PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership)

Contact Information:
Maria Woods,
PALS Teacher
Leander High School
3301 S. Bagdad Road
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 435-8000 X81325

PALS participate in training and team-building games to get to know each other and teach each other how a PALS student should act and handle different situations.See PowerPoint presentation here.

What is PALS?
· Peer Assistance and Leadership Skills
· Program designed with the belief that students can and do make a positive impact in the lives of other students
· Not counselors, but role models or students with good skills

What can we do for you?
· Mentor at-risk students, new students, or students who may be going through a difficult time
· Meet in groups and do team-building activities to build self-esteem and confidence
· Encourage positive behavior
· One on one and/or group mentoring

Other Services
· Take students to lunch/campus tours
· Help with school/ community projects
· TAKS pep rallies
· Model reading on DEAR days
· Assisting with book fairs
· Field days
· Arts and crafts
· Teach importance of good study and organizational skills
· Model importance of safety in different areas

How can I join PALS?
· PALS is an application process held in the spring semester.
· In the spring semester, listen for the announcement about applications and make sure to pick one up!

Congratulations to the 2008-2009 PALS
Miranda Acosta, Vicoria Baker, Aissa Barrera, Jessie Bonnet, Edgar Briseno, Lissette Carrizales, Rachel Courtney, Mercedes Cox, Patricia Crovo, Devan Dahl, Jacob Dike, Chris Gross, Paloma Hampton, Ariel Harris, Chris Houk, Morgan Kainu, Edwin Kuriakose, Kiara Nero, Breonna Newlin, Kaylee Payne, Nelly Perez, Brianna Peters, Ashley Phillips, Andres Rodriguez, Lindsey Prather, Nate Ruddy, Matt Sanner, Ashley Willeford, Candice Wimbley, Emma Alexander, Hannah Bigham, Alera Budd, Dawnette Chambers, Janay Collins, Chelsea Flores, Jordan French, Jordyn Garcia, Tucker Hancock, Jarron Harris, Raven Hawley, JoLeen Heller, Juliet Jagoe, Brandy Johnson, Travis Kemp, Ashley McClsoky, Meagan McDonalad, Morgan McCoy, Nick Millhollin, Ryan Minyard, Paige Moody, Alex Moore, Genesis Ovando, Luis Prado, Jamie Ruddy, Heath Saxon, Anthony Schoggins, Carlos Simental, Joel Smith, Alyssa Turner, Danielle Varga, Christine Voigt, Shelby Williams, Philip Zavala, Ashley Zembo, Samantha Andary, Lauren Cleven, Gina Escamilla, Madeleine Floyd, Dillon Ganniger, Jeni Glasenapp, Courtne Hampton, Matt Hemby, Kayla Hess, Taylor Henriquez, Hallie Holden, James Hughes, Nicole Hurst, Lindsey Kimball, Shelby King, Aaron LaBrie, Jessie Lau, Jasmine Matthews, Krista Muniz, Jordon Nevins, Dan Nguyen, Monique Ortiz, Ali Paine, Natalie Paschall, Melissa Recio, Elise Redwine, Taylor Robbins, Sophie Robinson, Bre Saucier, Tia Stutz, Caitlyn Thelen, Aubrey Turner, Loren Watson, Molly Wilkes, Allison Williams, Kyntra Yates.

  Last Updated: February 5, 2009