Intervention Time--Students rarely seek out tutoring on their own. And of course, the students who often need it most, are least likely to seek it. Starting this week and continuing through the end of the school year, Pinole Valley High School is proud to present a Monday--Thursday after school tutoring program. We are going to start modestly. We invite any student who is seeking assistance to come to the library for an hour after school and working with our National Honor Society seniors, try to catch up, or get a head start in any of their content classes (and where possible, some of their elective classes as well). We are going to have an adult staffer from Achieve Learning oversee the tutoring work, and are going to have students check in when they arrive. Our adult sponsor will aide and assist and tutor as needed. Our hope is that students will voluntarily report and take advantage of our resources, but we know that a variety of factors cause resistance; and as such, have wrecked many a well provided tutoring center. So our Assistant Principals and Counselors will begin to assign students, who have been underachieving or acting out in their classrooms, a session or two in the tutorial as well. We believe a 20-minute interaction focused on building up classroom skills and assignments, might cure what ails the "referred out" student, and ideally make them better integrated to get their work done once they return to class. We will see what comes of our inagural effort--we hope that Demand outstrips Supply, forcing us to expand our tutoring services. If you are an adult who has some after school time to help us help ourselves, come by the main office and say, "Where do I sign up?" We hope we hear that a lot in the months ahead, all over campus.