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December 13, 2012

MWJH students take initiative through clubs

Whether beautifying the Baker, greening up the school, or becoming a buddy, kids at MWJH seem to be making a difference.


Elizabeth Gomez presented about two organizations she is involved in at MWJH – the Green Team and Yearbook.

She said the Green Team educates MWJH “on responsible, eco-friendly habits. We have saved probably 60 pounds of cans from the landfill. We have been recycling paper in all classrooms.”

Gomez shared a Christmas tree the club made, using discarded magazines, to help decorate the MWISD District Services Center.

Regarding the MWJH yearbook, Gomez said, “This year the yearbook is being created by students for students. The theme is 'Game On,' and to kick things off, we have designed a cover contest, where students submitted ideas for the cover.”

Gomez showed trustees the winning submission. She said yearbooks are now on sale and can be ordered online.

“Yearbook staff is looking forward to putting together one of the best yearbooks yet,” she concluded.

Eighth-grader Carolina Zambrano informed trustees on what the MWJS Student Council was doing as an organization.

In addition to teacher recognition, she said the students in the council work to make their school a better place for fellow students. Zambrano said she chose the organization because she likes to be involved and likes to interact with students her own age and likes to see the school become better so other students can be safe and have fun.

Wilkerson explained that student council had an open sign-up, where more students could participate, provided they had the grades, and got teachers and parents to sign off on the student's involvement. She said officers were elected, but this allowed more students to serve “at large.”

Barbee and Pruitt also presented on their involvement with University Interscholastic League competition, which they said allows students to join an educational competition. Pruitt said they just attended competition on Tuesday.

“I enjoy this organization because it makes education fun,” Barbee said.

“It makes you want to thrive to win,” added Pruitt.

Wilkerson told trustees these are just a few of the clubs at MWJH and added, “There are some other clubs that are expected to get started that kids have already been saying they want.”

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