Back for a second year, Focus Fridays aim to provide inspiration and learning to our future student leaders at Algoma High School.
Nearly each Friday during the 2018 – 19 school year, a different presenter will speak to our youth about leadership, civic responsibility, goal setting, financial responsibility, physical well-being, along with other related topics.
It is the hope that this series will help build the leadership capacity of our youth. All Algoma High School students and staff are welcome to attend any of the presentations.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Teal VanLanen: TVanLanen@alghs.k12.wi.us.
Focus Fridays are held at the Algoma High School in the Little Theater from 3:05 – 3:25 p.m. Please consult the schedule below for speaker and topic information for each session.
Presentation videos are posted as soon as they become available. Click on the date/title in the right-hand menu to access each video.
Focus Friday Schedule
Speakers, topics, and schedule are subject to change.
November 16, 2018
Topic: Fueling for Performance Presenter: Anna Westmark
Nutrition is often overlooked by high school athletes and students even though it plays a vital role in performance on the field and in the classroom. In this session, students will learn how to fuel their bodies for their sport and for life outside of athletics.
November 23, 2018 No School
November 30, 2018 No presentation scheduled
Past 2018 Topics
September 28, 2018
Topic: Why “Kindness Matters” On Your Team Presenter: Amy Schoenberger
October 5, 2018
Topic: See A Ref – Be A Ref… Presenter: Tom Senecal
How Interscholastic sports have helped shape our society, and the very important role an official plays in the continuing education of our student-athletes, and how very much we are in need of officials. Come join us!
October 26, 2018
Topic: Do What You Say You’re Going to Do Presenter: Nick Cochart
How to have visionary leadership in the face of adversity.
November 2, 2018
Topic: Personal Planning and Journaling Presenter: Sara Robertson
We will discuss the value of using a daily planner to help students accomplish tasks and goals, as well as help them stay organized and make more intentional choices. We will also talk about the power of using a daily gratitude practice and how that can help improve physical and mental health, reduce aggression, promote empathy and improve self-esteem.
November 9, 2018
Topic: What Does It Mean to be a Leader – Part 2 Presenter: David Robertson
The leadership model introduced last year at the start of Focus Fridays will be reviewed. Application of the model and what that looks like for student-athletes will be explored.
Focus Fridays Videos