(MCS) – While CNMI is at Level Green, Mount Carmel School has reinstated student events and activities, including the recent Student Leadership Retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to serve as professional development for elected student leaders as they prepare for student engagement activities throughout the school year.
The retreat took place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Maturana Building at Mount Carmel School. The retreat was made available to all student leaders in grades seven through twelfth.
During the Student Leadership Retreat, students at Mount Carmel School benefited from various sessions that would prepare them to lead their peers this school year. Topics covered at the retreat include mission and vision, policies and procedures, student leadership, mental wellness, marketing, fundraising, photography, and planning student activities.
Mount Carmel School Student Council President Kyla Cabrera shared the importance of hosting the retreat and commented on the effects of the pandemic on mental well-being, student learning and engagement . “Throughout the summer, my team and I reached out to many students to ask them what they felt was most important to change. Ultimately, the number one response was to resume student activities and address the effects on student mental wellbeing during this pandemic. We are grateful for the school’s support in our efforts to facilitate this event.
Acting President Frances Taimanao praised the student council for their proactive and driven energy in helping their peers. “Since June of this year, our STUCO agents have been proactive in meeting the needs of our students. While a gap year of suspension from student events may seem short, we recognize the effects of this pandemic on student learning and behavior. At MCS, we believe that if we can safely facilitate student activities, we can provide our students with a more holistic education and experience. »
The first day of classes for MCS was August 12, 2021, since then Mount Carmel School has reinstated the annual Parent Orientation, Activity Fair and Student Leadership Retreat. Upcoming events include Cultural Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Pageant and more throughout the school year.
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