Friday, March 30, 2018

Quarter 3 Fly Closer Reflection 3/2

This quarter I was able to showcase my care for my student organization, my community, and the SOC class. In order to care for my student organization class I lead a genius bar to provide support to classmates for advertising and branding. This secession proved to increase the greatness in their branding. By selling Winter Formal tickets, helping with RUSH, providing support with formal clean up, and decorating the E-HUB I was able to provide support to my community. I was able to inform my peers of the opportunity to buy a ticket to formal through an announcement in the Cafe, and then proceed to sell them tickets and encourage connection between students. With the help of a peer I was also able to support with RUSH. I helped with polls to create the themes and then put together large posters to hang and inform all students of the upcoming opportunity that we call RUSH. I also helped with the RUSH for 8th grade\ers by leading a group of them and making them fell welcome and comfortable. After formal, the SOC room was left a little messy and I was able to assist with taking down Christmas ornaments, organizing supplies, and sweeping up the floor, I know that this was appreciated. The last way that I was able to support my community was through decorating the E-HUB. By doing this I was able to inform the student body of important events and celebrations in a fun and creative way. Finally, I was able to care for my student organization by creating a theme for our district game and putting together fat heads to celebrate each team member during the game. I also put these together for the boys basketball team.

This Quarter I was also able to connect with my student organization, my community, and the SOC class. In order to connect with  the SOC class I was able to collaborate with a peer and divise a final draft for the Student Organization Council mission statement. By doing this I was able to provide an aid for the current SOC members to follow and a foundation for the incoming SOC members to build off of. I was also able to connect with my SOC class by leading a genius bar. Doing this allowed me to share my ideas with them to benefit the ways in which they brand. I was also able to get feedback from them in order to help me.  The last way that I was able to connect with the SOC class was by giving paper ceiling presentations. Doing this allowed me to share my brainstormed ideas, ask the SOC class for their opinions or feedback, and then take their advice and put it into action steps. The feedback from these presentations also allowed me to connect with my community and my student organization (Girls Basketball). I was able to connect with my student organization by putting together our senior night with the help of a few others. Doing this also allowed me to do a service for the Brown County community. I was able to purchase flowers for their seniors an recognize their senior on our special night also. I have also connected with the schools community through the E-hub, I created themes for the district games and made a slide announcing it and the times of both the boys and girls games, this was available for the student body to see. I was also able to get these themes tweeted out for the whole community to see along with creating a new logo to represent to girls basketball team in the eye of the community. I was also given a great opportunity to lead the 8th grade community when they visited Thomas Nelson. I was able to show them through to hallways and communicate with them. Lastly, I was able to connect with my community through these blog post. I think that they are very effective in showing the ways my student organization and I care, connect, and create.

Lastly, I was able to create things within my student organization and the SOC class as a whole. For our SOC class I was able to create the RUSH week posters and hang them in the commons area. This too a lot of time and hard work, but it was worth it because by doing this I was able to inform and excite the whole school for RUSH week. I am also able to create a fun and informative E-hub through the SOC class in order to let students know and interact with the things going on within our school. Also I was able to assist in putting a visual piece of art in the SOC room. This symbolizes the ways that the students in this class bust through paper ceilings. I was happy to contribute to something so purple cow. Lastly, For the SOC class I was able to get together with Alex Barlow and create a final draft on the SOC mission statement in order to get that out to the community and showcase who we are as a whole. I was able to create within my student organization by putting together a slide to announce and draw attention to districts and put that into the living digital announcements. I was also able to create a new logo for the Lady Generals Basketball team and put it into a logo folder so it can soon be put up in the school. On top of that, I was able to put design t-shirts for the team. Lastly, I was in charge of coordinating senior night and getting the senior night gifts put together. I am know to be crafty or artist so I was definitely looked at as an option when either the SOC class or my student organization needed anything designed, created, or decorated.
                                                                                   

CARE

CONNECT

CREATE

                                       

Friday, December 15, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 12/15


Throughout this first semester I was able to care for my school community, connect with community partners, and create school spirit in students. I was able to exemplify these things in many ways, although I cannot explain them all: One thing that we did was work together to create the first basketball ignite to be held in the commons, before the game. It will consist of games, food, and much more in order to draw students in and build up their pep and create a positive energy for the game. This week I was able to create many "3-point posters" for the game. They would be used to hang every time our team or the boys team makes a 3-point shot. I spent lots of time in the art room sketching them and painting them. I am extremely excited to start this new tradition, I think it is a great way to truly get the students involved and truly active in the game.I was also able to utilize my communication skills and make connections with my community partners by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, in order to schedule a service project. I think that the conversation went very well, and I am looking forward to their call back. I talked to my coaches about a date and organized a game plan on how what we would do for them and how. My team really enjoys partaking in this service event and I want to be sure that it gets done, and correctly. Lastly. I was able to show my care for my fellow peers, through RUSH. I spent lots of time brainstorming themes that each student would approve of, it order for them to make the best out of RUSH Week. After creating the themes, with the help of a peer, I made sure to create slides that were appealing to the students at Thomas Nelson. Once the slides were finished My peer and I spent a week  putting together large poster to hang in the commons for each student to see. By doing this we made it easy for students to see the themes and even provided them with examples of what to wear. It is  great to know that we were able to do such a thing for the Thomas Nelson community. RUSH is definitely the project I am most proud of for this semester. Lots of hard work went into it and I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. Next semester I would like to focus less on the school and more on my community partners. I will try and focus more attention towards searching for service opportunities and then putting each plan into action. Connection with the community will definitely be my focus for next semester. 













Friday, December 1, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 12/1

     This Friday is big day for the Lady Generals basketball team, along with the boys basketball team. It's the day of our B/G Double header against Nelson County. It means a lot to us as players to build a lot of support and "hype" for the game. We love to see the student section full and hear the crowd cheering us on throughout the game. In order to build this support system and create this feeling of schools spirit we have created many new traditions. 

     One thing that we did was work together to create an ignite in the commons, before the game. It will consist of games, food, and much more in order to draw students in and build up their pep and create a positive energy for the game. This week I was able to create many "3-point posters" for the game. They would be used to hang every time our team or the boys team makes a 3-point shot. I spent lots of time in the art room sketching them and painting them. I am extremely excited to start this new tradition, I think it is a great way to truly get the students involved and truly active in the game.

     I am proud of what I accomplished this week, and I look forward to building upon these new traditions in the upcoming years. I can definitely improve upon these traditions in the future, because there's always room for improvement. Although, as of tonight, I'm excited to see everything put together tonight!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 11/17


Communication is, "The imparting or exchanging or information or news. " It can also symbolize, "...the connection between people or places, in particular." Throughout this quarter, I have learned the importance of effective communication. I have developed many different ways in which I can and should communicate, via: blog, email, text, call, reming system, E-HUB, etc. It may seem like that this many means of communication is overkill, but I think it is essential in order to keep everyone informed and involved.

This week I made sure to utilize my communication skills, by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, in order to schedule a service project. I think that the conversation went very well, and I am looking forward to there call back. Although, I think that I went into to the conversation a slight bit unorganized. Next, time I will have the basketball schedule in hand to make sure that the date they choose aligns well with the schedule. My team really enjoys partaking in this service event and I want to be sure that it gets done, and correctly.

That being said, I think my next step is to ask questions. I need to sit down with my team and ask them what they would like to get out of this service event, what types of activities they would like to do this year, do they want to change anything, and what are their goals for this project? These are very key questions that I should be asking. My next step is definitely to accomplish this task.







Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Welcome!

This is our new and improved blog for Thomas Nelson Lady Generals Basketball. This will be an area where you will be able to access anything you need to know for this basketball season. Look around and I hope you find it very helpful.
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