Shirley School District announced its implementation of a new mentor-advisor program for all of its students grade 8 and above. The program will begin at the Spring Parent Conferences March 15.


Per the release: “Each student in grades 8-11 has been assigned a faculty member to meet with parents and students about their future career choice, classes for next year, student strengths and enrichment, student weaknesses and remediation/intervention for those weaknesses. Students will be assigned their faculty mentor that will follow them through to graduation when they return to school in August.”


“Parents of high school students are invited and encouraged to attend these conferences. Your student’s faculty advisor should be contacting you with a letter or phone call with a time for Student Success Conferences. Letters should come home on March 5. If you have not received a time, please call the high school office and ask to speak with your child’s advisor to set up a conference time 501-723-8192.”


“Please sign in at the high school office and they will give you directions to your son or daughters mentor. If you need to have an academic conference about grades, teachers will be made available for those discussions.”