The RPS 205 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council has been named for the 2015-16 school year. The goal is to encourage goodwill, leadership and unity among students and the district.
Students focus on positive aspects of RPS 205, increasing community service within the district, and improving collaboration with the schools, administration and community.
The group of 15 students has five returning members from last year’s council. Students apply and interview to serve on the council, which meets twice each month. The selection process includes a meeting with Superintendent Ehren Jarrett. The membership includes (*notes returning members):
- *Rayneria Norah (12) – Auburn
- Faith Hood (10) - Auburn
- Frey Lemonholm (11) - Auburn
- Jessica Mubirigi (12) - Auburn
- *Jazzmine Craigs-Ingram (12) – East
- *Ian Pearson (12) – East
- *McKenna Turek (12) – East
- Lauren Bear (10) - Guilford
- Imari Fletcher (12) - Guilford
- Jack Snedegar (10) - Guilford
- *Jamal Barnett (12) – Jefferson
- Nadia Bender (11) - Jefferson
- Amy Gonzalez (12) - Jefferson
- Juliana Solis (12) - Jefferson
- Jerrika Brown (11) – Roosevelt
The group is still finalizing plans for this school year. In the past, students have served as guides at the annual Academy Expo, helped facilitate the Salvation Army Food Drive and bell ringing during the holidays, served in the Great American Clean-Up, worked at Stroll on State, organized a district-wide talent show, and recognized an RPS 205 student for her volunteer service.
The group’s next meeting is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Superintendent’s Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Administration Building, 501 7th St.
The idea for the council came in 2009 when a group of Auburn High School students met with the superintendent to share their concerns. The initial meeting sparked a standing meeting for students from all five RPS high schools to have a line to the administration and work together to bring positive change to RPS.
Learn more here.