P.A.L.S. is a program designed to develop a sense of community at Park Middle School and help make incoming 5th grade students feel welcome and safe.  P.A.L.S. gives us the opportunity to learn how to lead groups through activities and discussions.  Participating in these activities gives you the chance to get to know each other better and learn how to work collaboratively and respectfully while having fun!  Over the course of the year, P.A.L.S. leaders will meet weekly and engage in different games and challenges, while having the opportunity to share opinions, thoughts, and feelings with each other.  Approximately once per month, P.A.L.S. peer leaders will co-facilitate hands-on activities with 5th graders to help make a successful transition into middle school.
 
Requirements for Success
 
Peer Leaders Will:
         TEAM-BUILD
  • Get to know each other
  • Build trust
  • Establish a shared direction
  •  Develop and acceptance of and appreciation for differences among individuals

         DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Listen actively and ask thoughtful questions
  • Guide others in interactive activities
  •  Plan and organize activities and events
  • Become positive role models for their peers and 5th graders

         ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE

  • Understand an activity-based model of learning
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Increase their self-confidence

        PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

  • Promote school spirit within Park Middle
  • Help out with Parent Orientation Evenings 
 
 
 
P.A.L.S. RETREAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
 
P.A.L.S.  
 
 
 
 
Christina Krasovsky
 Jamie Yakencheck
 
Last Modified on September 16, 2016
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