We will be starting a new feature on this page every Monday. DID YOU KNOW? will highlight various groups, activities, and events in the Sebring Local School district in both the elementary and Jr./Sr. high school.
DID YOU KNOW the Sebring McKinley Senior High School has a Student Senate? The High School Student Senate is comprised of class officers grades 9-12. They are responsible for the Veterans Day assembly, which was held on Monday, November 12th. They also play a role in the Saint Baldricks event. The students work on creating a positive atmosphere in the school building.
DID YOU KNOW that the Sebring McKinley Junior High has a student senate? They are the voice for the junior high in the high school. Students who apply to be a member must have a certain grade point average and possess good-character traits. Members take part in many activities that help the community, which include: after-school peer tutoring, host bingo at Sebring Villas, make blankets for Akron Children's Hospital, volunteer at the B.L. Miller Elementary Fun Fair, host a Thanksgiving food drive, and create goodie bags for the football team. Student Senate is developing other projects, as well.
DID YOU KNOW that Sebring Local Schools have a Friday Food Club? It provides students with food for the weekend and holiday breaks. Forms are located at the main office at each building, just ask the secretary for one. The food club is sponsored by Acts II Ministries. Local churches help Acts II by making food donations. This is just one of the many benefits of being apart of our wonderful community.
DID YOU KNOW that Sebring McKinley Junior/Senior High School has a Spirit Crew Club? The club has over 30 student-members. They are responsible for deciding the themes of the student section and spirit days. The members also determine events for pep rallies. This year Spirit Crew Club started a new tradition, which was making Friday's spirit theme at the football the theme for the school day.
DID YOU KNOW that the B.L. Miller Elementary School staff has a wonderful support group called Partners in Education (P.I.E.)? This group raises money to help improve every child's experience at B.L. Miller. They help decorate classrooms and provide food during parent-teach conferences. P.I.E also sponsors a lot of events that students enjoy throughout the school year. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at B.L. Miller Elementary. If you'd like to volunteer to can contact Stephanie Ackerman, Samantha Lynn, or Melinda Bandy-Vecchio.
DID YOU KNOW that B.L. Miller has a student senate? Sixth-Grade Student Senate is responsible for recording video-announcements each morning. They also run a school store and a DOJO cart. Senators gather recycling from classrooms each Tuesday and Thursday, plan school dances, and are involved in charity work. For instance, student senate raised for $400 for Red Nose Week, which is a cause to raise awareness and money in order to end childhood poverty. Student Senate also works with Mrs.Jackson on activities for Red Ribbon Week and No Child Eats Alone. A big initiative for student senate members was to promote kindness this school year. They've done so by showing the movie "Wonder," as well as choosing a theme of "Choose Kind" for the school year. Senators are always ready to help Mrs. Whipkey when need, and they are always looking for new ideas.
DID YOU KNOW that Sebring High School has a Language Club? Any high school student can be involved with Language Club, even if you are not in Spanish. The Language Club will have a meeting on October 2nd to elect officers and begin their fundraiser of Stoller Pastries: butter braids, pumpkin rolls, etc. Proceeds will be used for National Foreign Language Week activities and anybody going to Mexico in 2020 may put their profits toward the trip. Language Club is planning a trip to Mexico in 2020. The trip is for any jr. high or high school student that wants to go.
DID YOU KNOW that Sebring High School has a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group? FCA meets every other Friday during lunch in Mrs. Hollback's room. All students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend! We eat, play games, and have a small lesson with a discussion. Then we wrap things up with our "Rock-it-Out Circle". You can stop by and see Mrs. Hollback in room 101 for more info!
DID YOU KNOW that Sebring Junior/Senior High School has a drama department that performs a play once a year? This year's play is "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," written by Michele L. Vacca. All students in grades 7th through 12th had a chance to try out. The play will be presented on Friday, November 9, 2018 and Saturday, November 10, 2018.
DID YOU KNOW the Sebring Community Center has a room available for anyone getting tutored and it has no charge. The room is available during the following hours:
9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Monday - Thursday
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Friday
9 a.m. - noon - Saturday
This is NOT a tutoring service - just an available space with tables and chairs.