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5 Great Benefits of Mentoring for High School Students

Mentoring is a great way for you to pass your knowledge, wisdom and advice to a Pewaukee student as he or she grows and learns. It also allows you to give back to the school that helped you get where you are today and can even help you grow and develop as a leader and professional.

Mentees often go on to do big things, thanks in part to the person who took time to be their mentor. They may even go on to become a mentor themselves—creating a legacy of giving back.

Here are five ways high school students benefit from a mentorship:

  1. Students gain practical, applicable advice that might not be taught in the classroom. They’ll enter college or the job force with an advantage over pure classroom learners.

  2. Mentorships create a bond benefiting everything from professional networking to personal growth at a pivotal time in a high school student’s life. A mentor is a guide for students facing uncertainty in their future.

  3. Mentees get one-on-one attention, helping them to better understand and retain information while also connecting that knowledge to classroom lessons.

  4. Students get a better understanding of real-world expectations and applications, direct from someone who has experience. This necessary dose of reality will shape their understanding of the world outside the classroom.

  5. Mentorship is free! It affords students access to a crucial resource for development that’s not hidden behind a financial barrier. For students unable to afford tutoring or those disadvantaged by a lack of available programs, mentoring is an incredibly valuable experience.

Become a mentor

For mentors, being able to pass along wisdom to a younger generation of Pewaukee students is a truly gratifying experience. We invite you to see for yourself the profound effect mentorships can have on students by visiting our Insight program today.

Updates on our Sports Teams

The Pewaukee Dance team participated in the Freedom Dance Invite this weekend. The Pirate dancers beat 8 other teams to take first place in Division 2 Hip-Hop.

Our girls basketball team lost Friday's away conference game against New Berlin Eisenhower. The Lady Pirates led by a point at the half, but the second half was a different story. There were too many offensive turnovers and rebounds given to Ike that led to the final score of 50-37. Despite the loss this weekend, the team has had a good start to the season, 8-4 overall.

The Pewaukee Pirates boys basketball team had a close game on Friday against New Berlin Eisenhower. Trailing the Lions by 6 points at half, the team stepped up their game and ended the second half 88-88. However, the Pirates lost by two points in overtime, with a final score of 90-88. The boys are also having a good season and are 11-1 overall. 


How You Can Support Pewaukee Students This Holiday Season and Beyond

December is one of the most active times of the year for charitable giving. In addition to taking part in the spirit of giving that comes with the holiday season, donations can also help you reduce your tax burden come April 15.

Were you aware that you can contribute to schools, school districts and educational foundations, just like any other charity or cause? The Pewaukee Scholarship Fund, for example, provides scholarship funds to students and recent graduates, giving them the support they need as they take the next step on their educational journeys.

 

How else can you benefit students?

Donating money is just one of many ways you can support the students of Pewaukee. We welcome volunteers for a variety of activities and events, and many alumni even serve as positive mentors to our current students. This gives young people the chance to interact with past graduates and learn how they can thrive in a constantly changing world and economy.

In so many ways, the success of the Pewaukee School District and the students we serve rely on the incredible support we receive from our community—including our dedicated alumni. We thank you for helping provide so many great educational opportunities for our young people.


If you have any questions about how you can make a contribution this holiday season, please contact us today.


Check Out These Great Pewaukee Events

As we near the winter season here in Pewaukee, students and faculty are preparing for a wide range of events. These include everything from concerts and theater performances to sports and parent nights.

As an alumnus, you can take part in the Pewaukee School District in many different ways. We invite you to check out and attend the following events coming up:

 

Girls’ Basketball Home Opener

Saturday, November 18 at 3:15 p.m.

PHS Gym

The Pirates start the season at home against Notre Dame Academy.

 

Tim Reuter Showcase (Boys’ Basketball)

vs. Oconomowoc

Friday, November 24 at 6 p.m.

vs. Catholic Memorial

Saturday, November 25 at 6 p.m.

The Pirates open the 2017-2018 season in the annual Tim Reuter Showcase. Both games are at the PHS Gym.

 

PHS Presents: “Almost Maine

November 16-17 at 7 p.m. (both days)

PHS Auditorium

John Cariani’s “Almost Maine” features nine short plays that focus on love and loss.

 

PHS Winter Band Concert

Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

PHS Auditorium

 

PHS Winter Choir Concert

Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

PHS Auditorium


Be sure to follow Pewaukee Schools on Facebook and Twitter for more information on these and future events. We hope to see you out and about this winter season! 


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