This year, Bloem plans on having tutors set up in TLC to help students who are struggling with their school work. He also wants students to be more active in the orientation for the 8th graders coming to high school the next year. He plans to start teachings for Peer Helpers to go to, and help get them ready for the things they may be handling, the week of December 15th. Bloem will be meeting up with each member individually to see when would be the best time of the month to have these classes, and whether it would be best to have it before or after school. Bloem also still plans on doing the teachers vs teachers basketball game in March with the annual baked goods auction at halftime.
Bloem actually came from a school in Indiana where students had a group a lot like this. The students there would meet up in advisees to tutor or go to Freshman advisees to help them get more accustomed to high school life. He talked about how he wasn’t really involved in this group at this other school, but he is excited to be a part of it now.
If you still wish to be a part of Peer Helpers, or just want to hear more about what they’re doing, you can visit Brian Bloem in his office on the second floor of the “new” building.