Student Government Meeting Minutes for 2008-2009





Minutes for the Sept. 12th Officer Meeting

2:10-3:30
  • Poweder Puff is now going to be on Wednesday of spirit week.
  • Spirit Week:
    • Monday: Hat Day
    • Tuesday: Pajama Pants Day
    • Wednesday: Business Day
    • Thursday: Senior Teach Day
    • Friday: Spirit Day
  • Senior Teach Day Rules
    • must have approval from teacher
    • limit: you can only teach one class
    • the teacher must tell Freccia
    • Max 2 people teaching per block
  • Homecoming
    • DJ needs to be booked ASAP
    • New Name: Shanghai Night
    • Cost: $10.00 per person
    • Party Favors: glow stick necklaces from oriental trading
  • 20,000 student to graduate from Newark
    • ideas: certificate or scholarship ??????
  • Bowling Night
    • Student Govt will probably host a bowling night and open it up to the entire school....
    • more information to come!!

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Minutes for the August 28th Officer Meeting (recorded by Lauren Aro)

2:15-3:15
Mr. Freccia ran the meeting for Jason because he was at a sport event.
  • Meetings
    • All meetings will be held on B-day during all 3 lunches
    • 1st meeting for everybody will be Thursday Sept. 4th
  • What we still need for homecoming
    • Party favors: fans or fortune cookies
    • DJ: Nicole and Jason have information on DJs we just have to compare info
    • Light Coverings
    • Homecoming Elections: will be discussed during the September Meeting
    • Selling Homecoming Tickets: Will be discussed during the October Meeting
  • Gym Location for Homecoming
    • Homecoming will be held in the lower gym this year. The decorations will be set up in that area.
    • We will also have a photographer this year taking professional pictures.
  • "Homecoming Construction"
    • Homecoming construction will be open to all student government members and not just officers.
    • Two dates have already been set up for homecoming construction.
      • Tues. Sept. 30th
      • Tues. Oct. 7th
  • Theme Days for Spirit Week
    • The officers brainstormed a bunch of ideas so it is narrowed down for the members to decide from.
      • Days include: pajama pants day, hat day, mis-match day, twin day, jersey day, retro day, inside-out day, backwards day, nerd day, senior teach day, college day
  • Other Info
    • Student Government will donate money to Mr. McDowell to help make school more green
    • Tile Project will be happening
    • Officer Project will be Bathroom Clean Up and will take place in December. We will do one boys and one girls bathroom.
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Minutes for the June 4th Officer Meeting (recorded by Lauren Aro)

10:30 - 11:15 am - Events & Proposals

  • Tile Project
    • January after 1/2 days when we have midterms is when painting will take place.
    • Pick your favorite teacher and paint a tile from their classroom.
  • Field Day
    • Will take place in May or June (4th Marking Period)
    • Could be a half day after finals of after the first day of finals instead of classes.
    • Could be a Saturday to be a full day
    • Events include: moon bounce, water balloon/super soaker fights, battle of the classes with football and ultimate frisbee, combine with Survivor events, since we plan to eliminate Survivor
    • Could possibly be a reward activity
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    • Make it district wide for both students and teachers
    • Could take place during an inservice day or one Saturday
    • Sometime during March and could be linked to DSTP's
  • Drive in Movie
    • Would be in main parking lot against school building.
    • We could talk to the local movie theater to see if we can use a projector for that night.
    • Mr. Bedford was for this idea. He wants us to have as much school spirit as possible!!!
  • No Spring Dance, No Survivor, No Prom Fashion Show
  • Buzz will be passed to another school organization such as the Cheerleaders or Sportsmanship (possibly athletic director)
  • Proposed Projects for 2008-2009
    • Bathrooms: Could be during fall/spirit week and we would "prepare" for one set of bathrooms to be redone.
      • We could also have a collection for bathroom items "adopt a bathroom'
      • Would try to get other school organizations involved.
    • Paint Hallways and Classrooms: Can be linked to tile project. (painting can be on same day)
    • Courtyard: Become Senior Area with limited access or could also be a mini food court.

11:15-12:15 - Picking out the Homecoming decorations, crowns, etc.
Homecoming will be Oct. 25th 7-10 p.m.