AND THOSE RALLIES! How cute!Irma is amazing! Need some help here Eddie! Van Rocks!
STATISTICS ON THE BENEFITS OF GETTING INVOLVED IN HIGH SCHOOL THESE ARE PERCENTAGES*U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NationalEducation Longitudinal Study, Second Follow-up, 1992.
QUOTES FROM TEACHERS “If students truly want to have a full experience, stretch themselves as people, challenge themselves in ways they never have before, or simply make life-long friends, then they need to be involved in our school. Everyone can go to class everyday, go home after school, and never change anything. But they would be robbing themselves of a truly great experience. Our school offers a wide variety of activities in which students can explore. As a great texter once texted, "YOLO."” -----Daniel Ching
HERE’S ANOTHER...“ACTIVITIES SUPPORT THE ACADEMIC MISSION OF SCHOOLS. They arenot a diversion, but rather an extension of a good educational program. Studentswho participate in activity programs tend to have higher grade-point averages,better attendance records, lower dropout rates and fewer discipline problems thanstudents generally.ACTIVITIES ARE INHERENTLY EDUCATIONAL. Activity programs providevaluable lessons for many practical situations. Through participation in activityprograms, students learn teamwork, sportsmanship, winning and losing, therewards of hard work, self-discipline, build self-conﬁdence, and develop skills tohandle competitive situations. These are qualities the public expects schools toproduce in students so they become responsible adults and productive citizens.ACTIVITIES FOSTER SUCCESS IN LATER LIFE. Participation in highschool activities is often a predictor of later success - in college, a career, andbecoming a contributing member of society.”----- Chelsea Geraci-Milliorn
AND ANOTHER...“Forget “school”. School is a blink. And its just some buildings. ThinkYOU. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GONNA DO INLESS THAN 4 YEARS? That is the question. Get involved with YOU. Build YOUR skills. MAKEcool stuff. DO cool stuff. End up with a COOLLIFE. Its a scary world out there. Strap on. Be ready. Madskills start NOW!”-----Jon Corippo
Still not convinced? What about... MILITARY CLUBAnyone can join. For serious folksand fans of the military. Three big ﬁeld trips; two overnight. Guest speakers. Gaming and probably paintball. See Mr. Corippo
OR, WHAT ABOUT...Being In A Play MRS. SMITH SAYS: “So far, at least one after school play, potentially two, fall and spring:) Get to act, hang out with other actors, its just plain fun:)”
Oh, this is new... Heirloom Organic Gardener ClubGardens will be on campus. Weve been invited to be exhibitors at the largestheirloom food festival in the world in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa) by Oprahpromoted & featured Baker Creek Seed Company (student focus is Sept 12th)http://www.theheirloomexpo.com/. Students would be creating a presentationproject on sustainable living, community, farming, and food. Talk to Mr. Powers if you are interested!
Mr. Samuelson says... “The Marching Band is looking for new members. If anyone has played an instrument in the past and would like to rejoin band, we would be interested in talking to them. The Band plans onplaying at Santa Cruz and Pismo this fall and hopes to perform at one ofCalifornias major theme parks in the spring. We also need young ladieswho are interested in being part of the colorguard team which would be ﬂag twirling and holding letters or a banner for the band.”
Mr. Ching wants you to know about...Fellowship of Christian Athletes Veterans Day Dinner Project Eastern Europe Trip
Another club... “There is a Christian Club thatmeets on Tuesdays at lunch in the Ask Mr. SamuelsonMusic Room. All denominationsare welcome. It is usually a time of singing, sharing and praying. Check it out.”
If you are interested, contact Mrs. Alvarez Minarets Cross-Country TeamThis was last years cross country team. Now imagine being a part of this years team!
and ﬁnally... Key ClubKey Club International is the largest high school community serviceorganization in the world. We are sponsored by our local Sierra-OakhurstKiwanis Club. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve Contactthe children of the world. High school student members of Key Clubperform acts of service in their communities, They also learn leadershipskills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected Mrs.leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. Righter•Meetings are every Wednesday at lunch (Room TBA).•50 Service Hours required for the school year @•Dues: $18.00/year firstname.lastname@example.org•Multiple Scholarships Available
And don’t forget!!! If you have a good idea for a new club or activity and enough people are interested in participating in it,run it by Mr. Niehoff and see if it is something we could have at Minarets!
FINAL THOUGHTS... 4 YEARS GO BY FAST! JUST ASK A SENIOR ABOUT IT! MAKE IT COUNT!!!
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