STUDENTS IN ACTION
Students In Action is a new program at Irvington High School designed to measure and celebrate the community service being done by students on our campus. With the program we will recognize individual students and the school as a whole. The goal is to have Irvington High School nationally recognized as a Jefferson Award Gold Banner School. Learn how you can participate below.
RECOGNIZING STUDENTS WHO DO SERVICE
We want to recognizing students on our campus who are doing amazing service. More importantly we want to hear their story! Once a month we will honor a student on campus for their community service contributions. Students will again be recognized at an awards ceremony later in the year.
Do you know someone who did an amazing service project. Tell their story to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may win an amazing award.
CLUB/STUDENT SERVICE PROJECTS
Every service project done by Irvington High School counts. Make sure you share the following information with our clubs commissioner so we can count you service towards our schools total.
- We need to know how many students and how many hours.
- We need photo evidence of your project
- We need to know the outcomes of your project. Specifically how much did you raise/collect or what did you achieve?
- We need a general timeline ofyour project. When did you start/end.
STUDENTS IN ACTION BLOG
RESONANCE! BENEFIT CONCERT
Friday 12/15 was Irvington Annual Resonance! Benefit Concert. This years concert raised money to benefit the island of Puerto Rico recently devastated by a hurricane that left most of the island without power. This years concert featured musicians and singers from IHS Resonance and Vams Clubs in addition to MSJ Vams Clubs preforming both festive songs and classical numbers. Resonance! was able to raise $2,200 all of which will be donated. If you missed this years concert make sure to mark your calendar for next December.
On Friday December 1st Irvington High School hosted our first of two blood drives. We were amazed to have over 120 people sign up to donate blood and more then a dozen students sign up to be runners, man the check in station and the recovery canteen. Our goal for this blood drive was to collect 60 units of blood for the Stanford Blood Center. At the end of the day we collected 68 units of blood! Thank you to everyone who helped and to the members of ASB who came to school at 6:45 to set up and stayed till 4:00 to clean up.
HOW CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Often times we feel that task of making the world a better place is to big a goal to be accomplished. The key is not to get stuck thinking the change you can create must be a big radical change to be meaningful. Sometimes the smallest things we do can have profound impacts on the people around us. Making a difference starts small and over time these small changes add up to create larger and larger changes. Looking for inspiration? Check out Drew Dudley's TED talk "Everyday Leadership".
LGBTQ TIE DYE
Irvington's students are in action!
Irvington High School held their second annual LGBTQ Tie Dye event on November 9th. Students of all backgrounds came out to the event to tie dye white crews. At this years event we raised $150 that was then donated to the Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa Country, a center that promotes the wellbeing of the LGBTQ community. In addition next week when we wear our Tie Dye shirts we will show that Irvington supports all students on campus. Thank You to the Irvington GSA club for their help in making this event successful.