Number of Participants: 47
Hours Donated: 34
Value of Time Served: $13,503
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: George W Hewlett High School
Date: May 20, 2019
George W Hewlett High School
Everit Avenue, Hewlett
The Leader’s Club field day at Hewlett High School is an annual school event that has been going on for the past five years. Life skills students from high schools across Nassau County come together for an exciting day. The event encourages staying physically active while having fun at the same time. Many things went into preparing for this event. Leader’s club board members and advisors had to get together for multiple meetings. We had to get the Board of Education to approve the day. We needed to have purchase orders made, contracts, and insurance policies adhering to the school districts policy. Also, the club needed to buy shirts for all the schools to wear that were different colors for each school. We also needed to rent an inflatable bouncer and handle all matters with the district and BOE months in advance. School signs needed to be created and equipment and stations needed to be set up. All equipment needed to be checked two weeks prior to the event and set up the morning of the event. The Leader’s board also needed to contact all the schools that we invited and had to reach out many times to see if they were going to come. This year the field day had a record number of 9 schools with about 120 kids. The board also had to get together with club members to go over the itinerary of the day and what was expected of them to do. In total, about 30 hours was used in preparation for this event.
The Leader’s Club has two faculty advisors. The board is made up of co-presidents, co-vice presidents, a treasurer, and secretary. Below the board are the Leader’s Club members. Club members and board are hand selected. Members need to be at least two sport athletes and show leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility, patience, etc. to be picked for the club. In total 47 club members were at the field day. The board has to work on set up, clean up, and monitoring the event. Members were either assigned to a school to lead them through their schedule or were stationed at an activity. There were also MC’s who were part of the club to help with spirit as well as to make the day run smoothly such as calling out station switches and lunch breaks.
The field day started at 10 a.m. Schools were welcomed with a high five line by club members to get them pumped for the day ahead. The event first started with a warm up lap, dancing, and stretching. Next schools followed a schedule that listed what station they would go to and when. Stations included the javelin throw, 40 yard dash, obstacle course, bouncy house inflatable, long jump, arts and crafts station, and more. There was a lunch break in between the day and an ice cream truck came at the end of the day to give out ice cream to all the kids. All the kids left excited and fulfilled from the field day. Also, Leader’s Club members all seemed to have a good time at the event. Overall, it was a very successful day and a positive experience for everyone.