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Action Faction and Wellness Steering Committee
Eyva Winet, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
121 : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.15

Action Faction Mission Statement:
As an all-inclusive committee, we work to create a safe and respectful community for all genders and sexualities. We combat sexuality and gender identity oppression by creating positive actions in Nova and beyond. Positive actions include maintaining safe spaces for discussions, resources and events. We believe that any social justice movement must work towards inclusion of other social justice goals. We recognize that all oppressions are connected and in no way do we want our actions to propagate other forms of oppression.

Wellness Steering Committee:
We will be meeting regularly with the folks running the new Nova Wellness Center to help build, improve and expand their services for Nova students and the community. We have already helped architects design the temporary space but will continue to advise for the permanent space. We have helped hire staff for the space but will also give feedback and support their understanding of Nova and our amazingly diverse students. We agreed to help them get student art and interesting pieces to decorate the space so we need folks who are willing to make or curate art. We will also be working on grant writing to get more services and expand the possibilities of what the wellness center can offer.

Join us! We need your voice to drive this work. Country Doctor is very happy to collaborate and take guidance from students so we need you all to show up and make this center truly work for youth!

There are opportunities to work on culminating inquiry projects, health credit, CTE credit, peer education, grant writing, internships in the health field connected to this committee!

Band Committee - FRI
Melissa Park, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Band Room : Fri 2:05-2:45

UE - Student Activity (EXP 2021) / 0.1

Band is an offshoot of Sound Committee and is a place for students to learn and practice making music in groups with the goal of performance and the joy of learning and sharing music together.

Button Brigade - Tuesdays and Fridays (Governing Committee)
Reghan Biddle, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Rea's Room - 122 : Tue 2:05-2:45; Fri 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.15

Button Brigade will work in collaboration with Action Faction and the rest of the Nova community to create buttons, posters, and flyers for Nova events and to help disseminate important information to the community.

Dungeons and Dragons
The Dark Knight Batman, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Rm 102 : Fri 11:55-12:40

UE - Student Activity (EXP 2021) / 0.25

This committee is devoted to playing the incredible role playing game – Dungeons and Dragons. Each Friday we will come together and play. Create a character! Run a campaign! No experience necessary at all. We will teach you how to play. Must be willing to get along with others (or be willing to learn how to), show up unless you have an incredibly good excuse, and certainly have the capacity to have fun.
Also, if you don’t have dice or source books, don’t worry about it. We have some extra you can borrow for the day.

Clearly, we will be doing this online.

Dungeons and Dragons
The Dark Knight Batman, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Rm 102 : Fri 2:05-2:45

UE - Student Activity (EXP 2021) / 0.25

This committee is devoted to playing the incredible role playing games that are out there. It doesn’t have to just be Dungeons and Dragons. Each Friday we will come together and play. Create a character! Run a campaign! No experience necessary at all. We will teach you how to play. Must be willing to get along with others (or be willing to learn how to), show up unless you have an incredibly good excuse, and certainly have the capacity to have fun.
Also, if you don’t have dice or source books, don’t worry about it. We have some extra you can borrow for the day.

Guild
Lydia Wynn, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
207 - Winnie's Room : Tue 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

The purpose of guild is to promote events that strengthen the community involvement of Nova.
Students in guild will:
*Plan various events
*Support fundraisers
*Organize prom

  • Engage in the needs/desires of other Nova students.
    *Represent all student activities and interests.

Marketing and Fundraising
Eyva Winet, 2nd Semester 2020-21
120 : Fri 13:50-14:30

SS - Student Government / 0.15

We will be building relationships to community organizations and funders to help provide services and supports and opportunities for our students. We will be fundraising and making materials to use when reaching out to potential funders or partners. We will be surveying students, staff and families to collect information to tell Nova’s story authentically and to determine what students, staff and families think about what partnerships and projects we should be seeking support and funding. You will learn job, organizing and fundraising skills. This will be a working committee not a talking a lot committee.

There is the possibility of working on math competencies through this committees projects. Talk to Eyva directly if you are interested in that extension of this committee work.

Paper Making Committee
Adam Croft, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
room B-03 : Tue 2:05-2:45

UE - Leadership / 0.15

Help our school recycle paper within our building by learning to make paper from the pulpy remains of used paper. We’ll also make journals and other items with this Nova-made paper.

Planet Nova
Adam Croft, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
room 202 and beyond : Fri 2:05-2:45

UE - Leadership / 0.15

Let’s tend to our school’s relation to the Earth and each other, including through maintaining and strengthening our systems for composting, energy conservation, environmental justice, ecological awareness, and anything else we can do for our living community.

POC Committee
Melissa Park, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Melissa's room, 101 : Tue/Wed 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

This governing committee, the People of Color Committee (POCC), is a meeting place for students and staff who identify as people of color to reconnect, affirm, and unapologetically be ourselves. We are especially focused on citizenship teaching and learning, building community in our shared spaces, developing and growing our leadership skills, and acting and reflecting on issues of race and equity in a safe and open environment.

Past projects have included our organizing of coat & warm clothing drives in the winter, field trips, pot-lucks, hosting movie nights, collaborating with local organizations, and programming teaching events for the school. Additionally, students rotate facilitation duties of weekly committee meetings & short- and long-term projects.

POCC is one of several governing committees which give input to Recruitment Committee and our administrators for Nova’s Mission/Vision C-SIP School Improvement Plan (an official document generated annually by Nova’s administrators that sets goals, enrichment, instructions programs, students’ achievement, and assessment of the school, and is published on our school’s SPS website.

POC Committee
Melissa Park, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Melissa's room, 101 : Wed/Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

Note: We are now meeting on Weds & Thurs, starting in February. This governing committee, the People of Color Committee (POCC), is a meeting place for students and staff who identify as people of color to reconnect, affirm, and unapologetically be ourselves. We are especially focused on citizenship teaching and learning, building community in our shared spaces, developing and growing our leadership skills, and acting and reflecting on issues of race and equity in a safe and open environment.

Past projects have included our organizing of coat & warm clothing drives in the winter, field trips, pot-lucks, hosting movie nights, collaborating with local organizations, and programming teaching events for the school. Additionally, students rotate facilitation duties of weekly committee meetings & short- and long-term projects.

POCC is one of several governing committees which give input to Recruitment Committee and our administrators for Nova’s Mission/Vision C-SIP School Improvement Plan (an official document generated annually by Nova’s administrators that sets goals, enrichment, instructions programs, students’ achievement, and assessment of the school, and is published on our school’s SPS website.

PSA Committee
Eyva Winet, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
B20 : Tue 13:50-14:30

SS - Student Government / 0.1

Learn to make PSA for the school. People with digital music, video editing, script writing, comedy and/or acting skills highly encouraged to join this committee.

Quiet Art Space (FRI 2:05)
Becky Laird, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Art Room (219) : Fri 2:05-2:45

ART - Exploring the Arts (EXP 2021) / 0.15

Calm Art Space is a weekly gathering space to connect with peers while working on individual art pieces. We will work together to offer weekly optional art prompts and supportive feedback.

Rocks, Plants and Stars
Eyva Winet, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
121 : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.15

Miku and Les (and Eyva) will host this space.
This committee’s main focus is self care! Plants, rocks, tarot, and stars, we get together to talk about how and why we use and practice with these items of spirituality to better our wellbeing. As a society, we have a lot of negative and overwhelming issues constantly surfacing and i know a lot of people (myself included) who have felt this pressure inescapable. How are we to have a positive outlook or reset when all of these energy vampire situations are constantly in the forefront? Taking care of plants, hanging out with crystals, studying your astrological chart , are all things that help me when the world feels uncertain and clouded. I think it would be really cool to get together and share experiences with others who enjoy these things and to be able to have open communication about the ways we stay grounded in the midst of chaos. Anyone and everyone is welcome, those who know nothing about plants, rocks, and stars but are interested will have a safe place to converse and ask questions judgement free. We would get together every week and do fun self care projects, some ideas being building terrarium’s, lotions, lip balms, journals, jewelry… and the things that you are all interesting in too!

Safety
Annie Parker, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Room 114 : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

As we come back to school in person with new protocols in an ever changing environment of all the things including Covid, feeling and being safe physically and emotionally is critical to our well-being as a school community. This committee will work to update the district safety plan, improve our disaster preparedness, be in charge of drills, review and evaluate emergencies and improve our process of addressing emergencies, managing shared public spaces at Nova, including outdoor spaces, helping resolve issues that make students, staff and/or the community feel unsafe, supporting restorative processes when Nova Norms are broken and physical or emotional safety is compromised.

Senior Committee
Adam Croft, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
room 202 : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.15

Debbie will co-facilitate this committee!

We’ll plan and execute senior-oriented activities, supports, and events, especially our graduation ceremony (!!!), but also study sessions and anything else to help make everyone’s final year of high school successful and meaningful.

Thursday Recruitment - Fall 2021
Akil Srinivasan, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
120 - Laboratory : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

Recruitment Committee oversees the functioning of all recruitment-related activities here at Nova. In particular, this committee can make decisions that effect how Nova is going about bringing new students into our community as well as how we are perceived by those potential new recruits.

We need students in order to be a school! And we need people to know about Nova and want to come here in order to get those students! Basically, Recruitment is essential to the survival of Nova and all that we are doing here.

Decisions are made through consensus-building whenever possible.

Tuesday Recruitment fall 2021
Debbie Kuttner, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Zoom 220 : Tue/Thu 11:55-12:40

UE - Leadership / 0.25

Recruitment Committee oversees the functioning of all recruitment-related activities here at Nova. In particular, this committee can make decisions that effect how Nova is going about bringing new students into our community as well as how we are perceived by those potential new recruits.

We need students in order to be a school! And we need people to know about Nova and want to come here in order to get those students! Basically, Recruitment is essential to the survival of Nova and all that we are doing here.

Decisions are made through consensus-building whenever possible.

Video Game Social Committee
Julia Reade, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Room 201 : Fri 2:05-2:45

UE - Personal Growth / 0.25

This INVITE ONLY committee is a structured, student-lead committee designed to offer students an opportunity to further develop their social skills. The group will gather around a common interest—gaming—and engage in discussions about this topic.

Yearbook
Susan Barth, 2nd SEM-SPRING 2021-22
Rm 3- Susan : Thu 2:05-2:45

CTE - Publishing Yearbook 1 / 0.25

Yearbook will meet both Thursday’s in Susan’s Room B03, with Brent and Susan. We are looking for motivated, organized, creative types (you do not need to have all of those traits together). We want photographers, designers, and tech savvy folks to help us. We will capture the amazingness of our community. No experience necessary, just a willingness to contribute.

The basic credit is .25 per semester, depending on the amount of work you put in.