• Townsend Junior High School Leadership Class / ASB Officer Selection Process 2019 – 2020 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.  The waiting list is kept by the scheduling secretary.     

     DOWNLOAD THE ROUND ONE APPLICATION HERE

    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 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.   

    DOWNLOAD THE ROUND TWO APPLICATION HERE

    Leadership Class Selection Time Line for the 2019 – 2020 School Year

    February 15, 2019:  Round One Applications Due

    February 25 – March 1, 2019: ASB Candidate Interviews Before School, During 4th period, and after school

    March 21, 2019:  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 3, 2019:  6th Grade Orientation (Round Two Applications Available to all students)

    May 10, 2019:  Round Two Applications Due to office by 4:00 p.m. 

    May 31, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.:  Incoming 7th Grade Leadership List Available online and in office

    August 8, 2019:  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 Officers

    Listed 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

    Serves as a Positive Role Model

    Performs other duties as assigned

    Vice President:

    Replaces the President in or helps President with responsibilities as needed

    Maintains order at ASB meetings

    In Charge of supplies inventory and orders

    Serves as a positive role model

    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

    Serves as a positive role model

    Performs other duties as assigned

    Treasurer:

    Accounting of ASB funds

    Signs official documents for ASB expenditures

    Serves as a positive role model

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Performs other duties as assigned

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    Change the World

     

    The Leadership class at Townsend Junior High School consists of 70 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 2018 - 2019 ASB officers are:

    ASB Officers

    PRESIDENT:  Julia J. 

    VICE PRESIDENT:  Ava M.

    SECRETARY:  Samin C.

    TREASURER:  Ashlyn D.

    RENAISSANCE COMMISSIONER:  Ava P.

    COMMUNITY COMMISSIONER:  Victoria P.

    SPIRIT COMMISSIONER:  Megan C.

    PUBLICITY COMMISSIONER:  Kaitlyn S.

    Our 2018 - 2019 Appointed Positions are: 

    TECHNOLOGY MANAGER:  Jeff F.

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:  Leila I.

    YEARBOOK EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:  Ria P.

    YEARBOOK LAYOUT EDITOR:  Isabella C.

    YEARBOOK BUSINESS MANAGER:  Ashlyn D. 

    YEARBOOK PHOTO EDITORS:  Keilani J. 

    Jumping for ASB    

    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

     

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