At the September 10th Board of Education meeting, members of the Norfolk High School Student Council and National Honor Society met with the board to discuss past and current activities they have engaged in to increase student engagement and involvement.
The Student Council over the course of the past year, and now at the beginning of the year have hosted a number of activities to increase student engagement with the school, with one another, and with the community. Their goal for the year is to increase student involvement and to make every student feel like they belong. Some of their activities include the blood drive, Mother’s Day Carnations, and the Haunted Hallways. At the end of last year, Student Council hosted a Club Fair to introduce student to the different activities available to them at the high school. At Open House night this year, they replicated the event for students. This fit in well with their goal of increasing student involvement. Later this year, they will be attending the state Student Council convention, and next year, NHS will host the convention. Exciting things are happening for Student Council, and as a result for our students at NHS.
After the Student Council completed their presentation, a National Honor Society member presented his organization’s activities. As an invitational organization, the National Honor Society’s membership is smaller. This does not mean, however, that they would not like to increase the size of their organization. In addition to the numerous activities they conduct in the community and school - like being guides for new students the first day of school, a number of their activities are intended to help increase the organization’s visibility to both the public and the students.
We look forward to watching the results of all these activities, as well as those of our many other organizations. Exciting things are happening at Norfolk High School, where our students are continually discovering ways to prepare themselves and each other to pursue their goals for the future.