• Townsend Junior High School Leadership Class / ASB Officer Selection Process

    2020 – 2021 School Year

     

    Round One – Incoming 8th Graders

    In early Spring, current 7th graders with a 2.0 GPA or higher, consistent attendance and exemplary citizenship are invited to submit applications for the Leadership class.  They may also be considered for ASB office by interviewing with the Leadership teachers.  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 recommendations.  The student's name is not considered during the selection process.  Approximately 30 incoming 8th grade students (including selected ASB Officers) are selected to fill the class, based on contract-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.  Last name should be verified by the office.  The waiting list is kept by the scheduling secretary.   

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ROUND ONE APPLICATION

     

    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, report cards, attendance, citizenship, and Teacher & Influential Adult recommendation forms.  It is highly 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 contract-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 of students listed.  The waiting list is kept by the scheduling secretary.   

     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ROUND TWO APPLICATION

     

    Leadership Class Selection Time Line for the 2020 – 2021 School Year

    January 17, 2020:  Informational Meeting during 1st lunch, Round One Applications Distributed and Made Available in the Office

    February 14, 2020:  Round One Applications Due

    March 2 – March 6, 2020: ASB Candidate Interviews Before School, During 4th period, and after school

     

    March 19, 2020:  ASB Officers Results announced during 7th period / Leadership Class List posted after school 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

     

    May 1, 2020:  6th Grade Orientation (Round Two Applications Available to all students)

     

    May 15, 2020:  Round Two Applications Due to office by 4:00 p.m. 

     

    May 29, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.:  Incoming 7th Grade Leadership List Available online and in office

     

    August 6, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.:  Tentative Leadership Get-Together

     

    Leadership Class Information


    Leadership Responsibilities:

    • Associated Student Body / Student Government
    • Fundraisers
    • Dances
    • Recycling
    • Renaissance Rallies
    • School Spirit
    • Student Recognition
    • Community Outreach
    • Yearbook / Videography


    ASB Officers:

    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Communications Manager
    • Community Commissioner
    • Renaissance Commissioner
    • Publicity Commissioner
    • Spirit Commissioner
    • Technology Manager

     

    Leadership Committees

    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.

    Community

    Executes all community service-related projects on campus.   Oversees student recognition in the areas of Student of the Month, Perfect Attendance, and Honor Roll.

    Extracurricular

    Plans and oversees school dances, intramurals, and other extracurricular events throughout the year.

    Publicity

    Ensures that all activities and events are advertised on campus and within the community.

    Renaissance

    Plans and implements all Renaissance Rallies and student recognition.

    Spirit

    Plans and implements all Spirit Days, theme weeks, lunch games and related events.

    Tech Squad

    Provides technical support for schoolwide visual and audio needs. 

    Yearbook

    Plans, designs and distributes yearbook.

    ASB Officer Responsibilities

     

    AttendanceAll officers and Leadership students are required to attend ASB meetings.  Most meetings will be held during the Leadership class.  There may be special circumstances that will require additional ASB meetings.  Attendance at these special meetings will also be required. 

     

    Campaign Policies for ASB Officer Candidates

    ASB Officer Candidates must interview with the Leadership teachers to be considered for an ASB Officer position.  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.  Candidates who engage in campaigning of any kind will be removed from Leadership eligibility. 

    THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

     

     

    ASB OfficesListed below is a brief description of the possible duties of elected officers.  All officers will work closely with school administration, ASB Adviser, and Leadership teachers. 

     

    President:

    • Runs ASB meetings
    • Introduces speakers at assemblies
    • Represents Townsend at Leadership conferences, School and District Events
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Vice President:

    • Replaces the President in or helps President with responsibilities as needed
    • Maintains order at ASB meetings
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Secretary:

    • Reads and takes notes at all ASB meetings
    • Maintains records of ASB functions
    • Makes copies for District Office, including minutes and bills
    • In Charge of supplies inventory and orders
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Treasurer:

    • Accounting of ASB funds
    • Signs official documents for ASB expenditures
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Community Commissioner:

    • Coordinates recycling activities, represents ASB on Green Team
    • Organizes schoolwide community service projects
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Communications Manager

    • Responsible for notices in the morning bulletin informing student body about ASB activities
    • Works closely with the Leadership teachers to manage school social media accounts
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Publicity Commissioner:

    • Makes and post signs advertising ASB activities
    • Writes news releases for district and news outlets
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Renaissance Commissioner:

    • Works closely with ASB Adviser and Leadership teachers to plan and organize all Renaissance activities and rallies
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Spirit Commissioner:

    • Responsible for planning all School Spirit Dress-Up days, theme weeks and lunchtime activities
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Technology Manager

    • Responsible for maintaining ASB equipment (Audiovisual, Cameras, Computers)
    • Works with other ASB officers to meet Technology needs for schoolwide events and activities
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Yearbook / Photo Editors:

    • Responsible for managing and producing the yearbook publication
    • Organizes and maintains school Photo Archive
    • Serves as a Positive Role Model and Performs other duties as assigned



     

  •  Congratulations to our 2019 - 2020 ASB Officers:

    ASB Officers

    President:

    Brooke S.

    Vice President

    Morgan K.

    Treasurer

    Ryan H.

    Secretary

    Jack H.

    Community Commissioner

    Madelyn P.

    Publicity Commissioners

    Aleena M. & Charlotte T.

    Renaissance Commissioner

    Kayla K.

    Spirit Commissioner

    Kyra P.

    Technology Manager

    Ethan L.

    Communications Manager

    To Be Determined

    Yearbook Editors-in-Chief

    Keilani J. & Alana L.

    Yearbook Layout Editors

    Simran K. & Lauren N.

    Yearbook Photo Editors

    Carly L. & Caitlin T.

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    Dare Greatly

     

    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.  To help keep it all balanced the 2018 - 19 Leadership students started the Be YOU Initiative to change the world by helping Townsend students to always be their best selves possible.

    be YOU

    The Leadership teachers are Mr. Murillo and Mrs. Noblett

    Check out our Leadership Class Notebook Here

    Thank you for supporting the Leadership classes and our entire school!

     

    Supplies we are ALWAYS in need of: 

    Kleenex

    Hand Sanitizer

    Paper Towels

    Clorox Wipes

    Sponges

    Paint Brushes

    Tempura Paint

    Sidewalk Chalk

    Aerosol Hairspray

    Tape--painters, duct, and masking

    adult scissors

    Sharpies

    colored printer paper

    white printer paper

     

    If not Now