Pop Quiz: It's that time of day again, your favorite period of the day. It's your free period. You decide to:
(a) go to the library and work on some homework
(b) go to the cafeteria to talk with some friends
(c) do nothing; you have so many frees that you don't know what to do with them all
Although some students may not realize it, or may even be afraid to try it, another activity to engage in during your free is to become a Deans' Aid.
Deans' Aides are typical students in St. Francis Prep who use their frees to do service for the school. By becoming an aide, you perform such tasks as filing papers and taking messages to classes.
Many students may feel "bored" during their frees if there is nothing to do and no one around. This program provides students with a task that may ultimately be to their benefit. Becoming a Deans' Aid gives you credit toward school service and National Honor Society, which looks good on a college resume. As if it is not enough, your picture will also appear in the yearbook for being involved in this program.
Faradia Kernizan '08 has felt that this program has helped her become more aware of the school rules. After seeing all of the referrals for detentions, dress code violations, etc., she has learned what is and isn't accepted by the school. She feels like she is actually working in an office when she helps out.
Rachna Burman '10 feels that the program has given her a better sense of responsibility. When the Deans give her a task, she feels it her duty to carry it out.
By involving yourself in this program, you also get to know and be friendly with the Deans and their secretaries.
If you are interested in becoming a Deans' Aid, you can sign up in E101. All you need is one free on any day of the cycle to join. The Deans and their secretaries appreciate your help.