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Re: ArtLetters

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 19:31:01 -0800 (PST)


I was involved in setting up HIgh School letters for our local
Swim Club as swimming isn't a sanctioned sport here. We were always
told it would never happen until a new principle's request came
for rodeo club--his mom is on the state legislature so his rodeo club
was an instant hit and the ground was opened for us. Our high school
said that since it was a club they not only didn't want to have a say
in the rules, they didn't even want to know the rules(liabilityless)
We copied our rules after the band and worked backwards--ie. we wanted
most kids to be able to get a letter if they swam for 4 years so we
set up a point system that would allow this if they swam in x amount
of meets and attended practices--they could greatly accelerate the
process if they were fast and won meets and hit fast times etc. For
art you could require a number of attendances at art club meeting, and
mandatory activities--ie fundraisers, local art activities etc. Set your
letter so that if they did just this for 4 years they would letter.
You
could give extra points for entering art shows and even more for winning
ribbons or awards. Look at your most outstanding students and what they
do for themselves and the club and make the letter hard for them to
reach, but possible in one year. Then downscale for the others.

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