"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson explains the attitude and atmosphere that has been established in my Student Council/Leadership course. Our classroom is a place of challenge and discovery. In Student Council, we work to build leadership skills that will be applicable for the rest of their lives while implementing a positive school culture that the entire student body will enjoy. At the same time, we are a family. We look out for one another and work together to achieve success.
Despite their difficult life circumstances, my students are passionate about affecting change and have a zest for life!
They make our council what it is. They are the heartbeat of our campus. It is their passion for making our campus great that makes me so proud to work with them.
Located in West Phoenix, AZ, 90% of South Ridge High School’s student population qualify for free and reduced lunch. Despite socio-economic challenges, South Ridge consistently lives up to its mission: To enhance the lives of students and families by providing high-quality academics in a dynamic and rigorous learning environment that will prepare students for college and lifelong learning.
South Ridge is successfully producing college-bound students, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college.
South Ridge is proud of the Class of 2019 and their accomplishments:
● 54% were the FIRST in the family to graduate from high school
● 100% accepted to a university or community college
● 100% are currently enrolled in some form of post-secondary education OR are gainfully employed
● 81% of those currently enrolled in a university or community college are the FIRST in their family to do so
● ALL are contributing members of society
Sound system equipment is an essential contributor to the climate and culture at South Ridge High School. While using the sound system during lunch, students can rock out to music curated by their peers and engage in Student Council activities. These activities help to create an engaging school climate/culture and make our school an exciting place to be. Over the years, the sound system at South Ridge has consisted of a hodgepodge of speakers, wires, microphones, and cables that, in many cases, are not compatible with one another. Our current system is unreliable, and when something goes awry, oftentimes we can't fix it. This breakdown of the equipment causes an eery silence that settles over campus as Student Council members scramble to make it work. By having a new sound system, we can avoid these problems and continue to improve our school's culture.
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