March 30, 2012

Jamnesty Committee Meetings

On April 3rd, Tuesday of next week, after school, all Jamnesty committee leaders will have meetings for their committees in Mr. Jannke's room. This time will give you a chance to connect with what is happening with your committee and plan for when we come back from spring break. Remember, even though there is four weeks until Jamnesty, the first two will be mostly for planning. The two weeks after we come back from break will be the most important for promotion and organizing everything, so we need to be ready. Come for however long you can.

March 28, 2012

Jamnesty Band Information

Here is our Jamnesty band information handout. To print handouts to distribute, email

The LHS Amnesty International club presents:

Jamnesty 2012

April 27th at 7pm

Thank you for showing the interest in LHS’ annual Jamnesty, a Battle of the Bands concert right here at Ledyard High! Here is some information you will need to know about the event:

·        Your band will need to sign up by April 4th.

·        A mandatory band meeting will take place April 4th, at 2:15 p.m. in room 211.

·        The money made at the competition will be donated to Amnesty International by the LHS Amnesty International club, an organization that works to protect human rights around the world.

·        Talk to Mr. Jannke (room 211) if you have questions about what equipment you will need to provide.

·         If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Billing, Mr. Jannke, or myself.

 See you there!

                                                                             Jessica Carroll

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Jamnesty Committees Update

Here are the tasks (and new tasks-promotion only) each committee needs to aim to accomplish by this Friday, March 30th. Contact with questions, contact your committee leader to help:

Music: Jess, Melissa
·         Start to work on the plans you made last meeting for getting bands information about the band meeting and Jamnesty (Distribute fliers to all the people on the list of bands you made as soon as possible).
·         Talk to people that have bands and try to get them excited to play at Jamnesty so they will sign up. Ask them if they know of any other bands in the school

·         Remember, the band meeting is next Wednesday and after that, no other bands can sign up, so it is so important you talk to bands.

Stage: Sarah, Rachel, Mikayla, Savannah, Asia 
·         Get the lights and sound people to commit to coming on the 27th if they have not yet.

·         Talk to Mr. Hammond if you have not yet about if Jamnesty will be a problem to have on the stage before Bye Bye Birdie.

·         Talk to bands, band members, and people who know about LHS bands and have them sign up for the band meeting on April 4th in Mr. Jannke’s room.

House: Paige, Mandy, Lauren, Haley, Allison
·         Try to get most, if not all Jamnesty judges to commit to coming to the event. People are usually busy during this time of year, so it’s important to talk to them as soon as you can.

·      Talk to bands, band members, and people who know about LHS bands and have them sign up for the band meeting on April 4th in Mr. Jannke’s room.

·         Think about MC’s for the event.

Promotion: Tess, Fran, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Laura, Katlyn, Michela
·         Plan on making posters all next week so all posters can be approved by April 5th, the day before spring break. It will be easy for you guys to hang them up as soon as possible when we get back.

·         Finalize all the promotion ideas you made at the last meeting and assign them to people in your group.

·         Have committee members think about ideas for AI AW

·        Talk to bands, band members, and people who know about LHS bands and have them sign up for the band meeting on April 4th in Mr. Jannke’s room.

·         Talk to Mr. green and Mr. Hammond and ask them to tell their band and chorus classes about Jamnesty. Give them ten handouts each.

March 22, 2012

March 21, 2012

Human Rights Issue Focus: Syria

Here is the online petition that Mr. Murphy talked about in our meeting today. Sign this petition to urge the Russian government, who has been supplying the Syrian government with arms which they are using against their own people, to stop sending weapons and to intervene to help stop the bloodshed.

March 20, 2012

Meeting Tomorrow

During activity period tomorrow we will talk about Jamnesty, AI awareness week, and we will learn about the human rights conflict in Syria.

March 14, 2012

Yearbook Picture...Again!

Unfortunately, the yearbook picture we had taken a while back has been lost, so we will be taking another one this Friday during morning meeting in Mr. Jannke's room, 211. Wear your shirt if you have one and get to rm. 211 as fast as possible so we will have time to take the picture. Don't worry about getting permission to leave morning meeting, Mr. Jannke is emailing your teachers.
See you Friday!

March 13, 2012

KONY 2012

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March 10, 2012

One Day Without Shoes

Keep your fingers crossed Sarah and everyone working to bring One Day Without Shoes to LHS will be able to go through with the event. You can get more information about One Day Without Shoes on the event's website and watch the video below.

March 3, 2012

Invisible Children is coming!

After lots of phone calls and emails, we have set up a screening with Invisible Children! The screening will be on April 22nd at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gales Ferry form 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Our attendance goal for the screening is 200 people, so we are going to need to work hard to promote this screening around school and within our community.

For now you can spread the word that IC is coming by telling your friends and getting them excited. Explain to the people you talk to that this year, IC wants Joseph Kony to be captured and taken to the International Criminal Court, and they want to spread the story of the war the LRA has been waging against the innocent people of central Africa to as many people as possible. On Facebook you can share IC's Kony 2012 video explaining their tour for this year. Also, the world primer of IC's Kony 2012 movie will be on march 5th at 12:00 pm PST, so at 3:00 pm on the east coast, on the Kony 2012 website.

We will talk more about this at our next meeting. Try to brainstorm creative ways we can advertise the event.

Jamnesty Committees

Here are the Jamnesty committees! We apologise if you did not get put in the committee you originally requested. If you would prefer to be moved to a new committee, let us know ( Thank you to everyone who volunteered! Also, we will be in touch with committee leaders soon.

Promotion: You'll help spread the word to the school and community about Jamnesty and why they should come.
Committee Leader: Tess
Committee Members: Fran, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Laura, Katlyn, Michela, Alex, Katy, Lauren Susi

Music: This committee will be in charge of the bands.
Committee Leader: Jess
Committee Members: Melissa

House: The house committee will sell tickets, sell food at the event, and be in charge of picking the judges and helping them during the event.
Committee Leader: Paige
Committee Members: Mandy, Lauren Scahill, Haley, Allison

Stage: You will make sure everything backstage runs smoothly during the event.
Committee Leader: Sarah
Committee Members: Mikayla, Rachel, Savannah, Asia