In an effort to improve our high school, on February 13 and 14, 2017, a representative group of students met with the US Department of Justice (Community Relations), PA Department of Education (Center for Safe Schools), external facilitators, and administrators to identify lingering problems in the high school. Together, students proposed possible solutions to the presented issues and shared these issues with the administrators. A council of students was developed to regularly meet with administration. Subsequently, the SPIRIT council met with the student body during lunches to inform other students of the newly created group.
SPIRIT Mission Statement:
SPIRIT stands for Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together. It is designed to give the students a voice and empower them. SPIRIT is a student-focused organization, aimed toward identifying and solving issues in our school and community. Our SPIRIT council works directly with administration to actively address problems presented to us. We are here as student representatives so other students feel comfortable talking with us about issues they feel are prominent in our school. Over our two-day training, we have freely voiced issues that we are working toward solving to improve our district as a whole.
Additional information can be found about SPIRIT by clicking here.