Project: Wall of Excellence
How might this idea positively impact the social and emotional well being of students/our school? What can be done to increase the impact of this idea?
The Wall of Excellence will have a positive impact on the well-being of the students and school community, as it will recognize individuals who are not always recognized for their positive achievements and contributions. It will not only bring attention to those who have been up to great things, but will also inspire others to begin to make a difference. To increase the impact, we will have to promote this idea to the entire school through social media and announcements so that it is successful in recognizing others, and has the capacity to recognize as many people as possible.
What could you change to make this idea more desirable to students, teachers, administrators, parents or the community?
Since this is such a positive idea, I believe that is already desirable to most of the school community. However, I believe that we will need to enforce how it works as well as the promotional aspect so that everyone is aware of the project. It should be very accessible to everyone wishing to submit nominations so that it is user-friendly, this will make people want to contribute.
What would you change to make this idea easier to integrate into a school setting? How can we keep it from being seen as an “add-on”?
The wall of excellence will be promoted on social media and through announcements. It will be integrated into the athletic banquet as well so that it makes a more seamless debut into our school community. I also think we should integrate it into academic awards, spirit assemblies and the annual move for mana assembly, so that it is consistently advertised and pertinent to all school activities and not only athletics.
What would you change to make this idea more feasible or viable? Think: e.g lower the cost, make it more sustainable, make it easier to implement etc.
We can host fundraisers, and seek sponsorships from the community. Once we have the TV’s I don’t believe that we will require any more funding. But until then we will need to raise the funds.
a) Briefly describe your new and improved idea, by incorporating ideas and/or feedback.
My idea is to not only integrate into the athletic banquet but to reach out to the academic banquet and even assemblies. We could recognize people at the spirit assemblies, move for mana assemblies, terry fox assemblies, ect so that not only are we recognizing a wider group of people but we are also promoting the wall to the entire school consistently. This way, people will become more familiar with the wall much quicker.
b) Answer the following questions:
– What problems might we run into?
We will most likely need to fundraise quite a bit to be able to afford. We will also need to meet often and complete tasks before the implemented deadlines so that we can finish by June as I know that many of the members are graduating, and would like to see the project through.
– What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?
Collaboration is important, as I know that there are quite a few new members (myself included) who will need to brought up to speed on deadlines and goals. I also think organization is important to ensure that we meet our deadlines and are able to see in through.
c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?
The goal is to have this finished by June. I will have more of an idea of the timeline once I have my first official meeting with the already existing team!