SD43 Student Leadership Council

October 11, 2018
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Oct 4 – Secondary General Meeting Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Thursday October 4, 2018
Chairs of SLC Stuart Vickaryous and Trinity Wolfe
Location and Room Gleneagle Secondary
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Carol Cahoon

Trustee Chuck Denison

Trustee Barb Hobson

Curriculum Coordinator Michelle Ciolfitto

Leadership Teacher Adam Hayes

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
4:10 Introduction of Executive Council members and guests

Acknowledgement of Territories

Icebreaker: Move Your Butt!

Presentation: What is SLC?

CORE VALUES: DISCUSSION
4:25 Renee reminds everyone of the key points from the last meeting: core values, and what it takes to be a leader. She encourages us to go back to the questions that we made for ourselves revolving core values. Students recall the questions they made about themselves. Students share how they used what they learned last meeting about their own values in their everyday life since. Renee reminds students to continue to think about their personal core values and incorporate them into their lives.

Goal: SLC is trying to support students with their initiatives and passions

BUILDING CONSENSUS
4:30 Group breaks into smaller groups of about 5-7 for discussions.

Questions

* How did you approach the challenge from the last meeting?

* Have you met it?

* How can these meetings be planned to facilitate your personal growth

 

Students write down their answers to these questions

* What would you like to accomplish this year in SLC?

* What initiative(s) are you passionate about?

* What do you want to improve in your school? District?

Students write initiatives that they are interested in on cue cards. Students socialize and talk about plans, personal growth, and things they are passionate about.

 

Sara instructs students to start to build consensus. In their groups; students discuss common bonds between the initiatives they shared

Students choose 1,2, or 3 initiatives that they all agree on. Students hammer out and make the initiatives a little more concrete and detailed initiatives.

Students discuss initiatives that they can get involved in within their school.

 

Students are given two sticky notes and vote for two initiatives that they are most interested/passionate about.

 

Students now pick one initiative that they are very passionate about and would “stick with until June”. Students are in new groups, each group consisting of people with a common passion for their initiatives. Students discuss and exchange information with one another.

CONCLUSION
5:43 Students are given a sheet to fill out and bring with them for next meeting. Students are encouraged to take a lead and organize themselves. Goals: for November meeting to be prepared to start planning and taking action with their initiative.

 

 

DINNER COMMENCED AT 5:50PM

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

 

May 8, 2018
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April 26 Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gallery Room, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees)

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
6:10-6:15 Acknowledgement of territories

Review of agenda

 

TALK TO ME 5.0 – GLENEAGLE
6:15-6:30 Anne Youdell and Charles Lee from Gleneagle Secondary spoke about their Talk to Me 5.0 event.

Goals of the event were:

–       To help end the stigma around mental health and illness

–       Benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association

School-planned event available to community

Guest speakers and a student speaker presented at the event

MENTAL HEALTH PRESENTATION
6:30-7:20 Anna Lemmo and Rachel French delivered a presentation they intend to show to schools on mental health.

Goals:

–       Mental Health Literacy

–       Increasing coping skills

–       Accessibility to help in the community

Stigma Busters:

–       Language (expand people’s vocabulary to use right and respectful language)

–       Educate Yourself (basic understanding of mental illnesses)

–       Be Kind (be available, show compassion)

–       Listen and Ask (don’t need to know answers, invite them into a conversation)

Differences between mental health, mental wellness, mental health problems, mental distress, and mental illness

Brain Health = Mental Health

“Healthy Mind Platter”

–       Focus time: when we closely focus on tasks in a goal-orientated way, taking on challenges that make deep connections in the brain

–       Play time: Allow ourselves to be spontaneous or creative, playfully enjoying novel experiences, which helps make new connections in the brain

–       Connecting: Connect with other people, ideally in person, or take time to appreciate our connection to the natural world around us, richly activating the brain’s relational circuitry

–       Physical: Move our bodies, aerobically if possible, which strengthens the brain in many ways

–       Time in: Internal reflection, focusing on sensations, images, feelings and thought, heling to better integrate the brain

–       Downtime: we are non-focused, without any specific goal, and let our mind wander or simply relax, which helps our brain recharge

–       Sleep time: give the brain the rest it needs to consolidate learning and recover from the experiences of the day

Table discussions – how large are the portions on your mental health platter?

 

DISCUSSION
7:20-7:45 How do we create conversation around positive mental health/stigma/common language?

How to bring this back to schools?

–       Event with students from all over the district – connect groups that are doing this kind of work – bring awareness

–       Followed by in-school seminars with grades or in-class stuff (e.g spoken word)

–       Timing is key!

–       Student-run would hold more appeal

–       Incorporate in to school culture (e.g Centennial musicals – art programs) – This increases engagement as well

–       Don’t necessarily tag it as “mental health” – collaborate

–       Talk about it with creative expression

–       Showcase coping strategies

Questions to think about:

What are some ways you can be a little bit kinder/decrease the stigma around mental illness/improve your own mental health/talk about this more?

How can you “ride the wave”? (Deal with mental stressors and become stronger)

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:45pm

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

March 4, 2018
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Feb 27 Minutes

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

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General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gymnasium, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Denison

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
6:10 Welcome!

Impromptu questions:

a) As the number of our Secondary School Members has decreased by half the amount of the previous meeting (leaving us with around 10 students today), what can SLC change in order to have a successful turnout?

b) How can we support you (i.e. Change in location, time, etc.)?

 

Budget Presentations
  Presentation from Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi about Directions 2020

Presentation from Assistant Secretary Treasurer Nita Michael about the SD43 Budget process

Presentation from Co-chair Sara Parker about the SLC budget

SLC Budget Proposals
  If you had a say in how SLC would spend their budget, what would you do differently and how would you prioritize these ideas?

Create a Proposal as to how one might spend money in the SLC budget and ultimately start forming ideas for next year.

 

Gallery walk

Voting

–          Choose the proposal you find yourself taking interest in

–          Provide feedback so the exec can mesh together your thoughts to formulate plans for next year

 

                                    CONCLUSION
  Opportunities and forms

–          SLC retreat

–          Contact slc@sd43.bc.ca or maskew@sd43.bc.ca for details

Thank you for coming! See you on April 26!

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:40

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

 

 

 

March 4, 2018
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Feb 27 Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43

 

General Information  
Date Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chairs of SLC Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart
Location and Room Gallery Room, Winslow Centre
Guests (incl. Trustees) Trustee Denison

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES

 

INTRODUCTION
1300-1305 Acknowledgement of territories, acknowledgements of trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers

Brief description and overview of today’s agenda

Today’s focus: Mindsets!

HOME GROUPS
1305-1350 Growth/Fixed Mindset Activity

-Team attempts to tie a knot onto the black piece of tape on the human “rope”

-Executive took notes on mindset type comments

 

Debrief

-How did the growth/fixed mindset comments effect the team?

-Were you a leader or follower?

SCHOOL GROUPS
1350-1420 School activity planning

-What/how to bring back mindset to schools

DEBRIEF
1420-1435 Journals

-What sticks?

-What challenges you?

-What’s next?

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1435

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

December 5, 2017
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Nov 28 Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43 

 

General Information   
Date  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
Chairs of SLC  Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart 
Location and Room  Gallery Room, Winslow Centre 
Guests (incl. Trustees)  Trustees Cahoon, Denison, and Hobson  

Mental Health Coordinator Anna Lemmo 

Curriculum Coordinator Michelle Ciolfitto 

Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi  

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES 

 

INTRODUCTION  
1307-1315  Acknowledgement of territories, acknowledgments of trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers 

Organized into home groups 

Brief description and overview of today’s agenda 

Today’s focus: Mindsets! 

HOME GROUPS 
1315-1320  Everyone splits up into groups based on colour of duotang handed out. Groups each sit at own table with at least one executive member and one adult.  

Intro to “Mindset” Presentation by Dr. Buhr: What I know, wonder and hope to learn worksheet 

Reflections  

Dr. Kristin Buhr Presentation on Mindset 
1320-1350  Questions to think about: 

-What are mindsets? 

-What kinds of mindsets are there? 

-What is a fixed mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-What is a growth mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-Do you believe that people’s true potentials are unknown? 

-Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? 

-How often to do you challenge yourself to learn and grow more? 

-Do you think mistakes and errors are bad things? How do you approach “failure”? 

-How do you accept critical and effective feedback? What is your response? 

-Do you persist when there are hardships? 

-How do you feel when others succeed? 

-Why waste time trying to prove how great you are when you could be getting better? 

-Why hide deficiencies when you could be overcoming them? 

-Do you persevere or give up when you’re frustrated?  

-How do we change our mindset? 

 

Steps to Developing a Growth Mindset 

  1. Learn to hear your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. Recognize you have a choice 
  1. How you see challenges and learning are up to you 
  1. You can change your voice and how you interpret things 
  1. Talk back to your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. My fixed mindset voice says… 
  1. My growth mindset voice answers… 
  1. Put the “growth” mindset in action 
  1. Take on/embrace challenges 
  1. Learn from setbacks 
  1. Use feedback to improve 

MINDSET ACTIVITY 

1350-1425 

Mindset Worksheet for brainstorming “growth mindset answers” (done in home groups) 

The goal is to come up with responses in your mind to defeat the motive that the fixed mindset gives through a persisting and willing work encouragement, without comparing how “well” you can look but being inspired by others success as well. 

-I can learn from this. 

-There’s always another way. 

-I’m not amazing at this, but I put in my best effort and that’s what matters! 

POWER OF YET: 

-There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. 

-Things you find challenging,  

growth mindset statement,  

strategies to overcome my challenges, 

do something different every day. 

CHALLENGES FOR A GROWTH MINDSET 

-ask for help 

-continue trying even after the success 

-be attentive to how you talk to yourself 

-encourage other’s success (good leadership!) 

-set goals and reminders 

BENEFIT MINDSET (LEADERS!) 

-focused on improve yourself and your group 

-model a growth mindset 

-don’t feel threatened by other’s success 

-have a set goal or ultimate vision of why they do the things they do and how they do it 

 

Debrief: -Believe that your intelligence can be developed 

-Learn from criticism and feedback 

-Effort is the path to success, don’t worry about where you are at now, but about how much better you can get 

-Growth mindset will help you develop and grow 

JOURNALS  
1425-1430  Individual reflections after meeting: 

 

“What kind of goals can you set to challenge yourself?” 

“How can you achieve a growth mindset each day?” 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1430 

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org 

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca 

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43  

 

 

October 26, 2017
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October 24 Minutes

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INTRODUCTION
1:08 – 1:12 Introduction to leadership

–       What is leadership about?
–       What we are going to do this year
–       Introduction to Home Groups
–       Agenda.
Years focus: Mindsets!

 

HOME GROUPS
1:12 – 1:28 –       Head bands, leader ship qualities.
–       Icebreakers.
–       Get to know new students in your Home Group
MINDSET
1:28 – 1:50  Introduction to Mindset

Questions to think about:
–       What am I good at?
–       What are some things that I wish I was better at?
–       What I wish I were better at.
–       What happened to your body when you answered those questions?
–       Think of a time when you felt smart. What happened?
–       Think of a time when you thought you were supposed to know the answer but you didn’t. How did you behave?
Group discussion
–       Think of a time when you were really challenged by a task. How did you approach it? Did your first approach work? How did you deal with mistakes or frustrations?
Mindset checklist.

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
1:50 – 2:25 Picture activity, describe your picture without others being able to see it. (Team building/mindset activity)

Goal is to put all the pictures in order from smallest to largest (pictures are different stages of zooming in on something.)
Communication!
Success!

Debrief:
Group discussion about activity.
–       What were you thinking? What did you find challenging?
–       What went well? What worked?

JOURNALS
2:25 – 2:40 Questions:

–       What did you do when you faced challenges?
–       Did you act more as a leader or a follower?
–       If you were to do the activity again what would you do differently?

Acknowledgement of Territories
Acknowledgement of Trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers
Social Media introduction

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:40

September 27, 2017
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September 26 Minutes

Sept 26 – Middle School Meeting Minutes

 

INTRODUCTION
1:10 – 1:20 Introduction of Executive Council

Explanation of structure and purpose of SLC

Brief explanation of the meeting’s agenda

HOME GROUPS
1:20 – 1:45 Everyone splits up into groups based on colour of duotang handed out. Groups each sit at own table with at least one executive member and one adult.

Toilet Paper Get-to-Know-You activity

Would You Rather game w/ popsicle sticks

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
1:45 – 2:30 Home Groups paired up and worked to figure out a way to get whole group across the gym using unlimited amount of paper and about 10ft of masking tape. The method must be continuous.

 

Debrief: “Why did we get you to do this activity? What did you learn?”

JOURNALS
2:30 – 2:45 Individual reflection about the meeting

“What is one thing that you will take back to your school with you?

What really impacted you?

What is SLC to you and what are you excited about for the year to come?”

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:50

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

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