Thank you to all students who demonstrated leadership by applying for next year’s class and running for ASB office. We would like to congratulate the following ASB Officers elected for the 2017-2018 School Year:
High School Leadership Class / ASB Officer Selection Process
Round One – Incoming 8th Graders
In early Spring, current 7th graders with a 2.0 GPA or higher, good attendance and citizenship are invited to submit applications for the Leadership class. They may also run for office by submitting a speech with their application. Late applications are not considered. Applicants’ grades, attendance, citizenship and teacher recommendation forms are then checked. If students are eligible to run for office, they are notified, and their speeches are posted (anonymously) around campus and online. Students are automatically disqualified from running for office if it is revealed to the student population which speech they wrote. There will be no exceptions to this. Current 7th graders only are invited to vote electronically during their lunches over a specified time period. Candidates are notified of election results before the school population is notified. Students who win the election are guaranteed a slot in the Leadership class. The applications of students who do not win the election are added to the pool of Leadership class applications. Students who apply to the Leadership class are evaluated on the basis of their application answers, grades, attendance, citizenship, and teacher recommendations. The student's name is not considered during the selection process. Approximately 30 incoming 8th grade students are selected to fill the class, based on negotiated class size. A waiting list is established for the remaining eligible students. Students will be added to the class if openings in their grade level become available, according to the numerical order of the waiting list. The Leadership class list for incoming 8th graders is posted around campus and online with first name and last initial only. The waiting list is kept by the scheduling secretary.
Round Two – Incoming 7th Graders
In early Spring, elementary principals will receive copies of the Round Two applications to make available to the general population of sixth graders. Applications will also be posted online. Students are also invited to apply for Leadership at the Student Orientation day at Townsend, and the same applications are made available to them at that time. Students must turn in the application by the designated due date. Late applications are not considered. Students who apply to the Leadership class are evaluated on the basis of their application answers, grades, attendance, citizenship, and teacher & Influential Adult recommendation forms. It is recommended that students choose an influential adult who is not related to them in any way. It is also recommended that students take special care on the essay answers, as they are highly important in the application process. The student's school or name are not considered during the selection process. Nor are extra letters of recommendation. Only the Recommendation forms included in the application are considered and should not be completed by any adult who is related to the student. Approximately 30 incoming 7th grade students are selected to fill the class, based on negotiated class size. A waiting list is established for the remaining eligible students. Students will be added to the class if openings in their grade level become available, according to the numerical order of the waiting list. The Leadership class list for incoming 7th graders is available in the office and posted online with first name and last initial as well as the last four digits of the student’s permanent ID number. Students should call the Townsend office after the list is posted to verify the identity students listed. The waiting list is kept by the scheduling secretary.
Leadership Class Selection Time Line for the 2017 – 2018 School Year
January 26, 2017: Informational Meeting during both lunches,
Round One Applications Distributed and Made Available in the Office
February 17, 2017: Round One Applications Due
February 17 – 24, 2017: Eligibility Check
February 27, 2017: ASB Officer Candidates Notified of
Eligibility to Run
February 27 – March 10, 2017: Anonymous candidate essays posted online and
March 9 – 10, 2017: Electronic Voting in the Media Center During Both Lunches
March 10, 2017: Election Results announced during 7th period
March 17, 2017: Incoming 8th Grade Leadership List posted on office door and windows and online (without last names)
Early Spring: Round Two Applications will be distributed to Principals at all feeder schools and made available online for download
TBD: 6th Grade Orientation (Round Two Applications distributed)
May 19, 2017: Round Two Applications Due to office by 4:00 p.m.
June 5, 2017: Incoming 7th Grade Leadership List Available
August 10, 2017: Tentative Leadership Get-Together
Leadership Class Information
o Associated Student Body / Student Government
o Renaissance Rallies
o School Spirit
o Student Recognition
o Community Outreach
o Yearbook / Videography
o Vice President
o Renaissance Commissioner
o Community Commissioner
o Publicity Commissioner
o Spirit Commissioner
Under the direction of two teacher advisers, Leadership students work together on most activities and projects on campus. However, all students will be placed in specialized committees according to the strengths that the advisers see in them.
Executes all community service-related projects on campus. Oversees student recognition in the areas of Student of the Month, Perfect Attendance, and Honor Roll.
Plans and oversees school dances, intramurals, and other extracurricular events throughout the year.
Ensures that all activities and events are advertised on campus and within the community.
Plans and implements all Renaissance Rallies and student recognition.
Plans and implements all Spirit Days, theme weeks, lunch games and related events.
Provides technical support for schoolwide visual and audio needs.
ASB Officer Responsibilities
Campaign Policies for ASB Officer Candidates
ASB Officer Candidates write a speech informing the students of Townsend Junior High School what they plan to do to serve the school in the chosen position. Candidate names are removed from the speeches and posted online and around campus for the student population to view. Election Campaigning is not allowed at Townsend Junior High School or off campus. This means no posters, stickers, candy, balloons, or other gimmicks. It also means no social networking. Students may not reveal which speech is theirs or that they are running for a specific office. Students who engage in campaigning of any kind or who reveal the office for which they are running or the speech that they wrote will be removed from Leadership eligibility.
THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
The Leadership class at Townsend Junior High School consists of 68 7th and 8th graders who are dedicated to making their school the best it can possibly be. These hard-working students are responsible for dress-up Spirit Days and lunchtime games, extracurricular activities on campus such as afterschool dances, anti-bullying campaigns, the recycling program, and all rallies and assemblies. If that's not enough to keep them busy, they also complete 30+ hours of community service in the community during the school year and often inspire other students to work alongside them. Our Leadership classes also serve as our Associated Student Body government, overseeing students funds and expenditures for the school year. Our 2016 - 2017 ASB officers are:
PRESIDENT: Noah A.
VICE PRESIDENT: Sophia N.
RENAISSANCE COMMISSIONER: Paige W.
COMMUNITY COMMISSIONER: Christian C.
SPIRIT COMMISSIONER: Chloe L.
PUBLICITY COMMISSIONER: Allison K.
ASB SECRETARY: Unfilled
ASB TREASURER: Prachi M.
YEARBOOK EDITORS: Madison A. & Camille T.
PHOTO EDITORS: Unfilled
Thank you for supporting the Leadership classes and our entire school!
Supplies we are ALWAYS in need of:
Tape--painters, duct, and masking
colored printer paper
white printer paper