Best Practices (MS)

School Activities

 

Recycle Cellphones


Many students have old and unused cell phones lying around their homes. Often, cell phone retailers will re-buy these phones at a decent price. Organize a drive to collect these phones to earn money for your organization. – Parks Junior High School




Quadfest


Quadfest is an event during lunch at school in which students can perform and showcase their musical talent. Usually students form bands within the student body and perform covers of songs or original songs in the school quad or designated classroom. This event can be organized by a music club or just by students who want to be more involved with music and entertainment in their school. This event is a great addition to lunch after mid-day rallies, and it helps students to express their talent and raise the morale of the students.




Birthday Grams


Birthday Grams are a great way to brighten someone’s birthday at school. These grams can be complimentary just to raise school spirit or appreciation, or they can be sold and purchased as an ongoing school fundraiser. The birthday grams may include a balloon, candy, a birthday hat, baked goods, etc, and they may also be delivered during class. There is not much preparation needed for this, but the school will have to purchase balloons and a helium tank for the balloons and the rest of the items included in the birthday grams.




Pasta Social


Pasta socials are evening events scheduled around dinner time in which parents can interact with the student body and staff of their child’s school. The food is served by teachers, and having the band and choir perform is a good opportunity to showcase the school’s talents. Additionally student art work can also be put on display. Ticket prices will vary depending on the cost of food and such. – Carnegie Middle School




Uncarved Pumpkin Contest


In this activity, students in their homeroom classes decorate a pumpkin in the spirit of autumn and Halloween. As it is an “uncarved” pumpkin, no knives will be needed as students will be using various arts and crafts to decorate their pumpkins. Such pumpkins will be supplied by student government. Each homeroom will select a committee of students to design and style their pumpkin. They must follow the following rules: 1. Bring things to decorate that you do not want returned to you as the pumpkins will be given away after the contest, 2. No carving the pumpkin at all, 3. You may use glue, pins, nails, etc., 4. Be original! After the pumpkins are judged, they can be used as decorations for the Halloween dance, or can be donated to the local convalescent hospital retirement home or children’s hospital by the members of student government. – Kenilworth Jr. High





School Dances

 

Polka Hop Dance


Find a good local polka band to come and play at this dance, inviting students and parents and run as a regular dance. Price of tickets may increase due to the cost of hiring the polka band, but the profit should be high as parents are invited as well.





 

Fundraising

Polka Hop Dance


Find a good local polka band to come and play at this dance, inviting students and parents and run as a regular dance. Price of tickets may increase due to the cost of hiring the polka band, but the profit should be high as parents are invited as well.





California Association of Student Councils

3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 288

Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (510) 834-2272
E-Mail: june.thompson@casc.net

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