Monday, January 8, 2018

January 9th meeting. Minutes by Miss Smith and Mrs. Clay

MLK Day 2018 Speaker: JO IVESTER

Seniors: Sharun p., Mariam S.
Juniors: Sahanya B., Claire R., Katherine S., Meg B.
Sophomores: Saadia N.
Freshmen: Katherine H., Gabriella K., Abbey K., Grace U.


MLK Day and Speaker
-Mariam and Safra will speak in Chapel on Friday about MLK Food Bank opportunity
-Sahanya will introduce MLK speaker if we need that
-Ms. Smith will ask Fr. Blizzard about order of speakers

Schedule for Friday, January 12 (MLK speaker)
Normal schedule through period 5
Lunch 12:35-1:00
Assembly 1:05-2:00
Period 6  2:05-2:45
Period 7  2:48-3:28
Double  3:28-4:00
Athletics begin ~ 5 minutes later than normal

-Mariam will have STUCO put MLK Food Bank on DA
Afternoon Service Day on MLK Day, 1:30-4:00 pm, Regional Food Bank Volunteer Center 1/15 at the Food Bank.  Mrs. Omelia supervisor. Want to make a day on service of a day off from school?  Contact Mrs. Omelia.  There is a sign-up sheet at the MD office or reserve your spot on the sign-up genius made by Miss Smith with help from Sharun at The Food Bank requires a signed parental consent to volunteer.  Find the form at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Volunteer website.  Copies of the form also available at Harper.

Other Advocacy and Direct Service Experiences on 
MLK Day, January 15, 2018

MLK Day Prayer Breakfast, January 15: 7:00 am-11:00 am
Inspiring citywide advocacy for MLK's Legacy

Join the Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast Committee, Inc. as an attendee of the 21st Annual Anniversary Prayer Breakfast!Come out and hear dynamic speakers and enjoy an amazing Southern-style breakfast buffet.Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center 5750 Will Rogers Road Midwest City, OK 73110  If you wish to attend, contact Sharon Wilson ( In the past, the cost of attending the breakfast has been $15 per person.  Tickets go fast! Limited seating.
MLK Day Volunteer Request for the MLK Day Parade
The Martin Luther King Holiday Coalition is seeking volunteers to work as Parade Marshalls for the upcoming Holiday Parade. Parade marshalls will meet at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral at NW 7th and Robinson. Duties will consist of either being posted in the staging area or walking along parade route for the purpose of preventing pedestrians or vehicles from entering the parade. Parking will be provided south of the church. Volunteers will be provided with refreshments and MLK T-Shirts. To volunteer, contact William Jones, 405-306-8440.

January is National Mentoring Month
-Zach Connor - Mariam will ask him about Best Buddies to see if he will speak at chapel about it next week
-Sharun will speak at chapel about SH next week

The Students Rebuild Facing Difference Challenge could be a great art/fundraising project for YAC this month.  YAC members could come to Harper to do their drawing and invite friends to get hours by doing a very personal creation of facing difference.  The Service Learning Office could send the drawings in April during National Volunteer Week to the Bezos Foundation for them to match dollars per drawings.  A YAC student facilitator is all what is needed.  Resources sent by Global Nomads for the Facing Difference Challenge

Peace Carmen,

Thank you again for registering for the Students Rebuild Virtual Reality Experience as part of the Facing Difference Challenge. 

GNG's virtual reality series, One World, Many Stories, follows young people from around the globe to discover how we may not be so different after all. We invite you to meet Breanna, JB and Abdel through VR goggles and explore the accompanying activity guide in your classrooms for deeper engagement.

Materials + Resources: 

As a reminder, this offering includes 10 cardboard goggles for your students to use in the classroom. Please confirm that you have received this email in order to receive your goggles shipment. 


-January is for personal projects
Personal Project: Connection to Boys and Girls Club
-Sahayna going to Boys and Girls Club Friday after school if anyone wants to join her

Connections to Marketing Department
-Betty Jane Garrett and Brannan Crossno are the persons to ask about sending an email blast if needed

Other Agenda Items discussed

-February is for the nice gram project
Kindness Month, Interfaith Compassion Games
RAK Week- Rachel's Challenge? (Cooper L.?).  The KindGrams were not faciitated by Cooper.  Cooper did Rachel's Challenge.  The traditional project for YAC in February is Fleece blankets for Positive Tomorrows:  No Student facilitator for the fleece blankets yet.  Contact Mrs. Clay if interested in leading the project

Interfaith Compassion Games
 No YAC student faciiitator.  Mrs. Clay will participate and reflect at Casady Compassion Games Blog

March Activity Possibility

-Mariam and Safra's gardening idea for SH goal for late March for good weather
-March is the sock drive
Ellie did not attend the meeting and has not reply yet to email sent regarding looking for a date for her project benefiting the Homeless Alliance

-April is STUCO's Walk-a-thon
YAC needs to ask STUCO how we could help.  Several YAC officers are on STUCO's Board, but it will be nice for the YAC leadership to request to attend a meeting to officially connect to helping with the Walk-A-Thon.
 Last year our around the lake activity was HALO Serice Dogs for before finals teraphy and to add to the activities around the lake for the walkers to enjoy.  Luke A. has requested time to speak to YAC too.

-Aaron's field/track building project - 
get in touch with him about helping out with fundraising or other needs