Are You Ready for the Leadership Training Field Trip This Friday?


Have you signed your 2017 Park Liability Waiver yet?!

All participants are required to have a completed waiver, and it must be signed by a parent/guardian if the participant is under age 18. Please note: waivers from previous years will not be accepted. Every climber must complete the 2017 waiver online, which is provided to you, by your group leader.

Arrive 10-15 minutes early!

Your reservation time is the time you will begin harnessing, followed by the mandatory safety orientation (which will last 45 minutes.) Your climb time will begin after the orientation is complete. For all reservations (other than 9:00am), please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that your group is ready to start the orientation kick-off, promptly at your scheduled time. Late arrivals will be subject to a shorter climb, as the duration cannot be extended.

Come prepared!

The Adventure Park is open rain or shine. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day of your visit. Athletic, closed-toe shoes are required! Heels, sandals, flip-flops, crocs, etc. are not permitted on the courses. Long hair (below the chin) must be tied back. Fingerless climbing gloves are provided, however, you are welcome to bring your own (leather-palmed gardening gloves are acceptable, for example.) Please note that the gloves provided are to protect your hands on the courses, and are not designed for warmth. On cold days climbers may wish to wear their own gloves underneath the climbing gloves provided.

Registration Gift Yurt:

Be sure to stop in our Registration Gift Yurt during your visit! We have refreshing cold beverages, delicious snacks, ice cream, and novelty items that make for great souvenirs! click here for a sneak peek!


We will have sack lunches with us, plus feel free to bring your own food or snacks.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food into the park or have food delivered. Picnic tables are available for guests at the front of the park on a first-come-first-serve basis or can be reserved ahead of time upon request. Drinks and snacks are available in our retail area for purchase. There are many nearby restaurants within 5 miles as well. Please click HERE to view menus to our favorite spots nearby!


HESSGA First Leadership Training 2017

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

Time: 9AM – 3PM

Destination: West Bloomfield Adventure Park

Purpose: leadership and team development training

Fee: $25

Food: Sack Lunches Provided (Feel Free to bring your own too)

Transportation: School Transportation (free)

Qualification: Active Member of Student Government. Submit Permission slip and money by Friday October 6.

For more information, talk to your President.

UA: Saba D.


SIA: Thikra D.


ULA: Anaam Z.


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Student Government Meetings Resume Next Week 9/25/2017

Student Government Meetings for the year 2017-2018 will start on Monday, September 25, 2017, and ongoing for the rest of the year.  Committees continue from last year.  Presidents/Vice Presidents of classes continue in the same position in their new classes.  If more than one end up in a section, class elections need to take place to determine who is the president and the runner-up is the vice president among them.  Other classmates are not allowed to be in the small referendum.  To run for class president, or other positions, they need to wait till the elections of 2017-2018 which will take place on November 6, 2017.  If more than 2 end up in a class section, then class elections will determine the President/Vice President and the third, and possibly fourth, will become second and third vice presidents till the time of the annual elections.

Meetings are as follows:


Student Government Executive Committee Meetings:

SIA – Every Monday High School Lunch – Library

UA – Every Wednesday High School Lunch – Room 208

ULA – Every Thursday High School Lunch – Room 176

Student Government Legislative Committee Meetings:

SIA – First Monday of each month – Music Room

UA – First Wednesday of each month – Room 208

ULA – First Thursday of each month – Room 176

We are preparing for a leadership training field trip in mid-October to West Bloomfield Hills Michigan Adventures, so stay tuned for more info.

To follow REMIND messages for student government members:

UA –





HESSGA Leadership Field Trip Rescheduled to September 2017

Due to the busy schedule at the end of the year of many student government members, including many school activities that are taking place, the HESSGA leadership training field trip to West Bloomfield Adventure Park will be rescheduled to September 28, 2017.

For those who paid their field trip fees, it will be refunded to you.  A new application process will be initiated next September of 2017.

For any questions, please contact Mr. Charafeddine at

EVENT: Chadsey Condon Youth Committee – Youth Night, Thursday, April 20, 5:00-7:00p, 6446 Michigan Avenue, 48210

HESSGA, HES academies, and Hamadeh Educational Services (HES) do not necessarily endorse, promote or condemn this opportunity but rather we are passing on this information as a matter of courtesy to our community as were not able to make a determination of the quality of the program. Students who choose to participate in these sessions, opt to participate at their own free will and risk without further liability to HESSGA, HES Academies, or HES.

HESSGA Adventure Park Leadership Training Field Trip 5-5-17

Student Government Members are invited to participate in the leadership training to West Bloomfield Adventure Park on Friday May 5, 2017.


  1. Confirm your attendance on remind:
  2. Fill permission slip:
    1. Field Trip Permission Slip-English-updated 5-5-17
    2. Field Trip Permission Slip-Arabic-updated 5-5-2017
  3. Fill A rubric: LeadershipFieldTripRubric5-5-17
  4. Return the Permission Slip and $25 to the Dean of Students
  5. Have your parent sign this waiver:
  6. Familiarize yourself with the nature of this training on this website so you can dress accordingly and be prepared:

Ideas to Discuss for Student Government

Homelessness Awareness Overnight Event

Canned Food Drive

Plant a Tree

Student’s Choice Awards

Leadership development conferences for officers

Distinguished alumni dinner

City-wide talent show

Neighborhood Carnival

Shred-a-thon: Document and ‘e-waste’ recycling

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser at Sporting Events

Suggestion Box

Lunchtime Quiz Challenge

School history displays around campus

International Food Fair

Tutoring program for middle and elementary students

City council presentation

State capitol lobbying trip

Charity Fun-Walk / Run

Making memorial ribbons for city/national causes

Career Fair

Golf Tournament

Collect books for community library or non-profit

Penny / Change (Coin) Drives

Penny jar collection to vote for favorite teacher

Open Gym and Game Nights

Free throw contest / Field goal contest during halftime

Host a water station for a community marathon, bike race

Car Wash & Bake Sale

Invite police to speak about safety and present demonstrations

Graffiti removal

Trash clean-up day

Clean up Veteran’s Memorial

Attend City Council Meeting

Establish a College Scholarship

Student Awards Assembly

Install Solar Panels

Host a Blood Drive

After-Prom Party – Safe zone from midnight to 5 a.m.

Create a Hall of Fame – community, members, athletes, students

Parade Float

Host a Mobile Health Clinic

Lunch ‘n’ Learn – Free lunch workshops for students

Slam Poetry Night

Restructure Student Government

Revamp School Website

Rotating Time Capsules