Welcome to Leadership at Mount Doug! An outside the timetable course providing students the opportunity to become more involved in the school and local community. Read below to see all the exciting events Leadership students plan and participate in!
Leadership Council email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Baldwin’s (Advisor) email: email@example.com
Mrs. Phillips’ (Advisor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173866906120518/
(please request to join if you are in the class)
Many leadership events have taken place since our last update.
Santa’s breakfast was a hit, with the highest attendance record ever. The teacher skit, free food, and various performances from the junior dancers and students singers, made this social event a home run!
Mount Doug doesn’t just focus on having fun though. The Ministry of Environment has spent months promoting green initiatives, including the YesBC Youth Conference for Environmental Stewardship bringing environmental awareness to the school. They have continued sorting the school recycling, and picking up classroom recycling every week. This ministry also helps students realize the importance of recycling for the global and local community. Students improve their communication skills by interacting with various other leadership students and staff members. Currently, they have initiated a year-long project of revamping the recycling stations at the school. The task of building a series of effective, efficient, aesthetically-pleasing and environmental friendly recycling stations has been initiated and planned, designed and carried out by Mount Douglas students which not only shows the amount of concern and care we have for our environment, but also shows our unbreakable spirit.
Not just environmental awareness is promoted at Mount Doug. The Ministry of Local Community and Youth Combating Intolerance Club have worked hard to sponsor the anti-bullying Pink Day, and promote anti-bullying workshops.
Along with environmental and social awareness and socializing, Mount Doug loves athletics. Our Senior Boys football went to the provincial championships for the fourth year in a row, coming second to South Delta. Our Ministry of Sports and Recreation organized outstanding dodge ball intra murals. The champion team was Team Blue Balls, composed of twelve graduating students. Next they’re hosting soccer intra murals, and team sports include girls’ rugby, co-ed track and field, girls’ soccer and mens’ rugby.
As always, the tech team has been absolutely fabulous. The Ministry of Technology has faithfully supported the entirety of student council, as well as the rest of the school. These dedicated tech savvy youth manage to attend all the school concerts, social events and assemblies, arriving early and staying late to make sure everything runs smoothly. Because of them, we’re not living in the dark ages.
Submitted by Lizzie Bomford, Mount Doug Tri-Prime Minister
The list goes on as the MD leadership team has involved themselves in school and local community activities during the first months of 2014!
- Serving food at the MUSTARD SEED and OUR PLACE to be active locally
- Guiding students at the district CAREER FAIR as SD61 students explore hundreds of career opportunities
- Operating and organizing a concession at our basketball games
- Hosting students from Saku, Japan by organizing games, tours and showing our school spirit giving them a taste of a Canadian high school experience
- Selling candy grams for Valentine’s Day to fellow Rams and posting kind messages on hearts with students’ names on their lockers
- Writing ANTI-BULLYING messages on all student lockers courtesy of our hardworking FREE THE CHILDREN Club
- Volunteering for the RELAY FOR LIFE in support of the Canadian Cancer Society
- Participating in the HEART & STROKE Foundation’s Media Literacy workshop aimed at how unhealthy food products are marketed to children and teens
- Becoming trained Youth Facilitators for the Red Cross Beyond the Hurt Anti-Bullying campaign.
UPCOMING EVENTS include:
Spring Pep Rally – March 31st Spring Dance – April 3rd (parent chaperones still needed-contact Caroline Baldwin if interested in volunteering your time) email@example.com Earth Day – April 22nd – Tim Horton’s Community Clean Up at Mount Doug City of Victoria Counsellors speaking to our morning classes over the next few weeks about the qualities of good leaders
Leadership News Article – November 2013
Students masqueraded in style at the Halloween dance thanks to Nicole and students in the Social Affairs Ministry. RAMtastic music, cool lights, and a photo booth were highlights. Food for WE Scare Hunger was also collected at the dance for the WE Scare Hunger campaign.
November arrived fast on October’s heels with even more ROWDY RAMS leadership events. Thanks to Tamiko for coordinating the peppiest of Pep Rallies on the 4th. So many school groups, including the Dancers, Cheerleaders, Marketing class and a host of Leadership students, contributed to make the Rally a rousing success. Thanks to Ninu for coordinating a heartfelt and thoughtful Remembrance Day assembly on November 8.
Finally, the Talent Show happens on November 20. This year’s theme is “80’s diner” and there will be many exciting performances including a magic show, hip-hop dancing and more! The Teacher’s Band—“Victoria’s Other Secret” and Musical Theatre will also be featured. The Marketing Class will host a bake sale and a silent auction in the foyer, so you can enjoy snacks at intermission and take home goodies after the show.
Come for a fun evening showcasing several talented Mount Doug students. Tickets are on sale at lunch or at the door –$5 for students and $7 for adults.
Leadership News Article – September 2013
On September 9th, leadership students retreated to Camp Pringle for three days of fun and bonding. They showed off their funky dance moves, learned about effective communication, and how to use their leadership skills to better lead in their own community. Afterwards, student leaders organized and ran the annual “Rams Country Corn Roast”. The corn roast helped kick off another great year at Mount Doug. Students feasted on cobs of corn and tapped toes to the sounds of Mount Doug’s own amazing teacher-band, “Staph Infection 6”. All in all, the corn roast was a “Rams Country” hit!
Rambucks, the school store organized and run by leadership students, opened for business on September 17th. The menu now includes protein power bars, fruit such as bananas, and weekly specials featuring chili and other wholesome, cooked food. On a food related note, something new and exciting this year is Mount Doug’s introduction of the BC Fruits and Veggie program. Fruits or vegetables will be provided once a month to the entire school at no charge.
October brings a full complement of leadership activities and events. The “Free the Children” club will take 20 Mount Doug students to join up with other leadership students from around the province at the WE Day Vancouver festivities on October 18th. In addition to WE Day, Free the Children will be running an event called “We Scare Hunger” next month. Leadership students, along with the student body and the neighboring community, will be collecting cans of non-perishable food to donate to the food bank on Halloween.
Out in the community, students will be volunteering and participating in “Light the Night” for the Leukemia Society and the “Run for the Cure” for CIBC. Other exciting events coming up in October include the first day of weekly pre-ordered Booster Juice and the spooky Halloween dance on October 30th. The Halloween dance is a big event that draws lots of students to have fun dancing with their friends, but it isn’t possible without leadership and help from supportive parents.
Parents, if you are interested in chaperoning the dance, please contact Ms. Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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