News and Highlights
The MoCo EmpowHer meeting in January was a great success! Students shared ideas on key focus areas: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Lobbying/Advocacy, Female Mentoring and Leadership, and Logistics.
The Argyle MS SGA hosted an excellent MCJC General Assembly meeting in November. Students were able to hear updates from Mr. Matt Post, MCPS SMOB, the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC), and engaged in a presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
The Magruder HS SGA hosted the November MCR General Assembly. MCR students heard updates from the SMOB, shared best practices and ideas of what is happening in their own schools, and held small group discussions on mental health supports that are needed in schools.
Student Government Associations
Students discuss and act on issues, problems, and concerns in the schools, as well as engaging in countywide activities.
Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB)
The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues like administrative appointments (including hiring of the Superintendent of Schools), policy, and the Board of Education's legislative platform.
Superintendent’s Leadership Academy
The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy (SLA) is transformative in its focus to enhance and enrich the life skills students require to successfully transition from high school into college and/or work. Academy students will participate in practical experiences intended to enrich and educate in the following areas: leadership, communication, self-discovery, and direction.
To establish a safe, vibrant, and close-knit community for young women to unlock their full potential.
• Provide leadership development opportunities for young women
• Establish networks for female leaders
• Advocate and lobby for issues pertaining to young women
• Provide opportunities for female leaders to explore career options
• Engage with allied communities to expand advocacy efforts
Meeting Times and Dates
Drive for Supplies Corps
Students donate used school supplies at the end of the school year for disadvantaged children, which saves money by reducing disposal costs along with promoting community action.
Maryland General Assembly Page Program
Selected high school seniors participate as pages for members of the Maryland General Assembly during the general session.
The application period for the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program has closed. It will open again Fall 2018.
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