On Friday, the first dance of the year was held in the cafeteria. As a member of the SBC, I helped organize the dance and make it successful. During the preparation of the dance, Gry and I were responsible for publicity. We announced about the upcoming dance during assembly and talked about the date, dress code, fee etc.. Considering the time we were given to prepare the presentation (2/3 days), I think we did quite well. Additionally, we created posters to stick around school so the students were aware of the detailed information.
Right after school finished on the day of the dance, I helped prepare the drinks and ice for about 15 minutes. At 5:00pm, all of the SBC members gathered to prepare for the dance that would be starting in an hour. I helped set up the photo booth. It was very challenging as the backdrop was not organized beforehand and since there was nothing to hold the backdrop in place, we had to tie to the staircase. Adjusting the height of the backdrop took quite a lot of time but it turned out well.
During the dance, I helped out at the food shift from 6:00~9:00 pm. Originally, I had planned to help out from 6:00~8:00 but as some people did not constantly stay at the booth and were not on duty, I decided to help out at all three shifts. As the flow of the people who wanted drink and pizza did not cease throughout the dance, I was exhausted after the dance but I personally enjoyed it a lot. I was very impressed that the all of the pizza was gone and the turnout was very good. The students evidently enjoyed the dance and I am excited to help out other events as a member of the SBC this year.
Last Friday, the Service Fair was held during MS Block. The purpose of the event was to encourage students to have interest in service and inspire them to contribute the community through actively participating in service activities such as Tech Team, Eco Club, Tohoku Team, Mentor etc.. As a tech leader, I presented along with Sophia about what kind of service opportunities are available as a member of a Tech Team, such as the Tech Orientation, Robotics/ Minecraft Club, Google Summit and Parent Workshops. We also talked about what kind of people we are looking for; people who embody the Responsible Use Policy, are good leaders, good “teachers” with patience and positive people!
The Service Fair was a big success and I was very glad that many people turned up to learn more about the tech team and join! I am looking forward to working with them this year!
Also as an act of service, I earned 1 point.
On Tuesday, I helped out at Back to School Night from 5:45~8:30. First of all, all of the parents gathered in the main theatre to listen to the introduction. From 6:00 pm, the parents visited their child’s advisory, and teachers of period 1, 2 , 3 and 4. Each shift was 10 minutes. Between each shift, there was 5 minutes to go the next classroom. We were very busy between each shift as there were a lot of parents who were unsure of where to go. We guided them to the classrooms and as there was only 5 minutes in between, we were (half) running around the school, helping parents, collecting unclaimed schedules from teachers and searching schedules for late parents from lots of piles etc. Therefore, it was a relief when it was break time (Social Mingle), where parents can communicate and “mingle” while having treats such as chocolate chip cookies, chocolate muffins, coffee etc. Student SBC Guides such as myself were also allowed to take a treat! I took a chocolate chip cookie and it tasted so good after a busy hour. I had to refuel my energy since there was still an hour to go. After the social mingle, there were 4 more shifts in which we continued helping out. Towards the end, we started cleaning up, picking up trash that the parents had left, taking off papers from the boards which was not easy as the pins would not come off easily. One pin ended up inside my shirt, which was very awkward. However, it was a great privilege for me to help out as a member of the SBC and I am looking forward to continuing my work as a SBC member this year. Also as an act of service, I think my work helped the parents feel more welcomed and make back to school night enjoyable and interesting for them. I think I earned 3.25 points. (meeting included)