Members of Student Council are learning a lot about leadership while helping make JJMS a better place. The club is running two big projects simultaneously with deadlines mid-March: A Personal Hygiene Products Donation Drive and a Face Mask Design Competition.
When teacher Lisa DeRose suggested the Student Council hold a donation drive for personal hygiene projects to be distributed to local people in need, the students were excited but knew it would take some work to get the word out.
Sophia Shaw, the secretary of the Student Council, helped edit a letter from Mrs. DeRose which was emailed to middle school families. She and other council members also made sure that the Donation Drive was posted on the school’s hallway screens and talked up on JJMStream, the school’s weekly talk show.
Donation Boxes are outside the school’s main doors now through March 19. The Donation will be shared through The Agape Center NY.
Council copresident Matthew Denker is running point on the Face Mask Design Competition. The idea is to create a face mask that supports school spirit, he explains. The winning design will be produced and the face masks will made available to the school community.
Matthew suggested that not only would the winner receive a gift card, but each student who submits an idea will be entered into a raffle for prizes—an idea the council embraced because it would encourage more students to get involved.
Face Mask Designs are due to club co-advisor Marcia Daley-Savo on March 15.