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Anti-Bullying Lip Dub
The student council of Lake City High School in Coeur
d'Alene, ID, organized an anti‑bullying lip dub to spread
the word to stop bullying. To begin, they chose a route
through the school where performing students would walk
for the video. After the group chose the songs-"Firework"
by Katy Perry and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams-they
organized clubs and teams, giving each one a six‑to‑eight
second section of a song and a portion of the route. The
video-which can be found on YouTube by searching
"Happy Fireworks Lake City High School Lip Dub 2013"-
is just more than six minutes long and begins with a skit
designed to place the songs in an anti‑bullying context.
The event was even more successful than the council or
their advisers imagined it would be and was completed with
just one practice run, followed by the final take. With over
1,500 hundred participants working together, this event
created one of the most rewarding experiences for both
students and staff. Additionally, the council focused solely
on targeting younger age groups with their video, and in
return, a local elementary school contacted their adviser,
suggesting that they help plan and organize a similar event
for the elementary school.
The NHS chapter of the Milton Area School District of
Milton, PA, began making "Welcome Buckets" for anyone
who moves into their school district, whether they have
school‑aged children or not. Then, they ask teams of NHS
students to distribute the buckets to the new homeowners.
The buckets include a calendar, sports passes, a promotional
DVD, a copy of the school newspaper, and some cookies
made by high school students.
They thought this would be a great way to get new
members connected in the school and to come to their
school events so they can see how their tax dollars are being
put to use in the district. In the project's first year, the
chapter enjoyed great success and received a lot of positive
feedback, delivering 34 buckets.
The Peer Tutoring program allows members of the NJHS chapter of East Junior High in Boise, ID, to provide one‑on‑one
academic support to other students two days each week. They volunteer online, selecting dates they're available and subjects
they'd like to help with. Interested members meet for a training session, submit a signed agreement showing that they
understand the program guidelines, and are approved by the school staff as being capable to assist in the various subjects.
Guidance counselors and teachers recommend students who need additional help with their studies. Parents and individual
students can also request help from the Peer Tutors.
Students needing academic help are paired up with tutors and notified to come to tutoring sessions scheduled in the library
every Wednesday and Thursday during break, in addition to participating in reading time, which provides 30 minutes of
supervised time for tutor assistance. Tables are reserved in the library and designated for the various subjects for each day.
A reminder slip is sent to each participant (tutors and tutees) during first period.
At the end of each semester, the chapter celebrates the help that the tutors have provided by having a Pizza for Peer Tutors
lunch. It's a fun way to end the semester and let them know how much they are appreciated for serving other students.
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Questions & Answers
From the Director
Maintaining Leadership Momentum
What Matters to Your Community?
Lessons for Leaders
Things to Do
Leadership for Student Activities - May 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition