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DeAsia McNeal Phone Icon 256-401-6727 Email Icon Email
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At Nichols Lawson Middle School (NLMS) we believe that mentoring and advising our students is paramount to their success.  We have established an advisory program for the 2017-2018 school year with virtues that we foresee being the essence of what we aspire to develop within our students.  The following virtues have been instituted through our advisory process and they will also become part of the NLMS common language.  The nine virtues are as follows:  CHAMPIONS: Courage, Honor,   Attitude, Mental Toughness,  Purity, Integrity, Ownership, Navigation, and Service. Administration felt that including community members to serve as mentors in addition to the teacher advisors would be a great way to partner with our stakeholders and give them an opportunity to pour into the lives of our students. The community responded with great vigor, and more than twenty volunteers in the Sylacauga community answered the call to serve as a classroom mentor.  Every month the mentors  visit their assigned classroom and talk with the students about the attribute of focus for that month, while partnering to ensure that students transition smoothly throughout the school year. Students learn from the experience of their mentors, and mentors will have an opportunity to learn the perspective of a middle school student. It has been Win-Win for all involved.