ChicoCountryDay School Student Leadership
The purpose of the Leadership Class is to develop leadership skills and work toward a positive school climate. This will be accomplished by involvement in classroom lessons and activities, cross-grade level interaction, school-spirit activities and community service.
To develop responsibility, self-esteem, initiative, creativity, leadership and school pride.
To allow students to participate in, or manage, co-curricular affairs.
To encourage productive student-faculty relationships.
To develop positive school/community relationships and peer/peer relationships.
Students are expected to model the qualities of a leader such as respect, dependability, accountability and trustworthiness.
Students will be expected to present themselves as positive role models to the students of CCDS.
Students are expected to participate in ALL activities supported by CCDS Student Leadership.
Each unit is graded. Units with a product will be graded on that product, units without a product will be graded based on participation and attitude. The grading scale is a 1-4 rubric:
= Below Basic
It is my hope that you find this course helpful, and I know the staff and student body of ChicoCountryDay School are grateful for your efforts. ~Mrs. SPY
Getting to Know YOU (courage, effort, pride)
"To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning in your life." - Paula P. Brownlee
Personal time capsule
Teambuilding (cooperation, friendship, sense of humor)
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
Leadership (initiative, problem solving, responsibility)
"There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Leading by Example: leaders past, present, and personal
Lifeskills read-aloud w/ primary grades
Choice and Accountability (common sense, flexibility, organization)
"We are free up to the point of choice, then the choice controls the chooser." - Mary Crowley
Plan school-wide spirit day
Empathy (caring, perseverance, resourcefulness)
"You can't understand another person until you walk a few miles in their moccasins."
-Native American Proverb
Research and present service organizations
Wisdom (curiosity, integrity, patience)
"Dare to be wise!" -Friedrich von Schiller
Velveteen Rabbit lesson plan
Your place in Time-culminating project
Credit for much of this course belongs to Bill Betaglia of Bidwell Jr. High
Being a part of Student Leadership is being a part of a team. I want to know a little bit about OUR team. I would like you to think long and hard about the things that a typical middle school student may want future students to know about life in 2009. You will be creating a personal time capsule in words and pictures.
Here is what you need to include:
PAGE 1-INTRODUCTION: "The Life of a Middle Schooler"
Write a letter to your future self, talking about what life is like for you right now, and what you hope for yourself in the future. You may want to think about these questions:
What do you like and dislike about being a middle school aged student?
What do you do for fun?
What are some things you wish the adults in your life knew about you?
Include a picture of your (current) self; either hand drawn or a photograph.
What styles of clothes are fashionable for kids your age in 2009? How do you dress? Describe the fashion. Keep in mind other students who may dress differently than you. Include pictures cut out of magazines and/or drawings.
PAGE 3-IN THE NEWS
Check out the newspaper or watch the evening news. You may even want to check out CNN.com or other news websites. What are some of the most talked about news stories? Ask your parents if you are not sure. Cut and paste some of the top news stories of the time. Include a written summary of the major stories.
Write at least a paragraph about the kind of music that is popular among kids your age. Write about what you like. Include the lyrics to one of your favorite songs or a song that has special meaning to you. Make your personal soundtrack.
PAGE 6-SPORTS and ACTIVITIES
What kinds of sports or activities do kids your age enjoy playing or watching? Write at least a paragraph about what kids your age enjoy doing. Include pictures from magazines or pictures of you doing your favorite sport or hobby.
PAGE 7-A LETTER FROM A PARENT (Or Guardian)
Include a letter written by one of your parents or guardians about you. What do they think are some of your greatest qualities? What about you are they most proud? What would they say are your favorite things to do? Here is their chance to tell you in the future about what kind of kid you are now.
Leaders in Our Lives
Identify a leader from the past. Describe some of the qualities this person possessed, and the difference he/she made in the world.
Identify a leader from the present. Describe some of the qualities this person possesses, and how he/she is working to make a difference in the world.
Identify a leader in your personal life. Describe some of the qualities this person possesses, and how he/she makes a difference in your life.