We started off the month with the CDMASC Conference on November 9th at Tantasqua High School. CDMASC conferences occur biannually with high schools from all across our region of the state. Our reps had a TON of fun learning how to be better leaders and adding to their leadership experience. The theme of the conference was Pixar which was flawlessly incorporated into many aspects of the workshop. Some of our reps even led a workshop called "Do You See What I See?" In this workshop, they taught the reps from other schools how to see the other person's side of things when planning an event. We learned a lot of important lessons from each of the workshops and this was a great bonding experience for the council. The guest speaker was David Muise which our reps really liked and we hope to hear from him again in the future. We sent out a google form after the conference and the feedback we received was mostly positive and we can't wait to go the next CDMASC conference in the spring!
The CDMASC Bocce tournament at Westborough High School was on November 13th. We brought 28 reps and it was a great bonding experience for the council. The upperclassmen drove the underclassmen and it was a great way for us to spend time with people we haven't always talked to before. It was amazing to see the Special Olympics participants having an amazing time as well and we cheered them on the whole time!
During the week before Thanksgiving, the council hosted a can drive for the Medfield Food Cupboard. We have double days where the cans would be double the points and at the end of the week, we tallied up the points to get a winner! The class with the most points was Ms. Safer's class. After school on Friday, November 18th, the council went to the food cupboard to help sort the cans. We had so many reps, it only took a few hours to sort them all!
Powderpuff is an annual event that the council hosts every year in the week before Thanksgiving. It is a football game for junior and senior girls with junior and senior football players from the high school team. It's a great way for the girls to have fun and play under the lights with many of the other girls in their grade.
In the three days leading up to the pep rally, the council hosted a Spirit Week to get everyone pumped for Pep Rally and the Thanksgiving Day Football game. Monday was Color Day where the freshmen wore yellow, sophomores wore green, juniors wore red, and seniors wore black. Tuesday was Boston Sports Jersey Day where students could wear Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox, or Revolution jerseys. Wednesday was Medfield Pride Day where students wore the t-shirts that the PTO gave us and anything else blue and white.
One of our biggest events this month was the Pep Rally. The morning before the Pep Rally, we did Honk for Spirit where the reps stood in the parking lots with signs to have everyone driving in honk. It was a simple event but we had so much fun! Our theme was community and we tried our hardest to incorporate many aspects of the town. We raffled off gift cards from businesses in town, and we had a segment with moms of some of the students in the school. The Best Buddies Club did a dance with the cheer team and the football team did a dance as well. Overall, the pep rally was a success and we had such great feedback to help make next year's Pep Rally even better.
Upcoming events: Candy Cane Drive (12/19 - 12/23) , Angel Run (12/4), Winter Break (12/24 - 1/2)