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Activities Exchange Happy Birthday! In Lansdale, PA, North Penn High School's Student Government Association initiated a new idea this school year: birthday recognition for the staff members as a part of staff appreciation. On a staff member's birthday, the student council places either a bag or mug filled with candy along with a birthday card signed by every member in the council. The council places this appreciation gift in each staff member's mailbox on the morning of his or her birthday. In addition, to ensure that no staff member is excluded, staff members with summer birthdays receive an appreciation gift on their half‑birthday. The student council provides all birthday cards and candy for this project. The purpose of this project is to recognize the dedication of teachers and staff who are working to improve students' education. ArtSplash! ArtSplash is an annual event held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend in Sioux City, IA. Nonprofit groups are invited to sponsor a booth in the children's section for the weekend. The student council from Sioux City (IA) North High School sponsors a booth each year for two reasons: The booth provides the student council with the opportunity to help the community and to raise money; plus, the Sioux City Art Center keeps 15% of the money made during the weekend, and the student council receives the remainder. This allows them to help a local organization while fundraising. In the booth, children can decorate a canvas tote bag-children have a choice of fabric color, fabric paint, fabric markers, stencils, stamps, and other art supplies. Student council members help them to select a bag and decorate it. Student council members thus have the opportunity to work directly with members of the community. Each of the 38 student council members is required to work at the event. Approximately 35,000 people attend ArtSplash each year, and in 2010, the council sold over 350 canvas tote bags for a profit of almost $1,400. 3 v 3 Soccer Tournament The 3 v 3 Soccer Tournament has been a school tradition at Park Hill South High School in Riverside, MO, for the last six years. The Park Hill National Honor Society chapter takes advantage of the school's turf soccer stadium and the spring weather, both of which provide for a fun, competitive soccer tournament with as many as eight teams of five people. Prior to the tournament, the chapter hangs advertising posters around the school and places advertisements on the announcements every morning-but because the 3 v 3 has become so popular among students, the advertisements really aren't necessary! The tournament requires five people per team and $5 per person. The $5 fee reserves a spot in the tournament, as well as a T‑shirt with the "PHS 3 V 3 Soccer Tournament" logo on it. After reserving the field for the agreed‑upon date, the chapter makes a bracket for the tournament. Before the game starts, players and referees are reminded of the rules of the game, and then the fun begins! The 3 v 3 event allows students to have fun and engage in healthy competition-and it also raises funds for the student council, which, in turn, uses those funds to help the school and students. "Once you choose hope, anything is possible." -Christopher Reeve 28 leadership for student activities

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
Being a Leader
From the Director
Sophisticated Selfies: Looking Inward
Teaching Tolerance
Student Leaders Take Responsibility
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Project Showcase
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

Leadership for Students Activities - December 2014, NASC Edition