Guidelines for Student Leads

Student Leaders are essential to the running of Middle School Fun Nights. without the leadership provided from within your class the Fun Nights would not be the overwhelming success they have been in the past.

Individual responsibilities and duties for each activity are listed in the activity portion of the middle school fun night handbook, and you will want to be very familiar with the one for your activity. Additionally, you may want to read over the other activity guidelines to get other ideas for your activity. Keep in mind that the fun night handbook is new, and may need to be improved. If you see a way to improve it, please let Mr. Sommerer know.

You will each have a middle school teacher who is also working with your activity. They are there to assist you, but the primary responsibility to execute your activity is yours and your classmates working with you. They will be most helpful in providing ideas and assisting in areas where having a teacher would be useful (arranging the use of school equipment, knowing how middle schoolers do things, ordering supplies). They may also be useful when someone on your team isn't pulling their own weight or when you need someone to write a reference for a job or scholarship.

Some activities require more planning and work ahead of time than others. No matter how much or little time before the event your activity requires, please work to follow the time line provided in your activity page. Give the teacher you're working with regular updates on your group's progress so that they can tell me that, "everything is going according to plan" when I ask them.

As a Lead, you should not only be familiar with your own activity, but also be familiar with the guidelines for teachers, (middle school) students and seniors/juniors. That way you will know what to expect from those you are working with and the middle schoolers you are serving.

Generally speaking, something unexpected always happens. Be prepared for the unexpected by being ready to be flexible and by planning ahead for things that could go wrong.