Freshman year is a hard time for any student. Students have to make new friends, take more challenging subjects, and often get less sleep. At Louisa County High School, the Kick-Off Mentor (KOM) program makes the transition a bit easier. This program helps freshmen adjust to high school. Each student is given a mentor who shows them the ropes and who is there as a resource if they need any help or need to ask questions.
The Kick-Off Day was Thursday, July 17 giving freshmen the opportunity to learn a lot about high school life. Students arrived at the high school at 12 p.m. excited to see what the day had in store for them. They met their mentor and played some introductory games allowing students and mentors a chance to get to know one another.
Next, the freshman were split up into two sections. Half of them toured the high school and the other half had discussion time with their mentor where students were given a basic overview of the rules and do’s and don’ts of high school. On the tour, freshmen got to look at the pods and how their classes were going to be set up. They were shown the layout of the high school and where their classes were most likely going to be. After this, the fun began and everyone went to the football stadium.
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 14 edition of The Central Virginian.