On Sunday, October 25th, the Student Council had an important team-building meeting to set a positive tone for the school year. During the meeting, the students had an opportunity to get to know one another better through reflection, sharing, and having fun together. In order to work well together, each member of the Student Council needs to feel safe and comfortable with the other members of the group.
To begin the team building, Mrs. Rokas, the Lower School Teacher Representative, led the group through a silly, dancing, name game. Each person had to make up a two-beat dance move along with their name. Then, they had to remember and copy the other students’ dance moves. The game made everyone laugh and loosen up so that they didn’t feel so anxious. Next, Kim Parks, the Middle School Teacher Representative, led the group through a few activities to reflect on what leadership means and share what assets they each bring to the team. Afterward, they reflected and shared one leadership characteristic they each wanted to improve on this year.
After the team building activities, the students enjoyed boxed lunches from Panera and spent time socializing. Then, the group split into small groups and worked on planning fun and safe events and activities for the Saklan community to enjoy, both live and virtual. Finally, the Student Council decorated the front of the school to provide a little Halloween cheer for younger students to enjoy. Overall, it was a wonderful afternoon that was not only productive, but fun!