Tuesday, May 2, 2017

OKC Caring Hands Project ends, Stanley Hupfeld Academy Mentoring Project Exploration begins

Third Mentoring Session

Evie, Katherine, and Teddy are coming next week, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Second Mentoring Session
Casady Cyclones joined the Positive Directions mentoring program at Stanley Hupfeld Academy @ Western Village.  Cyclone "buddies" take turns missing an out to lunch and Activities to guide a student from Stanley Hupfeld Academy on Wednesdays.  

The first mentoring session was a get to know mentors and mentees.  The second session was a work on academics with our Cyclone buddies.  Mentees were eagerly waiting for their "Cyclone buddies with lunch served.  After mentoring sessions, the Casady buddies reflect on the experience.  Christian O. provided the reflective question of the second guidance session, 

How can we make more of an impact on the lives of our mentees?

"I think that one way I can make more of an impact on my mentee is to become a friend as well as a person of guidance  I want Jamarion to be comfortable asking me questions or needing help with things that are happening in his life as well as his school work."

"I can make more of an impact by..learning about the student and the needs they have."

"We could tell the students advice that we use to improve academically and socially so that they can gain self-confidence."
INTEGRIS Health began the Positive Directions Mentoring Program in 1992 as a business/school partnership that encourages volunteers to become mentors at targeted Oklahoma City elementary schools. The objectives of the program are to build self-esteem, establish positive relationships, help children overcome negative behaviors, and to improve the student’s classroom participation.
The time commitment is one hour per week, during the school day. Mentors can be from all areas of our community – business people, college students, retirees, stay-at-home moms, high school students in service programs like Casady and Heritage Hall.
More than 400 mentors are involved providing more than 6,600 volunteer hours. One mentor reports, "So many times I felt good knowing I was making a difference in a student's life. But what I didn't expect was the impact my student made on my life. Mentoring is such a positive experience that I can't imagine NOT doing it. All it takes is a little time."

Casady Service Learning provides transportation on a Casady vehicle, with a Casady driver for the Casady buddies.  The Casady vehicle leaves from the chapel parking lot at 12:35 and returns by 1:35 for Cyclones to be back to class on time.  

Stanley Hupfeld provides lunch and an onsite site supervisor, Mrs. Kathy Lowder, klowder@cox.net to maximize, balanced mentor time with their mentees.

100 students still need mentors at Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village.  Interested teens and adults, please contact Mrs. Carmen Clay, Casady's Director of Service Learning, clayc@casady.org, cell (405)-520-1325 or Tobi Campbell, Director Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village & Positive Directions Mentoring, Tobi.Campbell@integrisok.comOffice (405) 717-9831Cell (405) 550-3762Fax (405) 951-8808.  Mrs. Ruthie Rayner, the principal at Stanley Hupfeld can be contacted at Ruthie.rayner@wacademy.com. 

Meaningful,      Exciting,        Significant

Mentors reflected via cell (405-520-1325) to this directive:  One word that describes the experience and what makes you say that!

"Exciting! Getting to know D'Michael was so exciting because he was genuinely eager to be with us."

"Optimistic! because I am very excited to see where this mentoring goes and my mentee or "little" , and I bonded over roller coasters, siblings, etc.  She is very sweet and I am glad I get the chance to mentor and help her."


Evie is coming next week

Ford is coming next week

Christian is coming next week

Playground and Mentoring Room

We need mentors – 100 students are still waiting.  Please refer a friend!

A few important dates for your calendar:

Wed. 10/26       
Tonight, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Health Fair & Walk the Night Away

Sat. 10/28         
Last SHA Volley Ball Game, Douglas HS, 11:00 a.m.   

Sat. 10/28         
Volunteer Workday, time change due to cold temps – now 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – join us! 

Sat. 11/4           
Our students, and our partnership with Oklahoma Christian, will be recognized at their Basketball Coronation, after their 1:00 p.m. game.

Tues. 11/7        
4th Grade Baking Class, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – volunteers needed!

Thurs. 11/9      
 5TH Grade Fall Ball (ballroom dance demonstration/celebration), 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Gym

Fri. 11/10          
Special Veteran’s Day Assembly -- 8:45 a.m., Cafeteria

Mon. 11/13       
4TH GRADE FIELD TRIP – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – OKC Boathouse District

Sat. 11/11         
Pie for Parents – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – volunteers needed!

Friends and Family Luncheon -- please join us!  Adult lunches $3.50 (cash).  Schedule attached.
10:30 a.m. student performance.

5th Grade Ballroom Judging, 2:15 p.m.

WEEK OF 11/20 – 11/24 – NO SCHOOL.

Questions or Suggestions?  I’m here! 

Thank you for caring about our kids.  We appreciate you.


Tobi Campbell
Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village
& Positive Directions Mentoring

Positive Directions Mentors at Stanley Hupfeld  

Manual Training, 

Site Visit, 

Delivery of Names of Mentees


Supplies Closet

 Positive Directions Mentoring Program