Student Representatives Monthly Report – December 2018

Submitted: India Fizer & Tyshon Price Date: November 13,2018
Greetings from the Home of the Warriors!

As always we want to begin by thanking the Board of Education and our Superintendent
for the opportunity to share with you all of the positive activities and events at our

Here are a few highlights since our session last month:
The POWER OF PINK WEEK which was held during the week of October 22nd. Our entire
school community joined this district initiative. Various organizations contributed ideas to bring
awareness and to collect donations for breast cancer research. At both lunch periods we hosted
friendly grade level challenges called “minute to win it”. The week culminated on Friday, October
26th, when the whole school had the opportunity to show their Warrior pride and commitment to
the cause by wearing pink and to participate in an organized walk on the track to honor
survivors of breast cancer. There was a special performance by our amazing marching band.
The class of 2019 also joined in by forming the awareness sign on the field while a drone
captured the beautiful moment.

On October 30th,

Warriors were granted the opportunity to participate in a simulated
election. Ms. Williams held the mock election in the library, where she divided the
space into 2 sections representing districts. Students were instructed to remain 300 feet
away from the polls to campaign. We were successfully able to get the majority of our
upperclassmen, specifically our 11th and 12th graders, through the voting process.

On November 1st,

our astounding vocal music department hosted the Fall Festival of
Singing. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Martin, our classmates delivered a performance
that captivated the audience and left everyone yearning for future performances. We
hope that you will join us again at the Fine Arts Festival in December, the Solo and
Ensemble in January, the Recital in February, Choral Festival in March, and the Spring
Concert in May.

On November 5th,

Southfield A & T launched an informational meeting to build a brand
new PTSA. This new structure is open for parents, students, and teachers to come
together and mobilize the forces of school, home, and community in order to ensure a
quality education and nurturing environment for every child. In addition to sharing
information about the PTSA, the Southfield Police Department graced us with the
expertise of Detective Young who informed parents and educators about appropriate
cell phone use and social media. We invite parents, staff members, and students to the
general membership meeting on November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in our library. Annual
membership is only $5.50 per person. Anyone interested in running for office should
attend the November 19th meeting and pay dues, because the election will be held on
December 13, 2018.

We also appreciated the opportunity to serve our Southfield Community in two
additional events this month:
● November 9th Project Womanhood visited Stevenson Elementary School for
their annual “I am a Winner” mentoring conference, where our high school girls
spent one-on-one time with 5th grade girls to build self-confidence and to deter
● November 10th Warriors visited homes in our community to rake leaves as a part
of the annual Big Rake Event in the city of Southfield. Despite frigid
temperatures, students and staff grabbed their rakes and worked together to get
the job done
Please Mark Your

Calendar for the Following Upcoming Events:
Student Council: On November 16,2018, we will be hosting our annual fall blood drive
from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and from November 1st through the 21st Student Council
will be collecting canned foods and non-perishable items to deliver to the homeless for
the holiday season. Seminar classes will compete to determine who can donate the

Link Crew will host a Mentor and Mentee Skating Field Trip on November 20, 2018 to
continue building relationships with our 9th graders.

National Honors Society Induction Ceremony will be held on November 29th

Project Manhood is organizing a clothing drive on November 27, 2018 and a college
step show November 30, 2018.

Winter Sports Tryouts:
Cheerleading Tryouts were held November 5th & 6th
Basketball Tryouts for Boys were November 7th through 9th
Girls are November 12th through 16th
Wrestling Tryouts are November 5th through 9th

Congratulations to the Athletes that have already made a commitment to a college or
university to fulfill their post-secondary aspirations:
Alexis Johnson – Marshall University
Devin Baldwin – Western University
Nick Jones – Ball State
Marcus Fuqua – Buffalo University
Soleil Barns – University of Toledo

We will host our HBCU College Fair in the auxiliary gym for ALL students: Grades 9 – 12 on
November 20th during the school day.

Michigan State University College of Social Science Scholars Club is coming to talk to our
Seniors on November 30th at 9:30 a.m.

SPECS Howard informational meeting will be on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30 a.m.

We’d like to acknowledge the great work of Dr. Anita Allen, who was recently nominated by her
colleagues as Staff Member of the Month. It is worthy of celebrating when you are nominated
by your own peers. She is the “Keeper of the Warrior Spear” for the Month of November.

Last but certainly not least, each department nominated a Student of the Month to begin
celebrating Warriors who are doing the right thing. The criteria for student of the month is not
limited to academic achievement. A student can be nominated for growth or improvement, acts
of kindness, perseverance or accomplishing something despite the odds, responsible
citizenship, or leadership in our school or classroom community. This new school tradition
involves going to the classrooms and “tapping” the recipient of the award. The student is
cheered on by Administration and Counselors. A medal of honor is given and a certificate. The
whole process is video recorded to capture the element of surprise and to share the joy that
winning an award can bring. The video is then shown school-wide and as a final souvenir of
this joyous moment is a Student of the Month T-shirt that all recipients will receive before the
month’s end so that the pride continues every time they wear the Warrior Student of the Month
shirt. The following students were selected by our 10 departments to represent the month of

1. Hailey Masse (Grade 11)
2. Issaga Camara (Grade 12)
3. Chriseniya Brantley (Grade 10)
4. India Jhons (Grade 12)
5. Myles Dungey (Grade 12)
6. India Fizer (Grade 12)
7. Jaiden Moore (Grade 10)
8. Ndudi Llechie (Grade 9)
9. Taia Johnson (Grade 10)
10. Myla Lyons (Grade 12)

We can’t wait to see who gets nominated next month! This concludes our highlights
and points of pride at Southfield A & T. Thank you!