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Action Faction and Wellness Steering Committee
Eyva Winet, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
121 : Thu 11:55-12:40

HE - Health Education HS / 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!

Budget Committee Wed 2:05pm
Lance Brown, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Rm 221 : Wed 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.15

22 STUDENT MAXIMUM

This committee is responsible for the fiscal decisions of Nova. The Friends of Nova (formerly the PTSA) raises funds for student and teacher use. It’s the role of this committee to oversee the equitable distribution of these funds. Furthermore, Nova is the only school in the District that has the privilege of designating where and how our school budget is spent. This is the forum within which those conversations and decisions are made.

The learning goals of this committee are:
1. to learn how to read and interpret a fiscal spread sheet;
2. to participate in group decision making;
3. to engage in conversations about equity and opportunity within our community;
4. to provide a space where all students and school groups feel heard and valued and where their proposals are taken seriously;
5. to explore ways to communicate our decisions and dilemmas within the Nova community;
6. to observe and participate in a formal committee structure, including a mild form of Robert’s Rules of Order;
7. and to have the experience of facilitating the running of the committee.

Button Brigade - Fridays (Governing Committee)
Reghan Biddle, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Rea's Room - 122 : 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.

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, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Moon 120 : Fri 13:50-14:30

UE - Leadership / 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.

Mission and Vision Committee: The Nova Project
Eyva Winet, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
121 : Thu 13:45-14:25

UE - Leadership / 0.15

This committee will combine staff and student and eventually families and partner organizations to continue to continuously monitor our school’s improvement plans to make sure that our work and mission and vision are in alignment and we are making progress toward our goals. This is a committee to work on the giant inquiry project that is Nova. Who are we? What are we doing? Why are we doing it this way?

We will meet twice a month after school for longer than 45 minute sessions. This year specifically we are working on our accreditation, which will be part of this process but we also have to report to the board about being an ALE school and update our school’s continuous improvement plan yearly. These will also give students on this committee the opportunity to go to the school board, local and state government meetings, conferences etc.to share our Nova Project.

Please find Eyva to discuss your interest in participating in this new committee.

There is the opportunity for this to be part of your senior inquiry project or some significant piece of credit.

Mothership
Michelle Vecchio, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
105

SS - Student Government / 0.25

Mothership supports all-school decision making and the committee system.

Nova Minecraft Gov. Committee Thu 2:05pm
Lance Brown, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Rm 221 : Thu 2:05-2:45

SS - Student Government / 0.25

22 STUDENT MAXIMUM

Students will participate in Nova Minecraft Project.
The students will recreate the Nova building in Minecraft.
When complete all students will be welcome to visit the Nova Minecraft Building.
This would give us some sense of community again.

Nova Step Team!
Melissa Park, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Melissa's Room 101 : Fri 2:50-4:00

UE - Student Activity (EXP 2021) / 0.25

Join Nova’s new step team, led by Zack! Students of all genders and racial identities are welcome! NOTE 9/24/21: we currently meet 3:00-4:00 on Fridays in Room 101. Possible PE and/or other credit options TBD.

Planet Nova
Adam Croft, 1st SEM-FALL 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.

PSA Committee
Eyva Winet, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Band Room : Tue 13:50-14:30

SS - Student Government / 0.13

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

SS - Student Government / 0.13

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, 1st SEM-FALL 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.

Sound Committee
Eyva Winet, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Band Room : Tue 13:50-14:30

SS - Student Government / 0.13

Still Life/Quiet Art Space (FRI 2:05)
Becky Laird, 1st SEM-FALL 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.

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

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.

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, 1st SEM-FALL 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.

Wednesday zoom orientations
Debbie Kuttner, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Zoom Rm 220 : Wed 2:05-2:45

UE - Leadership / 0.25

we will meet each week to orient perspective families and students to Nova. orientations will happen via zoom, so be sure to have your laptop with you

Yearbook
Susan Barth, 1st SEM-FALL 2021-22
Rm 3- Susan : Thu 3:00-3:50

CTE - Publishing Yearbook 1 / 0.25

Yearbook will meet both Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in Susan’s Room B03. We will fund raise with t-shirt sales, creating Nova promotional swag, photograph events and create our yearbook. 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. We also want the yearbook to be affordable for all who want it. So, we will be figuring out new and creative ways to fund raise. No experience necessary, just a strong willingness to contribute. You will learn all aspects of yearbook production regardless of your specialty. This class will be facilitated by Allison, Susan B.

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