Congratulations on being a part of ASB 2017-2018!
The James Workman Middle School ASB class is an essential part of life on campus throughout the school year. In addition to sponsoring activities for students, ASB members will also be using technology to create a welcoming climate of acceptance and tolerance on campus, studying the nature of leadership, and engaging in passion-based learning of their choice.
What are the expectations of ASB students?
ASB students represent James Workman Middle School and Palm Springs Unified School District. It is expected that ASB members will do each of the following:
How will ASB members be graded?
A ASB students will receive points for each of the following:
These points are approximate. and may vary throughout each trimester. Grades may be monitored on Synergy. Students must turn in progress reports for each class once per month and maintain passing grades in all of their classes in order to remain enrolled in ASB. A GPA of 3.0 is required.
ASB Executive Board
The executive board is comprised of ASB officers, department chairpersons, and ASB advisors. The executive board meets every Monday after school until 3:00pm. The 2017-2018 board members:
ASB Leadership Study
What does it take to be an effective leader? What makes leaders inspirational? How can ordinary people change the world? Throughout this year-long unit of study, you will discover the nature of true leadership.
ASB Community Service Component
As a member of ASB, you are expected to complete 5 hours of community service per trimester in a venue (location or position) of your choice. You will write a reflection essay to explain the service you provided, the location where you served, and what you learned from the experience.
Community service is selfless service that you do not receive pay for. Ideally, this service would be given at a nonprofit organization, such as a pet shelter, a food bank, a church, or a small community group. However, because of the age range in ASB, some students might find it more appropriate to help clean a neighbor's yard, help a teacher, babysit for free, or bake cookies to take to a retirement center. If you need to be creative, go for it! Just make sure you get approval from Mrs. Pack if you're not sure whether an activity counts as community service.