HESSGA Trip to UFM – AA on 11/10/2017

Bus will pick up UASG members from UA at 8:30AM with Dean of Students, Mr. Hussein Amer.

Bus will head to SIA, and pick up SIASG members with Mr. Charafeddine at about 8:45AM.

Bus will head then to ULA, and pick up ULASG members with Mr. Takkush at about 9:00AM.

9:00 AM Bus will head to UFM Ann Arbor

On the way, we will discuss the following topics:

  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • What does it mean to go to big universities?
  • What is an ivy league university?
  • Previous issues in Universities.
  • Modern current issues in Universities.

We hope to arrive in Ann Arbor at 10AM.

The first stop will be:

10AM  GROUP A: School of Engineering:

Anna will be your tour leader for the Michigan Engineering tour next Friday, November 10th at 10am. She will meet your group at the Pierpont Commons Main Information Desk (North Campus Student Union). She will end the tour at 11am in the same location. (Tour arranged by Kara)


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11AM GROUP A: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning


Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is located at 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.  There is parking behind the building off of Fuller Rd. You will see a blue and white “Art + Architecture Building” sign next to the entrance of the parking lot. Maps and directions are available at http://campusinfo.umich.edu/building-search/building/16/art-architecture-building.When you arrive, please call my office phone 734-764-1649 5 minutes before you arrive so I can meet you outside when the bus pulls up to direct you where to park the bus in the lot. (Greg)




Information for seniors:

Informal portfolio reviews are done digitally to help you prepare for your formal portfolio submission. Curate your portfolio to include your strongest 10-12 pieces, and submit via email to stamps-portfolios@umich.edu. We will respond to your email and provide informal feedback within 10 business days.

11:45 Bus will pick us up from same location and take us to student union.

12:00PM Meeting with CSG and Nadine Jawad

1:00 PM LUNCH in FOOD COURT – Michigan Union

1:45 PM start moving

2:00 PM GROUP C: School of Music and Theater

We can accommodate your group of 10 for a student-lead tour at 2:00pm. The tour of both buildings takes about an hour. Please come to this address:

E.V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Please enter through the entrance off of the large drop-off loop adjacent to the parking lot. We will meet you inside that entrance and bring the students back there when the tour is finished.

The SMTD Admissions Team

University of Michigan

School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Office of Admissions

P: 734.764.0593

F: 734.763.5097


Arrival & Check-in (1:30-2:00 p.m.)

701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Blau Building (B1580)

High School Information Session (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

Ross School of Business Tour (3:00-3:30 p.m.)

Departure (3:30 p.m.)

Additional Sources:





Letter from Chairman to New Presidents

Dear HESSGA Presidents


The Students have spoken!


They have placed their trust in you to represent them in the Student Government mission.


What is the Student Government mission?


It is to organize activities and represent the students to achieve the Academy’s mission, which is:


To provide students with quality education that focuses on the Michigan core curriculum and international cultures, including the study of a language, culture, and history different from one’s own.

The purpose and goal of the Student Government are to develop those qualities of citizenship necessary for the preservation of our democratic system by providing students both the responsibilities and privileges of participating in a republican form of democracy within the confines of the school. It shall allow students to voice their ideas in the planning of activities that affect the general welfare of our school and students. Members shall act as ambassadors to our community through service.


President is responsible for the operation and running of the student government within the academy. He/She will represent the SG while communicating with the Academy’s administration. The President will preside over all SG Executive and SG Legislative meetings. The qualifications of the President include the following:


1. Must be able to offer leadership to the SG.

2. Must be committed to fulfilling the SG objectives as stated in the Bylaws.

3. To effectively carry out directives from the chairman.

4. Maintain communication with the chairman regarding all activities done in the name of STUDENT GOVERNMENT.

5. Represent students at local, district, and state functions as requested.

6. Create any special committee that is needed or requested by the chairman.

7. Ensure the compliance of all officers with Student Government Code of Conduct and with their duties as detailed in the Student Government Constitution.

8. Must be able to motivate, delegate and prioritize to be effective and efficient.


What is next:


  1. Access your student government email. (you should have received the password to your personal email)
  2. Form your cabinet from the list of student government members provided to you by email.
  3. Send this list to Mr. Charafeddine by 11/8/2017.
  4. Prepare your winning speech for 30-60 seconds to be approved by Principal and recited over PA on Friday 11/10/2017.
  5. You will also be recorded by Mr. Charafeddine reciting it.
  6. Preside over your SG executive committee meetings weekly during lunch.
  7. Prepare for the next legislative meeting.
  8. Prepare for setting your three goals for this year.


I am proud to be your mentor, alongside the leadership of the Deans of Students and your Principal in school. Feel free to contact me at any time for support, assistance, or guidance.


Thank you


Mr. Wissam Charafeddine, Family Engagement & Community Liaison

Hamadeh Educational Services, Inc.

“Promoting Academic Excellence, Leadership & Cultural Diversity”

Email: wcharafeddine@hesedu.com

ULASG Presidential Addresses for Elections 2017-2018


SIASG Presidential Messages

Elections for Student Government is on Monday November 6, 2016 #siasg

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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!