ultimate Goal
  • Become that special upperclassman
  • Rewards
  • Privilege of being a part of an internationally
    recognized mentoring program and esteemed
    co-curricular
  • Opportunity to help others
  • Develop friendships between you and your freshmen

27
FMP and the Students
  • Benefits of FMP
  • Ease freshmans transition into high school
  • Mentors serve as an easily accessible resource
    and role models
  • Provides a comfortable, friendly atmosphere
  • Helps them to meet their peers
  • Creates instant upperclassman friends
  • Who benefits more?
  • They both benefit tremendously

28
Benefits for All
  • Creates lasting friendships
  • Helps freshmen adjust to the social and learning
    environments of high school
  • Upperclassmen have the opportunity to build
    trusting relationships
  • Upperclassmen develop their leadership skills
  • Gives upperclassmen the opportunity to have a
    lasting impact on their freshman's lives
  • FMP Student Mentors
  • are the
  • STAR MAKERS OF STEVENSON

29
F M P
  • Friendly Meeting Place

It takes an adult 7 days to 7 weeks to make an
impact on a students life, but it takes another
student their age or slightly older 7 seconds to
7 minutes to make a difference. Anonymous
30
LEARN MORE ABOUT FMP
  • FMP Website
  • http//www6.district125.k12.il.us/FMP/default.shtm
    l
  • Contact the
  • Director of the Freshman Mentor Program Dolores
    Fischer
  • 847-634-4000 ext.1673
  • dfischer_at_district125.k12.il.us

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