ASB is a leadership class for students that desire to do something for their school in order to create an unforgettable experience for their peers. The purpose of our leadership classes is to increase school spirit and improve the environment at Fremont. It aims to serve the student body to ensure that everyone’s experience is the best it can be.
Interested in joining ASB?
I get a lot of questions from students who are curious about joining the ASB/Leadership class, but don’t really know exactly what it is. So I’m here to provide some info!
ASB/Leadership (which I’ll just call ASB for short from here on) is largely responsible for school culture. We do a lot of high-profile work, such as planning and running many of the school events, such as rallies, dances, lunchtime games and activities, charity drives, teacher and staff recognition projects, and more. However, there’s also a lot of behind-the-scenes activity as well, including working with the Class Cabinets, overseeing clubs, representing Fremont on Social Media and at district events, communicating with the school, running elections, etc. If you’re part of ASB, you will play a major role in making the high school experience as great as possible for as many Firebirds as possible, which I think is a pretty awesome opportunity.
Now that we have the basics, here are some common questions I get.
How does someone join ASB?
Applications for the class will be available starting on Thursday, March 21stfrom Mrs. Moyoli in the ASB office. You apply (the deadline is Wednesday, March 27th), tell us about yourself and what you’d bring to the class, and then you’ll be interviewed by a panel consisting of myself, Admin, and next year’s ASB Cabinet members. We’ll then select the group of students we think will make the class as productive as possible.
What type of person are you looking for?
Anyone that is passionate about Fremont! People often think ASB members are only those who are unafraid to lead rallies and be in the spotlight. While that’s certainly true for some students, we need students from all over campus so that we get as many viewpoints as possible when we make decisions. We also need a huge mix of skills - we need artists, and writers, and photographers, and students who care about sports, and well-organized planners, and public speakers, and social media experts. If you’ve got skills, follow-through, and are dedicated to making the school better for everyone around you, we want to meet you!
Do I have to campaign to be in the class?
No – all the campaigns you’ve seen recently are for the Cabinet positions. ASB Cabinet plays a major role in how ASB runs, while the Class Cabinets are in charge of making decisions for their particular class (seniors, juniors, etc.). But the rest of the class is chosen through the interview process described above.
So how does the class work?
ASB is a student-run class. Admin and I are definitely involved, and there to guide decisions and make sure we’re using our time well. But for the most part, decisions are made by you, the students! That’s why it’s such a great opportunity to really make a difference on campus. We have teams that focus on things such as community, school spirit, student & staff recognition, athletics, and more.
What’s the time commitment? Is there homework?
You will rarely have traditional homework in ASB. However, you instead will be expected to spend some time outside of class helping with our events. For example, you might help set up the decorations for a dance ahead of time and then tear them down afterwards, or you could be helping register your classmates to vote during lunch. The way I think of it is that the out-of-class ASB commitments are less than what homework would be in a typical class, and when you do have them, it’ll be to work on something you really care about. I also highly encourage you to ask a current ASB student to see what they think of the requirements as well.
How can I find out more?
There’s an informational meeting in A-106 at lunch on Thursday, March 21st, and you can always stop by to talk to me in that same room. Once ASB applications are available, you can grab one in my room or from Mrs. Moyoli in the ASB Office.
Hope to see you in an interview!