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Sunnyvale School District Student Leadership lead the way

Sunnyvale School District Student Leadership teams have been busy across the district!

Ellis student leadership food driveEllis Elementary and their Student Leadership team are on a roll with giving back to our community! In January, Student Leadership led Ellis in participating in Pennies for Patients fundraiser and raised over $10,000 supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! In November and December, Student Leadership conducted a food and clothes drive, collecting over 200 boxes of cereal for the Sunnyvale Community Services and 97 pajamas for Scholastic Pajama Drive to give to children in need. Student Leadership at Ellis has accomplished so much already and plan to do even more in the future!





Bishop Lighthouse TeamAfter school, the members of The Student Lighthouse Team (a student-led leadership organization at Bishop Elementary) got together and drafted their plan for Bishop’s upcoming spirit week in April. They gathered student opinions from TK-5th graders, brainstormed, delegated, and are now taking action steps to making this a successful event.

At Bishop, a Leader In Me school, students learn the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People:

  • Be proactive
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • First things first
  • Think win-win
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw

For this project, the students on the Student Lighthouse Team focused on Habit  2: Begin With The End In Mind. They knew what the end goal was—participation in showing school spirit—but needed to have a plan for how to make it successful! They Synergized (Habit 6) in order to create three action groups: Posters, Flyers, and Classroom Announcers. Their final decision for the themed days are: Monday- Seasonal Day, Tuesday- Multicultural Day, Wednesday- Disney Day, Thursday- Twin Day, Friday-PJ Day. We can’t wait to see all the school spirit!


student leadership food driveThe Student Leadership team at Lakewood started a food drive in December and halfway through the food drive the students collected four full bins of food to give back to our community. Before the drive ended, they set a goal to fill four more bins.

Article contributed by Julia Kaapcke Shireen Zamani Kennedy Flanders Christina Kulkarni.

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