With the holiday season upon us, many of us find ourselves planning spirit weeks that provide fun activities to brighten up the school days leading into winter break. Last year, I shared an activity we do in our building which my staff really enjoys – it’s a door decorating contest. I have attached the document for your use.
A winter spirit week may not be a part of your school’s culture, but I imagine you may find yourself supporting students and staff by providing an ear to vent to, a shoulder to cry on, or our classrooms become a safe place for students (and staff) to spend time in. It is so important that we take care of ourselves as much as we care for others. Research shows that giving kindness brings gratitude into one’s life and that joy can make anyone feel better! One of my staff members shared the attached Kindness Calendar with me yesterday and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! We are using it in our daily announcements and posting it on the monitors and in classrooms around school. We are reminding people that kindness can be one of the greatest gifts to give during the holiday season.
A couple of WACA reminders:
This year’s WACA Conference will happen in Kennewick at the Three Rivers Convention Center, on March 11-13,, 2020. The theme is “Love is the Answer” and I would LOVE to see you join us this year!
December 1: Adviser of the Year
If you know of an advisor who has displayed qualities of service, dedication and leadership and are so moved to recognize them, you can do so here.
December 1: Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a significant, lasting impact on student activities in Washington state. If you know of such a person who has demonstrated leadership and dedication to providing high quality programs at the school, district and state levels, you can nominate here.
February 1: WSLA Certificate
You know what would look good on you? A Washington Student Leadership Adviser Certification. To apply, you need 150 hours earned in three of the six categories. More information here
February 1: WACA Registration price increase
Oct 1, 2019 – Feb 1, 2020
$350 (+ group discount)
Feb 2, 2020 – Mar 1, 2020
Mar 2, 2020 – Conference Start
Please feel free to forward this email onto anyone who would benefit from it -- activities directors, athletic directions, ASB advisors, class advisors, administration, etc. Any questions, ideas or concerns? Please email me back!
Please be kind and take care of yourself this holiday season!
Liberty High School
ASB Activity Coordinator