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Mission Statement

To whom it may concern –

Hello. My name is Kitty Hay and I am the Activities Director of East Bakersfield High School. Below is a link to a video slide show that captures what we do in the activities program at East Bakersfield High School. Our vision for East High is this: to make a place for high schoolers to love their school and want to come and learn and grow and be a part of something bigger and better; to help build a better future for our society, city, culture, world. Is this an illusion of grandeur? But why not? Why should qualities like honesty, integrity, commitment, trustworthiness, empathy, compassion, mercy, kindness, forgiveness be such difficult goals to attain? Why should such qualities not be the first thing we teach and address to the 21st century students who are bombarded with messages validating superficial popularity? We are losing the interest and attention of the 21st century technological student, and we need to get back to the basics of foundational truths. The business of education is for students to learn. But for them to want to learn they must be inspired. What qualities other than character traits will inspire? Greed, profit, wealth, power, self-interest, are these the root of success? We believe not. So it is East High student leader’s vision to plant seeds of character into the lives of our student body, so that they are inspired to do what is good and right and excellent, and inspired to learn and saturate their minds with wonder and awe, to create and build a better society and a better people. Call us dreamers or a Don Quixote, but we believe if there is strong foundation in substantive qualities, schools will flourish, kids will learn, opportunities will be boundless, and the world will be indeed a better place to raise our children.

This is East High student leadership’s vision. Our mission is to embrace every student that walks through the hallway of our school and let them know they are valued, they have purpose, and they can succeed, but it is up to them to choose!

If you would like to support our vision & mission with any kind of donations, we are appreciative of any gestures as we need lots of funding for our leadership trainings.

Please contact me, Kitty Hay at 661-703-4993. Or make check donations to East Bakersfield High School ASB Leadership.

Kitty Hay
Activities Director
East Bakersfield High School

What we do in ASB

East Bakersfield High School Vision

Statistics show that 1.2 million kids drop out every year. Research shows that the only useful factor in predicting success in after school life was achievement in extracurricular activities.  Further research indicates that extracurricular activities connect students to their schools allowing them to do well in their academic classwork.  In school, in class, on time, on task.  While I do not expect our student leaders to change the world, I expect them to believe they can be a part of solution by with the sheer jester of encouraging, motivating and welcoming their peers back to school.

While some people may see activities as fun, frivolous and waste of educational time and money, I beg to differ.  I have been on the other side for two years and I assure you it is anything but frivolous, and a waste of educational time and money. Yes it is fun, but what better way to teach to students to enjoy the work they do?  While it may look frivolous on the surface what people forget to realize is the foundational roots that are being built, time, commitment, follow through, networking, letter writing to businesses, public speaking skills( which I could have used when I was their age) communication, collaboration, effort, perspiration, humility, composure, honesty, integrity, patience, forgiveness, the list goes on.  Again, what better way to educate kids real life application of what they will see when they are our age in the workplace.

While English, science, math and engineering are important to sustain our way of life and advancement in our world, it is through our connections with each other – intellectual, physical, mental emotional – through similar likes and dislikes  – and through our relationships with each other that we motivate, explore, learn, and create. Connections and relationships allow us to live, and not just exist. Technology today has us connected every second of our lives, and while that can be overused and abused, I believe that through strong foundational relationships developed with character and leadership, our young people can and will make this a better world for themselves and for our society.

It is not our goal to change the world, let alone wipe out the dropout rate, although that would be nice.  It is our goal, however to make a connection to the student who may not have the mom or dad at home, the student who may not fit in with the “in crowd”, the student who may not have the confidence to just try new things and might never find out what she may really be good at, or the student who just has a feeling that the time of youth is only once and it should be lived to its max with proper guidance and goals. It is our mission to sow a seed of making a positive difference, one student at a time.

We all know school is good thing. There has not been one student that I have encountered in the past 12 years of my career that has told me no they did not want to graduate or did not want the good things that life has to offer.  Of course, academics is the goal of our educational system, but through student activities, relationships flourish, school becomes relevant and excellence and rigor becomes the norm.  That is our hope.  That is our mission.

 

ASB Officers

ASB Officers

ASB Officers
President: Monce Garcia
Vice President: Ahmed Baameur
Secretary: Adama Herrera
Business Manager: Amador Gallardo
 

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Freshmen Officers' Responsibilities

  • Freshman Class President – Is in charge of freshmen class meetings and attends the weekly ASB meetings.
  • Freshmen Class Vice President – Helps the President and takes his/her place at class meetings in case of absence.
  • Freshmen Class Secretary – Records class meeting minutes and presents them for approval at the next meeting.
  • Freshmen Class Treasurer – Reports the financial activities of the class and reports at the regular class meetings.
  • Freshmen Class Representative – Attends the weekly ASB meetings, ICC meetings and AAA meetings reporting back to the Executive Board of the Freshmen Class.