HW Pickup Junior High School
Research continues to suggest that the transition to junior high school can substantially increase levels of stress and anxiety.
In an effort to reduce these levels and help students enjoy their first day of school, Aim for Success with the support of 2 practicum students have developed a Grade 7 survival guide for H.W. Pickup Junior High School.
On the first day of school, all Grade 7 students, will be given a copy to help reduce their stress and anxiety levels and help promote the transition to junior high to be a smooth and enjoyable process.
Surviving Grade 7: With the Aim for Success Survival Guide
Aim for Success at H.W. Pickup
Susan Reich and Shelley Chaney are the Aim for Success mentors for H. W. Pickup Junior High School.
Susan and Sheeley have extensive experience in the education settings
I am looking forward to another great year at HW Pickup. Roots of Empathy babies coming, starting up the Peer Mentorship Team, and trying to crack down on cyber bullying, will be the kick start to the new school year - Sue Reich
Peer Mentorship Team
H.W. Pickup's Peer Mentorship Group got out and about in the community November 15. Members of the group handed out goodies and information to people watching the communities Annual Light Up Parade.
In recognition of anti-bullying week the Peer Mentorship Group delivered 6 presentations on bullying. The presentations were 45-minute, research based "Peer Power" presentations. The kids talked about bullying and shared their personal experiences with bullying.
"Formal Wear Affair" Brings in the Donation to Humans Helping Humans
Aim for Success' Formal Wear Affair raised over $220 that was donated to Human Helping Humans.
The event was spearheaded by Aim for Success mentor Susan Reich. The formal wear affair was an opportunity for students to purchase graduation dresses and suits with the proceeds going to a good cause.
H.W. Pickup Welcomes Roots of Empathy
Aim for Success mentor Susan Reich is facilitating three Roots of Empathy Programs at H.W. Pickup.
Roots of Empathy program is an anti-bullying program that provides the basics for students to start to learn to care about others.
In this program the babies are the teachers and through understanding baby development and vulnerabilities students begin to understand empathy in one another.
Mrs. Reich welcomes Baby Nixon, Baby Aubrey and Baby Morgan.
For more information on Roots of Empathy Check out our Program Page
Students at HW Pickup are sometimes challenged to find something to do during lunch hour, difficult to connect with friends, or to even make new friends. Aim for Success is offering the junior high students some activities to do at lunch, which will not only give them something to do, but provide them with the opportunity to connect with other students and build friendships.
Now when the lunch bell rings instead of feeling anxious and worried about what they are going to do at lunchtime, students can feel confident and assured that they have a place to go, people to talk to and something to do.