New Peer Pals at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 14:04

This year, counselors at Springville Junior High decided that they would try something new in order to help new students succeed. “Peer Pals” is a program in which students try their hardest to look out for new students and make sure no one feels excluded or left out. Teachers recommended students who are good leaders and able to include others.

“Sometimes students notice things that teachers or the other councilors don’t notice,” Mrs. Monica Distefano, a counselor at Springville Junior High, said. Mrs. Distefano went on to say, “We’re going to try to meet with new students at least once a term to see how they are doing.”

Although there are a few selected students to be peer pals, Mr. Shaun Blakey, another counselor, said, “Students don’t need to be a ‘Peer Pal’ to help other students. We hope all students will look for anyone who needs a friend and invite them to hang out with them.” 

Kara Dunn, SJHS Staff Writer