After three weeks, Desert High ASB is off to a strong start. Already there’s been a pep rally and spirit day, and the snack bars opened August 29 for the first home volleyball games. Despite technical difficulties, all committees have worked harder to communicate with and advertise to the student body. In terms of efficiency and motivation, the first month has been a success thus far.
The current major focus of the Activities and Spirit Committees, along with ASB as a whole, is the 2017 Homecoming Week, set for October 10th-14th. Friday, October 13th is the Homecoming Pep Rally and football game, and the dance is the next day. Details about the theme, spirit week, and other such items forthcoming.
Aside from this, other individual committees have projects in the works as well. Throughout the year, Business and Sales (headed by Andrew Gomez) manages and works the ASB Snack Bars during home sports events. Academics (headed by Kaitlyne Klingman) plans and runs Honor Roll, Student of the Quarter, and related events. A goal of the Athletics committee (headed by Madison London) is to set up a Color Run for students in the near future. Lastly, Publicity (headed by Marcella Werre) works in the school display cases and to advertise events and news, both on campus and via email.
Nearly a month in, the class is already making strides toward a prosperous and memorable year. The current state of the ASB: optimistic.
How do you like 8th grade so far? “I don’t like 8th grade so far,” and other people said “It’s okay but it can be better.” Most people said that they don’t like 8th grade so far, because they don’t have classes with their friends. Other people said, “I don’t like this year so far, because of the people and the teachers at this school.”
How do you feel being above the 7th graders this year? “I feel proud, superior like a god.” Lots of people said that they are proud or happy to be above the 7th graders this year, because they don’t really want to be back in 6th grade; they want to be the superior and don’t want to have those teacher again.
Are you scared or worried to go into high school? “I am not really worried about high school until graduation comes around, because then it might be concerning.” Two people said this because they don’t really feel the need to worry about it until the time comes. They also said that “people shouldn’t worry about it because we just barely started school.”
We asked a number of 7th graders at Desert Junior High what they thought about school and this was the response that we got.
Question- What do you think about switching classes?
“I like switching classes because, if you don’t like a teacher you don’t have to deal with them for 7 to 8 hours.” -Nya Childs
“It’s okay, I like switching classes.” -Jaren Garner
Question- Which do you prefer Junior High or Elementary School?
“I prefer Junior High because it’s easier to make friends and you are overall just free.” -Kimberly Aguilar Cortez
“Junior High because, it is more understandable and overall really fun and easy.” -Kaidence Borba
“Junior High is better due to the fact that you have more responsibility and there are more classes.” -Jailey Ferror
“Elementary School because we were the oldest.” -Piper Danks
Question- Do you think you have more homework compared to last year?
“This year we have gotten more homework.” -Keono Smith
Some disagree with this statement. Summer Espitia thinks that this year we have gotten very little homework compared to last year. In fact a big percent of the 7th graders believe we had more homework last year at Branch.
Over half of the 7th graders like Junior High better than Elementary. We personally think that Junior High is the better option. GO SCORPIONS!!