Thursday, November 02, 2006


A very interesting and inspiring November article:


1 Cliche Contest. In honor of National Cliche Day, November 3, sponsor a rap contest with a prize for the rapper who most cleverly incorporates cliches into a rap.

2 Bird's Eye View. Celebrate Aviation History Month in November by posting aerial shots of your school and community on the bulletin board and holding a drawing for an airplane ride over your school at lunch provided by a local private pilot.

3 When I Grow Up. Sponsor a "What I want to be when I grow up" essay contest as part of National Kid's Goal Setting Week, November 3-7. Invite students to attend a goal-setting workshop after school to learn how to set goals and why it is important to do so.

4 Sponsor 8 Family. Work with your county family services office or school counselors to provide a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for a family in need. Collect items such as green beans, rolls, sweet potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin, and so forth, along with cash donations that can be used to buy a gift certificate to a local grocery store for the perishable items.

5 Hug 8 Veteran. In honor of National Hug a Veteran Week, November 10-16, invite veterans as guest speakers for a brown-bag lunch series to talk to students about their experiences. Present each veteran with a thank-you card accompanied by Hershey's Hugs candies.

6 Recycled Fashions. Sponsor a recycled fashion show for America Recycles Day, November 15, in which students model thrift shop fashions from past eras. Or, create new fashions from recycled plastic materials for a "From Plastic to Fantastic" fashion show.

7 Education Is the Key. Create signs in the shape of giant keys to hang around school with the slogan "Education unlocks many doors" during American Education Week, November 16-22. Sponsor a Student/Teacher Turnaround Day where students come to school dressed as teachers and teachers come dressed as students. For other ideas to celebrate the week visit above the

8 Give Thanks. Encourage students to write notes of appreciation thanking their favorite teachers for all they do. Collect the notes and deliver them to teachers on the day before Thanksgiving break.

9 Great American Snoke-Out. To encourage students to quit smoking for the Great American Smoke-Out on November 20, do a series of announcements educating students about what's in cigarettes, how much they would save by not smoking, and what the health effects are of smoking. Accompany the announcements with anti-smoking posters from hung around school. For more ideas, visit or

10 Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week, November 23-29, with a variety of board games and puzzles set up in the cafeteria for students to play during lunch. Or, organize a team Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary competition.

Copyright National Association of Secondary School Principals Nov 2003
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