EVENT: Chadsey Condon Youth Committee March Youth Night, Thursday, March 16, 5:00-7:00p, 6446 Michigan Ave, 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.

SIASG Legislative Meeting Resolutions 3-6-2017

2017.3.6.a   Resolved it is to Suspend standing rules for the duration of the meeting.

2017.3.6.b   Resolved it is to impeach the SIASG current President of Executive Committee.

3017.3.6.c  Resolved it is to appoint current Public Relations Officer, Ali AlF. as the new SIASG President.

3017.3.6.c  Resolved it is to request $250 donation to SIASG from the PTC to organize some basic activities and minor projects needed by Student Government.


UASG Resolutions 3/1/2017

2017.3.1.a Student Government shall fund the Future Problem Solvers with an amount of $260 for the State Competition.

2017.3.1.b Student Government should request and arrange for an Award Ceremony at the end of the year for student achievement.


Student Government is Invited to a Leadership Luncheon and Field Trip to HES Support Center

Under the auspices of Mrs. Hamadeh, Founder and President of HES and Superintendent of HES Academies, the Student Governments of ULA, UA, and SIA have been invited to a leadership luncheon at Central Office on Friday March 3, 10, and 17, 2017 consecutively from 1PM to 2PM.  After the luncheon and discussion with Mrs. Hamadeh from 1 to 1:40PM, the student government members will tour the Support Center visiting and meeting the highly educated and experienced leadership team in their offices briefly (1-2 minutes) to get to know the role each play in their education and in the schools, and solicit a short tip for success or word of advice.

Each school has 30 tickets that will be distributed by the President according to their given rubric. Permission slips are available with the President. Please return them to Dean of Students promptly.



How to Take Meeting Minutes | Directorpoint

How to Take Meeting Minutes

For many people, the phrase “taking minutes” is intimidating. Contrary to the way it sounds, though, taking meeting minutes does not involve writing down a minute-by-minute account of everything that happens in a board meeting. The individual who is taking the minutes does need to be keenly aware of what is happening during the board meeting, but they won’t be expected to quote everything that their fellow board members have said.

The purpose of taking board meeting minutes is mostly to provide a legal record of motions, votes, next steps, the progress of action items, etc. For that reason, it’s important that the minute-taker follow along closely with the movement of the meeting and the decisions made within it. The minute-taker need not record anything that could be viewed as subjective—in fact, they should avoid using adjectives and adverbs to ensure that they’re only recording factual information from the meeting at hand.

Here are the five steps for taking meeting minutes:

  1. Preparedness

Take some time to think about what format your minutes will take. Do you want to present it in sections or bullets? What styles have been used in the past? Does your company have any by-laws that specifically pertain to minutes taking?

  1. Taking the Minutes

Once the meeting has begun, make sure that you’re actively recording the stages of the meeting. When in doubt over whether an item needs to be recorded, go ahead and write (or type) it down. You will be able to cull through these notes at a later time to get at the most important information. Generally speaking, these are the items that the minutes-taker should focus on recording during the meeting time.

  • The date and the time the meeting is called to order
  • The names of people who are in attendance (as well as absentees)
  • The acceptance of (or amendments to) the previous meeting’s minutes
  • Anything and everything related to the motions put forth: actions to take, next steps, votes, rejections, new business, items held over, etc.
  • The highlights of open discussion
  • The next meeting date/time
  • Time of official adjournment

If you’re new to minutes taking and your by-laws allow it, you can actually make an audio recording of the meeting to play back at a later time. This will help you feel less stressed during the minutes taking process and will give you some in meeting practice with a fallback option to rely on.

  1. Writing the Official Minutes

The duties of the minutes-taker extend beyond the meeting time. They will need to compile the notes they’ve taken into an organized and legible format and edit them for brevity and clarity. Ideally, the minutes should stay in a single tense and rarely use individual peoples’ names except when referring to a specific motion or a second. If you’re unsure of what meeting minutes typically look like, here is basic example.

  1. Distributing the Minutes

Once you feel like you have compiled the minutes accurately and have them in the appropriate format, distribute them to board members according to your company’s by-laws. In most cases, this will involve the use of an online tool. If your company has strict privacy laws, ensure that you’re using a safe and secure system for minutes distribution.

  1. Filing the Minutes

Once the minutes have been officially approved, you’ll need to file them in accordance with your board’s practices. These minutes will serve as legal reference in the months and years to come. It’s shrewd to store minutes in two different formats just in case something happens to prevent access to one of them.