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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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Sugar Cube Ice Castles

Sugar cube ice castles are a great winter activity! Students always want to build ice castles outside, and there is never enough snow - or else it is way too cold. We solve that problem by having a sugar cube ice castle contest. The contest is advertised for a week before a long weekend during the winter. Sometimes it has been part of our Snow Week events; other times it has just been a wintertime contest. Teams sign up to participate and can consist of 1 to 6 people. Teams pay a… Read More »

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Brooklawn's Intense Games (B.I.G. Night)

Also called "B.I.G. Night", this event has been recognized as a NJASC Top Ten Project in January 2001 and a NASC National Spotlight Award in 2005. Our Executive Board (9-10 members) planned the twelfth annual games, which bring all segments (students, parents, teachers, alumni) of the Brooklawn community together. This year, over 420 students, parents, teachers, and alumni from several area schools joined us for B.I.G. Night, which has become the largest event in our school. We also use… 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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