NSG.bmp Student Government for 2006-2007 School Year


Advisor for 2006-2007 School Year

  • Mr. Brent J. Freccia


Student Leadership for the 2006-2007 School Year

  • President Justine Watson
  • Vice President Alexis Cutonilli
  • Secretary Catharine Parker
  • Treasurer Sarah Hurst
  • Sergeant-at-Arms Jae Shim


Secretary's record for the 2006-2007 School Year



Event Pages for 2006-2007 School Year



Student Government Advisor's overview of the 2006-2007 School Year

    • August:
      • Mascot costume ordered
      • Homecoming Decorations ordered
      • Meeting with building administration at the Special Services Building
    • September:
      • Homecoming Dance date moved up a week to avoid conflict with SAT (from October 14th to October 7th)
      • Homecoming decorations put together over the course of two afterschool working sessions
      • Spirit Week events planned
      • Student Dodgeball Tournament proposed for later in the school year
    • October
      • Last afterschool Homecoming decoration work session takes place
      • Tickets sold in both lunches from E105 and from student volenteers in all three lunch periods in both cafeterias
      • Spirit week events go off "ok"
        • Need to be more highlighted in order to spur more involvement
      • Hallway decoration contest even better in its second year
      • Buzz makes first appearance at the Fall Pep Rally to high praise
      • Rain forces Homecoming floats to be destroyed and the underclass court announcements to be postponed until the Dance, although Newark wins the Homecoming Game
        • Need to have a rain date for float contest in case of inclement weather in the future (get contact number for each organizer)
        • Possibly have other clubs construct floats as well?
        • Have the King and Queen make an appearance at the next home game?
      • Building conflict causes construction of Homecoming set difficult on day of dance
        • "Gift wrapping" the walls a great idea
        • Need to make a special order with Fulton Paper ahead of time (one roll per light)
        • Avoid arches in the future due to flimsy and time consuming construction
      • Dance itself goes very well
        • Outsourcing of refreshments to Key Club and coat check to Theatre works extremely well for all concerned (and no lost items this year)
        • DJ has less complaints then in previous years
        • Need to put tape down on the floor for Homecoming court walk (or use bleachers)
    • November
      • T-Shirts are "ordered" by Vice President but they never arrive
      • Yearbook pictures are taken for club
      • Student and Faculty Dodgeball tournaments are decided upon and rules are established
      • Newark: Survivor idea is cancelled for this year, may turn into a "team building exercise" for student groups in May
    • December
      • Poster construction for Dodgeball Tournaments
      • Team sign-ups start for Students
      • Team sign-ups start and end for Faculty (45 end up participating in "evened-out" teams)
      • Shirts for Dodgeball are ordered prior to break
        • Order a few extra shirts in all colors and sizes
        • Confirm students involved in Student Government and what equals getting a shirt
        • Do not send final email to both staff and students (smack talk rule)
    • January
      • Student Dodgeball Tournament a roaring success
        • End sign-up a little earlier to avoid confusion
        • Have a team form and an individual form for each member
        • Have a "rule-day" before the actual tournament
        • Move proceedings to the West Gym next year in order to eliminate standing - particularly by the doors
      • Faculty Tournament was better than past year
        • Turn-out somewhat better - possibly switch locations with Student Tournament (move to East Gym)
        • No admission was a good idea...students much more into it
        • Took place on a half-day at noon
        • Possibly having an announcer try-out?
    • February
      • Planning for Newark Survivor and Sadie Hawkins Dance took place
        • Date for Sadie Hawkins Dance - Friday, March 9th (7-10 pm in East Gym)
          • Website constructed
          • Key Club to help with Refreshments
          • Police, Good Vibrations (DJ), building usage reserved and chaperone sign-up takes place
          • Tickets printed
          • Note: Possibly ask for parent volunteers for chaperones next year thru the NHS Newsletter
        • Date for Newark Survivor - Friday, April 27th (3-7 pm in West Gym, A-106, E105)
          • Website constructed
          • Sign-up sheet created and posted
          • Faculty Team was asked to form before announcements made to student body
            • Successful - team constructed before the end of February
      • Dr. Caulk leaves the school, Mr. Jezyk named Acting Principal
      • Students made aware of PEP plan, possible involvement in school policy in 2007-2008
    • March
      • Sadie Hawkins Dance canceled due to low ticket sales
        • Only 12 tickets sold in three days
        • All concerned parties were notified on Wednesday afternoon
        • More promotion next year? Possibly make the dance take place in December or January instead? Conflict with Spring Sports, lack of pep rally, drama production, SATs and DSTPs.
    • April
      • Newark Survivor extremely successful with five teams of 10 competing in the competition
        • $500 prize good way to attract attention
        • Lower the amount of students per team (allowing people to "double dip" if they wish too)
        • Change the Endurance Challenge to holding books instead of sitting
        • Possibly get rid of the Sudoku Challenge and replace it with Scrabble?
        • Possibly get rid of DDR due to complicated nature/hard to visualize
        • Have tiebreakers ready and available for other activities
        • Have "Student Government" security presence to clear floor
    • May
      • Student Government officer elections took place May 31st and June 1st
      • 10 hours = trip qualification / t-shirt for help ideas announced
      • Homecoming Theme 2007 was selected - Polynesian Luau - by majority vote at the May 29th meeting


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