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Leadership Opportunities


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Piedmont Middle School offers various leadership opportunities for students at various times, in all grade levels. All students are encouraged and welcome to participate.

Safe School Allies (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)

Our "Safe School Allies" program is an “inside-out” approach to improving school climate, one that relies on social norms change and the power of students to help stop bullying and violence. Student bystanders see, hear, and know things adults don’t, can intervene in ways adults can’t and are often on the scene of an incident before an adult. They are a critical and under-utilized resource for positively impacting the crisis of bullying in our schools.

SSA meet twice each month in groups designed to support a safe space for students to talk about what they see at school; and be a part of a group who want to speak up, knowing others are willing to do the same. This year groups will be facilitated by both faculty and high school mentors. Meetings will be held once a month during lunch and once a month during Academy.

How to sign up: PMS Counselors will visit 6th grade classrooms to promote this opportunity.  An email will be sent to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with information, including how to sign up.  Parents will be notified via the Parent Bulletin.

Lunch Clubs

Lunch Clubs are a wonderful way for students to take a leadership role while exploring their interests and connecting with like-minded peers.  For example, we have the Be The Change Club, which focuses on encouraging students to make a positive difference in their school and community.  We also have the Safe Space Club, which is open to all students and provides a space at lunch to feel welcome and safe. Activities are student-driven by those who attend the club.

At the beginning of the Fall and Spring semester, we encourage students to start clubs based on their interests.  We hold a Club Day each semester to give each club an opportunity to advertise and recruit club members. Students become leaders of these clubs by identifying Presidents, Vice Presidents, and a faculty sponsor. The students promote their club at Club Day and lead these groups every week, throughout the year on their assigned day.  

Students can attend clubs as much or as little as they would like, with no commitments.

ASB/Leadership Class

This class is for enthusiastic and hardworking students interested in organizing fun activities and promoting an inclusive community for the PMS student body. Students will plan, lead, and participate in activities that include assemblies, spirit days, student recognition, school dances, lunchtime activities, Airbands along with various school-wide drives benefiting Alameda County. While promoting school spirit, ASB students will develop important leadership skills in the process. Students will read 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens as the course text.  Additional meetings outside normal school hours may be scheduled before or after school.  Elections will be held in May for official office positions within the ASB class, which includes: ASB President and ASB Vice President. Additional positions will be voted into office within the class: Treasurer, ASB Secretary and Historian, Publicity Director, Technical Coordinator, Community Outreach Directors.