Mrs. Stone - Leadership Grades 6-8
Student Activities Coordinator
I have been teaching since 1998. Although I have taught in several different schools, I am so happy to be here at Keaau Middle School. I have lived and taught in Puna, North Kohala and Molokai, however, there is nothing like living and teaching at home. Being the Student Activities Coordinator at Keaau Middle School is exciting and I look forward to planning activities for all students to enjoy.
- Bachelors in General Agriculture from University of Hawaii at Hilo
- Secondary Teaching Certificate from University of Hawaii at Hilo
- Masters in Education from University of Hawaii at Hilo
Congratulations! I am so excited you are in Leadership Workshop and ready to have a positive impact on Keaau Middle School. The talents and skills you’ll develop as a student leader are essential to making this school inviting and fun for the entire student body. Please read the following syllabus and expectations carefully so you know what is asked of you and how to be successful in this class.
Leadership class is focused on preparing students for leadership opportunities in high school, the future work environment, and life. It offers the student the opportunity to develop speaking and writing skills; to improve in courtesy, confidence, poise, and appearance to work with peers of diverse backgrounds and attitudes, to share responsibilities with adults, to consider and work with problems of income and expenditures; planning and executing student activities for up to 600+ students and faculty. Here’s a list of what we will be learning in this class: Styles of Leadership, Goal Setting, Organization, Project Planning, Meeting Skills, Citizenship, Ethics, Group
Process/Group Dynamics, Team Building, Conflict Resolution/Conflict Management, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Community Service, Activity Evaluation.
Everyone will work in a Team and/or individually to accomplish the assigned tasks. Team Leaders will be rotated amongst the group so that all get to a chance to see both roles played out. Everyone in Leadership helps when there is need regardless of the circumstances – we’re only as strong as our weakest link! Everyone will push publicity for your activity.
We will learn and use 4 major Activity Planning Tools to help us plan-prep-run student
activities throughout the school year. Project Proposals (presentations) share your research and initial ideas. Activity Planning Guides help you to organize every aspect of your team’s activity and cover all the bases for materials to manpower. Micro Plans will help with activity setup, running and breakdown. Good planning, early planning is the key to success!
You will represent yourself as a member of the Leadership class, a member of Keaau Middle School, no matter where you are to best of your abilities. Our job is to help our fellow students without looking for any compensation (intrinsic rewards). To know that we did our job – and did it right – is the ultimate goal.
You will be graded on the following:
General Learner Outcomes (GLO’s)
The following are the six General Learner Outcomes (GLO's) that are the goals of standards-based learning in all content areas:
GLO 1: Self-Directed Learner
The ability to be responsible for one's own learning
GLO 2: Community Contributor
The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together
GLO 3: Complex Thinker
The ability to be involved in complex thinking and problem solving
GLO 4: Quality Producer
The ability to recognize and produce quality performance and quality products
GLO 5: Effective Communicator
The ability to communicate effectively
GLO 6: Effective and Ethical User of Technology
The ability to use a variety of technology effectively and ethically
Occasionally, students ignore expectations. I will give students cues, reminders and will redirect them to focus on their work to get them back on track. When the misbehavior continues, the following will occur:
I am here to encourage your child and work with you to help them succeed. If there are any concerns or need for any clarification of the information presented, please feel free to contact me at Keaau Middle School and I will be happy to work with you and answer them.