Staff Writer: Dylan McKeon
The SLA House System was established at the start of the year by senior Joie Nearn for her Capstone, in an attempt to bring more school spirit to SLA. However after the first two house meeting, the advisory memo has been absent of new house events or meeting. I sat down with Joie Nearn to ask about how the project is going so far and how she hopes to continue.
When asked about her feelings on how the House System, Joie is pleased with how it’s working so far.
“I’m really happy with how interested people are in it and I feel it is a great way to implement school spirit”.
The House System has not had any events recently, but Joie promises that will change soon. “My original plan was to have a meeting/event every month but their were a lot of problems.” she mentioned. “The biggest problem is finding a location that can hold everyone” she recalled “I’m also trying to get the Beeber campus involved which is also proving difficult.
However there is also a lack of support from some of the students who are uninterested in the house system.
“I don’t think anyone really cares about the houses anymore,” one senior says when asked about the project “a lot of people have forgotten about it and it wasn’t popular when it started”.
Joie has recognized this lack of support and is disappointed in the reactions some students have for the project. “I feel that we should have some more support from the upper classmen” Joie remarks “I feel that it would make things a lot easier and make for more school spirit”.
Despite this Joie is determined to press on and is hoping to bring more interest to the project in 2016 . “I am hoping to start some new events at the start of 2016, if all goes well we should get another dance or competition.”
Their was a similar project done back in the 2011-2012 school year, which was implemented by the SLA staff. However they ended up doing little with it and it ended by the next year.
“My hope is to find a student involved in this project now to carry on this project for next year” she mentions.