• The Hahnville High School Freshman Advisory Mentoring Program (FAM) aims to provide incoming 9th graders with the appropriate social, emotional, and academic skills needed to make a smooth transition into their high school career. Research indicates that participants in these types of programs earn higher grade point averages, are more likely to be involved in extracurricular opportunities, and have fewer disciplinary situations than those who have not participated. Each year, incoming freshmen are paired with upper-class students who act as role models and leaders within the school. These upperclassmen mentors provide their mentees with important insight and skills need to make the most out of the high school experience. Overseen by a FAM teacher, mentors and mentees meet during school-wide advisories to discuss various situations that freshmen commonly struggle with throughout their first year at Hahnville. Such situations may include bullying, conflict resolution, dealing with an increased academic workload, etc. The 2015-2016 FAM focus is to provide freshmen students with the necessary mindsets needed to display the HHS Essential 7. Furthermore, mentors make weekly contact with their mentees via text, email, phone call, or even face-to-face communication to ensure that everyone remains motivated and on-track. Each year, the FAM program kicks-off with a full-day freshman orientation event that not only allows mentees to meet their mentors, but also allows them to become acquainted with new friends and a new school! FAM: working together to ensure that every student succeeds! If you have any questions about the program or how you can become involved with FAM, please contact one of the FAM coordinators listed below:

    • Kristen Lumar – klumar@stcharles.k12.la.us
    • Jose Gonzales – jgonzales1@stcharles.k12.la.us
    • Melanie Seal – mblackmonseal@stcharles.k12.la.us
    • Ingrid Brass (administrator) – ibrass@stcharles.k12.la.us