Students Decide Homecoming Theme,
By Maliha Adams, Slava Kitain, and Sara Sugrue (October 2, 2004)
The long-awaited theme of the 2004 Homecoming Week was decided during the Student Council Retreat that was attended by 39 students representing all grade levels and which was led by Student Council Association (SCA) sponsors Ms.Karin Tooze and Ms.Christine Bosl and which took place last weekend at the Glenkirk Retreat Center in Manassas. Other issues that were discussed were the hassles of lunch and the challenges posed by the addition of the eighth graders to the high school next year.
Whether or not the eighth graders will be able to participate in homecoming was one of the issues that the 39 students on the retreat discussed. There was considerable time spent on trying to map out what privileges the eighth grade students will have. There were a lot of good ideas thrown around but in the long run the students on the SCA Retreat are not those responsible for making the final decision; they can only offer suggestions to the faculty and administration.
Other issues that were discussed were finding solutions to the parking space dilemma, senior privileges, and the need for longer lunches to allow more time to get through the line and to "chill" with friends. One idea that came out of the SCA retreat was that there should be a lunch committee established to study what the students really want. Taking into consideration the huge success of the math and writing labs, students also suggested the possibilities of having science, social studies, and language labs for students that need help.
"I feel like we were very successful at the retreat in meeting the goals we had set for ourselves," said SCA co-sponsor Ms. Tooze.
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