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K-8 Mentoring members begin the program by traveling out to schools to meet kids

Isabel VanZetta

November 16, 2019

The K-8 mentoring club members at CHS are beginning to travel out to the participating schools in Carmel to begin the program. Last week on Oct. 15, according to Robin Pletcher, sponsor for 18 years, students who are a part of the club received the names and grades of the four younger students they wi...

K-8 mentors to continue building relationships with mentees throughout fourth quarter

K-8 mentors to continue building relationships with mentees throughout fourth quarter

Michelle Hong

April 16, 2019

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, as the semester comes to a close, the class likes to reflect upon what they’ve learned and achieved during the year. “We as a class usually have some kind of celebration, but usually it’s just kind of seeing if they have rea...

K-8 Mentors to continue meeting with students from Carmel schools

K-8 Mentors to continue meeting with students from Carmel schools

Michelle Hong

March 22, 2019

According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, the mentors will continue to go out and spend time with their mentees from the Carmel elementary and middle schools. She said, “I feel like (students) benefit because they are giving back to the community, they are learning how ...

K-8 Mentors continue to meet with their students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

K-8 Mentors continue to meet with their students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

Michelle Hong

February 27, 2019

According to mentor and senior Cameron Clark, the K-8 mentors are continuing to meet with their assigned students every Gold Day during SRT. He said, "I joined the program because I’ve done a lot of work with like peer-facilitation and with special needs kids, like being able to help and mentor people....

Application for next year’s K-8 Mentors due late January

Application for next year’s K-8 Mentors due late January

Da-Hyun Hong

January 16, 2019

Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring and AP Psychology teacher, said she is currently in the process of interviewing candidates for next year’s K-8 mentoring program. She said the application includes the completion of a rating sheet by three teachers and is usually due at the end of January. “I like to lo...

Cameron Clark, K-8 Mentor and senior, looks forward to creating relationships with mentees

Cameron Clark, K-8 Mentor and senior, looks forward to creating relationships with mentees

Da-Hyun Hong

November 25, 2018

The K-8 mentors will continue to meet with their students from the 11 Carmel elementary and middle schools, according to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher. Pletcher said it sometimes takes time for the mentees to get comfortable with the mentors. “It varies from kid to kid. Some of (...

K-8 mentors start building relationships with students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

K-8 mentors start building relationships with students at Carmel elementary and middle schools

Da-Hyun Hong

November 3, 2018

Last week, the mentors met their assigned students for the first time, according to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher. She said with teachers discussing next year’s course recommendations, she is trying to encourage students to join K-8 Mentoring. “I know I spent time talking to all of my classes about the program and trying to generate some interest as we look a...

K-8 Mentors look forward to mentoring younger students

K-8 Mentors look forward to mentoring younger students

Da-Hyun Hong

October 12, 2018

The K-8 Mentors will start driving out to the Carmel elementary and middle schools soon after fall break to begin building relationships with the students, according to K-8 Mentoring teacher Robin Pletcher. “I feel like (students) benefit because they are giving back to the community. They are lear...

K-8 Mentors continue two-month training process

K-8 Mentors continue two-month training process

Da-Hyun Hong

September 21, 2018

According to Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring teacher and AP Psychology teacher, the students will continue learning about communication and mentor skills through their two-month training process before they meet any children from the 11 elementary and middle schools in Carmel. “I’m always changing an...

K-8 Mentoring class starts training portion of new year

K-8 Mentoring class starts training portion of new year

Da-Hyun Hong

September 1, 2018

The K-8 Mentoring class, consisting of 24 juniors and seniors, is learning how to mentor students from all 14 Carmel middle and elementary schools. According to Robin Pletcher, AP Psychology and K-8 Mentoring teacher, “the goal of the program is just to have a positive impact on the lives of the ki...

K-8 mentors to continue meeting with mentees until end of the school year

K-8 mentors to continue meeting with mentees until end of the school year

Da-Hyun Hong

May 14, 2018

According to Robin Pletcher, K-8 Mentoring and AP Psychology teacher, the mentors will continue to meet with their assigned students from the Carmel elementary and middle schools until the last Gold Day of the year. She said next year the curriculum and process of meeting the students won’t change. “...

K-8 Mentors to continue meeting kids until end of school year

K-8 Mentors to continue meeting kids until end of school year

Da-Hyun Hong

April 28, 2018

K-8 Mentors will continue to meet with their assigned mentees from Carmel elementary and middle schools until the end of the school year. According to K-8 Mentoring sponsor Robin Pletcher, next year’s mentors have already been decided. “I need to be able to know that (the mentors) are responsib...