December 16, 2015

Jamnesty Planning Meeting Notes

Jamnesty is Friday April 8!

Band Flyer - Gianni
Sound - Gianni
Lights - Gianni
Band Manager - Shelby (set list, cue, setup help)
Lobby Manager - Sam (admission, etc.)
Food Committee - Kelly
Photographer - Molly (need to ask)
Video - Rachel and Akira
Emcee - Luke, Kevin, Logan, Avery (need to ask)
Judges - O'Brien, Wiz, Palmieri, Casertano, Malovasos, Byrne, Green, Robinsons, Lambert, Douglass (need to ask, but should maybe prioritize first)
Egg Promo - Danny (week of March 28)
Tee Sales/Promo - (week of April 4)
Cause - Life inside a camp or life after being resettled

December 13, 2015

Activity Period Meeting Agenda December 16

  • Peace Out - the good, the bad, improvements?
  • Jamnesty - planning

November 23, 2015

Cupcakes and Causes Tuesday Nov 24

Cupcakes and Causes is a think-tank, of sorts, in which we discuss causes of worldwide concern and eat delicious cupcakes. Join us Tuesday at 6pm in the library. We’ll watch several short youtube videos on anti-americanism and we’ll discuss what makes people both love and hate us around the world. And, of course, we'll eat plenty of amazing cupcakes!

Fugitive Discovered!

Shelby Olsen captured the fugitive, Mr. Hammond! Congrats!

November 16, 2015

$50 Fugitive Instructions

A member of our faculty/staff is the $50 Fugitive. A clue as to his/her identity will be announced each day this week. If you would like to win a $50 gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, you'll need to investigate the Humans of New York's IRAN PROJECT In order to win, you must post something THOUGHTFUL about one of their Iran photos on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Then, you must approach the suspected fugitive and state, “I want to show you my post about the people of Iran.” Next, you need to show evidence of your post to the suspect, and finally accuse. If you don’t share evidence of your post prior to accusing, the suspect will deny being the fugitive. Everyone go out and investigate, and re-Tweet, post and share your thoughts about the PEOPLE OF IRAN this week!

Peace Week

Our Peace Week has begun! Get your peace tee during lunch for $10. Wear it for our Peace Out on Friday, November 20!!!

Be sure to visit and find your favorite photo from Iran.

November 15, 2015

How bad are the Iranian people?

Activity Period Agenda Nov 18

  • Peace Tees
    • Pass out, buy now
    • Tweet/Instagram photos of new tee colors, etc.
    • Review lunch schedule for today and tomorrow
    • Market to freshman
  • Peace Out
    • This Friday, November 20!
    • Wear tees
    • Spread word
    • Remind friends, teachers, freshman
  • Iran video
    • Watch video on Iranian people
  • Fugitive Instructions
    • Explain
    • Link on our website, Twitter @LedyardAmesty & LHS homepage
  • Share HONY Iran Posts
    • Take out your phones and do it now!

October 21, 2015

Minutes from October 21 Meeting

  • Welcomed new members
  • Nov 20 is peace out, Nov 16-20 is peace out week
  • Colors for tees: black, purple safety green, safety orange, sport grey, cherry red (order 75% of the numbers from before)
  • B checks with Hammond about drama tees on Thursday
  • Jannke will take tee orders from teachers
  • $50 fugitive leader is Jordan
  • Fact leaders are B and Lauren (work with Connor?)
  • Poster meeting Nov 2: Riley, Jordan, Ashley, Mikey and Kelly
  • Look into Humans of NY for photo facts on refugees

Activity Meeting Agenda Oct 21

Peace Out Planning!
  • Welcome new members
  • Pep Rally speakers
  • Intro to Peace Out Week - Nov 16-20
  • Nov 20 is Peace Out day, with tees
  • Nov 18 is next Activity Period
  • Plan tee order - sizes, quantity, colors,
  • Plan tee sales - price, lunch sign-ups
  • Plan cause details - announcements, facts, who, what, where when
  • $50 Fugitive - who works with Jannke?

September 11, 2015

September 10, 2015

Amnesty's First Meeting of the Year

We have a great year planned!!! Come join us at our first meeting on September 23 during Activity Period in room 211.

May 5, 2015

Amnesty Meeting Thursday

Hey all! We have activity period on Thursday. We'll be meeting in room 211 to plan for next year and celebrate the end of the year. Anyone willing to bake, please bring in some goodies to share. If you go to a fall sports meeting, return to Amnesty asap.

April 23, 2015

Jamnesty Postponed/Canceled

We only had 2 bands sign up for Jamnesty this year. We have been advertising for over a month. We can't hold a band competition with only 2 bands, so we have canceled tomorrow's show. We may reschedule for later in May, if there is more band interest for those dates. Sorry all!

April 11, 2015

Jamnesty Bands Time to Rehearse

All bands competing at Jamnesty should setup practice sessions over spring break. Jamnesty is the Friday we get back. Enjoy!!!

April 2, 2015

Jamnesty 2015 - Bands/Groups Sign Up Now

Amnesty International’s annual Jamnesty band competition will be held the Friday after break, April 24 at 7pm in the auditorium. LHS-based bands will compete for the honor of being LHS Band of the Year. Gift cards to the Guitar Center will be awarded to the top 3 bands. Bands/groups need to sign up in room 211 next week, before break.

March 26, 2015

Peace Out Day Tomorrow

A big shout out to all those who are participating in our peace out tomorrow and a special thank you for all who are going to strike up a conversation about the various refugee crises in the world today. The few facts we shared are just the tip of a giant iceberg. The problems with refugees are very complex. Amnesty would like to invite everyone to our Jamnesty, our annual band competition on Friday, April 24 in the auditorium. The focus of this year’s Jamnesty will be to raise more awareness about refugee crises. We have an amazing video to show you during intermission. Bands prepare and spectators mark your calendars for Jamnesty, April 24. Finally, Mr. Jannke was the fugitive and Miquela Velez was the first to identify him. Peace out everyone and see you on April 24!

March 25, 2015

Thursday's $50 Fugitive Fact and Clue

Today’s FACT: One million Somali refugees are currently seeking safety in 8 other African countries.
Today's CLUE: The fugitive loves learning.

March 24, 2015

Wednesday's $50 Fugitive Fact and Clue

Wednesday's FACT: Due to the recent war in the Ukraine, 90,000 Ukrainians have registered as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, while 430,000 have sought asylum or other forms of legal status in Russia. Wednesday's CLUE: The fugitive wears glasses sometimes.

March 23, 2015

Tuesday's $50 Fugitive Fact and Clue

Tuesday’s FACT: Forty-five different nongovernmental (NGOs) are collectively working to provide enough drinking water and proper sanitation to Syrian refugees.
Tuesday’s CLUE: The fugitive loves to read.

Monday's $50 Fugitive Fact and Clue

Today’s FACT is: There are 4 million registered Syrian refugees who have fled their civil war and ISIS to find safety in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
Today’s CLUE is: The fugitive likes cookies.

$50 Fugitive Contest Begins Today

As part of Amnesty’s Peace Week, we are hosting our annual $50 Fugitive contest. There is a “fugitive” on the loose at LHS. Each day this week, a FACT about a different refugee crisis will be paired with a CLUE about the identity of the “fugitive,” and shared via the announcements.
  • The fugitive is a member of the LHS faculty 
  • Only students can win
  • To win, a student must correctly identify the fugitive and recite three of the facts about refugee crises to the faculty member
  • Students may not begin identifying the fugitive until Wednesday
  • Without the 3 facts the faculty member will deny being the fugitive
  • Students may not try to identify the fugitive during class time 
  • The winner will receive either a $50 Dunkin Donuts or $50 Starbucksgift card, their choice  

March 17, 2015

Tee Deliveries Thursday March 26

Block 1A - Julia and Avery during study hall

Morning Meeting - Julia, Madison S, Avery, Rachel K, and more???

Final T-Shirt Sales for Peace Out

We will be selling our left over tees for three days next week. We will not be taking custom orders. All tees must go and are $7 each. Volunteers to sell tee are listed below.

Tues (24)
Wed (25)
Thurs (26)
Lunch One
Lunch Two
Madison S
Madison S

March 9, 2015

Peace Out Day Tees

Amnesty International is sponsoring a Peace Out week March 23-27 and a Peace Out Day on March 27. Everyone will wear peace t-shirts in support of refugees around the world on March 27. Tees will be on sale from March 9-13 at lunch. We are selling them at our cost of $7, or you can pick a custom color and we’ll order you what you want for $10. Click here to see the custom order color palette.

March 3, 2015

Tee Shirt Selling Schedule

Schedule for Week of March 9-13. Pick up Tees and money box in the main office before lunch and return after lunch.

Sam P.
Lauren L.
Ashley R.
Sam P.
Lauren L.
Lauren H.

Peace Out Poster Making Meeting - March 4

We meet at 2:15 in room 211 to make posters for our Peace Out.
Poster Volunteers: Mackenzie, Madisons, Rachel, Annabelle, Nichole, Kenneth, Sam P., Shelby, Emily, Lauren L., Sela, Renee
Maybe: Megan, Sara, Kylie, Julia

February 26, 2015

Details on Peace Out Activities

  • March 4 @ 2pm in room 211 - Peace Out promo meeting to make posters, etc.
  • March 9-13 during lunch - See peace sign tees during both lunches and take custom orders
  • March 16-20 - have tees made
  • March 23-24 - deliver custom tee orders
  • March 23-27 - Fugitive Peace Out Week - different clues and refugee stats each day
  • March 27 - Peace Out Day - everyone in school wears peace tees and/or peace signs

Links to Refugee Data and Maps