Students and chaperones talked about school clubs at the November 13 school board meeting.
Students from the Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute said they were happy to be meeting similar backgrounds and for the opportunity to learn about such skills as public speaking and leadership.
Will Gunther who advises the Skiing and Snowboard Club, talked about the club being a way to improve students’ relationship with winter. Advisor Maria Circosta said the Outdoor Club has a similar goal – unplugging from technology. Members have an opportunity to experience activities in a non-competitive environment. Cross country skiing can take place on district property behind the middle school.
Students want to start a Fishing Club to learn how to fish, including fishing lures. Again, it was noted that being in nature is a healthy alternative to technology. The Cultural Diversity Club helps to create an inclusive environment, learning the value of diversity and celebrating cultures.
In her report, Superintendent Evette Avila talked about more community outreach, including her recent visits to senior citizens clubs in Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden. She also met with the Business Council of Greater Montgomery and talked about developing internships. She thanked the Walden Rotary Club for its donation of dictionaries for the district’s third graders.