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Winter Secret Pals

This project's main goals were to get teachers and students more involved in school activities and to build a relation between the teachers and the students. We have traditionally sponsored secret pals; however, for the past three years our number of faculty participants has drastically declined. The SGA members did not want to quit the project. Therefore, this year we decided to add a new element to the activity. We decided to have a breakfast at the end of the week for the student and teacher… Read More »

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Counselor Appreciation Week

This was a senior project so a small group of seniors gathered together to make posters and fliers to show some appreciation toward the counseling staff. The posters were hung within the counselor office and we had individual posters for each staff member. We also had smaller fliers that were hung around the school to raise awareness to other students. Read More »

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Braid-a-Rug

Student Council wanted to do a project to help the homeless shelters in our area.  They decided on this project to help the shelters project a feeling of home.  Student Council members collected used, clean, colored t-shirts from every source possible--family, friends, faculty, and administration.  The t-shirts were prepared as follows:  sleeves, neck ribbing, and hems were cut off; then, the t-shirts were cut into 1-inch strips.  After the strips were cut, they were… Read More »

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Epic Charter Schools
Oklahoma City, OK

Operation Gratitude. Using guidance from the national Operation Gratitude website, NHS members from Epic Charter School in Oklahoma City, OK, took a day to write nearly 60 letters to military personnel serving overseas.

Milton Area School District
Milton, PA

Community Welcome Buckets. The chapter at Milton Area High School, in Milton, PA, helped welcome new residents to their community by distributing buckets with welcome gifts. The project aimed to ensure support for schools from the whole community. They were also featured in the local paper!

Benson High School
Portland, OR

Friends of Tree Planting. Chapter members from Benson High School in Portland, OR, joined with a local community group to plant trees and beautify their community.

Brookfield Central High School
Brookfield, WI

Pen Pals to the Rescue. Read about Brookfield Central High School’s pen pal program featuring NHS members in Brookfield, WI, who linked up with English language learners at local elementary schools.

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National Principals Month
Washington, DC, October 1 - October 31

October is National Principals Month, and NASSP honors the hard work and dedication of America’s principals all month long. National Principals Month is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.

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