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Kindness Week

Our middle school, with over 1800 students, is always looking for a way to encourage kind behavior.  To encourage our staff and student body to engage in kind behavior, we organized a "Kindness Week" in December.  We wore our "Be Kind...like Josh" (Josh Steven's Foundation shirts) one day.  We had students sign a "Kindness Pledge" at lunch and hung it up for the school to see.  We gave out free Kindness Grams that students were able to send to one another and we delivered… Read More »

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Food Drive

Support of our local food pantry is a constant service our Student Council undertakes. In November, the Student Council ran its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the 14 consecutive year. Food was collected in November for families in need with an emphasis on providing a Thanksgiving meal for them, complete with the turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Boxes for fifty families were filled and delivered to the Sparta Food Pantry. To kick off the Food Drive we held an all-school assembly and… Read More »

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Feed the Troops

On December 15, fourteen members of Student Council volunteered to assist with honoring our local military organization, the 702nd Army Engineer Company, by serving them a holiday dinner. Before the actual dinner, members entertained military children with different arts and crafts.  The children ages range from three to sixteen. Members helped the younger kids color pictures which would be sent to those men and women deployed overseas.  Kids with help from student… Read More »

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Leipsic High School
Leipsic, OH

Habitat Helpers. Chapter members spent a Saturday in July working on a house being built by Habitat for Humanity in their community. Members washed down walls in preparation for painting and cleaned the entire house.

St. Walter Elementary School
Blue Island, IL

Support for Developmentally Disabled Students. NJHS members spent two days this summer teaching and motivating students with developmental disabilities at the Blue Cap Center in their community. In addition to the personal interactions this summer, chapter members raised and donated $800 in support of the center. 

Strasburg High School
Strasburg, VA

New FCCLA Leader. Congratulations to NHS member Laura Taylor on being elected as the new National President of Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA). Ms. Taylor attended the organization’s National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX in early July and returned home with a national title to add to her resume. Best of luck to Laura as she undertakes this important new responsibility.

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Texas Honor Society Advisers Workshop
Austin, TX, September 13 - September 14

Join advisers from across the state for this weekend of learning, networking, and motivation, hosted by the TASC. Experienced advisers share ideas and insights in small discussion groups and table talks.

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National Principals Month
Washington, DC, October 1 - October 31

October is National Principals Month, and NASSP honors the hard work and dedication of America’s principals all month long. National Principals Month is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.

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Maine State Adviser Workshop
Augusta, ME, October 6 - October 6

The state adviser workshop will be at the MPA building in Augusta. See www.mpa.cc beginning in September for more details about the meeting.

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