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MHHS Link Crew
 
 
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For more information about the Link Crew Program:
 
 
 
Link Crew Committee:
 
Tina Hernandez
EL Coordinator
760.290.2751
tina.hernandez@smusd.org   
 
Cherryl Baker
School Counselor
760.290.2749
cherryl.baker@smusd.org 
  
Helen Winterhouse
Guidance Tech
760.290.2741
helen.winterhouse@smusd.org 
 
(Link Crew applications for 2015-2016 are now closed. )
 
 
What is Link Crew? Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable as they start their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew is a proven high school transition program that trains juniors and seniors to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshmen success.

Who are Link Leaders? Link Leaders are upperclassmen (Juniors & Seniors) who are good role models for younger students and who have been successful at MHHS. Link Leaders’ communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility, and personality have helped them succeed in the high school environment. The lessons they have learned should be shared to help others succeed. You could have a tremendous influence on new students and gain many valuable leadership skills in the process. Plus, it will be fun!

 

What does a Link Leader do? Link Leaders are trained to work with the incoming freshman class and other new students who are entering our school next fall. After the extensive training, the Link Leaders will run freshmen orientation before school starts in August. At the orientation, each Link Leader will be given a small group of freshmen to work with for the day. Leaders will be asked to befriend and to assist the group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face. Periodically during the school year, Link Leaders will meet again with their students to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We’ve discovered that the more contact a freshmen has with his/her Link Leader- the more successful the freshmen will be.

 
What does a "Grizzly A-Team" member do?
Expectations of a Grizzly A-Team Member:
  • Supporting roles in Freshmen Orientation
  • Attend all Link Crew events and trainings
  • Meet with Link Crew Advisors to plan events, share ideas, and evaluate activities
  • Attend all Link Crew events planned for Freshmen and help with set up and clean up
  • Help build positive memories, school spirit, class bonding, and fun interactions with the Freshmen class
Future participation as a Grizzly Link Crew Leader will be determined in part by level of Grizzly A-Team members' participation in Grizzly A-Team.
 
Link Crew: Making nice...the new COOL!
You get back what you give.