Nooksack Valley Schools – March 2022- Coordinator Report

Stories & snippets ·         This month we mark two years since the arrival of the Covid pandemic and specifically the impact on schools and mentoring. Like everything, mentoring was changed in never-before-seen ways. We adapted and adjusted to emails and virtual meetings. We had fits and starts and “not again” moments. It was a struggle for … Read more

Nooksack Valley Schools – February 2022- Coordinator Report

Stories & snippets ·         A story of faithful commitment and resilience. Reba began mentoring Kaylene in Lynden. In March of 2020 Kaylene moved with her family to the Nooksack Valley. The day after Kaylene toured the school and officially transferred details covid hit, and school went virtual. Reba continued a steady presence in Kaylene’s life, first … Read more

Nooksack Valley Schools – January 2022- Coordinator Report

Stories & snippets ·         Michael and Edgar were matched at the tail end of two historic floods in the Valley and shortly before our winter break. Coming back in January we were faced with freezing temperatures damaging our High School and resulting in students moving to remote learning for the first week of January. Wednesday night … Read more

Coordinator Report – Nooksack Valley High School & Middle School

April 2021 Stories & snippets  Mentors are returning to campus and we are enjoying the fullness of person-to-person meetings. At 12:30 on a Thursday afternoon at our High School we had both our longest serving mentor and newest mentor meeting with their respective students. April focus:  Reconnecting on campus for face-to-face meetings while still supporting virtual … Read more

Nooksack Valley High School & Middle School: Coordinator Report for March 2021

Stories & snippets  This month we received approval to return to on campus mentoring. This is exciting news, and we are now working to restart existing matches and begin new connections. This move has brought both the joy through reconnecting live matches and the assurance that it is okay to continue virtually. Some mentors are choosing … Read more

Nooksack Valley High School & Middle School – Report January 2021

Stories & snippets  Following the Student Voices mentor training A NV mentor connected with a mentor from another school district and shared ideas and experiences. From a recent conversation with a student “Whether or not this COVID is true people are dying.” January focus:  (Continuing) Supporting students and mentors who are meeting primarily via video/ZOOM. Hosted (with other area … Read more