After a successful homecoming week, the Associated Student Body (ASB) is already looking for ways to improve the Paly community. After Spirit Week, ASB has less on their plate, allowing them to plan ahead for future events and take steps to help the student body.
“Something we want to work on for future years is definitely including more of the student body. It’s hard to force people to participate, but we do want to let people know that it is for the entire school and we want as much participation as possible.”
sophomore officer Pooja Akella
ASB wants to make Spirit Week inclusive and fun for all Paly students through participation, according to Akella. ASB aims to help more of the student body take part in the fun rallies and dress up days in the upcoming years.
The next big event on ASB’s agenda is a possible fundraiser that would occur this semester.
“We are planning on having a fundraiser,” Akella said. “The details are still being determined, but our fundraising commissioner is working on that. Of course, the proceeds will go to the ASB fund which will allow us to put on more events that will benefit the student body.”
ASB is also prioritizing communication about possible improvement with the many clubs at Paly.
“Clubs are under ASB so we want to make sure that we are really in contact with all clubs. Every officer is going to be attending club meetings and talking to the leaders about goals they would like to achieve.”
Encouraging communication between clubs and the class officers is vital to their prosperity as ASB can offer funds and overall support to help improve clubs.
Also, ASB has decided that the School Climate and Wellness Committee (under ASB) will begin meeting on Nov. 14 during flex and will continue to do so for the rest of the semester.
“The point of the committee is to concentrate social justice and wellness efforts on campus into one cohesive group,” school climate and social justice commissioner Ricardo Lombera said. “Additionally, we initiate our own social justice and wellness efforts as well as support ongoing efforts.”
In recent meetings, ASB has discussed many ideas for the rest of the semester, including a possible ping pong tournament planned by sports commissioner, Benner Mullin.
Overall, Paly can expect some exciting events organized by ASB in the near future, Akella said.
She said, “We’re brainstorming a lot and in the process of planning fun events for the student body.”