HES Peer Helpers raise $500 for Two by Two Rescue

HES first and second grade peer helpers helped raise $500 for Two by Two Rescue and participated in numerous other activities throughout the school year. (Contributed)

HES first and second grade peer helpers helped raise $500 for Two by Two Rescue and participated in numerous other activities throughout the school year. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HELENA–The Helena Elementary School Peer Helpers have been active this year. Every first and second grade class had an identified peer helper who participated in leadership training sessions, mixers with new students, partner classroom visits and mentoring meetings with the Helena High School Peer Helpers.

Students also shared concepts learned, such as active listening, problem solving and conflict resolution, through turnaround lessons with their classroom peers.

Throughout the year, the students looked for ways to help others, such as with navigating friendships and resolving conflicts.

The HES Peer Helpers ended the year with two culminating activities. The peer helpers planned and facilitated a service project benefitting Two by Two Rescue of Helena and during the fundraiser collected almost $500 in donations from students participating in pajama day at school.

The Peer Helpers ended the year with a graduation ceremony and during the ceremony, they were encouraged by HES administrators Mary Cooper and Kara Burleson, school resource officer Casey O’Farrell and school counselors Maegan Vick and Shelly Johnson about the opportunity to be lifelong helpers in their school, home and community.