On Wednesday night the Dixon School Board heard a report concerning the mentor program at the Dixon High School. Principal Dr. Michael Grady gave an in-depth report about how it worked the previous year and what changes and improvements are planned for the upcoming year.
Grady said all of the freshmen were, as he put it, “Voluntold” about what group they would be in. He also said he is looking for 65 upper classman to be the mentor’s.
Grady said the mentors will need to meet the criteria concerning disciplinary record, GPA and involvement. Grady said he is asking a lot of the mentors and it is important they can balance between this and school activities.
Grady also stressed the need for the mentors to be honest. He said if a freshman asks if they had a problem with something he wants the mentor to be honest and say what they did to deal with it.
For the incoming freshman the 1st semester will deal with acclamation to DHS and the 2nd semester will deal with academics. Freshman can seek some exemptions by performing approved community service.