Midway Shark Council
Shark Council is Midway’s student-led leadership team. Students learn leadership traits and what it takes to be a leader. Our goal is to be leaders at Midway that will change Midway for the good. We want student voice and input into the types of activities and things we can do at Midway to help make Midway a positive and productive school community.
Mrs. Labrie, Mrs. Rupe, and Mrs. Bofenkamp are the advisors.
Shark Council Members are responsible for:
1. Attending all Shark Council meetings
2. Organizing, participating, and promoting all Midway Elementary activities
3. Encouraging homeroom and other classes to participate in activities
4. Maintaining a focus on achievement with their academic standards
5. Being a positive role model both inside and outside of the classroom
6. Leading tours for new Midway students
7. Showing the following leadership traits at school:
Commitment and Passion
Creativity and Innovation
Delegation and Empowerment
Shark Council members will be placed into one of four groups:
Production Team (assemblies/videos)
Peer Mentor (Buddy Bench/new student tours/anything dealing with students)
Public Relations (Shark Store/morning announcements)
Fundraising/Community Service (*Popcorn Fridays/Food Drive/Penny Drive/GA)
What started as a Kindness Challenge has now developed into a wave of student action and advocacy, which has raised money and generosity, as well as the 2015 WEA Human & Civil Rights Award in Spring of 2014. Students receive “Kindness Cards” and receive marks on those cards when an adult “catches” them doing an act of kindness. Follow what this amazing group of students (and their teacher advisor, Hoa Cong) help create in our Midway and Mead communities, and beyond! https://www.facebook.com/kindnesscard/
"The Kindness Cards Facebook page is intended to inspire others to do acts of kindness by reading what others have done,” says Mr. Cong.
News and Media Club
Why a newspaper? Do people even read those anymore? Yes! They just read them online, which is where you will find ours. Also, educational research shows that students write more and better when they are writing regularly for a real audience. School newspapers also offer an opportunity to work cooperatively; applying real-life skills such as organizing, prioritizing, meeting deadlines, making and keeping appointments and creative problem solving. There are opportunities for students of diverse skills and interests (sports, books, movies, TV shows, community organization, local government, even photography, comic illustration) to contribute.
The Club is open to grades 4-5
Club Advisor : Mrs. (Lisa) Rossi (questions?): 465-6714