Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Mosinee Elementary School and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marathon County are currently seeking Mentors for our school-based program. In school-based mentoring, teachers and school counselors refer students who could benefit from additional attention and guidance. Volunteers then meet with referred youth one-on-one during the school day, for a minimum of one hour per week. Volunteers commit to meeting with the child for one school year and must limit their meetings to the school ground and supervised school or BBBS activities. Mentors and students usually spend some time on schoolwork, but they also engage in other activities including sports, games, reading, and eating breakfast or lunch together.
For more information, contact Linda (715-848-7207)
Career and Pre-College Camp
Career & Pre-College Camps available for MS students!
Students currently in grades 6 – 8, may apply for summer academic camps in Stevens Point and Wausau.
North Central Technical College “College Career Camp”. More class information is available on the school’s website www.ntc.edu.
UW-Marathon County offers “College for Kids" More information is available at www.uwmc.uwc.edu/continuing_education.
Scholarships are available for students who qualify for USDA free and reduced lunch. Feel free to contact the Middle School Counselor for more information about any of these opportunities.
Healthy Marathon County - Information on how to be in overall good health.
Parenting Advice - A source of information for everything related to parenting and education.
Parenting Teens - Information about the oftentimes difficult job of parenting teens.
CHADD - An association dedicated to helping those with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity disorder.
Raising Successful Teenagers - Important Parenting Information
Restraint - A newsletter about restraint and how to talk to your child about it.
Behavioral Health Questions
How to Study - An entire website dedicated to one thing: STUDYING!
Study Skills Self-Help - A huge resource that explains everything you need to know about studying.
Eight Tips To Get You Motivated To Do Your Homework - Useful when you're trying to procrastinate.
Wood Burn Press - This is an excellent resource for students and parents to order books on study skills and test taking.
Teen Help Sites
Student Central - A guide to help you deal with all kinds of problems.
Homework Spot - A resource to help you with your homework.
Discovery School - See what the Discovery Channel has to offer regarding homework help and other neat feats.
Fact Monster - A whole lot of random facts. (great for showing off)
Teens 411 - Resources you might need in case of a problem.
Yellow Ribbon - A suicide prevention program.
Wise Match - A source for links to a wealth of teen problems.
Helping Teenagers Cope With Grief - If you have lost a loved one, you might find this helpful.