Happy New Year!
I am pleased to extend a warm welcome back! I hope each of you a had a wonderful break and enjoyed special time with your friends and family.
We did well last year and 2016 looks set to be another year of remarkable achievement for Students In Action.
Let’s start the new year with a celebration of service for our local Unsung Heroes!
KPIX 5 | KCBS Jefferson Awards Ceremony
- Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 5:30pm at The Herbst Theater, San Francisco
- All schools must RSVP by January 6, 2016
A few important reminders:
The Jefferson Awards Foundation – Deloitte Students In Action Leadership Training
- Saturday January 30, 2016, 8:30am-3:00pm at El Camino High School.
- You can register here: http://bit.ly/BayAreaSIAStudentReg
- Homework packets will be sent out early January
The 2015-16 Banner Level Competition Forms
- Now available on-line for the SIA teams to begin tracking progress towards the SIA Seven goals and can be found at: http://bit.ly/1O7c0p8
Lets grow our social media presence!
Bay Area Regional Director
Student participants at our Bay Area Wide Service Project: Dream Boxes (#DreamBoxes) at El Camino High School.
Big News and More
Welcome to the Bay Area Students In Action (SIA) team and family! I’m so delighted to share the coming year with you. As we move forward on our journey together, I’d like to take a moment to reflect upon last year’s remarkable year:
Congratulations to El Camino High School!
El Camino High School earned the National Students In Action Role Model School and 2015 Gold Medal and represented the Bay Area at The Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington DC.
We are extremely proud of all our SIA teams. Here are a a few photos of schools that earned a Jefferson Awards Gold Service Banner for their public service efforts. (Pictured: Dozier Libbey Medical High School, Milpitas High School, San Leandro High School and Stuart Hall)
We extend a special thank you to The San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors for recognizing youth who’ve made a difference in their schools and communities.
San Francisco Giants Homeplate Honoree Crystal Wen of Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, pictured here with SF Giants Pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, Maureen Coslette and Dr. Cynthia Soraoka.
Oakland A’s Homeplate Honoree Brittany Bates of Carondelet High School, pictured here with Bay Area Regional Director, Freda Statom.
SAVE THE DATE:
The KPIX/CBS5 Jefferson Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 5:15 – 7:30 pm at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
Look forward to seeing you this year!
Thank you and important reminders!
Thank you to all the students that joined us on February 7 for the Spring SIA Leadership Training! We had a great turnout, great weather and lots of fun learning leadership and sharing best practices. A special thanks to El Camino High School and their team for hosting such a great event, and another HUGE thank you to Ronnie Lott for coming out to provide some end of the day inspiration!
I’ve included a handful of photos below; for more join the Bay Area SIA group on Facebook. This is also the best place to get updates on #SIAPROJECTFRESH.
Batters Up! Save the date of May 8, 2015 for the pre-game party and San Francisco Giants game outing.
Next up: Regional Competitions (March 23-26). I look forward to seeing you present your accomplishments for the year!
That’s all for now folks!