Greetings from the HCAS Student Council!
Elected by our fellow students every academic year, the HCAS Student Council serves to represent the student body and to communicate between students, administration, and other stakeholders of the community--by actively putting forward issues and policies that matter to us. In the 2020-2021 School Year, this important mission towards democracy and leadership will fall in the hands of our President Kent Ting, Vice President Cindy Yang, Secretary Emily Chiang, Treasurer Karen Deng, Public Relations Latisha Yang, Event Manager Kitty Tseng, and Art Director Melody Peng.
As members of the Student Council, we voice their opinions and concerns in a polite and confident manner to our parents, teachers, administrators, and the HCAS student body. In doing so, we demonstrate the 7 C's of our Schoolwide Learning Outcomes (SLOs): Compassion, Community, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical-Thinking, Contribution, and most importantly, Communication. While working to enhance our community in the spirit of collaboration and democracy, we channel our constructive voices for continual growth of the school. Student Council members should not trivialize democracy, but rather cherish it.
In addition to facilitating communication amongst our community, organizing student-led and student-centered events remain inseparable to HCAS Student Council. Through hosting annual events on special occasions, we stay close to the 7 C's: Compassion when prioritizing preferences of the student body, Creativity and Critical-Thinking during the planning process, Collaboration and Contribution to propel ideas into action, and Community by fostering school-wide bonding. Below are a few of our events for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Spirit Week 9/7-9/11
With Daily Photo Booths, Ice Cream Day, and multiple photo competitions, students are encouraged to wear outfits that correspond with our five themes over the week:
Pajama Day, Twins Day, House Color Day, Mismatched Shoe Day, and Crazy Hair Day.
In doing so, students experience school spirit when various themed activities happen around school (Community), and can express themselves beyond their daily uniforms (Creativity).
As each House hosted their own booth, Student Council took the Spooky Season to a new level with our very own Haunted House! Throughout the process of decorating, setting up, and running the Haunted House, we brought together students to work together (Collaboration) and ensured the smooth experience of all students from the First Program to Upper School (Communication).
Winter Formal 12/8
HCAS' first ever Winter Formal was a night filled with excitement and joy! This memorable night opened with our very own Winter Formal Runway Show, followed by Dinner Bingo and Mini Games—all hyping the energy as students show their best dance moves on the Dance Floor! After overcoming many obstacles with COVID-19 (Critical-Thinking) and working endlessly to make this event a reality (Contribution), the Winter Formal was certainly a glamourous and thrilling end to Semester 1!
Valentine's Event 2/8
Right before breaking for Chinese New Year, the Student Council contrasted the Cow-Year Celebratory Spirit with some of our own romance and gratitude! Students purchased cards, flowers, and chocolate from the Student Council to show affection and appreciation to some of their favorite friends, classmates, mentors, and teachers (Compassion). We also entertained exclusive PA Announcements to celebrate the kind work of many (Community)!
Spring Lock-In 3/26
Hosted every year as a part of the Student Council tradition, the annual Spring Lock-In supported students to spend a memorable night with their friends and classmates at school! The event opened with an adventurous game of campus-wide Hide and Seek where students explored all sorts of spots to earn victory (Creativity and Critical Thinking), followed by a series of exciting group-bonding games (Community), and closed by a giggly free-time with movies, board games, sports, and lots of chit-chat with their friends (Communication)!
Upcoming in 2021: Prom—Stay Tuned!