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Student Council

The High School Student Council was established to give LPS students the fullest possible exposure to the fundamentals of democracy. Students are involved in an electoral process similar to that of our government. At the beginning of each school year, staff nominate students. Nominees then conduct campaigns and run for office. The goal of Student Council is to foster leadership, independence, initiative and enthusiasm.

In addition to bake sales, community service projects and theme dress-up days, Student Council also sponsors events that enable students to develop and cultivate social skills in a safe and fun environment. These after school or evening activities include theme dances, a bowling event and a prom. The annual prom is held at a different location in the Boston area each year and is open to any High School student in grades 10-12.

Yearbook

Students in the High School have the opportunity to get involved in taking and manipulating creative digital photos, journaling the year’s events using lively grammar, peer-editing page layouts and copy, and publishing a professional-looking yearbook.

Advisors teach classes which cover yearbook topics:

  • History of yearbooking
  • Yearbook terminology
  • Importance of teamwork
  • Strategies for planning, brainstorming and problem-solving
  • Selection of cover and themes
  • Yearbook website introduction
  • Navigation of the site
  • Site terminology
  • Page/spread creation
  • Picture uploads and placement
  • Text placement
  • Digital photography
  • Book content (verbal formats, visual elements, coverage and section organization)
  • Editing
  • Page submission
  • Photoshop

 

SADD Overview

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a national organization that addresses the issues of underage drinking, impaired driving, drug use and other destructive decisions. SADD’s mission is to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with serious issues young adults are facing today. SADD sponsors fun activities that are substance-free. Motivational speakers are brought in to discuss the consequences of destructive decisions and SADD students participate in service projects in the school and in the community. These include:

  • A toy drive in December
  • A visit to a nursing home to visit with the residents
  • Sponsorship of a food drive
  • Leadership/mentoring meetings
  • World AIDS Awareness Day
  • Role Model Appreciation Day
  • Support a Cause Day
  • SADD Week (speakers addressing the issues of drunk driving, drug use and other destructive decisions students often make during the prom season)

 

Recycling Program

Since 2007, our recycling program has seen increased student and staff involvement. It’s expanded beyond paper to include cardboard, shredded paper, plastic and glass. OT students bring all recyclable materials to a storage shed, reducing dumpster trash and making a significant impact on the environment. Students and staff alike are much more aware of the materials that can be recycled and bring this information and awareness home with them to their communities.



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