Unity Student Activities UNITY STUDENT ACTIVITIES: The following is an initial listing of the co-curricular activities available to Unity students. Additional activities may be added throughout the year. Musical – Tryouts will be held the third week of school. Cast members should have both dramatic and musical ability. Committee members for props, makeup, etc. are needed. Ashton Foreman is the director. Play – Tryouts will be held in December. Students are needed for the cast, as well as for the many committees-props, makeup, stage, etc. Dan Sanders is the director of the play. Student Council – Unity’s Student Council is active in building community and promoting school spirit. The senior/junior/sophomore officers were selected in the spring. In September, freshmen will be given opportunity to apply for Student Council membership, and selections will then be made. Mark TeSlaa and Chris Achterhof are Student Council advisors. Class Officers – Class officers lead their class and plan activities. Senior/junior/sophomore class officers were selected in the spring. Freshmen will be given opportunity to apply for class officer positions and will be selected during the fall. Service Projects – Throughout the school year, Unity’s students take on numerous service projects. Service projects have included “patterning” for a special child; providing Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts, food, and programs for the people at Adams Park Apartments, a low income elderly housing program in Grand Rapids; providing after-school tutoring and play activities in the Grand Rapids Public Schools; and helping at the school’s resale Store, Revive. Scott Soodsma, Dean of Students, coordinates all service opportunities. Prayer/Bible Study – Groups form in response to student interest and needs. Groups meet at times that best serve their particular group members. Sharon Veltema, Unity’s teacher for spiritual growth, assists students in setting up these groups. Science Olympiad – This is held in late winter with interscholastic competition at Grand Valley State University in March. Interested students design and build projects that apply scientific concepts in a variety of ways. Brian Mast, the Science Olympiad coach, is assisted by Unity’s science teachers. Math Competition – Interested students use math to develop solutions to “realistic” problems. Math competitions with other schools occur during the year, sponsored by Unity math teachers. Art Club – The Art Club meets after school, usually one day a week, in the Art Room. It is sponsored by Unity’s Art teacher, Julie Thrower. All students are welcome to come and experiment with a variety of art materials. Musical Groups – The bands, choirs, and orchestra provide many opportunities throughout the year for students to join Pep Band and to form ensemble groups. Brian Knot (band), Sara Jager (orchestra), and Ashton Foreman (choir) share these opportunities with students during the year.