• What is the mentor's job?

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    The mentor has a job to guide 9th graders through the first year of high school. Mentors assist with questions about everything from backpacks in classrooms to study tips for final exams. Many students form great bonds and friendships which continue year after year in our GHS community. Mentors will create activities for 9th grade students such as tailgates, yoga day, and special event days at the 9th grade sporting events.

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  • Will mentors drive my child to events or meet them there?

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    We do not support mentors driving around siblings. All of our sibling activities are done on campus and given advance notice so that rides may be arranged with parents and guardians. We appreciate not putting our mentors in the position to drive their sibling. 

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  • Can I request a certain mentor for my student?

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    No, unfortunately we do not accept mentor requests. This is an important transition piece for our 9th grade students and an opportunity to branch out and expand their peer group. We do our best to match up mentors and siblings by interests (based on forms they have filled out for us). Our mentors are chosen on their ability to reach out beyond who they know and this will help your student feel welcome. 

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  • How are mentor students assigned to 8th graders?

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    Our mentors visit our feeder schools Berkshire and BCS in the spring. Information sheets are given to all 8th grade students to fill out. We do our best to pair a mentor and an 8th grade student up that share similar interests. 

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  • My student did not attend a feeder school, how can we get a mentor?

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    Students who are new to BPS as 9th graders should fill out the information sheet and turn it in when they register. We will do our best to find a similar mentor. And, welcome to Groves! (link for info sheet coming soon)

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  • When do the 8th graders get their assigned mentor information?

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    Our mentor students will call the number given to the school and or on the student information sheet (done by 8th grade student in the spring). Please expect a phone call home in the second or third week of August. Mentors and mentees will meet during orientation day in August. 

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  • When is the 9th grade orientation day?

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    Orientation will be on Wednesday August 21st from 9:00am-1:00pm. Your student will have a great day getting to know Groves, other students, and their mentors. Lunch is provided. 

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