2022 - 2023 FMP - Row 1: Amelia Olague, Destiny Gonzalez, Mia Nor, Mariah Stewart, Jada Martens, Alexa Clary, Nicole Wardlow, Chloe Weborg, Julia DeLeon; Row 2: Itzel Ruiz Hernandez, Olivia Patek, Robin Cronin, Quin Griffin, Avery Tipps, Hannah Fritz, Mila Mielke, Hannah Grever, Mr. Justin Nickel; Row 3: Evan Langelund, Zeke Hardt, Dylan Boyle, AJ Hartmann, Matt Haeberlin, Clayton Holt, Eli Laing, Hudson Torrez, Eleanor Paulson, Kaden Rambatt; Not Pictured: Emily Barth, Anna Radgowski
Mr. Justin Nickel
Description: The Freshman Mentor Program (FMP) is a program at Big Foot throughout the first semester during the intervention period in which incoming 9th graders work in groups with their 11th and 12th grade mentors as well as a teacher mentor. Activities and bonding experiences will take place for thirty minutes each day. FMP activities include: getting used to the high-school life, how to study, preparing for high-school exams, social experiences, and different extra-curricular activities and clubs to get involved with. The FMP program helps build student leaders in the 11th and 12th graders that are the mentors, as well as build the relationships of new 9th graders as they enter high school.
Membership: 11th and 12th graders are allowed to apply to become an FMP mentor. Applications are handed out in April and are usually due before spring break. There is a written portion to the application, teacher referrals and face to face interviews upon request.