Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Interact Club

The Interact Club is planning to make big strides to accomplish many different international projects as well as a few community projects. For some of us that don’t know, Interact is a club sponsored by and affiliated with the local chapter of Rotary International, which is a service organization. Interact helps get youth excited about service not only in their community but worldwide.

The Interact Club plans to sell yuda bands, which are bracelets made out of coconut and leather. If they are successful and sell 175 bracelets in two weeks they will sponsor a student of their choice in Guatemala for an entire year. We will keep you posted on when and where the club will be selling bracelets in the near future (to learn more visit www.yudaband.org ).

Another project is The Yellow Tulip Project to fight suicide prevention. Soon students in the club or those affected by suicide will be planting yellow bulbs in the B garden located outside Mr. Crocker’s office. These tulips will bloom in the spring at which there might be a small event held regarding their significance.

The club members will also be filling shoe boxes with school supplies and small Christmas gifts that are sent to a different third world country each year.

Lastly, the community project the club is working on is Trick or Treating for Canned Goods. On Halloween, you will see members of the Interact club going door to door asking for canned goods or cash donations to support the local food bank.

If you would like to learn more about any of these projects or you are considering joining the Interact Club please contact President Molly Thibault or Vice President Alexis Welch. The club meets the last Thursday of every month during homeroom in Frau Merrill’s room who is the group advisor.

Poem of the Week: October 24th-30th

The following is a poem by Emily Dickinson written in 1858 and published in 1890. With the leaves turning red and fall beginning, it’s a relevant poem for the week.

“The morns are meeker than they were—”

by Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were—

The nuts are getting brown—IMG_3825 2.jpg

The berry’s cheek is plumper—

The rose is out of town.

 

The Maple wears a gayer scarf—

The field a scarlet gown—

Lest I should be old-fashioned

I’ll put a trinket on.

{The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Edited by Thomas H. Johnson}

 

Student Health Advisory Board​

The Student Health Advisory Board plans to focus on bettering the school climate within Boothbay Region High School. They are considering a few different initiatives to achieve this goal. They hope to re-implement spirit Friday, a monthly school assembly to reward outstanding citizenship and showcase some community or school talent. Lincoln Academy does something very similar and they call it Community Meeting Friday. The Student Health Advisory Board have asked me to include this video as an example.https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flincolnacademynews%2Fvideos%2F1412372245460189%2F&show_text=0&width=560 

This assembly would take place during the first 30 minutes of homeroom once a month. They hope that this will be a fun way to bring the school together and recognize people who have made strides to improve school climate even when nobody’s watching. The club recently elected officials, making Lillian Sherburn President and Molly Thibault Vice President.

If you would like to learn more about the Student Health Advisory Board or join with the work they are doing, they meet every Wednesday after school from 1:30- 2:00pm with advisors Tammy Blackman, Anne Barker, and Kacy Pound.