NHS members have launched a new initiative this year to help Lauralton’s freshmen acclimate to high school and connect with upperclassmen.
NHS members have launched a new initiative this year to help Lauralton’s freshmen acclimate to high school and connect with upperclassmen. FOCUS – Fostering Organization, Collaboration, and Understanding of Subjects – connects a group of 8-10 students with a team of NHS members who work collaboratively to help them feel connected to the LH community, encourage them to seek out academic support when needed through such programs as Student Assistants and Peer Tutors, and to be there as a “big sister” cohort.
The idea originated with our NHS officers who expressed a desire to do something more to help our freshmen students - both in terms of facilitating their adjustment to the academic rigor of high school as well as building a sense of community and sisterhood. The effort is designed to not only welcome our newest students but to provide encouragement, support, and a sense of family.
The goal is to forge ties, develop a peer support network, and help our freshman soar!