Reyburn offers two leadership courses that are available for seventh and eighth grade students. Students must complete an application during registration in order to be considered for the course. Acceptance is determined based on grade point average, teacher recommendation and student responses to application questions. The two leadership courses are named School Leadership and Service Leadership and although the spirit behind each course is the same, they are focused on different aspects of developing leadership skills. Both classes are also highly involved in school activities and events and work together in order to make Reyburn the excellent school it is.
The Service Leadership course focuses on serving the Reyburn community at large. The students participate in and develop community service projects, have class field trips to volunteer for a variety of non-profit organizations and complete outreach activities with our Clovis East area elementary feeder schools including hosting the annual Human Relations Day. They work closely with our lifeskills students on a daily basis through an on-campus recycling program and holiday events. Lastly, they develop leadership lessons that will be taught to our elementary students on Human Relations Day and also develop ways in which our Reyburn students and staff may be recognized for their accomplishments.
The School Leadership courses focuses on serving Reyburn students and staff by having a positive impact on school spirit and climate. This class has a large emphasis on noontime activities, intramural programs and school events. Overall, their purpose is to make every student proud to be a timberwolf and to feel like a member of our wolfpack family. This class also works in conjunction with out video production students to create a variety of videos for specific school events.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many students are accepted into the leadership program? A total of 50 students are accepted every year. Of these 50, some are 7th graders and some are 8th graders. There is no pre-determined number of 7th or 8th graders admitted, all applications are evaluated equally regardless of what grade the student is in. Some years there are more 7th graders than 8th graders and vice versa.
If you're in leadership as a 7th grader are you automatically eligible to be in the class as an 8th grader? No, current 7th grade students enrolled in leadership must re-apply and be accepted in order to be in the class the following year.
Are students accepted on a "first-come first-served" idea based on when they submit their application? No, there is no advantage to turning in your application early, however all applications must be turned in on time.
Can I see what my teacher wrote on the teacher recommendation form? No, the teacher recommendation forms are kept confidential.
When will I know if I've been accepted? We traditionally mail a letter to all students who have been accepted in July or August, depending on when class schedules have been finalized. We try to contact families as soon as we know who is being registered into the course.
How do I get accepted? All parts of the application are weighted equally so students will want to have good responses to the essay questions, be involved, have excellent grades and have a positive teacher recommendation.