Issuu on Google+

KEY CLUB

®

Ardenne High School, 10 Ardenne Road, Hope Road, Kingston 10

Official Newsletter of Ardenne High School Key Club Volume 3: Issue 1

Letter from the President I would like to start by extending my humblest appreciation for entrusting me with the high honour of leading the Ardenne High School Key Club during the 2012-2013 Key Club year. Over the years, Key Club has sought to maintain the most emulative of ideals - Leadership, Inclusiveness, Caring and Character Building. We take our fun-filled service and initiative to new levels; taking special pride in the future leaders we create, not just within our own club, but through Service Leadership Programs which especially aid the younger members of our K- Family- the Builder’s Club and KKids. Our very own Ardenne High School Key Club has sought to uphold a reputation as one of the BEST Key Clubs in Jamaica. Throughout my tenure as club President, I would not only like to continue this tradition, but strive to better it. However, I won’t be able to achieve this alone. With the aid of my Executive Board, we will seek to strive for new heights through efficient leadership, teamwork and most importantly- service. I sincerely hope to further cement our motto “Caring- Our Way of Life” as we seek to make our home, school and community better one Key Clubber at a time. I look forward to a year filled with dedicated Key Clubbers willing to serve, lead and have fun the Key Club way- HYPE! I implore you all to invite your friends to join in the wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing you all again as members for the upcoming years. LET’S MAKE THIS A YEAR TO REMEMBER! Yours in Caring and Service, Romario Perry (President) Ardenne High School Key Club

U P C O M I N G E V E N T S

RELAY FOR LIFE :: June 9-10, 2012

In this issue! Letter from the President

1

Key Clubber of the Month

1

ELIMINATE

2

The Wall

3

Fun Zone

11

Bull. Ed's Note

11

Key Clubber of the Month! -John-Paul Anderson-


ELIMINATE With the ELIMINATE Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus(MNT) – a deadly disease that steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of mothers each year. Tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. In eliminating this disease, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this disease means the beginning of better health for so many families. As a team, we decided that we needed to do our part in the eradication of this disease from the world. In an effort to raise funds for the cause, we started with the purchasing of buttons that read "Ask Me About Eliminate" which were to be worn by Key Clubbers, who were knowledgeable of the ELIMINATE Project, in an aid to bring awareness to this campaign to the rest of the school. Donation sheets were then circulated throughout the school so that we could raise enough funds to help support the cause.

leadership

inclusiveness

caring character building

For the upcoming year, we would like to continue this endeavour as the ELIMINATE Project is always in need of help and we're always willing to assist where we can. We therefore urge you all to ask your parents, friends, even strangers for donations, so we can do our part in ridding the world of Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. DO YOUR PART; SAVE A LIFE! DONATE TO THE ELIMINATE PROJECT!

2

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


The Wall -Ardenne High Key Club over the YearExpect more this coming term!

BIGGER and BETTER YEAR

SOPHIE’S PLACE

SERVICE

To me the visit to Sophie’s Place was one of the best trips for the year. It was also the smallest, which was great for me because Sophie’s place was small too... if more people had come It would have been too disruptive. This Mustard Seed community is for disabled children, and socializing with them was truly a blessing. Especially this little boy who was about our age, and yet he looked like seven or something. My favourite part though was when this little girl lined us up and instructed us to race. It was so cute. And also when we sang and danced to “We’re all in this together” from High School Musical with the kids. What was hilarious was when one of our members was trying to feed one of the children and the child spat out all the food on her! Over all, the trip was great and I hope to visit there again someday. -

3

Kristen Anderson

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


Divisional Project MATTHEW 25:40

Matthew 25:40 is Mustard Seed Communites’ second home for children living with HIV, specifically catering to the needs of teenage boys. At this project, the Ardenne High School along with other schools in our division such as Wolmer’s Boys and Immaculate Conception High, visited the Matthew 25:40 boys home for boys who are infected with HIV/AIDS. These boys were non-stop energy! They continuously wanted to play, whether it be football, video games or with our phones... name the game and they were up for it! This made the visit super fun, and a bit tiring. I spent most of my time with this boy who was about my age but was bed-ridden because he has a rare disease known as “glass bones”. This means that he can’t move around much because his bones are very fickle. Yet he didn’t seem unhappy at all. He was very cheerful despite his circumstances. This made me more appreciative of life. -

4

Simone Johnally

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


WASHING OF PRAYER HOUSE AT ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL

For a “Sacred Place�, this prayer house sure was dirty! When we went in dirt was stuck on every part of the structure that you would have forgotten that it was originally painted white. With the use of a power-hose and a whole lot of soap and rags we were able to get it to a much better state. Wherever there is a power-hose you know there is fun and at the end of the day I think we were wetter than the gazebo which we were washing down! But the important thing is that when we were finished with that thing, we could actually recognize the white paint with which it was originally painted. - Kevonnie Whyte

5

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


PAINTING OF SCHOOL SIGN

This project required the greatly appreciated help of our Art teacher, Mr. Tomlinson. The original structure which was there was erected by the Ardenne High School Key Club in the 1980’s and I don’t think it was been repainted since then. Therefore, as you can imagine it was in dire need of a paint job. And that’s exactly what we did. The finished product really gives a boost to the front appearance of the school and allows the school on a whole to look much more presentable. - Alexandria Anderson

6

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


Single Service Project Mary’s Child

This project was conducted on December 19, 2011. The aim of the project was to provide a Christmas treat for the teenagers of Mary’s Child. Mary’s Child is a home for pregnant teens and their babies and is one of the only residential facilities of this kind in Jamaica. Mary’s Child accommodates twelve mothers and their babies for periods of up to a year. The home provides academic instructions, counselling and skills training to residents with the goal of providing the residents with the skills they need to be successful in their lives when they leave Mary’s Child. The experience certainly taught us an important life lesson; that one should never judge another individual because of their circumstance, because often they did not decide the circumstance which they are in. Instead we should be thankful for our situation and continue to help those in need. That is, after all what Key Club is all about. - Jinelle Bailey

7

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


.::Major Emphasis Project::. Constant Spring Primary and Junior High School

At this project the Ardenne High School Key Club along with the children from the Constant Spring Primary and Junior High School printed our hands on a huge wall on the grade one block of the school to create a mural. The project was indeed messy and tiring... but a lot of fun because the children were like big bundles of energy! I hope we can do a project like this again because I really like leaving a visual impact on people’s lives, as it’s evidence that we contributed our services and it will be there for a long time. - Roshane Hayles 8

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


“Spruce Up Ardenne!” with the Students’ Council

The part of the project that made me really ... well “teary” was the look on the ancillary staff’s faces when we told them that we would be cleaning the entire school for the day. They looked so relieved. Although it was...a lot of work, and I mean a lot, I would do it again just to see that look on their faces. I think Key Club should partner with various other clubs in school to have an Ancillary staff appreciation day. I think it would be a great success -

9

Candiece Morrison

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


Art Departmental Clean- up This was done in appreciation to Mr. Tomlinson, our art teacher who had supported us greatly throughout the year. Before the art room was a tangle of cloth, posters, random art stuff and dirt, but we really made it more... breathable. It’s about time we go back though... I think it’s messy again! - Tavia Harris

10

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


!FUN ZONE!

BOARD LISTING Romario Perry President 362-8900

Bulletin Editor’s Note Dear Key Clubbers,

Kevonnie Whyte Vice-President 282-3343 Simone Johnally Secretary 355-0137 John-Paul Anderson Treasurer 832-9197 Romaine Mowatt Bulletin Editor 883-7336

I am proud to be the Bulletin Editor for the term 2012-2013. As a part of the board, I hope to make this year way more fun and as productive as

Club Email Address: ardennehighkeyclub@live.com

possible with the rest of the team. It is my responsibility to brief everyone on our events throughout the year and with that said, that’s what I will do. WE HOPE FOR AN AMAZING KEY CLUB YEAR! Yours in Caring Service, -BE Romaine

11

www. keyclub.org

ARDENNE HIGH SCHOOL KEY CLUB


Ardenne Key Club Bulletin - Volume 3: Issue 1