Have a Fantastic Summer!
This is the final edition of the daily announcements for the 2019-2020 school year. We wish you nothing but the best over the coming summer months: may you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe, may you find rest and restoration after a school year full of edifying learning and service, and may you find opportunities for enrichment in the many possibilities that free time makes available to us. We'll be back in August with the first edition of the 2020-2021 school year!
May we make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
-- The Catholic Review, via Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Poetry Competition Winners
Many of our winning poets from this year's Poetry Competition have agreed to share their poems with you. Please head to this link to read their inspired and inspiring work.
Student Government: Community Representatives
The second round of elections for community representatives is going to be delayed until we return to campus in the fall. A summary of the structure of student government is available here.
Library: End-of-the-Year Opportunities and Responsibilities
History Summer Internship
Student historians interested in a virtual internship over the summer should contact Ms. Barrett. Virtual interns commit 1-2 hours per week transcribing historical journals spanning 1916 to the 1960s. Meetings are minimal; work is largely independent and flexible. Students interested in history will note that this time period covers major events in US history.
Library Book Returns
-- Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: We have extended your library book due dates to August 20. Please enjoy these books over the summer!
-- Seniors: If you are reading this, please return your library books to campus. Check your email from Ms. Barrett or Ms. Sell for details.
Amelia Abernethy, Katrina Abernethy, and Sage Gould are currently creating tie-dye shirts, which they sell over social media and donate all profits to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. So far, they have donated over $5,000 to the SF-Marin Food Bank. Check out the project on Instagram at this link and the progress of donations at this link.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award: This award is given annually to those students who complete service. It has three levels with target service hours: Bronze (100-174), Silver (175-249), and Gold (250+). If you feel you should receive this award, your MobileServe record must show the verified and approved service. Please always remember to keep your service record updated.
Blood Drive Email: Please read the email that Charlie Keldsen and Cyrus Ghorbani sent to all students, faculty, and staff on Sunday, May 24 regarding the critical need for blood at this time. If you or someone you know can donate, please share the information.
SIA Team continues to meet weekly via Zoom. We have created a resource document with ways to invite students to serve while sheltering-in-place. We hope you find this helpful! This document will be updated as needed.
- When recording your service to your MobileServe account, remember to include a supervisor name and email for verification. If you have some evidence of service like a certificate, email, or document that states the agency, dates, and hours of service, you can always take a picture of it and upload it with your MobileServe entry. Then you can make your advisor the supervisor as he or she will have all the necessary information for verification. Remember, all unverified service DOES NOT count towards your total service.
- When a supervisor approves your service through the email that MobileServe sends, your entry will NOT automatically receive a green check indicating approval. Your entry receives an envelope icon that your advisor or an administrator may see next to your entry in your record. Only an advisor/administrator may give final approval for the green check.
- All students should regularly check in with their advisors to review your service record.
Students Demand Action is a club that focuses on reforming gun laws. The members have prepared a video, available at this link, to explain their club and some of the issues with which it's interested. If you're interested, contact Cole Matthes for more information.
Tuesday/Thursday student lunch hangout: check your email for how to participate! Look for a message from Mr. PL.
If you have an announcement to make regarding clubs, please send it along to Mr. Buckley or Mr. PL.