Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Two Ideas for Keeping Kids Involved with Their Community

My co-advisor and I are so excited to take our FINS Student Senate to an all-day leadership conference in Madison, WI tomorrow. We are especially proud of them because they are taking on an extra leadership role to present a sectional entitled "School Spirit + Community Donations = SUCCESS!" All of our Senators have a speaking part in a play that they will perform at the their sectional for other student senators from around the state. The skit we are presenting showcases our school's idea to add community donations to each spirit day during spirit week to help out area organizations. This Animoto video is also one that will be part of the kids' sectional. It sums up the project we did last school year. We will definitely be doing it again this year!

We are also very excited about the Veterans Day project we implemented in early November. Every student in our school played a part in creating a giant American flag THANK YOU to all of our veterans. What's even greater, is that we displayed our flag at conferences on Nov. 11 and Nov. 13. Our FINS Senators worked a table near the flag where parents and students could add additional chain link thank yous to the flag. Way to go, Fort Atkinson students!

* What do your schools do to keep students and staff involved with their communities? We are always looking for new ideas to keep our students engaged in great volunteer work! 

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