University High School Associated Student Body
2017-2018 Mission Statement
We, the 2017-2018 Associated Student Body of University High School, will empower the student body to have the best high school experience through diligence and accessibility.
Advisers: Shannon Bunch and Michelle Fox
DHH Interpreter: Tammy Skoggan
Accountant: Cidne Rector
President: Andrew Nguyen
Vice President: Dillon Sun
Clubs Commissioner: Vignesh Iyer
Student Activities Coordinator: Dylan Cecot
Sprit and Rally Commissioner: Francisco Lazo
Girls’ Sports Commissioner: Celine Nie
Boys’ Sports Commissioner: Kevin Yahampath
Student Representative: Aidan Arasasingham
Senior Class President: Sara Way
Senior Class Vice Presidents : Neha Krishnam & Serena Wu
Junior Class President: Alexis-Brooke LoBianco
Junior Class Vice Presidents: Navid Maghami & Ryan Long
Sophomore Class President: Douglas Sun
Sophomore Class Vice Presidents: Katie Rachels & Lee McEligot
Freshmen Class President: Clare Jun
Freshmen Class Vice President: Hannah Woo
Secretary: Vicki Chen
Treasurer: Michael Wu and Gauvri Nathwani
Technology: Tejas Dhindsa
Staff Liason: Natalie Cooley
Intercultural: Harry Shin, Eric Yang
Fine Arts: Nancy Wu, Corinne Alsop
Continuous Improvement Chairs: Anneke Gustafson, Julian Ricci
Service Projects: Neah Lekan, Brandon Kaufman
Publicity: Cali Bacino, Betty Fan, Ashley Kim
Speaker Series: Ava Soltani
Audio: Maxwell Han
The President is the face of the school and of ASB. His/her primary responsibility is to run the 4th period ASB class. S/he also helps set the agenda for the summer retreat, creates the weekly agendas, runs formal meetings, coordinates ASB bonding events, and plans Election Convention. S/he facilitates communication with other ASBs, works closely with the ASB advisors, assists the Vice President with council functions, and promotes a supportive ASB culture.
The Vice President is the overseer of all councils and the second in command of ASB. The Vice President runs all Class Council elections, plans Spirit Week (both semesters), and organizes the Homecoming halftime activities. S/he works closely with the advisors and helps the President prepare for the summer retreat, coordinate bonding events, and lead the class. S/he is also expected to help the President in enforcing ASB deadlines and tasks. The Vice President is expected to be organized, responsible, and always aware of upcoming events for all ASB positions.
Boys Sports Liaison/Girls Sports Liaison
The Boys and Girls Sports Liaisons serve as the connection between the coaching staff, athletes, athletic secretary, Trojan Army, and the entire student body. They work together and with coaches to create Game of the Week schedules, encourage school spirit and game attendance, and assist in the production of athletic pep assemblies. They also work with Univision and utilize social media to promote game attendance, report scores, interview players, and update the student body on upcoming athletic contests.
The Clubs Commissioner registers every UHS Club. S/he facilitates communication between various clubs and between clubs and ASB. S/he creates and manages the registration process. S/he works with ASB and clubs to promote club membership and to recognize club accomplishments. S/he organizes Freshman Club Showcase, Club Kick-Off Day, and Clubapalooza. S/he oversees all clubs, ensuring that they stay true to their intended purpose and positively affect the student body.
Spirit & Rally Commissioner
The Spirit and Rally Commissioner raises spirit by encouraging participation and passion for all aspects of UNI. S/he plans, writes, organizes, and emcees all pep assemblies. S/he plays a heavy role in planning, emceeing, and carrying out lunchfests and other school events. S/he is the commander in chief of the Trojan Army and the symbol of UHS School Spirit. S/he must be passionate about all aspects of the school: sports, staff, cultures, art, etc.
Student Activities Coordinator
The Student Activities Coordinator promotes all student activities, encouraging students to be active members of the UHS community. The SAC makes the bi-weekly PA announcements and anchors Univision. S/he works closely with the Advanced Video Team to script, film, and edit the Univision news-segment and other school-related videos. As one of the leaders of the Trojan Army, the SAC commonly works with the Spirit and Rally Commissioner to lead pep assemblies, lunchfests, and cheers at school events. The SAC is a highly visible member of ASB and has a responsibility to maturely respond to campus opinion.
The Student Representative is responsible for voicing the opinions of the student body. S/he works with school administration and ASB to improve UHS. S/he also represents the student body at IUSD School Board meetings and serves on various other committees that meet multiple times per month. S/he also coordinates and leads the Homeroom Senate program and organizes Student Open Forum discussions. S/he also provides UNI campus tours to prospective parents and students with the Career and Academics Commissioner.
Senior Class President
The Senior Class President serves as the class and council leader. S/he organizes Spirit Week, coordinates fundraising efforts, and oversees appointments. Senior Council is centrally involved in the planning of the Trojan Excellence Awards Night, Senior Awards Night, Homecoming Dance, Senior Gift, Senior Activity Day, reunions, graduation, Senior BBQ, the Senior Slideshow, and various senior traditions. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the class council attends identified UHS events (GOWs, lunchfests, etc.) and encourages senior participation in Grad Night.
Junior Class President
The Junior Class President serves as the class and council leader. S/he organizes Spirit Week, coordinates fundraising efforts, and oversees appointments. Junior Council is in charge of MORP and Prom. S/he is responsible for ensuring that the class council attends identified UHS events (GOWs, lunchfests, etc.).
Sophomore Class President
The Sophomore Class President represents and serves his/her class as a leader. S/he aids his/her class in successfully participating in both Spirit Weeks. S/he is in charge of organizing meetings and actively involving his/her class advisers, council members, and, most importantly, non-council members. Furthermore, s/he is in charge of making sure his/her class is aware of and attends ASB and school events.
Freshman Class President
The Freshman Class President serves as the class and council leader. S/he organizes efforts for Spirit Week, and is responsible for the successes or failures of the freshman class. S/he is responsible for the freshman class attendance at UHS events. S/he encourages both council and non-council participation.
The Audio Commissioner is in charge of sound and music at school events including Registration, pep rallies, informal dances, council elections, lunchfests and sporting events. S/he is responsible for setting up and taking down audio equipment at all events.
Career and Academics/Historian (C&A/H)
As the embodiment of ASB’s commitment to continual improvement, the C&A/H compiles all +/-/delta records from the previous year and makes this information easily accessible to the current ASB. S/he creates a record of new events that are added and contributes to a collection of event manuals so that future office holders can improve upon the work of their predecessors. S/he takes pictures at ASB events throughout the year and decorates the ASB room. S/he also serves as the liaison between the College and the Career Center and the rest of UHS, working to facilitate students’ transition from UHS to their next school or into the workplace. S/he is responsible for the SAT Word of the Week and for giving campus tours to prospective students.
Council Vice Presidents (2-3 per council)
The Council VPs assist the Presidents with the duties of leading Council and delegating responsibilities. Council VPs are also responsible for ensuring that their respective councils attend all UHS events (GOWs, lunchfests, etc.) by maintaining attendance records. They are expected to lead by example. They assist in planning both Spirit Weeks.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Representatives (2-3)
The DHH Representatives serve as a link between the DHH community and the rest of UHS. They are responsible for planning and hosting DHH assemblies. They inform the DHH Community of school news and events. They will work to raise school spirit and encourage DHH students to participate in school activities, such as sporting events and dances. They work with Univision to spread deaf awareness to the student body in the DHH Minute Univision segment.
Fine Arts Commissioners (2-3)
The Fine Arts Commissioners are the liaisons between the Visual/Performing Arts (VAPA) departments and the student body. They strive to facilitate communication and interaction between the Arts and the rest of the school.The Fine Arts Commissioners publicize Fine Arts events throughout the year and work with the VAPA teachers and ASB to organize everything that goes on during Fine Arts Week.
Intercultural Liaisons (2-3)
The Intercultural Liaisons promote unity through diversity by facilitating cultural awareness and appreciation. They are responsible for organizing Intercultural Week, including lunchfests, homeroom contests, publicity, and speakers. They organize festivities to commemorate various holidays and incorporate council, intercultural clubs, student body, and staff into the events. They also serve as liaisons for ELD and Sheltered classes by organizing ASB/ELD bonding activities and further integrating the ELD and Sheltered students into the UHS community.
Publicity - On-Campus
The On-campus Publicity Commissioner controls the only publicity medium through which we can be guaranteed to reach almost all of the students on campus. S/he organizes ASB into Publicity Teams to ensure that we publicize efficiently across a large swathe of campus. S/he plans novel on-campus publicity stunts, such as using chalk, walking billboards, or flash mobs to advertise our events. S/he works closely with the Social Media Manager to coordinate publicity efforts.
Publicity - Social Media Manager
The Social Media Manager is responsible for ASB’s presence on social media. S/he maintains and updates ASB’s Twitter, Snapchat, and Texting accounts. S/he plans social media campaigns like the UNI Can Challenge. S/he creates cover photos and profile pictures to advertise upcoming events. S/he works with the President to avoid over-saturating social media. S/he works closely with the On-Campus Publicity Commissioner to coordinate publicity efforts. S/he must have the utmost discretion and post only positive and appropriate messages.
The Secretary facilitates ASB communication, takes minutes at all meetings, coordinates volunteers for Registration, arranges Birthday Buddies, schedules SAC duty and the Food Friday, plans the Holiday Luncheon and purchases end of the year gifts for ASB members. S/he also works in the SAC to assist the treasurers and the ASB accountant. S/he collects all minutes and check requests from the year for the audit in March.
Service Projects Commissioners (SPCs) (2)
The SPCs coordinate all school-wide service projects. They organize Charity Week and its keystone event, Count Me In, as well as blood drives, food drives, the holiday toy drives, Pennies for Patients, Walk the Talk, and Think Twice (previously Sober Prom). These large events are a major time commitment as each takes 2 weeks to over a month to plan. Additionally, the SPCs inform the student body of available community service opportunities and organize ASB service-related bondings. The SPCs must be comfortable with approaching both businesses (for donations/sponsorships) and service organizations (for event participation and volunteer opportunities).
Speaker Series Chairs (2)
The Speaker Series Chairs are responsible for planning and executing the year-round Speaker Series events. They begin planning in the summer. Throughout the year, they find and contact speakers, publicize speakers, reserve locations, work with clubs involved in Speaker Series, work with teachers interested in bringing speakers, and take care of the logistics involved in the production of a successful event. They invite speakers who will inspire and engage students. They are responsible for Wellness Week.
Staff Liaisons (2)
The Staff Liaisons serve as the link between faculty and students. They are responsible for informing the staff of upcoming events, working at parent coffees, organizing Staff Appreciation Week, staff gifts, Staff Member of the Week, and faculty breakfasts. They attend all Leadership Team, PTSA, and school site council meetings as representatives of UHS students and staff.
The Technology Commissioner updates and maintains the ASB website. S/he is responsible for maintaining online copies of the list of upcoming events, the list of clubs, the ASB/class council rosters, and other school-related resources. S/he is also responsible for maintaining the online copies of UNIVISION. S/he must also coordinate with Publicity regarding social media devices, update or create a mobile version of the ASB website, and assist the Clubs Commissioner in maintaining the club information database.
The Treasurers works with the advisors to create and monitor the ASB Activities Budget, present grant and loan requests to ASB, keep track of checks and pre-auths, and assist the Clubs Commissioner in the monitoring of all Clubs fundraising. The treasurers must also maintain a strong working relationship with the ASB Accountant and be available to volunteer time before school, after school, and during lunch and snack to support the needs of the ASB accountant.