"Connecting kids to school, peers, adults, community and life by providing places for them to belong."
- Bidwell Jr. High School Student Leadership Mission Statement
Leadership class is a yearlong course open to 7th and 8th grade
students who desire to develop leadership skills and work toward a
positive school climate. This will be accomplished by involvement in
classroom lessons and activities, student government, student and staff
recognition programs, student activities and school/community service.
course has two parts: Leadership development and activities. You will
develop leadership skills through direct participation in the planning,
implementing and assessing of a variety of student and staff
activities, as well as through teacher led discussions on topics such as
goal-setting, communication, decision-making, leadership styles, money
management and meeting skills.
To develop responsibility, self-esteem, initiative, creativity, leadership and school pride.
To allow students to participate in, or manage, co-curricular affairs.
To encourage productive student-faculty relationships.
To develop positive school/community relationships and peer/peer relationships.
Students are expected to model the qualities of a leader such as respect, dependability, accountability and trustworthiness.
Students will be expected to present themselves as positive role models to the students at Bidwell Jr. High.
Students are expected to be available at various times before, during and after school to participate in student activities.
Students are expected to participate in ALL activities supported by Bidwell Jr. High Student Leadership.
must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA during each quarter of the school year
with no "D" or "F" grades. Citizenship grades of "W" or "U" are also
unacceptable. Failure to maintain these grade minimums will result in
removal from leadership class.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time everyday with paper, pencil and course notebook.
Grading: (Click HERE for a copy of my grading rubric)
purpose of a grading policy is to insure an equitable procedure for
assigning letter grades, to encourage student participation in class
discussions and committee work, and to provide the student body of
Bidwell Jr. High with an effective leadership class and student
government. The following categories will be assessed using a rubric
Course Notebook (Click HERE
to see what goes into the course notebook)
This will be collected and evaluated once per quarter.
Community Service (Click HERE
for a list of local agencies and community service ideas)
A commitment of an extended period of time serving the community.
A = 8 hours of service (4 hours per quarter)
B = 6 hours of service (3 hours per quarter)
C = 4 Hours of service (2 hours per quarter)
D = 2 Hours of service (1 hour per quarter)
Active participation in dress up days, dances and other school events.
subjectively based on my observations of your classroom behavior,
attitude, enthusiasm, and responsibility to your assigned commissions
It is my hope that you
find this course helpful, and I know the staff and student body of
Bidwell Junior High are grateful for your efforts.