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 wcharafeddine@hesedu.com.

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

Source: http://www.studentcouncilpro.com/student-council-ideas.html

Three easy steps for thinking up new student government ideas

Step #1: Compare your ideals with reality.

One way leaders think of new ideas is by imagining how things “should be” and then matching that picture with the present reality. To begin this process you could begin by describing what the ideal school environment would be.

For example, your perfect school might include:

1. Students having a say in how their education is delivered.

2. Many choices at lunch time, including healthy options.

3. Outstanding communications between the school board and student government.

4. Convenient places to park a bike, car, etc.

5. People in need within the community are supported. etc.

Now take a look at your school for what it truly is. Where does it meet your expectations? Where does it fall short? It’s in that gap where reality falls short that the greatest ideas can be found.

Step #2: Link the reality to the ideals.

Now that you’ve imagined your ideal school and compared it with the reality, how can you create a pathway that will allow the situation to improve? In other words, how do you get from point A (current situation) to point B (better situation)?

Let’s say that you want to make it more convenient for students to park their bike around campus. Great! Where should the new parking place be that would make it more efficient? By pushing the reality towards the perfect world, you have created a new idea!

Step #3: Remove the barriers.

It’s great to have a bold new idea, but you also have to make it possible. Identifying the barriers that stand in the way can help you take an abstract idea and make it possible. What are the barriers for your idea? Is a need for better planning? Funding? Getting permission from key administrators? Developing new rules?

By overcoming these barriers you can say to people, “Look here’s this great new idea and we will achieve it by doing A, B and C”.

Source

Message from SIASG President

A message from #SIASG :Hello students of Star International Academy! My name is Ali Alfoaady, and I am a senior at SIA and I have been attending the HES school district for the past 6 years. I have recently stepped up and taken the role of President of Student Government. I hope to see great things accomplished and to see the student government body grow to truly represent the voice of all the students! Thank you 

President.siasg@hessga.com