On September 7, the Student Government Association (SGA) held its first assembly meeting in the auditorium during 6th period. The meeting was held in order for SGA to communicate to the student body what their plans for the year are.
SGA President Farhan Bader began the meeting by outlining SGA’s 2012 goals to an audience of SGA members, club representatives and SGA Co-Sponsor, Mr. Matchim. The bulk of the meeting focused on three topics: Fall pep rally performances, Spirit Week and the Homecoming Parade.
Spirit Week will be held September 18 – 21with Pajama Day on Tuesday, Twin Day on Wednesday, Wacky Tacky Day on Thursday and Spirit Day on Friday. The Homecoming Parade theme will be Candy Land and is scheduled for Saturday. Spirit week will help foster school spirit.
“The SGA goals for this year are to bring forth school spirit, make SGA more accessible, and to increase student involvement, ” explained Bader.
Mr. Matchim asked the audience for ideas about performances for the fall pep rally that would increase school spirit. Tajbik Sheikhproposed to have a potato bag race. Then, a member of the Rocket Club advocated for a small rocket launch at the pep rally. Also, Mr.Doff, the well-known and comedic Spanish teacher, is officially the faculty emcee (Master of Ceremonies, the announcer) for the pep rally.
Last year the Fall pep rally was moved indoors due to rain. The jazz band performed at the rally instead of the marching band. This year, the marching band is scheduled to perform at the pep rally, playing well-known songs from bands like Van Halen.