Submitted by Clara Hassan and Hayden Miller, 8th graders
On Monday, October 30th, we went to the first MSSAC meeting. What is MSSAC? It stands for Middle School Student Advisory Council. Basically, two representatives from most BVSD middle schools came to represent their school. We got to know each other a little bit first, and then we dove right into discussing problems facing middle schools. We narrowed it down to a few topics and we split into groups for each issue. We’ll continue working on these problems throughout the session. After having met as a group multiple times, at the end of the session, we will present an issue that is facing middle schoolers in our district as well as a solution to a board consisting of all of the Principals of middle schools in BVSD, as well as the the district superintendent.
We really enjoyed the experience of getting to talk with other kids from other schools in the district about issues in our community. Our favorite part of this trip was meeting all of these other kids and being able to converse with them about issues facing our schools and the district as well as just getting to meet them. We feel lucky that Horizons does not have many of these issues, and we hope to help other middle schools solve them. It was really interesting how unique our school was, even compared to Meadowlark, a new school that is based around many of the same values that Horizons holds. In conclusion, we are really looking forward to the next meeting.
Submitted by Clara Hassan and Hayden Miller