|Posted on October 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM|
Emily Pap- Staff Writer
Finding a freshman class advisor for the 2010-2011 school year was anything but a leisurely task. Initially there were no teachers who volunteered for the position, making it difficult to select an official. Math teacher Jason Miller eventually decided to apply for the position.
“High school teachers are very busy,” said Principal Kit Moran, “Everyone is pulled in a million different directions because of curriculum , sports, and clubs which most teachers are involved in.”
“I thought I would give it a try, I did not want the students to miss out, or have the other class advisors to double their work load during homecoming” said current freshman advisor Jason Miller. He also said that the reason it was hard to find a freshman class advisor was because there was not much of an idea of what all the job duties for class adviser were. The lack of pay also contributed to the lack of volunteers, and the position also required a week of long hours in preparation for homecoming.
Some of the jobs that Miller is in charge of as freshman class advisor are chaperoning the school dances, he was also in charge of supervising float building during homecoming week.
“Freshman advisors don't usually have too many jobs besides supervising homecoming week,” Moran said, “Coming home is the next big event they are in charge of.” Moran also said that the lack of dances this year reduced the workload for the freshman advisor because it means that there are less dances to plan and help run.
Freshman Jimmy Messmore who actively participated in the float building during spirit week said, “Miller was very helpful throughout the float building process, we weren't always completely sure what to do and he have us very clear instructions to make our float as good as it was.” Messmore also said that Miller was a very good choice for the freshman advisor position.
“The best part of the job so far is getting to know the freshmen students outside of the classroom,”said Miller, “You get to see them be creative while working together to put a float together.”