At MSSD, student organizations cover five domains of education – social, physical, intellectual, communicative, and emotional (SPICE). Examples of past evening workshops and activities include international awareness week, pumpkin carving contest, UNO tournament, yoga, Jeopardy night and multicultural activities and much more. The following list of opportunities are currently being offered at MSSD:
Diversity Support Groups
Diversity organization educates students of color about different cultures, backgrounds, and languages. The Diversity organization hosts monthly multicultural awareness activities and programs for the MSSD community with opportunities for leadership, recognition, and celebration.
Junior National Association of the Deaf
The youth chapter of the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) develops leadership skills, self-advocacy awareness and citizenship. Leadership seminars are offered to student officers from student organizations once a month during After School Programs.
Peer Advisor Program
In their roles as Peer Advisors, students serve as mentors and role models to other students. They provide a sense of community in the residence halls, facilitate group meetings, and coordinate workshops, and work to encourage the cultural inclusiveness of all students. Peer Advisors also help with the Travel Training program for new students, orienting them to the DC metro area attractions and its public transportation system.
Student Body Government
The Student Body Government (SBG) is comprised of sub-organizations in which students have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles and gain valuable communication and organizational skills. They plan and participate in school activities and mediate interests and concerns with the school administration and Student Life.
We offer many opportunities for students to develop their work experiences with paid positions.
Peer Tutors – They will work with other students to improve their academic needs
Blue Crew – They will work with the Athletic programs for home games and practices.
Red Crew – They will focus in documenting Student Life activities throughout the school year.
Eagle Zone – They will work in the snack bars and lead activities in the Eagle Zone.
Student Activities Assistant – They will focus on coordinating Student Life activities and develop weekend activities for the students.