Saturday, October 31, 2015

November 3 YAC Meeting @ Harper Wing

I. New Items

1. Help requested to finish ornaments for Hope for the Holidays ICS PD and LD  Drive facilitated by freshmen Katherine 

2. junior project  (health)
-Craft bags for childrens hospital 
-place mats  The service learning office has many left over from last year.  No funding needed for this project
-decorate brown paper bags

a. Casady Cans Do-Students Against Hunger Food Drive
-Feedback Aubrey congratulated the freshmen for a great job.  Mrs. Clay thanked Grace for marketing and communication initiatives and Freshmen for outstanding advocacy through posters and signs (freshmen chairs), and new cans (Ruby and Hope).  Super can (Andy: 4 days of the drive)
-Reflection ON PARKING LOT
-Evaluation ON PARKING LOT

b. November Updates
- pulsera project reflection
     - $200 (mostly from lower division)  Total turned in to business office: $500+
Facilitators of the project asked for more direct help and involvement for similar project.  Proceeds go to the Spanish Club and the kids who made them in Nicaragua.  Mr. Pena is the advisor.  He will help Safra and Mariam with the return of unsold merchandise.
-Teens-4-Teens YLOKC Drive
- metro tech academy December 7 clothing drive event.  Best day for Mercy Students
- Mallory received permission to miss school from Coach T.
-Chloey alerted Mrs. Clay that transportation for Casady students will be needed.  Mrs. Clay needs exact times of the event to request the van or help from parents and older students or Shannon.
 ON PARKING LOT-Students Rebuild Healing Classroom Challenge - Pinwheels
-Mrs. Clay will be away November 16th-30th
-Camp Ryla Application- More details at Casady Places to Serve Blog
-Attendance to National Service Learning Conference- Minneapolis  2015   
March 30- April 3, 2016   Early bird registration is in November!
_Leukemia and Lymphoma Society project proposal:  Pennies for Pasta

c. December YAC Freshman Chair- Classroom with a Cause Service project
December: ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive - YAC finished the ornaments for LD and PD.  Katherine will present and reflect her project to YAC next week as part of her final exam for Classroom with a Cause

Blood Drive????

d. January:  MLK Day Isaiah will lead the investigation of the project with Rebuilding Together .  Volunteers from all grades needed if we are going to have more than one project on MLK Day.

- Quilt Making @ Casady:  T-shirt Quilt/Roots of Service  :  Advocacy Project Mrs. Small
Food Bank  Indirect Service - Advocacy
for Middle Division needs faculty volunteers Indirect service
Rebuilding Together  Direct service
Needs  MLK Day YAC Team and chairs for every grade

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II.  YAC Members Agenda Items

III. Items in the PARKING LOT
a. Peace Team : Reflection and Evaluation of Peace Week-  Mail items to PEACE ONE DAY.  Johnny and members of the peace team will come Wednesday during Activities to mail stuff to Jeremy.  Johnny will find a time to reflect and evaluate the project as a group
b. Service-Learning Office: ON PARKING LOT
a. What is service learning
b. Changes in requirement
Class of 2019 : 
Hours completed and certified by August 1, 2018.
Class of 2016:  From Mr. Bottomly,
Service Learning hours are a graduation curriculum requirement that Casady reports on all transcripts to colleges in the application process.
If a Casady student has few hours (of the 45) reported on their transcript (at the time of college application submission), then the college may see that as a student who has not taken this requirement seriously.  This will probably not negatively impact an admission decision, but it might.  
If a student has not completed his or her service learning hours by graduation, then that senior's final transcript will be frozen by the college counseling office and not submitted until the hours are complete.  A frozen transcript can be very bad for a matriculating student.  He or she may not be able to be able to participate in freshman college orientation programs, and, therefore, not  able to enroll in classes and move into their dorm room.